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In response to: Alessi Brothers Savin' The Day CDs Review

Comment from: Dan in England [Visitor]  

Thank you for the write up and the link - I have purchased both CD's (Feb 2021)and am very happy with them. They are true collectors items and I got them signed by the Brothers... what more could an 80s soundtrack nerd want? The quality of the sound recordings is excellent and it was great to get correspondence emails from Bobby himself... This is one for the fans... and I love it.

Feb. 23, 2021 @ 10:22

In response to: Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters UK Import Blu-ray Review - Featuring Denise Crosby and Daryl Hannah Audition Tapes!

Comment from: Rob Britton [Visitor]

I thought the Fan Art thing was quite sweet, as the competition was initially to make a postcard that would come with the Blu-Ray, but when the logistics of that fell through it went on as an extra. Of course, I’m biased having done one of them, but I still appreciated it as a nice gesture!

Feb. 22, 2021 @ 04:58

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

Comment from: [Member]

Not confusing at all when you read it carefully. It seems like you overlooked the keyword "frame". Also, the framegrabs I posted further illustrate.

Let me rephrase it: The image stored on the disc is 1280x720. Of that, 960x720 is the episode image. The remaining 320 of horizontal image space is taken up by blackness on the left and right. This is blackness that is PART OF THE 1280x720 image on the disc. It is not blackness added by the player or the TV to keep the 4:3 image in the proper aspect ratio.

Does that make it easier to understand?

-- Paul

Feb. 16, 2021 @ 01:27

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

Comment from: Guy [Visitor]

Ok. I’m a bit confused by your review. This part:

“Episodes have been upscaled to 960x720, retaining the original 4:3 aspect ratio, pillarboxed (black bars added to the sides) into a 1280x720 (16:9) frame. I really wish that TJ kept the content at the original 720x480 SD resolution, as there is no benefit to upscaling SD content at the "source" level. I hate when 4:3 content is pillarboxed into 16:9, adding blackness when there doesn't need to be any.”

Just so we are clear, a 4x3 picture with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio, which real ghostbusters has, should absolutely have black bars at the sides of the picture, vertical black bars on the left & right when viewed on a 16:9 TV. You also say it’s been upscaled to 960x720 but then also say 1280x720. Which is it?

Feb. 16, 2021 @ 01:08

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

Comment from: [Member]

Hi Natalie

If you're asking if this is Region Free, the answer is "yes".

- Paul

Feb. 7, 2021 @ 15:08

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

Comment from: Natalie [Visitor]  

Can this be done in region 2.

Feb. 7, 2021 @ 06:20

In response to: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Delayed - Yet Again - To November 2021

Comment from: KenshinX [Visitor]

Well, come on. Watching a movie in the cinema is an experience, an event. Watching it at home just isn't the same, no matter how high tech your equipment is. I have seen lots and lots of movies in the cinema and I remember every single one of them (incl. where I watched it, who was with me and if I enjoyed it).

I think they should have kept the summer date. If 2020 is any indication for the course of 2021 infection rates will be at their low in June-September allowing cinemas to open. But just like 2020 they'll probably have to stick to reruns of classics, some indies and maybe that one major flick everyone's talking about (like Tenet last year).

Jan. 22, 2021 @ 04:58

In response to: Spook Central Holiday Gift - Ghostbusters II 9/29/1988 Script

Comment from: Nicholas Tosoni [Visitor]

Interesting that Bozo the Clown gets mentioned a few times. One wonders if Peter's "NO BOZOS" hard-hat sticker and the Bozo bank seen very briefly in the "Flip City" part (the "Is it a big dinosaur..." bit) are tributes to this particular draft.

PS I still have a Bozo bank of that exact model, literally for no other reason than "it's in Ghostbusters II."

Dec. 28, 2020 @ 20:28

In response to: Ghostbusters: Behind Closed Doors Review - THE UPDATED EXTENDED CUT!

Comment from: [Member]

No, it's definitely Bill. If you watch the video (46:50 mark), you'll notice that Bill is replying to a comment Al made:

* Al: "Here we are. This is... this was Spook Central."
* Bill: "This is Spook Central right here."

