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Ghostbusters II
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT

An Electronic Press Kit (EPK for short) is a video reel sent to various media outlets (like TV News programs) for them to use to help promote a film. It usually contains a trailer, film clips, making of featurette, cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes footage, and other such stuff. Columbia Pictures produced a Ghostbusters II EPK videocassette. This page will document the contents of the Ghostbusters II EPK. All runtimes listed are the times stated in the EPK itself. I have tried to include every bit of text from the blue title screens as written in the EPK. This includes the "Ch." notations which indicate what is playing on the left and right audio channels (named 1 & 2 in the kit) in the original video. By the way, the Pay Per View trailer at the end is a hidden extra as it isn't listed in the Table of Contents.

Segments 3 through 9 can be found on the Ghostbusters 1&2 4K UHD & Blu-Ray 2019 5-Disc Set, which can be purchased from my Store page. This official release only contains the joint stereo audio track, and not the separate tracks of the original VHS. The entire Ghostbusters II Electronic Press Kit can be downloaded here as part of a fan-distributed copy (sourced from a press VHS) which turned the distinct audio from the left and right channels into three proper stereo audio tracks: 1. Complete Audio, 2. Narrator Only, and 3. Production Audio Only. The only major issue with that copy of the EPK is that it has a digital glitch about a minute into the featurette (a result of the original digital transfer that somebody did some time ago).

In the Videos section below, the fan copy was used for the first three parts and the PPV Trailer. The Blu-ray copy was used for the rest, though the Featurette title screen was taken from the fan copy and added to the head of the Blu-ray copy. The Blu-ray copy was used for all images in the Images section.

  1. Trailer  (2:29)
    Ch. 1 & 2 Production Audio
  2. Film Clips  (5:17)
    Ch. 1 & 2 Production Audio
    • Columbia Pictures / GHOSTBUSTERS II / "Montage" / Music by RUN-D.M.C / Length: 2:10
    • Columbia Pictures / GHOSTBUSTERS II / "Slime Test" / Bill Murray / Dan Aykroyd / Harold Ramis / Ernie Hudson / Length: 1:31
    • Columbia Pictures / GHOSTBUSTERS II / "Charming The Baby" / Bill Murray / Sigourney Weaver / Length: 0:41
    • Columbia Pictures / GHOSTBUSTERS II / "Louis and Janine" / Rick Moranis / Annie Potts / Length: 0:39
    • Columbia Pictures / GHOSTBUSTERS II / "Interesting Role Model" / Bill Murray / Sigourney Weaver / Length: 0:56
  3. Featurette  (6:04)
    Ch. 1 Production Audio / Ch. 2 Narrator
  4. Four Guys Profile  (3:14)
    Ch. 1 Production Audio / Ch. 2 Narrator
    Lower Thirds in order of appearance: Bill Murray / "Peter Venkman" / Dan Aykroyd / "Ray Stantz" / Harold Ramis / "Egon Spengler" / Ernie Hudson / "Winston Zeddemore"
  5. Ivan Reitman Profile  (2:40)
    Ch. 1 Production Audio / Ch. 2 Narrator
  6. Sigourney Weaver Profile  (2:33)
    Ch. 1 Production Audio / Ch. 2 Narrator
  7. Annie and Rick Profile  (3:13)
    Ch. 1 Production Audio / Ch. 2 Narrator
  8. Selected Soundbytes (17:25)
    A. Bill Murray
    B. Dan Aykroyd
    C. Harold Ramis
    D. Ernie Hudson
    E. Sigourney Weaver
    F. Rick Moranis
    G. Annie Potts
    H. Ivan Reitman
    Ch. 1 & 2 Production Audio
    • Bill talks about the "give and take" between Dan, Harold and himself  (0:41)
    • Bill talks about the collaborative process  (0:38)
    • Bill talks about the search for laughs  (0:47)
    • Dan talks about the wealth of material in the first film  (0:37)
    • Dan talks about writing with Harold  (0:48)
    • Harold talks about doing a sequel  (0:47)
    • Harold talks about growing up an absurdist  (1:35)
    • Ernie talks about being covered in slime  (0:46)
    • Ernie talks about being involved with Ghostbusters  (1:05)
    • Sigourney describes working with the Ghostbusters  (0:56)
    • Sigourney talks about being "Margaret Dumont"  (0:28)
    • Rick talks about a series  (0:09)
    • Rick talks about people recognizing him on the street  (0:33)
    • Rick tries to talk about funny Canadians  (0:33)
    • Rick talks about Louis and kids wanting to be a Ghostbuster  (0:43)
    • Annie talks about the actors being like a family with everyone coming back  (0:29)
    • Annie talks about improvisation  (1:11)
    • Ivan talks about the important role the performers have in directing the sequel  (0:42)
    • Ivan talks about being an "easy laugh"  (1:10)
    • Ivan talks about the thrill of the international success of "Ghostbusters"  (1:01)
  9. Selected B-Roll  (5:11)
    Ch. 1 Production Audio / Ch. 2 Music
  10. "GHOSTBUSTERS II" / Trailer / Pay Per View / Columbia Pictures / 8-17-89  (0:30)

VIDEOS
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Table of Contents
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1. Trailer
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2. Film Clips
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3. Featurette
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4. Four Guys Profile
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5. Ivan Reitman Profile
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6. Sigourney Weaver Profile
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7. Annie and Rick Profile
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8. Selected Soundbytes
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9. Selected B-Roll
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10. Pay Per View Trailer
 

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