According to Eric Eisenberg at Entertainment Weekly, the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters (1984) is set to rock cinemas this summer – can it really be 30 years since Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson took up shop in a former New York City firehouse to form a company that involves the extermination of ghosts? Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters first came to US theatres on 8 June, 1984, and cemented its place in comedy history.
The theatrical re-release is only part of a much bigger anniversary plan that, according to EW, will also include special events, collectible merchandise, and a brand new Blu-ray set. Dubbed the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition, the disc set will not only include presumably the restored version of the first movie, but also a copy of Ghostbusters II – which has not yet been available on Blu-ray. New special features will include conversations with Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd as well as deleted scenes from the sequel. The home video release will be coming a few weeks after the big screen experience and will be in stores 16 September.