-- Paul

Dec. 15, 2020 @ 15:59

In response to: Ghostbusters: Behind Closed Doors Review - THE UPDATED EXTENDED CUT!

Comment from: Alex Newborn [Visitor]

A 2002 Today Show clip is shown of Bill Murray and Al Roker outside 55 Central Park West. Bill provides me with a lovely soundbyte for my website when he says, "This is Spook Central right here." (46:50 mark)

I believe that's Roker's voice, not Murray's.

Dec. 14, 2020 @ 12:27

In response to: Unused Ghostbusters Theme Songs

Comment from: [Member]

Df321 & Zach

I'll go with that.

-- Paul

Nov. 1, 2020 @ 22:03

In response to: Spook Central Halloween Treat - Extreme Halloween, Part 31: The Video Collection

Comment from: [Member]

Thanks for the kind words, GuyX.

I ripped these from the Monsterland Media Blu-ray, which downsampled them to 720x480 - DVD Standard Definition. The Hulu copies that the Blu-ray was originally sourced from are, I believe, 960x720. I say this based on the one single Hulu-ripped episode that was given to me.

I really can't say if there are any true 1080 copies out there. They could just have been upscaled to 1080. I really don't know. I believe there might be a couple on YouTube in 1080, but again, I can't say if that's the native format or if it's just an upscaling from the Hulu 720 versions.

- Paul

Oct. 31, 2020 @ 20:08

In response to: Spook Central Halloween Treat - Extreme Halloween, Part 31: The Video Collection

Comment from: GuyX [Visitor]  

Wow. You’re doing gods work. I went ahead and ordered the blu ray set from that website. Did you know there are HD versions of this show? It’s true. When the show was on Amazon Prime here in Canada it was in 1080p. It’s also on this CTV Throwback App for free in 1080p...but the app is so crappy it looks wonky.

Oct. 31, 2020 @ 18:44

In response to: Unused Ghostbusters Theme Songs

Comment from: Zach [Visitor]

I believe at 1:04 the lyrics are "So scary that you'll scream, You find out it's not a dream"

Oct. 31, 2020 @ 00:31

In response to: Extreme Halloween - Part 29 ("The Sphinx" & "Witchy Woman") + Bonus Feature

Comment from: Sam [Visitor]  

Thanks for the bonus material on PSI Factor! I always loved that show, and it boggles my mind that more ghostheads aren't fans of the series, or perhaps aware of it. It wasn't always the greatest, but some of the episodes are truly fantastic. At times it felt like a more "realistic" version of Ghostbusters, and it really started to cook when they brought Matt Frewer in as case manager.

I've always wanted to see a crossover between Ghostbusters and PSI Factor; it would be the most natural thing in the world. A PSI Factor feature film would also be cool. If I ever meet Dan Aykroyd, I'll pitch it to him.

Oct. 29, 2020 @ 17:49

In response to: Ghostbusters 1 & 2 2014 Blu-Ray Digibook Set Review

Comment from: [Member]

I don't understand your comment, Ray. Only the movie themselves are shown in theaters. Bonus features, like deleted scenes, are shown on home video. - Paul

Oct. 8, 2020 @ 15:31

In response to: Ghostbusters 1 & 2 2014 Blu-Ray Digibook Set Review

Comment from: Ray [Visitor]  

This is an older article so maybe I’ll get a response, maybe not. But you state with some authority that GB2 had deleted scenes released in theatres. Can you elaborate on this?

Oct. 7, 2020 @ 19:02

In response to: Hasbro's Ghostbusters Plasma Series: Spengler's Neutrona Wand Review

Comment from: Steven hibbert [Visitor]

Great product

Oct. 4, 2020 @ 13:56

In response to: Hasbro's Ghostbusters Plasma Series: Spengler's Neutrona Wand Review

Comment from: Steven hibbert [Visitor]

Love this thing

Oct. 4, 2020 @ 13:54

In response to: Extreme Halloween - Part 3 ("Deadliners" & "Casting The Runes")

Comment from: [Member]

"Drag Me to Hell" is a great film. I never realized that it bears similarities to "Casting the Runes". Thanks for the insight. - Paul

Oct. 3, 2020 @ 16:17