Ghostbusters Receives Theatrical Reanimation

Ghostbusters Receives Theatrical Reanimation

There's something strange (and amazing) in the neighborhood ...

Ghostbusters fans may be salivating at the fact that the third film is finally getting the green light, but it's still at least a couple of years away from actually coming to theaters. However, movie audiences are getting an opportunity to see the antics of everybody's favorite bumbling heroes on the big screen once again, and it's happening spookily soon.

The original Ghostbusters film's return to movie theaters was announced via the franchise's official Facebook page:

Remember seeing Ghostbusters in theaters back in 1984? We bet you don't -- so we're giving you a second chance! Whether you've seen it one time or a hundred times, don't miss this modern classic's return to the big screen this October.

Exactly how widespread this movie re-release will be (or for how long it'll last) remains to be seen. Presumably more details will be announced via Facebook soon.

Oh, and before you ask: No. A theatrical re-release of Ghostbusters II has definitely not been announced. Presumably because the goal of this campaign is to give rise to a new generation of fans, not drive them away in droves.

Source: Ghostbusters via Topless Robot

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Yeah. I work at a cinema, and I saw an e-mail from the distributor about this, and I begged my manager to get it for Halloween (as far as I know it'll be released around then based on the e-mail I read).

Since we're a small cinema in the UK and we got the offer I'd say it looks to be a fairly widespread release.

I hope that answers your questions.

I'm one of those people that have seen it like 100 times, man. You bet your ass I'm watching it on the big screen now that I have the chance.

Hell. Yes. I didn't hate the second one though =/ I can understand the sentiment though.

So much hate on the second movie. I didn't think it was that bad. It wasn't that GOOD, of course, but it wasn't that bad either.

Still, granted that even I was only 9 years old when the original hit the theatres, it's probably good that a new generation will get a chance to see one of the more awesome movies to grace the late 20th century on the big screen. I only wonder if they plan to give the special effects a revamp a la the Star Trek: The Next Generation DVD box set; I don't know that they really aged all that well.

I'll watch it, even if I have to go to Stockholm for it.

That article lies! I very much remember watching it in a theater back in '84. It was the first movie I saw once we returned stateside. If it happens to hit a theater here, I'll gladly see it again. Great movie.

Oh a realising Ghost-buster again, that's so original...wait in theatres, they re-releasing it in theatres.

Fuck. Yes.

I approve of the fact that many classic films are being re-released in theatres these days.

Although I have to ask, why does everyone hate Ghostbusters 2? Granted it's not as good as the first, but I've always failed to see what's so horrible about it.

Listen....

Can you smell something?

Finally, this movie can serve as PSA to not cross the beams.
Because we all remember what happened last time.....
Ghostbusters 2.

Jonny49:

Although I have to ask, why does everyone hate Ghostbusters 2? Granted it's not as good as the first, but I've always failed to see what's so horrible about it.

I don't understand it myself. Maybe it's because I grew up with Ghostbusters 1 & 2 that I remember them both fondly.

Perhaps if I saw it for the first time now, I'd say it was garbage?

But I can't see myself doing that, because it's a movie with younger Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Morranis, and Ernie Hudson in a film called "Ghostbusters 2".... which is still better than many modern films....

...and I can already say that Ghostbusters 2 is better than Ghostbusters 3 by definition above, without #3 even having been filmed. Amazing.

Gah my kids are still too young. I guess they will see the next theatrical re-release.

He is Octafish. Your dismissal of Ghostbusters 2 is like the buzzing of flies to him.

Mr.Pandah:
Hell. Yes. I didn't hate the second one though =/ I can understand the sentiment though.

Me either, I rather liked the second one. :)

I will be at the first showing nearby. I wasn't alive when the first came out and only a few months old when the second did so this will awesome.

Oh god yes. Dreams becoming a reality.

There are no words for my excitement at this very moment.

I wasn't around to see it in 1984, but I first watched it on Betamax way back when. I bet there are even less people that remember doing that.

That movie was one of the few movies I watched every waking moment when I was a little kid. I'm shocked that my parents actually let me see that considering how conservative their views are on letting kids watch movies.

So this is all I have to say when hearing about this announcement:

HELL YEAH!

I must get the boyfriend to go with me to see this (along with The Lion King, god that movie is awesome)!

Did anybody else feel like this when they read the news?

Reminds me, I should get around to playing the video game some time...

Always skip the black Guy...I'll Say it

"And Ernie Hudson"

I was to young for the original release, but remember going to see Ghostbusters 2 and Tim Burton's Batman on the same day in Theatres. That was a good year for cinema

Not seeing this would be....bad.

Also, I didn't think 2 was any worse than any other sequel. It didn't retcon the first, they didn't add strange new characters. Ok, it wasn't as good as the first but I don't understand why there is so much hate for it.

vansau:
Ghostbusters fans may be salivating at the fact that the third film is finally getting the green light

Hmmm, not really.

Either it's going to be a really old Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, or it's going to be a completely new cast entirely. Most likely the latter with Bill and or Dan as supporting mentor-like characters.

In either case, I'm not too hopeful.

Whatever. All you haters can cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, or to the next convenient parallel dimension.

This movie is AWESOME. I am SO breaking out the cos-play for this.

Some of the greatest lines in movie history were stated in this movie.

Ray Stanz: You know, it just occurred to me, we haven't had a completely successful test of this equipment.
Egon Spengler: I blame myself.
Peter Venkman: So do I.
Ray Stanz: No sense worrying about it now.
Peter Venkman: Why worry? Each of us is wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.
Ray Stanz: Yep. Let's get ready. Switch me on!

Casual Shinji:

vansau:
Ghostbusters fans may be salivating at the fact that the third film is finally getting the green light

Hmmm, not really.

Either it's going to be a really old Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, or it's going to be a completely new cast entirely. Most likely the latter with Bill and or Dan as supporting mentor-like characters.

In either case, I'm not too hopeful.

Incorrect. The correct answer is option C) both of the above. The plot of the film (last I heard) was an old spengler, zedmore and sanz with a dead venkman passing over the torch to the young new crew.

I have reasonable hopes for it, since all of the original cast and crew held veto rights over any sequel. So, for it to get the green light means that the orignal cast and director all agree it is worth making. While it doesn't guarantee greatness, it does suggest it won't suck.

Oh man.

Oh man, oh man, oh man. I'm geeking out.

I'M GEEKING OUT.

Couldn't care about another DVD release. But to see the Ghostbusters movie on the big screen with a box of popcorn and a gallon of coke? WITHOUT 3D?

COUNT ME. THE FUCK. IN.

Eh, no thanks. I'm not gone to go all the way out and dole out money to see something I have at home in my living room.

Phishfood:
Not seeing this would be....bad.

Also, I didn't think 2 was any worse than any other sequel. It didn't retcon the first, they didn't add strange new characters. Ok, it wasn't as good as the first but I don't understand why there is so much hate for it.

I think the way it made them no longer Ghostbuster's and the way it focused to much on that girl Venkman liked and her baby kinda pulled it down. I don't think it's bad, but it's not as re-watchable or great as the first.

 

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