Ghostbusters Blu-ray release

I try and keep things strictly comic book around here, but this news is pretty damn important. Ghostbusters will be seeing a rebirth of sorts on Blu-ray on its 25th anniversary, which happens to be June 16, 2009. Which is pretty awesome on its own, but if you take a look at the below press release, you may notice another bit of fantastic news: the video game will be released at the same time as the movie. There has been much speculation about the game and just the fact that it will feature zany ghostbusting action amongst friends. Combine this news with the recent Ghostbusters comic out in stores, mix in a little Blu-ray and you have June 16 as a day you should have marked on your calendars. Full press release below.
SPHE Press Release: GHOSTBUSTERS (Blu-ray) “Who ya gonna call?!...” Ghostbusters Debuts on Blu-ray Disc™ Worldwide June 16th
Available for the First Time in High-Definition in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary Arrives Packaged with 32 Page Scrapbook, Including Exclusive High-Def Features “Slimer Mode” and “Ecto-1 Refurbishment” Featurette CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 8, 2009) –America’s favorite paranormal psychologists are back to save the world, this time with unsurpassed picture and audio quality and advanced new bonus features in the Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc, releasing worldwide the week of June 16, 2009. The simultaneous launch of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the highly anticipated videogame from Atari, celebrates the film’s 25th anniversary, with an all-new adventure from by the film’s original writers. Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi blockbuster comedy stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts, and Rick Moranis. The high-def set oozes with special features and interactivity including collectible 32 page scrapbook, Slimer Mode, a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience, a featurette on the refurbishing of Ecto-1, and more. “This great franchise is one of the crown jewels in the studio’s library,” said Lexine Wong, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing. “With Ghostbusters 25th anniversary upon us and the forthcoming release of an eagerly anticipated new video game, this is the perfect opportunity to release this exciting new edition on Blu-ray Disc.” Directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes), with the screenplay written by Dan Aykroyd (My Girl, The Great Outdoors) and Harold Ramis (Knocked Up), Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray (Meatballs, Stripes), Dan Aykroyd (My Girl, The Great Outdoors), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Copycat), Harold Ramis (Knocked Up), Annie Potts (TV’s “Designing Women”), and Rick Moranis (Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs). Synopsis: University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building. Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc Special Features: All-New Exclusive Special Features • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video • Slimer Mode: Picture-in-Picture Graphical Viewing Experience with an examination of the spook-hunters’ firehouse headquarters, an in-depth exploration of the creatures in the Ghostbusters mythology, behind-the-scenes discussions of making the movie, new cast, crew and special effects artists interviews and much more! • Featurette: Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car • Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery • Collectible 32 Page Scrapbook Additional Special Features • Filmmakers’ Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Joe Medjuck • Featurette: 1984 – The Making of Ghostbusters – Interviews with the cast and crew • Featurette: Interviews with Cast and Crew • Featurette: SFX Team - Includes Before and After Multi-Angle Explorations • Scene Cemetery – 10 Deleted Scenes • Audio: English, Spanish (Castilian), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil) • Subtitles: English, Spanish (Latin Am), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Arabic • Storyboard Comparisons • Closed Captioned Ghostbusters has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is rated PG for adult language and mild violence. Artwork is available at Welcome to SPHE Connect. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at Sony Pictures. The Blu-ray Disc version of Ghostbusters is BD-Live™ enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. Download exclusive content, register for rewards, give feedback through our survey and more! Get rewarded for registering your Sony Blu-ray discs! The Sony Pictures Blu-ray Club rewards consumers in the U.S. for purchasing and registering BD-Live enabled Sony Blu-ray movies. Members can redeem accumulated points for cool Sony products, plus enter to win cash and prizes in daily sweepstakes and more. For details visit Sony Rewards - BluRay - Sony Rewards. Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc™ BD Catalog # 24946* UPC Code: 0-43396-24946-2* Order Date: 12/18/08* SLP: $38.96* *Information applies to US release only