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Ghostbusters (BLU-RAY)

Ghostbusters

Movie
Studio(s): 
Director(s): 
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Grade:
F
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 45 Minutes
GHOST OF COMEDY PAST

On the set, Dan Aykroyd referred to the "Slimer" ghost as the ghost of John Belushi, who was originally supposed to play Peter Venkman.

Man, does it hurt me to write this review.  I absolutely love Ghostbusters, everything about it; the movies, the animated series, the games, everything.  So when word came that the blu-ray would finally be hitting shelves in celebration of their 25th anniversary, I was more than excited, until...

QUALITY:
I popped the blu-ray in and was greeted by a sub-par menu but, I don't really care about that so much so I clicked through to the movie.  This is where I was insanely disappointed.  The picture quality is not only lacking anything resembling what blu-ray has to offer but it also inexplicably INCLUDES hairs and spots, showing that it was not transferred from the original negatives.  What a shame.  For no reason whatsoever, the picture gets better about 25 minutes in only to return to the normal graininess.

BONUS FEATURES:
Trivia, photo gallery, featurettes, making-of the video game.

Ghostbusters is one of the best action comedies from the 80s and to finally get the high definition treatment is an amazing thing.  Unfortunately, it didn't get the proper transfer treatment leading to an extremely disappointing release overall with no new special features worth watching.  I know the movie is from 1984 but I've seen better transfers of movies from the 50s.

Peter Oberth
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