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Entertainment Tonight's June 1989 Coverage of Ghostbusters II - Including Press Conference Footage!

 By Paul Rudoff on Jan. 17, 2022 at 6:10 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 2

When Ghostbusters II was released in June 1989, it was covered by the entertainment news program Entertainment Tonight. Some video of the television show's coverage of the movie has appeared online over the years, and I thought it was about time I added some of it to Spook Central. Read on to find out more...

This was prompted by an e-mail I just received from Alex Newborn. He reminded me of an image I posted on the Spook Central Facebook page on January 16, 2017. The image was a framegrab from a video that was uploaded to YouTube of Entertainment Tonight's coverage of the Official Ghostbusters II Press Conference. The video also included a brief interview that the show conducted with Bill Murray. The video is no longer available since the YouTube account was deleted, and Alex wanted to know if I had saved a copy. Sure enough, I did. Here is that original unedited video for you. Credit goes to Lanny White for the original find, and the unknown person who originally uploaded it.

Hey, Sony... any chance you have the full, unedited press conference in your archives? We'd love to see it on the inevitable Ghostbusters Mega Collection box set in a few years.

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You'll notice that even back in June 1989, Dan Aykroyd was talking about the prospects of a third film: "You got the limits of the universe, inner and outer, man. You can do all kinds of things. I sound like Dennis Hopper. [everyone laughs] That's what it provides. With the hardware we got, the characters we have, there's no limit, there's no end to it. That's the way I feel. Some of the boys feel differently."

Do I even need to say WHO Dan was referring to when he said that "some of the boys feel differently"??? This is currently the earliest known instance of Dan speculating on the possibility of a third movie. This beats the August 1993 Playboy by four years. ...

Anyway... Entertainment Tonight also visited the set of the film and posted this behind the scenes piece. Credit goes to another unknown uploader of the original video.

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It would be great if Sony could see what raw footage the folks at Entertainment Tonight have in their archives for the next mega box set. Here we are over 30 years later and there is still no shortage of footage out there.


Comment from: Alex Newborn [Visitor]

I’m so glad you archived that!

Jan. 18, 2022 @ 08:10
Comment from: Zed Richards [Visitor]

Faaaantastic stuff, as always. Thank you for posting!!

Jan. 23, 2022 @ 23:32

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