Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary

Apparantly it's national Ghostbusters day.

The movie comes out on Blu-Ray today along with the new video game that's getting such great reviews I might have to buy a video game. The complete animated series has been out for a while on Timelife.com and now they've broken out the first season. Mattel will be releasing the first 6 inch action figure (of Harold Ramis) at SDCC and then it will be available online.

But the big news is that the third film is looking a lot more likely. I'm like most of you in the knowledge that the second film was so terrible I never needed to see another (much like the despised Men in Black 2). But hearing Bill Murray actually enthusiastic is doing the same to me. I guess there's only so many quirky indy movies you can make before you want a paycheck again.

It keeps popping up on cable now and as much as I always liked it I realize now it's perfect. It's the only big budget comedy not to be overwhelmed by its effects. The threat is real and the characters light, which is my favorite type of movie. And man if that first class of SNL/ SCTV wasn't still at their peak in this film.

I haven't seen a relaunch this big since Indiana Jones. But he never had video submissions.


Anonymous said...

Two quotes that I still use from this movie:

1."Listen... do you smell something?"

2. "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"

(Just wanted to note, my word verification is: coozed)

Renee said...

This is a great movie...the game will be cool once I figure out how to move and shoot....

meanwhile Ben having to say good night to "Go BaBa" before all the family members we run through...priceless!

firstjump said...

This is awesome! I've been watching The Real Ghostbusters volume 1 on dvd for the past couple of weeks. Now I have these two things to look forward to! awesome!