(image courtesy of Ghostbusters Headquarters)
Note From Jeff
April 29, 1999
Attached please find a press release on the upcoming DVD release of GHOSTBUSTERS.
As you can see, this disc is loaded with special features and bonus materials that will be of great interest to your viewers. We at Columbia TriStar Home Video are extremely proud of this accomplishments and have created a short 5 minute publicity reel that beautifully highlights these unique special features. If you would like to receive one of these VHS cassettes or any other materials related to this release, please call me at 310-244-7164.
Manager of Publicity
Sony Pictures Entertainment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Kaplan
"GHOSTBUSTERS" TO BE RELEASED ON DVD ON JUNE 29, 1999
EXTENSIVE INTERACTIVE OPTIONS INCLUDE "MAKING OF" DOCUMENTARIES, INTERVIEWS, COMMENTARIES AND MORE.
Culver City, CA (4/14/99) - Columbia TriStar Home Video has announced the much anticipated June 29, 1999 DVD release of the blockbuster comedy "GHOSTBUSTERS," which stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. This ground-breaking DVD release features the most extensive and sophisticated interactive options ever offered on DVD releases to date from CTHV. Besides the original theatrical trailer and interviews with the film's principals, the DVD version includes:
This exciting DVD package represents a benchmark in value-added options offered to consumers and marks CTHV's on-going commitment to maximizing this format's entertainment potential.
"Live" feature-length Video Commentary. We have filmed Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman (director) and Joe Medjuck (producer) in silhouette, watching the entire film, and commenting on it. The viewer can choose to watch the commentary with or without their silhouettes pointing and gesturing as they watch the film.
Feature-length production notes. We have taken the text of "THE MAKING OF GHOSTBUSTERS" by Don Shay and put it into a subtitle stream, so that the viewer may choose to watch the film with anecdotes, trivia and bits of interviews that pertain to particular points in the film.
Three complete featurettes:
Storyboard to Film compare: This has a split-screen comparison of three scenes in the film next to animated original storyboards.
Before and After SFX utilizing ANGLES feature of DVD. With the ANGLES feature of DVD, the viewer can toggle back and forth from the rough cut to the final cut of the film to see three scenes before and after the final visual effects were added. (This kind of creative utilization of the ANGLES feature is something that many DVD consumers are looking for.)
Three still photo galleries, including:
Ten Deleted scenes.
DVD-ROM: Includes the following:
Three-dimensional animated menus. The main menu is a 3-D view of the Manhattan skyline, with the StayPuft Marshmallow Man wandering through the buildings.
Four original trailers (These will be accessible through the DVD menus, and can also be played from the detail pages of these titles in the DVD-ROM catalogue of CTHV DVDs)
Bill Murray ("Groundhog Day"), Dan Aykroyd (Academy Award-nominee, "Driving Miss Daisy"), Harold Ramis ("Parenthood") and Ernie Hudson star as a maniacal band of parapsychologists who try to save Manhattan from ghosts on the rampage. Also stars Sigourney Weaver ("Alien") and Rick Moranis ("Honey, I Shrunk the Kids").
ALSO AVAILABLE ON JUNE 29:
Sidelined for five years since their spectacular save (and near destruction) of New York City, the superstars of the supernatural (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis) spring back into action when the infant son of single mother Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) becomes the target of a powerful demonic force. Reunited with the no-nonsense Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), nerdy, near-sighted Louis (Rick Moranis) and their ever industrious secretary Janine (Annie Potts), the heroes of the hereafter must put a stop to an enormous underground river ready to rot the roots of the entire Big Apple.
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A set of 7 slides, stored in a half-page protective plastic sheet, showing the box art for both Ghostbusters DVDs, the unmarked box artwork for the first film, two menu shots for the first film, and two promotional photos from the first film. Click on the images in the group scan above for enlargements.
DVD Publicity Reel
This six-minute videocassette shows off many of the Ghostbusters DVD's special features, such as the animated menus, the new cast and effects crew interviews, the deleted scenes, and more. It also contains something NOT found on the DVD: a "before & after SFX comparison" of when Ray first sees Slimer.