If you have trouble playing any video clips, audio clips, or have any problems with this site, this page should provide you with some information to help you out. There are also some answers to some general frequently asked questions about Ghostbusters listed here too (most of them are located at the bottom of the page).
Q: What are the minimum system requirements for properly viewing this website?
A: WEB BROWSER: I personally recommend Mozilla's SeaMonkey, which is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. If you don't need the built-in html editor and e-mail/newsgroup client, you can use SeaMonkey's more famous cousin Firefox, also available for the same operating systems. Google Chrome is also another good option. PDF VIEWER: To view the scripts, game manuals, etc., you'll need a PDF viewer. If you're using Windows, get PDF-Xchange Viewer. If you're using a non-Windows system, please try to find your own PDF viewer, or else you'll be stuck with the big and bloated Adobe Reader.
Q: What url/address should I use when linking to this site?
A: Use http://www.spookcentral.tk to link to the main page. At the bottom of every page on this site is a url that you can use to link to that specific page. Both of these urls are forwarding, so if I ever have to move the site again, your links won't be broken. Although you can use the direct url (the one that should be listed in your browser's address bar), I would appreciate it if you wouldn't (to prevent broken links should I ever need to move this site again). Also, you may only link to my webpages (.htm files). You are expressly forbidden from linking to any of my other files (images, audio, etc.), except for the banners and buttons in the codes below. There's an issue of linking rights involved if you don't respect my wishes.
Q: Do you have any banners or buttons that I can use on my website to link to yours?
A: Yes I do. Take your pick from any of the banners and buttons below. You can place these images on your website ONLY if you use them to link to Spook Central, do not alter them in any way, and do not use them to depict Spook Central or its author Paul Rudoff in a negative way. You can use as many of them as you like. Just copy and paste the code below the banner or button to your webpage for the one that you would like to use.
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Q: Can I use some of your pictures, audio, etc. on my site?
A: You may take ten pictures of your choice (excluding personal photos and pictures expressly given to me by others for this site only), upload them to your site, and use them in any way you wish. Edit them, create a collage, use them in a layout: I don't care. However, only if you put a link saying where you found them (i.e. This picture is from Spook Central and is used with permission) can you do this. In regards to the pictures that you take, I do kindly ask that you don't take all or most of the pictures from one particular section. Take a couple and say that more can be found on Spook Central. By the way, notice that I only mentioned pictures. Audio, video, text, and other files are for this site only. Thanks for respecting my wishes. (I don't e-mail pics, so if you can't figure out a way to download the ones on this site, then I can't help you.)
Q: Could you send me some files?
A: No. Everything that I want to provide to the public can be found on this site. You either download it here or you don't get it at all. None of the files on my site require any special tools in order to be able to download them. If you can't figure it out, you're out of luck.
Q: I have a web site. Could you put a link to my site on yours?
A: It depends. All sites that I've linked to on this site are considered by me to be good, original web sites, with original material. They are sites that interest me. If you have a site that you think might be appropriate for one of the areas of this site (Ghostbusters or non-Ghostbusters), you can tell me about it, but there's no guarantee that I'll link to it. I reserve the right to deny a link to any site at my discretion. If you want to put a link to my site on your site, feel free, but you are under no obligation to do so. Just because you put a link to my site on yours, does not mean that you are entitled to have a link to your site on mine.
Q: Do you have ___ [name of request here] ___?
A: Everything I have is available on this site. If you can't find what you're looking for here, use Google to search the web.
Q: I'm designing my own web page. Can you help me out with some of the code?
A: I'm sorry, but again I am busy enough working on my own page to be helping other people build theirs.
Q: Where did you get all those Deleted Scene pics and sounds?
A: They come from a variety of sources, which includes: the GB1 DVD, Criterion's GB1 laserdisc, the GB1 picture storybook, the GB2 picture storybook, the GB1 calendar, the GB1 novel, the GB2 novel, and some GB2 television spots and trailers. Most of these sources can be bought in the store.
