The status of another Ghostbusters sequel may be in limbo, but that doesn’t appear to be hindering celebration of the paranormal comedy classic’s 30th anniversary this year. Not only will the film (and its 1989 sequel) get a brand new Blu-ray set with an impressive array of new material, but Sony Pictures announced this week that Ghostbusters will return to theaters August 29 for special anniversary screening of the original film in restored, remastered 4K format around the U.S. and Canada.
The announcement was accompanied by the launch of Ghostbusters.com, a new website that will provide updates on everything related to the franchise, as well as (of course) lots of Ghostbusters-themed merchandise. The studio directed fans to the site for more information on the screenings, which will take place at more than 700 theaters.
As for that 30th anniversary Blu-ray set, there’s actually quite a bit of interesting content in the two-film package, which features restored versions of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II remastered in 4K.
Here are some of the highlights of the set, which hits shelves September 16:
GHOSTBUSTERS Blu-ray Special Features:
– NEW! Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
– NEW! Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork
– NEW! “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
– Legacy Content:
— Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
— Commentary w/ Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
— 10 Deleted Scenes
— 1984 Featurette
— Cast and Crew Featurette
— SFX Team Featurette
— Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
— Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons
GHOSTBUSTERS II Blu-ray Special Features:
– NEW! Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
– NEW! Deleted Scenes
– NEW! “On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown
And because every fancy Blu-ray set demands eye-catching packaging, here’s a shot of the package: