Ghostbusters: The new sequel, the Blu-ray release, the toys and the video game

Feb. 06, 2009 | 3:55 p.m.

This year is the 25th anniversary of “Ghostbusters” and there’s plenty of back-from-the-dead stirrings by the beloved franchise. “Ghostbusters” will hit Blue-ray for the first time in June and that same month a highly anticipated (and long-delayed) next-gen video game hits the shelves. Here’s a new trailer for the game …

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There’s also some toy news. Here’s an excerpt from a new Mattel press release:

Mattel’s “Ghostbusters” collectible line debuts with 12-inch figures in June 2009, and will be available exclusively at Each figure will feature window box packaging and include authentic Ghostbuster equipment unique to each character. For the first time, Mattel’s line will include talent likeness of Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore. Select prototype figures will be on display February 6-8 at New York Comic Con and February 15 at Mattel’s New York Toy Fair Collector Preview Night (by invitation only).

And what about a film revival? A few months ago, Harold Ramis, who co-wrote and costarred in the original, said there is a ramping effort to make a sequel that would have the original cast back in “some mentor capacity” with the familiar characters handing the keys of Ecto-1 to a new generation. He said the “Office” writing team of Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg are at work on the story and Judd Apatow would probably be in the mix in some way as well. Not everyone is thrilled with the idea, including Seth Rogen. “It sounds,” he said in October, “like the worst idea ever.”

For fun, from that long-lost summer of 1984, here’s the music video for Ray Parker Jr.’s catchy and chart-topping (but perhaps less than original) theme song to “Ghostbusters,” one of the best popcorn movies ever…

— Geoff Boucher


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3 Responses to Ghostbusters: The new sequel, the Blu-ray release, the toys and the video game

  1. Nick Marino says:

    i love Ray Parker Jr's music!!! this isn't his best jam but it's still great. the guy is highly underrated!!!

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  3. frankie342 says:

    good news on the ghostbusting horizon at last you can
    finally see the iconic music video on the brand new blu
    ray box set that's coming your way in September with never
    seen before bonuses like an new art gallery an 2 part round
    table discussion with dan aykroyd and ivan Reitman plus
    the sequel will be getting the special treatment with an bonus
    pop video on our own plus deleted scenes digitally remastered in 4k
    both will come with a slimer collectable before that an theatrical re-release
    to mark the anniversary at cinemas across the united states and Canada
    from august 29th no news about international dates as in yet.

    Frankie Dandridge Smales

    smales tv uk

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