Mass Hysteria: Ghostbusters gets theatrical re-release this Halloween

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Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd

Ahhhh Yeeaaahhhhhh. This Halloween one the most beloved fanboy movies gets a theatrical release for the first time since 1984. ‘Ghostbusters‘ (or Ghost Busters as it was actually written back in the day) will be screened in 500 cinemas across the US, as well as limited numbers in Canada (woo-hoo) and select International markets (I’m assuming the UK will feature in this) on October 13th, 20th, and 27th. There’s no details yet as to which cinema chains and cities will be the lucky recipients.

Although it’s not the full blown theatre run many would have loved It’s still a great opportunity to revisit the movie on the big screen, which, up until now, has only been achievable via the awful 35mm print that does the rounds at festivals. Hopefully Sony will be treating us to a lovingly restored print without the sound and picture quality that have dogged not only the existing 35mm reels, but also the DVD and Blu-ray releases. Oh, and it’s worth noting that this may well be a toe-in-the-water test by Sony to see how much money is left in the ‘Ghostbusters‘ product while considering the green light for ‘Ghostbusters 3‘. You’d have to assume that huge returns on this limited release would force Sony’s hand. Whether or not that’s a good thing remains to be seen.

To see the full press release visit PR Newswire

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