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In response to: Paul's Ghostbusters II Alternate Scenes Theory

Comment from: DeAndrea Gaskin [Visitor]  

I seen Ghostbusters 2 in theaters. I remember an additional river of slime scene. The Ghostbusters were floating in the river of slime and they come to the sewer ladder and grab it. This scene came before the scene where the Ghostbusters come out of the man hole. Does anyone else recall this scene?

Feb. 18, 2020 @ 01:46

In response to: Early Real Ghostbusters Peter Venkman Bill Murray Design

Comment from: Riccardo [Visitor]  

This art has been created by three artists:
Kevin Altieri (draft)
Gaby Payne (drawing)
James Gallegos (painting)

you can read how this picture was born, following this post on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10159149827867437&set=p.10159149827867437&type=3&theater

Feb. 15, 2020 @ 05:55

In response to: Unreleased Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Toys

Comment from: Daniel ferstendig [Visitor]  

I hope Hasbro releases the gb back pack heroes egons lab and the slimerizer. the toys seen in the picture

Feb. 7, 2020 @ 02:43

In response to: Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Score (Sony Classical) Audio CD Review

Comment from: NSGhostbusters (Noah Shoup) [Visitor]  

31. Mistake
32. Mick Smiley - Magic
33. Cross Rip
34. Meeting 2
35. Alessi Brothers - Savin' the Day
36. Earthquake
37. Let's Go
38. Stairwell
39. Gozer
40. We're Going to Save the World.
41. Mr. Stay Puft
42. Final Battle
43. Finish
44. Zuul (Album Version)
45. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters - Instrumental Version

- Noah

Jan. 27, 2020 @ 12:28

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

Comment from: Tommy Udo [Visitor]

You can also see the Times Square Wienerwald in the first couple of minutes of Cannibal Ferox, which I believe was shot in 80 or 81.

Jan. 25, 2020 @ 18:52

In response to: Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Score (Sony Classical) Audio CD Review

Comment from: [Member]

Noah's playlist order is below. As you can see, he mixed in the soundtrack's pop songs with the score pieces.

Only the first 30 items are shown to the public. If you're on Spotify, please post the remaining order so we can all know.

01. Ghostbusters Theme
02. Library
03. Ray Parker, Jr. - Ghostbusters
04. Venkman
05. Hello
06. Get Her!
07. Air Supply - I Can Wait Forever
08. Plan
09. Dana's Theme
10. Fridge and Sign
11. Client
12. Dana's Apartment
13. Same Problem
14. Thompson Twins - In the Name of Love
15. We Got One
16. The Bus Boys - Cleanin' Up the Town
17. Halls
18. Ballroom
19. Trap
20. Zuul Part 1
21. Meeting 1
22. I Respect You
23. The Best One in Your Row
24. Laura Branigan - Hot Night
25. Attack
26. Who Brought the Dog
27. Steel Drum
28. Zuul Part 2
29. News
30. Judgment Day

-- Paul

Jan. 24, 2020 @ 18:57

In response to: Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Score (Sony Classical) Audio CD Review

Comment from: NSGhostbusters (Noah Shoup) [Visitor]  

I've decided to throw my hat into the ring, and try my hand at organizing an "Expanded Edition" playlist of the Ghostbusters Score and Soundtrack. Which plays the aforementioned Score and Soundtrack in the order they are heard in the film. Feel free to take a listen anytime you like. (I would like to thank Christopher Robert Adams for his take on the Bernstein Score ordering, as it really helped me be able to list the Score tracks properly.)

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4U0IdaajQTNOwgcROwLfAg

Thank you and enjoy! - Noah

Jan. 24, 2020 @ 12:45

In response to: Extreme Ghostbusters: The Complete Series Unofficial/Bootleg Blu-ray Set Review

Comment from: AMBER [Visitor]

It's so crazy to me that Extreme Ghostbusters hasn't been given a proper release. I purchased the official volume 1 when it came out years ago. I thought they did a good job on that. I don't know why they opted to only release one volume. Perhaps it didn't sell enough for general release? Even so they could have still done a MOD release for it. It's such a good show. I've been waiting years to get a copy of this but sony has failed to deliver so I bought this one.

