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GHOSTBUSTERS REVIEWED

“Ghostbusters” is a movie that everyone should know by now. I think my kid gets it and she can’t tell the difference between the male and female Ghostbusters. All she knows is that Slimer eats things and a Marshallow Man walks around at the end. While watching this disc on my newly cobbled together 4K setup, I was finally floored by a 4K release. It’s one thing to see Best Buy try to stay in business by piecing together overdone home theater setups to sell 4K. But, it’s another thing to see it in a controlled environment.

Ghostbusters has always had a weird time on home video. The film either looks too dark or fans think the audio mix is off. Finally, we have a presentation that not only looks like it came straight out of Reitman’s camera and landed in your home. The Atmos track is the best Atmos track I’ve ever heard. While I’ve never been quite sold on the concept of 3D Audio, I’m quickly finding myself becoming a convert. The scene where the trio finally takes down the ghost in the ballroom will be reference quality material for 4K.

SONY is onto something here and this is coming from a week where I’m seeing myself slowly being won over to the 4K side. While I love physical media, I always judge a format by its ability to handle films before 1997. “Ghostbusters” and its sequel shows that they passed in flying colors.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featurettes
  • Music Video
  • Poster Gallery
  • and more!

A/V QUALITY STATS

  • 2.40:1 2160p transfer
  • Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1

RELEASE DATE: 6/7/16

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The Plot Thus Far

Suit up for classic comedy! When kooky, spooky college profs Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose their university jobs, they decide to go freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), who’ve inadvertently opened the gates of hell…right in their own apartment building! UHD Synopsis: When kooky, spooky college profs Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose their university jobs, they decide to go freelance, de-haunting New York City with a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tuilly (Rick Moranis), who’ve inadvertently opened the gates of hell…right in their own apartment.

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