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In response to: Spook Central Halloween Treat - The Real Ghostbusters Call Sheets & Notable Guest Stars

Comment from: [Member]

Thanks for that additional information, Alex. For whatever reason, I thought Goofy's voice lineage went from Pinto Colvig to Bill Farmer, the current voice. I never realized that Hal Smith came in between the two. - Paul

Nov. 12, 2018 @ 14:52

In response to: Spook Central Halloween Treat - The Real Ghostbusters Call Sheets & Notable Guest Stars

Comment from: Alex Newborn [Visitor]

Hal Smith was also the voice of Goofy a few times for Disney, beginning in 1967 and ending in 1987. Other voice artists also did the character during those years, but I remember seeing him in documentaries talking about his approach to the voice. Blew my mind that it was Otis the town drunk!

Nov. 12, 2018 @ 10:35

In response to: Shot On Site - Yes, It's True, This City Has No WienerWald

Comment from: [Member]

Hi Rob

What a coincidence that you mention "God Told Me To" because I just saw that movie last week on Showtime on demand. A pretty good movie, though half was like a police procedural, and the other was a bit sci-fi. It's like Cohen didn't know which genre he wanted the film to be.

Yeah, Wienerwald and the Embassy theater next door pops up at 49 minutes in the background. I want to track down a decent copy online to pull an image or two from.

A few Ghostbusters locations also pop up in Cohen's "Q: The Winged Serpent". Columbus Circle, the church and 55 Central Park West are glimpsed in a skyline shot right before the nude sunbather attack. Columbia University (the walkway where Egon gets the Crunch bar, and the statue seen in the Ghostbusters title shot) is in one brief scene of two people talking.

-- Paul

Oct. 30, 2018 @ 20:56

In response to: Shot On Site - Yes, It's True, This City Has No WienerWald

Comment from: Rob [Visitor]

I was searching Weinerwald because I came across it in a movie this weekend and found this page. I saw this restaurant in an old B movie called God Told Me To by Larry Cohen. Looks like the same location.

Oct. 30, 2018 @ 08:59

In response to: The Real Ghostbusters Volumes 1 to 5 Sony 2016 DVD Review

Comment from: Apple IIGS [Visitor]

I recently discovered something interesting...

The two missing episodes mentioned above had previously been released by Sony. Back in 2006, a hodgepodge of episodes came out on a DVD and one in particular, called "Slimefighters" (now-out-print), contained:

-Adventures in Slime and Space
-Victor, The Happy Ghost
-They Call Me Mister Slimer
-Slimer Come Home

Oct. 23, 2018 @ 01:37

In response to: Have At It Eduardo, Extreme Ghostbusters Is Legal

Comment from: Elle [Visitor]

Full series is currently on hulu. I just started watching it.

Oct. 22, 2018 @ 22:21

In response to: Ghostbusters PDF eBook Preservation Project

Comment from: Paul Miller [Visitor]  

Thank you for all your hard work. Your efforts are truly appreciated to many, especially to me!!!

Oct. 16, 2018 @ 19:07

In response to: Spook Central Webmaster, Paul Rudoff, Appears In Ghostbusters Comic Book

Comment from: Paul Miller [Visitor]  

I know this news is old now, but that is really cool!!! Really happy for ya!

Oct. 16, 2018 @ 18:56

In response to: Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties Book Review

Comment from: PEDRO [Visitor]

"It was always my understanding that Bill made a casual remark to someone about Lorenzo not sounding like him, and that person got word back to the show's producers, who mistakenly took it to mean that he was unhappy with Peter's voice."

Actually I read the recollection by Michael Gross. It was Murray who made the observation to Reitman and then he informed the RGB production team to change the voice actor.

Oct. 15, 2018 @ 19:18

In response to: Ready Player One Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Review

Comment from: Alex Newborn [Visitor]

I own the Blu-Ray but somehow missed the featurette that had them driving around in the Ecto-88. I popped it in and watched it just now. Very cool.

It also looks like he has an Oscillation Overthruster from Buckaroo Banzai hanging above/in front of the Flux Capacitor.

Oct. 15, 2018 @ 15:32

In response to: The Ghostbusters 'n' Wrestling Connection

Comment from: Rona Grupe [Visitor]  

First you call my father Robert
The wrong name Robert
Then you switch To Richard in the story( the correct name .)

Sep. 30, 2018 @ 21:29

In response to: The Ghostbusters 'n' Wrestling Connection

Comment from: Rona Grupe [Visitor]

Please please remove the false information and story that you have wrong
On my father Richard Grupe NOT ROBERT GRUPE .
Also my name is Rona Grupe and NOT RONA GRUPE WEBER .

YES RICHARD WAS A WRESTLER UNDER THE NAME
RED GRUPE . He wrestled for eleven years in this country .