Dec. 27, 2019 @ 21:08

In response to: The Movies That Made Us: Ghostbusters (Netflix Episode) Review

Comment from: Mac [Visitor]

They covered the legal matter regarding filmation, but not the lawsuit with Huey Lewis. It shows Ray Parker jr saying how the melody was the easy part of writing the song & other interviewees mention the theme song. Maybe it's part of the gag order in thw settlement that niether party is at liberty to discuss it in interviews?

I'm interested to see how much they cover the filmation ghostbusters toys in the real ghostbusters toys episode whenever it gets made.

Dec. 22, 2019 @ 12:04

In response to: Ghostbusters: Afterlife - First Trailer Review

Comment from: [Member]

Zidders - I didn't even realize that I, essentially, described Army of Darkness. I was just thinking of "sword and sorcery" films in general when I came up with that idea. My idea, which is separate from my analysis of the Afterlifer trailer - though I probably didn't make that entirely clear, is along the lines of what Disney did with Solo: A Star Wars Story. It is a film that takes place in the past and is, more or less, a different genre (action adventure serial like Indiana Jones, not Jedi Space Opera) than the other Star Wars films.

Alex - I can't believe I completely forgot about the dilapidated "Ecto-1" from the beginning of GB2. I guess I blocked it from my memory :-) I updated my review to include a new theory that takes this into account. As for the computer photos... The one on top, I'm sure, is Peter in the orange jacket at Lincoln Center. I didn't mention it in my review because I didn't immediately recognize which specific photo it is. I had no clue who was in the bottom photo, but I think you're right about it being Ray Parker Jr. in his outfit from the music video. I like your theory that RPJ's song and music video exist in-universe. I can definitely see Peter making that kind of publicity happen, as long as he gets to be in the music video :-) I never thought about how Ray and Winston knew the song for their birthday parties in 1989, but now I'll be using your theory to accept that.

Also, if you look carefully at my full-size framegrabs, you'll notice that the photos are purposely blurred. I suspect that they did this in the trailer either to keep them as a surprise, or because they couldn't clear (or didn't want to pay for) the likeness rights for the trailer.

-- Paul

Dec. 12, 2019 @ 18:58

In response to: Ghostbusters: Afterlife - First Trailer Review

Comment from: Alex Newborn [Visitor]

Couple of minor points. You theorize that "after they first went out of business, they moved [Ecto-1] to Egon's barn"... but then what were Ray and Winston driving around to children's birthday parties in 1989? They would have to have 'barned it' sometime after the opening credits of GB2.

Secondly, when Mr. Grooberson is showing the clips of the GBs arriving at Spook Central to the kids, I think that blurred photo at the right, below the one of Ray and Peter, is Ray Parker Jr. in his outfit from the music video.

Which makes me wonder... are they suggesting that, in-universe, RPJ wrote a song and shot a video about the 'Manhattan Crossrip'? Shrug, I guess it explains how Ray and Winston knew of such a song to sing it at birthday parties.

AN

Dec. 11, 2019 @ 07:30

In response to: Ghostbusters: Afterlife - First Trailer Review

Comment from: zidders [Visitor]

"I'm picturing a medieval-type film about a group of "rebels" who band together with a wizard (perhaps?) to take down the evil tyrant Vigo."

You can't criticize it for sounding like fan-fic then go suggesting they pull it completely out of the present to go all Army of Darkness. I'm also getting tired of it being compared to the kid Ghostbusters episode. I'm fine with it being more Stranger Things than GB1 or GB2.

Dec. 11, 2019 @ 03:21

In response to: The Movies That Made Us: Ghostbusters (Netflix Episode) Review

Comment from: [Member]

Good video, Alex.

Yeah, every time Joe and Sheldon said "Ghost Breakers", I was thinking to myself, "That isn't right".

Like you said in the video, I binged all four episodes of Toys a few weeks ago, and the editing style drove me NUTS! It wasn't so bad in seasons 1 and 2 as it was in season 3. Some lengthy interviews are clearly edited down to ONE SINGLE MEANINGLESS SOUNDBYTE. Other stuff that isn't important is repeated ad nauseum to create a "story" instead of presenting things as facts. Here's what I wrote about it in a Facebook comment a few weeks ago:

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45 minutes just isn't enough time to do any of it justice.

The editing is the most annoying part. They go through the trouble of bringing some people in for interviews, and then you only see a mere five seconds of them. As an example, John DeLancie in the My Little Pony episode. He *literally* appeared in just one clip, and what they used of him contributed absolutely *nothing* to the show. I'm sure that he had much more interesting stuff to say.

The other big problem with the editing is that the whole thing is edited to make a "story", instead of being a documentary type of narrative. I'll bring up the Pony episode again, because there were several times in it when they replayed a quote from an interviewee like it was a character's inner thoughts. And don't get me started on the incessant mention of "golden rules" for the ponies that seemingly only *one* employee actually believed existed - which the show disproves every chance it can. Why bring it up CONSTANTLY if it's not true to begin with?!?

That's not to say that I didn't learn anything. I never knew anything about MLP history, or even the behind-the-scenes stuff on all of the wrestling figure lines (many of which I had when I was younger). So, the show is still worth watching, but it's not what it *could* be.

If they keep doing Blu-ray and DVD releases (seasons 1&2 are out on both formats), I hope they put some complete interviews on there. You can tell that there is much MUCH more filmed that isn't used in the episodes.

One thing that annoyed me, which I didn't mention in my other comment, was something they showed for a second or two in the wrestling episode. They quickly showed a photo of Hulk Hogan's and Roddy Piper's car toys for an unreleased Rock 'n' Wrestling toyline. Yet they never once spoke about it. They never even mentioned there being a toyline planned for the show. Unless I completely missed it in my childhood, a toyline was never made for the show. There was lots of other merch, but not toys. So, it would have been nice to get some history there.
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(source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1476720649259650/permalink/2371501113114928/)

-- Paul

Dec. 7, 2019 @ 12:47

In response to: The Movies That Made Us: Ghostbusters (Netflix Episode) Review

Comment from: Alex Newborn [Visitor]

My biggest pet peeve about the episode was Joe Medjuck and Sheldon Kahn both mis-remembering the detail of the alternate title. Here's a quick video I made yesterday about it. (Irony: I slightly recut their footage of editor Sheldon Kahn!) https://youtu.be/3RsghTrK8u4

Dec. 6, 2019 @ 09:15

In response to: Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Ghostbusters 3 Movie DVD & VHS Review

Comment from: [Member]

There's definitely some room for improvement in your DVD. If you ever made a big revision, I'd be happy to cover it and re-review it.

A few of those RGB Magic Window tapes have the alternate music not in thew TimeLife set, or even in Sony's DVD. Details found here:
https://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/rgb_alt.htm

I have the 1987 4:3 ABC cut here, but it's highly compressed:
https://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/gb1_1-29-1989.htm

I have the 2018 16:9 TV cuts of both GB1 & GB2 here (analog transfers):
https://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/scblog/2019/10/31/halloween-treat-ghostbusters-videos-collection

-- Paul

Nov. 21, 2019 @ 16:02

In response to: Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Ghostbusters 3 Movie DVD & VHS Review

Comment from: Gianni Belotti [Visitor]

I knew there was no negativity in that sense. It’s fine. I knew there were some odd quirks I wanted to fix beforehand, but couldn’t go back. I’m just wondering if there’s any potential to fix it up at some point later. Maybe those scrapped features will return in said revised version. And if there’s a way to spice up music videos, hook me up with someone who’ll do just fine. If not, it’s fine.

And trust me, that theme’s never leaving my head, and that’s coming from someone who keeps humming the Gadget theme. I’m also one of the peeps who want this show on Disney+ and/or DVD :P

And maybe I’ll put out a DVD compiling the episodes from those Magic Window tapes ;)

Almost forgot to mention the TV cut. Most likely late 80’s or 16:9 with whatever I can to fill in the gaps. Those trailers’ll be the only bonuses, that’s for sure.

Nov. 20, 2019 @ 21:45

In response to: Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Ghostbusters 3 Movie DVD & VHS Review

Comment from: [Member]

Hi Gianni

Thanks for providing the Etsy link and the additional information on the production of the project.

