In anniversary honor, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is gearing up to send the Ghostbusters to our door in a way that we’ve never before seen. Both franchise pictures – Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 – will receive the 4K treatment, coming home to viewers in a cleaner and crisper package than ever before.
Sony has clearly put on their collective thinking caps with this one, as an overhauled rendition of each film feels overdue and should serve as a fine primer for Paul Feig’s new reboot, which hits theaters on July 15th, just a few weeks following these Blu-ray releases, which land on shelves June 7th.
Both pictures were restored from their original 35mm negatives, and remixed with Dolby Atmos audio.
Both discs will contain previously released bonus material, commentaries and interactive modes.
We’ve also got a look at the new Blu-ray covers – check them out below, they’re colorful and slightly vintage – it’s a good look!
Here’s the breakdown of each film, just in case you’re a sheltered 14 year old, or you live under a rock.
Ghostbusters sees three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
In Ghostbusters 2, five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana’s baby and be born anew. Can the Ghostbusters quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed?