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Dogs and Cats Living Together! Here's a Sparkly New Trailer for the 'Ghostbusters' Re-Release

By Vivian Kane | Trailers | July 11, 2014 | Comments ()


While we all sit around waiting to see if Ghostbusters 3 is actually going to happen, here’s a shiny new trailer for the original Ghostbusters re-release. The movie is coming back to theaters August 29th, and only sticking around for one week. So the run will be slightly less than Biblical in proportions, but sure to still cause at least some hysteria.

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  • John W

    One of my favorite movies ever.

  • Dulce et Banana

    Jezum Crow, I remember seeing Ghostbusters a couple of times in the cinema - I had sets of friends just post univ who were vastly different and didn't get along well so there were multiple visits to make them all happy. It was the early 80's and I was likely still drunk. Meh.

    ANYHOO, I went to IMDB and asked nicely for a list of movies released in 1984. From the first 50 alone, and just the ones I saw.

    Terminator, Ghostbusters (duh), Sixteen Candles, Karate Kid, Dune,
    Nightmare on Elm Street, Amadeus, Once Upon a Time in America,
    Footloose, Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, Romancing the Stone,
    This is Spinal Tap, Red Dawn, Children of the Corn, 1984,
    The Natural, Splash, Blood Simple, 2010, Body Double, Paris Texas,
    Night of the Comet, Starman, Purple Rain, Repo Man, The Killing Fields,
    Buckaroo Banzai, Streets of Fire (Yeah, I know), Cotton Club and
    The Frickin' Muppets take Manhatten.

    It lists 3000+ movies released that year - looking on the following pages is mind-blowing, movie after movie: A Passage to India, Soldier's Story, All of Me!

    I think I'd better go lie down.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I am so freaking excited for this. Ghostbusters is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I grew up watching it with my dad on VHS (and a million times on cable, despite being the WORST pan-and-scan job I've ever seen). So happy to have a chance to see if on the big screen.

  • BWeaves

    I think re-releasing good movies makes much more sense than doing sequels. It's cheaper, and it's fun to see them in a theater again. Some movies are just funnier when people around you are laughing. As much as I prefer to watch stuff at home, I've often been disappointed in some movies which are supposed to be funny and just fall flat when I'm watching by myself.

    Movies I've gone to see on re-release and loved:

    Rear Window
    Gone With The Wind
    Napoleon (1927 silent version with real orchestra).
    The Creature From The Black Lagoon (with cardboard 3-D glasses).

    And ones I wished they hadn't messed with:

    The original Star Wars trilogy (Han shot first, dammit).

  • Bananapanda

    I saw the Star Wars trilogy at the Uptown in DC (huge theater) and the 12 yr old sitting next to me said "wow you can really read the words". *le sigh*

  • Alicia

    You should check around to see if there are any independent theaters around you that regularly screen classic movies. You can probably catch a lot more, even if they aren't officially re-released by the studio.

  • BWeaves

    When I was in high school, a hundred years ago, the only local theater used to get second run and old movies, instead of what was currently out. The movie changed every week, so they were always packed. It was the only entertainment in town.

    Today, there is one independent theater that gets the artsy films, but it also serves bad food and the chairs are uncomfortable. There's no theater that runs classics, unfortunately.

  • Alicia

    Most theaters I know serve bad food. There are exceptions, but most of the time, if I want anything but popcorn, I sneak it in.

  • Cheetahdriver

    Yes, the original trilogy remake was quite disappointing. Fortunately, I have the pre-remake DVDs.

    I never understood why Han shooting first was a "thing". The whatever was talking about how much it was going to enjoy killing him when he blasted it, AND pointing a gun at Han. Be it the Old West or current case law, the shooting would have been legal under "self defense" since there was no way to retreat.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Han shooting Greebo ("first" doesn't apply, because Greebo doesn't shoot at all) is important, because it tells us about the character. He's a killer, not someone who merely shoots back. That makes his character development have more of an impact at the end of the movie.

    Also, he had the option to retreat. He could've gotten up and backed away.

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    In the Future, Florida has conquered the universe. You never have to retreat. Stand Your GROUND. Especially if it is a colored alien. Actually, under Florida rules, Han would definitely have shot first, especially if Greedo was doing anything threatening like eating candy or playing his music too loud.

  • Cheetahdriver

    With Greebo (thanks, I had forgotten the name) holding a gun on him to take him in for Jabba's bounty? I doubt it.

    That Han was a killer was never in question. In the second movie one of the best scenes of the trilogy was as the door opens on Vader, Han draws and fires almost instantly. No thought, just target acquired and muscle memory. You don't get that by shooting circles on a range.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I forgot about Greebo's blaster. You're right.

  • pomeroy

    It's Greedo you twats!

  • Fabius_Maximus
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  • zeke_the_pig

    Unless Dan Aykroyd's fevered imagination somehow manages to break free of the confines of his crystal, otherworldly skull, I don't think we'll be seeing Ghostbusters 3 in this dimension anytime soon, so I wouldn't worry about that.

  • John G.

    Beware the prophecy. The time is nigh. The planets are aligned. The thing that lives inside Dan Aykroyd will be set free to feast on your souls.

  • BendinIntheWind

    This is a dimension where "Nothing But Trouble" exists. I have no hopes left to hope on this front.

  • Bananapanda

    You just described my late nights/mornings. And the friends who survive them.

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