I hope you don't think that I was being too harsh in my review. I was trying to be fair. I don't want you to feel like I was saying, "You suck". I wasn't. I appreciate your efforts - certainly better than what I can do - and I'm happy to hear that you're working on a revised version that fixes some of the issues with this one.

Which TV cut of GB1 do you plan to work with - 1987 ABC 4:3, late-1990s 4:3, or current 16:9?

Nice to see that I'm not the only one who fondly remembers Pepper Ann. You know that she's too cool for seventh grade, right? They say that she's one in a million! Bet I just got the theme song stuck in your head. :-)

Oh, I know about Paddi Edwards. She voices Flotsam and Jetsam in my favorite Disney animated film: The Little Mermaid.

-- Paul

Nov. 20, 2019 @ 17:39

In response to: Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Ghostbusters 3 Movie DVD & VHS Review

Comment from: Gianni Belotti [Visitor]

Thanks for the tidbits made here, so I might as well explain the errors that were present.

Picture: I wanted a legit crop, but an overlay was the last choice. The leftover text being there would always happen regardless of what I do. I might as well point out I had no issue with how Gamester presented the movie in terms of scene placement. Also the featurette definitely had that lip sync issue when I first found the file since I noticed it during the making.

Music: The ending music does have noticeably louder sound, and I wasn’t aware due to awkward sound mixing that existed on my computer at the time of editing. I have upgraded computers and the boost is more noticeable. Those songs are: GruellingTerror Cover to XGB theme, Unfixable by Will Ryan, Welcome to the Sedgewick from the game score, and my custom piano cover of the GB theme. Also the menu (and secret trailer) got the PumPS song that was meant for the game. The other menu music was the 2009 re-recording and more of the GruellingTerror cover.

That Easter egg: The path always gets wiped out during the making, although the trailer one always works. Not sure how that happened.

Miscellaneous: I kinda prematurely quit the actual subtitles, but I’ll most likely bring them back for later discs. The Reworking Shandor and Music Videos stuff was supposed to happen, but I was REALLY inexperienced which led to me saying “forget it”. The VHS was supposed to be Long Play, but the VCR I had couldn’t do it, which leads to a LOT of leftover blank tape.

Anyway, these are all fair points to take note of. I could remake the DVD menu and footage to make things more functional and maybe switch software. I used DVDStyler which might’ve led to some problems noted here. If someone contributed with a Xbox One X/PS4 Pro recording of the remaster, it’d be perfect.

Fortunately I have an Etsy page to purchase the thang ding. I have plans for other things, like the TV cut of GB1, and unrelated stuff like a repro dvd of Gadget’s Greatest Gadgets and Season 1 of Pepper Ann. (Paddi Edwards didn’t just voice Gozer, ya know) My Twitter/Instagram/Discord stuff did have stuff regarding it too.

T- SPM1_Tweets
I- spm1_instantgrahams
D- SPM1Discord#6031

Thanks for the critique.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/754702227/ghostbusters-3-unofficial-project-1998

Nov. 20, 2019 @ 07:35

In response to: Extreme Ghostbusters: The Complete Series Unofficial/Bootleg Blu-ray Set Review

Comment from: [Member]

Hi Gianni

Yeah, I'd love to get a copy of the "GB3 Project" VHS & DVD. It sounds interesting.

-- Paul

Oct. 16, 2019 @ 13:51

In response to: Extreme Ghostbusters: The Complete Series Unofficial/Bootleg Blu-ray Set Review

Comment from: Gianni Belotti [Visitor]

It’s nice that TJ is planning a new site for his custom media to come back. Also, the 1 GB size for each episode (approximately, I guess) is odd, cuz my episode package has an episode size approximate of 100 MB for each one. Fixing the frame rate makes each ep less than a gigabyte, also in estimation. This’ll be good for making DVD’s of my own. (Insert winky face)

I had something long in development for VG, which I dubbed the “GB3 Project”. The concept itself is somethin’ you can guess from a mile away. Its VHS is complete yet I’m almost done on the DVD (subtitles are a pain to make). Maybe I’ll mail ya (Paul of course) a VHS & DVD copy if interest is strong.

Oct. 15, 2019 @ 10:20

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