YES HE WAS THE INVENTOR OF “ THE TAG TEAM
Name The Vikings . Norbert would not have been a boxer
With out Richard training him as a young boy .
Richard was a champion of Europe in boxing . He was a boxer for 7 years with a total of 40 fights / 26 KO ‘s
Also Patricia Warren who wrote the Article
Of Norbert was an Idiot and doesn’t know the facts .
Remove the entire post you have
Thank you Rona Grupe

Sep. 30, 2018 @ 21:20

In response to: Real Ghostbusters DVD Collection Hands-On

Comment from: Patrick Butler [Visitor]

If I Were A Witch Man is in the correct speed, the only parts that are not at the correct speed are the opening and closing credits. Those parts are slowed down.

Sep. 12, 2018 @ 15:28

In response to: The Real Ghostbusters Volumes 6 to 10 Sony 2016 DVD Review

Comment from: Patrick Butler [Visitor]

Episodes Victor the Happy Ghost, The Two Faces of Slimer, and Big Trouble With Little Slimer are available digitally on certain download sites like Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. I did research on the 2016 digital releases of the show. 5 episodes were not included on the DVD's, but are available digitally.

Sep. 12, 2018 @ 15:06

In response to: The Real Ghostbusters Volumes 1 to 5 Sony 2016 DVD Review

Comment from: Patrick Butler [Visitor]

Both Slimer Come Home and Adventures In Slime And Space are available digitally on certain download sites like Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.

Sep. 12, 2018 @ 15:00

In response to: Altered Ghostbusters Historical Photos

Comment from: [Member]

Yeah, that was new to me, too. I just found out about the it the other day when I was writing this article. I always knew about the blurring - which has been present since the 1978 theatrical release - but did not know about the "better" alteration.

There are two stories going around about the blurring. One says that they went to Coke for permission and was denied due to the lewd content of the film. The other says that Pepsi was a sponsor of the film and was none-too-happy about the Coke signage. Either way, it was too costly to go back and re-film the scenes, so they resorted to blurring. The technology to do that in 1978 provided rather clumsy results.

Some say that the product placement contract with Pepsi has since expired, so if Paramount went back to the original unblurred negative, they could now use it as is. I don't know if that's true or not. I do think that if they went back to Coke now for permission, they would probably grant it since "Grease" has become a bit of a cultural institution.

Of course, Coke would probably want some money in return, and Paramount doesn't want to pay. They probably didn't have to pay Pepsi anything since they were an original sponsor, so changing them to Pepsi posters seemed like the cheaper option. As much as I hate alteration, I have to admit, changing the posters seems like a better option than noticeable blurring. I hope it looks seamless in motion. (I don't own the movie.)

The whole thing about all of this that makes me think is: Why did they film the movie with all of this Coke signage to begin with? It's not like it's one small little sign. There's a HUGE poster on the wall, a smaller one (I think), the logo on the side of a soda machine, and one more logo on a menu board. That's a LOT of Coke signage to simply "not notice" during filming!

-- Paul

Sep. 10, 2018 @ 15:42

In response to: Altered Ghostbusters Historical Photos

Comment from: Alex Newborn [Visitor]

That Grease Coke-to-Pepsi alteration was unknown to me, and is frankly terrifying.

Sep. 9, 2018 @ 09:18

In response to: The Real Ghostbusters DVD Review/Notes

Comment from: [Member]

Sorry, Patrick. I didn't notice that this was a post about that original set of DVDs Sony released in 2006. Anyway, YES, "Killerwatt" has its title card on the "Creatures of the Night" DVD. (All eps on the 3 DVDs have title cards, otherwise I would have made a note about it.) The series music version of "The Bird of Kildarby" is on there, too. So, if you're a completist, you'll want to pick up a copy to go along with the TimeLife set (which has the Tahiti music version of "Kildarby" and, of course, no title card for "Killerwatt"). I updated my page for the TimeLife set to note all of this. I have no idea why I didn't earlier. I guess I just never noticed since the TimeLife set kinda made the 3 Sony DVDs (otherwise) irrelevant :-) - Paul

Sep. 7, 2018 @ 15:43

In response to: The Real Ghostbusters DVD Review/Notes

Comment from: Patrick Butler [Visitor]

I know the title card for Killerwatt wasn't included on the episode for the Complete Collection, I was talking about the "Creatures of the Night" DVD when I did my comment. I wasn't sure if it had the title card included or not.

Sep. 6, 2018 @ 19:40

In response to: The Real Ghostbusters DVD Review/Notes

Comment from: [Member]

All but "Killerwatt". Everything you want to know about the set can be found here on Spook Central.

Sep. 6, 2018 @ 15:48

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