Producer-director Ivan Reitman, whose wildly successful comedies of the ‘70s and ‘80s included the blockbuster Ghostbusters, died in his sleep on Feb. 12 in Montecito, Calif., his family confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 75. The cause of death was not released.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has not only officially announced their Ghostbusters: Afterlife 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release, but a jam-packed box set that has some brand new special features.
We’ve already received several Ghostbusters releases, but the forthcoming Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection is truly loaded with new extras, including an extremely rare 114-minute “Preview Cut” of the original film (presented in Standard Definition) and lost Dana Barrett audition footage with several prominent actresses that all lost out to Sigourney Weaver. The “Preview Cut” of the film is said to be an unearthed early cut of the film with “alternate takes, additional scenes, early effects” and more. It’s unclear the depth of the changes, but it could include some of the newly-discovered footage included on the Steelbook release.
Sony Pictures has announced moved the release date of Ghostbusters: Afterlife from once more from March 2021 to June 11, 2021, which will be the same weekend as the first Ghostbusters film was released in 1984. It becomes the latest tentpole shift in the theatrical calendar given the ongoing restrictions of movie theaters amid the pandemic. The film originally had a July 10, 2020 release date before it was moved this past March due to the coronavirus. Continue reading
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A trailer for the latest Ghostbusters film will debut on Monday, and Vanity Fair has released images that give us an exclusive glimpse of the new characters at the heart of this story.