Q: Where can I buy ____ [name of merchandise] ___?
A: Check out Spook Central's Ghostbusters Store.
Q: Why weren't all of the deleted scenes from Ghostbusters on the DVD or Blu-ray, especially the ones from the laserdisc?
A: Since I had no part in the making of the home video releases (I wish I did), I can only speculate on the subject. After seeing the deleted scenes and the before & after special effects footage on the home video releases, I believe that the home video crew had an entire workprint (or rough cut, pre-effects) of the film at their disposal. There is undoubtly a lot more deleted footage in that workprint than the 10 scenes they showed us. Perhaps they decided to just include 10 scenes, 10 being a nice even number, and opted for what they believed to be the 10 best deleted scenes in the workprint. The laserdisc contains 2 deleted scenes, one of which is on the home video releases (it's part of the City Hall loading dock scene). The other is a scene of the three guys walking down the stairs to their university lab discussing their prospects of winning the Nobel Prize. This was probably in the aforementioned workprint, but the home video crew probably didn't think that it was as good as the other 10 scenes.
Q: A lot of the Ghostbusters: The Video Game PC video files contain multiple audio tracks. Do you know of a way to just keep the English audio?
A: No, I don't. I'm also looking for a way to keep just the English audio, as well. That's why I've only been able to upload a few select videos to the Spook Central Facebook page. Only the few videos with Engligh-only audio, music-only audio, or no audio, and the two I recorded directly while playing the game, were able to be uploaded properly. The others would lose the audio completely if I upload them to Facebook or anywhere else. Trust me, I tried.
Q: Where can I find the script to Arcade, Men In Black, and The Wizard Of Oz?
A: In addition to all of the Ghostbusters-related movie and tv scripts you currently see on this site, I transcribed the scripts for those three movies. I gave copies of them to one site and one site only: The Daily Script (archived). However, other people have taken the three scripts and placed them all over the internet. The good ones kept my transcribers intact. The bad ones removed it. Here's where you can find them: Arcade, Men In Black, and The Wizard Of Oz. All of the aforementioned links are from an archived copy of The Daily Script.
Q: What items do you need for the Spook Central website?
A: This is a list of items I need for this website and for my personal collection. If you have any of these items and can make me a copy (or bear to part with the original), then I would appreciate it if you can send it to me. E-Mail me and I'll give you a snail mail address to send items to. I don't have very much money, so I can't pay you very much for the items, though I can send you a reasonable fair amount. Of course, if you send me something at no cost to me (nee, for free), you will be added to the Credits page. Anything you send me will NOT be returned.
(on videocassette or high-quality DVD-R. I'm willing to pay a small fee to compensate for cost of blank media and shipping.)
• A bootleg/pirated theater-cam VHS of Ghostbusters II filmed back in June 1989. I'm sure the movie was pirated and distributed by street vendors back then, as the local news did a story on Home Alone theater-cams a year later in 1990. It's just a matter of seeing if someone has kept one these 25+ years later and if they sell it (hopefully at a yard/tag/white elephant sale) where I can buy it dirt cheap.
• The 57th Annual Academy Awards (Live on March 25, 1985). Features Ray Parker Jr. performing "Ghostbusters" on stage along with Dom DeLuise. [I have a small video file of the performance. I'm looking for a higher-quality copy, like something on videotape or burned onto DVD.]
GHOSTBUSTERS PROMO MATERIALS
(ORIGINAL PHYSICAL PHOTOS WANTED FOR MY PERSONAL COLLECTION - BUT WILL ALSO BE SCANNED AND ADDED TO THE SITE)
• GB1 8x10 Color U.S. Lobby Card #1 (three guys in front of the firehouse).
• GB2 8x10 B&W Press Photo # 1, 3, 4, 6-8, 10-15, 17-58, 61, 64-73, 75-83, 86-98 (anything above 102?).