There are few movies that ring true as classics as well as Ghostbusters does. 30 years later, to the day as a matter of fact, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the movie will find itself back in theaters this summer. The film inspired a sequel, a successful cartoon franchise, multiple merchandise streams and even a comic book run.
On August 29th, the trio of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis will return to the big screen to battle the Stay Puft Marshmallow man on the streets of New York. Shortly thereafter, in September, the original movie and the sequel will be released in special edition Blu-Ray and DVD sets. Chock full of commentary and bonus features, packaged together with a statue featuring Slimer and digitally remastered, the movies will be reintroduced to a new generation of fans.
The film will be released to 700 theaters nation wide in August. While there is plenty to be excited about, the anniversary of the movie and the theatrical showings will surely stir memories of Ramis, who tragically passed away earlier this year.
Due to Ramis’ passing, the upcoming third installment of the film franchise has hit some speed bumps. Director Ivan Reitman has left the new project and scenes involving the original trio of ghost busting friends have had to be redone. The project continues to move forward despite the challenges and is slated to begin shooting in the spring of 2015.
Fans of the franchise will be able to introduce the original film to a new generation this summer. There may not be a better way to do so than witnessing the epic film in theaters. The box set, seen below, will give fans a whole new way to experience the movies in their own homes.
Bustin’ makes me feel good.