Canadian Best Buys To Release Ghostbusters Steelbooks

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For some reason electronics and entertainment retailer Best Buy (US) really likes Steel Books. The steel bound “hard” covers cases that protect in recent years Blu-Rays. Almost always (at least in the US) a movie exclusive for Best Buy is a steelbook version.

It isn’t a surprise that Best Buy will have exclusive steel book versions for both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II when they’re reissued from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Kinda surprising, (as far as we know) these Ghostbusters/II steel books are exclusive to Canadian Best Buy locations.

As of this evening Best Buy’s site within the US doesn’t have photos for the new, upcoming releases. With artwork like above and below the read more, our neighbors to the north display the photos like fine art.

If your country (or region) will also have exclusive Ghostbusters steel books, please let us know in the comments.

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Toronto Ghostbusters Screening To Benefit SickKids Foundation

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If you live in the Toronto, ON  area, GHOSTBUSTERS™ will be playing at Cineplex’s Colossus Theater on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Even better, all proceeds will be donated to the SickKids Foundation. Not one, but two showtimes! 7:00, 7:30 PM. While going to the Colossus Theater to see Ghostbusters and for charity is more then enough there will be more. Continue reading

Fandango Listing Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Screenings

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Ticket site Fandango and Sony have teamed up to make it easy as possible for ghostheads and moviegoers in the United States to find what theaters and when the 30th Anniversary GHOSTBUSTERS screenings will be showing. If your closest area theaters aren’t listed, please check back as information continues to be added.

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River Of Green Slime

Artistic, stylistic, or separation for sequels sake, we may never know. For twenty five years Ghostbusters II has had the iconic shampoo looking pink slime. You may not have been aware that in promotional material before and after Ghostbusters II was and had been in theaters the famed river of slime was in fact green. I believe the real historical “mood slime” was always a pinkish color. That may still be classified and I’m sure I can’t discuss it publicly.

Observe Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Ray Stantz discovering a river of green slime:

In NOW c o m i c s The Real Ghostbusters Starring In Ghostbusters II, the river of slime was also illustrated green in Part III.

YouTube Source: P2P Productions

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Press Release

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Sony Pictures Entertainment full press release. Thanks to our business partner Sony for sending it.

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES 
“GHOSTBUSTERS” MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY
WITH THEATRICAL RE-RELEASE
AND ALL-NEW SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS

Theatrical Re-release Hits Theaters August 29;
Blu-ray Anniversary Editions of “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II” Available September 16

CULVER CITY, Calif. (June 5, 2014) – Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its blockbuster franchise Ghostbusters with a series of special events and home entertainment releases. As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).

Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”

Following the theatrical release of the film, on September 16, fans will be able to own the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition, as that film makes its Blu-ray debut. The Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases of the films will also be available in a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray™ Digibook including both films, as well as a Limited Edition gift set that includes an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook. This special gift set will only be available for a very limited time, with the collectible Slimer figurine being a true must-have for fans. Both films have been fully restored and remastered in 4K and will be presented in high definition on Blu-ray from those 4K sources.

Both the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II Blu-rays come loaded with exclusive bonus materials, including revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II and more. The Ghostbusters anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar® nominated song “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., while Ghostbusters II includes the original music video for “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown. In addition, Ghostbusters will contain all previously released legacy content, commentary and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.

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Ghostbusters Re-releasing To Over 700 Theaters

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Sony Pictures announced today a big Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary event. Which answers what we were wondering about on June 1. Sony Pictures is re-releasing Ghostbusters to over 700 screens nationwide on Friday, August 29, 2014.

If and when their are more confirmed details about how long Ghostbusters will be in theaters for this run, theater chains, international screenings, and related events we’ll post again.

Start planning your franchise gatherings now. 8)

Photo Source: Geeky Nerf Herder