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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You

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I'm almost ready to begin work on this project. It will have all of the features found on Criterion's CAV disc but omitted from Columbia's initial special edition DVD. I'll be running my Pioneer DVL-700 through a Vidicraft II Detailer into my Panasonic DMR-ES30 DVD recorder set on XP mode. Unless something drastic happens, the disc will be ready no later than November 12.

Is there anything else I could possibly put on this disc? I vaguely remember some TV special called "Meet the Ghostbusters" that aired that summer, but I don't have a copy. Comments and questions about this upcoming release are welcome.

De
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I'd be very interested in getting a copy of this! I don't think I have any Ghostbuster related footage but I'll check. Let me know how I can obtain a copy when finished. Thanks!
Don't Make Me Destroy You!
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The Ray Parker Junior Music video would be great!
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the CAV LD has some exclusive :

the teaser trailer
a deleted scene

and maybe something more.
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The music video *would* be great to include.

Counting the most recent DVD re-release, the theatrical trailer was left off it, as well as the production notes subtitles and the "video commentary" that had been on the previous DVD. So maybe those could be included as well (although maybe not the subtitles and vid. commentary, since the whole flick would then have to be included). And I know there are deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II, but unless someone happens to have them on a video or something, they've never seen the light of day on any release.

For reference, from Ghostbusters Laserdisc page (I tacked on the rest of the mentioned extras below it). Also, this site has some multimedia stuff for both flicks elsewhere on it (and for sale a DVD with GBII EPK and other clips), and the Ghostbusters music video (regular version, and VH1 "pop-up video" version) for download. So depending on how crazy you wanna go with it, there's a bunch o' stuff that could be included.

LASERDISC EXCLUSIVES
Materials NOT found on the DVD or in the "Making Ghostbusters" book.

Deleted Footage: The Stairway
As Ray, Egon, and Peter walk down the stairs and enter the Paranormal Studies Laboratory, they discuss who should win the Nobel Prize.

*note: I saw one other scene mentioned a couple times on other sites involving Ray and a ghost getting frisky with him while he's lying down (?)

Two Split-Screen Before & After Special Effects Comparisons:
1. Library Ghost -- The scene where Ray says "Get Her" and the ghost in the library turns gruesome.
2. Ballroom -- The scene where the Ghostbusters trap Slimer in the ballroom of the Sedgewick Hotel.

The Theatrical Teaser
A promotional teaser shown in theaters before the film itself was complete and before the final music had been recorded. It contains footage not used in the finished film (such as the original theme song).

The Original Theatrical Trailer
Even though this IS on the DVD, the one on the DVD is NOT in Letterbox and is missing the "Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You" screen at the end.

Ruth Oliver's Library Ghost Scream Test
The actress who portrayed the library ghost practicing how she will be screaming the word "Quiet" for when she transforms into the hideous ghost.

Hundreds Of Still Photos/Drawings/Storyboards:
It should be noted that all of the laserdisc's still frames (photos, drawings, etc.) are full-screen and of higher resolution than the DVD's still frames (which are shown on a very small portion of the screen).
* Several "Special Effects" Photos/Drawings -- such as the effects crew group shot, the Real Ghostbusters "Slimer" pics (such as this one), one or two of the building of the Shandor Building pics, probably more.
* Several "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" Photos/Drawings -- such as a few of the Stay Puft drawings, and a few of the production photos, maybe more.
* Several storyboard sequences -- such as a storyboard shot of the library ghost, a couple shots after the "Dogs Drag Dana" sequence (objects in her kitchen fly across the room and stick to her icebox)
* A few frames of textual trivia -- some facts not really found elsewhere)

DVD Features and Other Extras:
- Full Screen Theatrical trailer on 1st DVD release
- Ghostbusters II Theatrical trailer on 1st DVD release
- The trivia subtitle track from 1st DVD release (?)
- Video Commentary from 1st DVD release (?)
- Ghostbusters- Ray Parker, Jr. video
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The Original Theatrical Trailer
Even though this IS on the DVD, the one on the DVD is NOT in Letterbox and is missing the "Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You" screen at the end.


quite interesting. Thank you for all these informations. I hope Julianbaischir will put all this stuff on DVD

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I am definitely interested in this. Ghostbusters is one of my all time favourite movies!

Other things you could concider including are some of the better fan films that have been made, like Freddy VS Ghostbusters.
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you need to include this if possible

VOLUME 1

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Contains the following chapters:

- Richard Edlund, Asc - Ivan Reitman - Michael Gross
- John Bruno
- Gene Whiteman - Neil Krepela
- Matthew Yuricich
- Terry Windell - Gary Waller
- Stewart Ziff - Steve Johnson - Randall William Cook - Bill Neil
- Thaine Morris - Mark Stetson
- Gary Plateck - Mark Vargo
- Virgil Mirano
- Syd Mead - George Jenson
Documentary on the special effects on 2010 The Year We Make Contact and Ghostbusters

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Thanks for the replies everyone, especially booah's posting of the missing items (I had to deal with domestic stuff after getting home last night). The Ray Parker, Jr. video is a must as is the complete theatrical trailer, so count on those being in there along with the other stuff.

One other thing, it looks like I'll have to call this release something else. "We're Ready to Believe You" is already included as a tagline on the 1999 special edition release. Any ideas? I thought of maybe "Crossing the Streams" or "Big Twinkie" but was wondering if you guys had any ideas.

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Ash: I'd love to include the Richard Edlund stuff, but I've never seen that disc listed on the Bay. Heck, I didn't even know it existed before now. Do you know where I could snag a copy for $30 or less?

namebrand: In chat room parlance, LOL

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Was the making of documentary "On the Scene with the Ghostbusters" included in the DVD or laserdisc releases? That might be something to include with this.
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Originally posted by: julianbaischir
Thanks for the replies everyone, especially booah's posting of the missing items (I had to deal with domestic stuff after getting home last night). The Ray Parker, Jr. video is a must as is the complete theatrical trailer, so count on those being in there along with the other stuff.

One other thing, it looks like I'll have to call this release something else. "We're Ready to Believe You" is already included as a tagline on the 1999 special edition release. Any ideas? I thought of maybe "Crossing the Streams" or "Big Twinkie" but was wondering if you guys had any ideas.

De


How about "We came, We saw.." Edition?

Don't Make Me Destroy You!
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Glad to assist on this cool project. Some possible names:

Ghostbusters:
-I Love This Town
-What About the Twinkie
-Print Is Dead
-Light Is Green, Trap Is Clean
-10-Foot Cattleprod
-You Can Keep the Five Bucks


Originally posted by: Number20
Was the making of documentary "On the Scene with the Ghostbusters" included in the DVD or laserdisc releases?


I believe that *might* be the "1984 Featurette" on the DVD, but don't quote me on that.
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Why do we have to "name" it? Most people in the DVD community hate those lame names.
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It could just be called "Ghostbusters: Supplemental Materials DVD", but that's no fun. Some names work, if they're appropriate. People probably buy more DVD's than books, so Print Is Dead is kinda clever-ish. Well, to my lame sense of humor.
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Originally posted by: digitalfreaknyc
Why do we have to "name" it? Most people in the DVD community hate those lame names.


First of all, it's a bit of fun. Second, a name helps the project stand out and makes it a little easier to track down profiteers (like folks who sell work done by Rikter and ocpmovie on the Bay).

I was discussing this project with a co-worker at lunch and I think the perfect name was found: Ectoplasmic Residue.

Print is Dead gave me a good chuckle.

De
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Originally posted by: namebrand
"we have the tools, we have the talent"?


It's miller time.
He big in nothing important in good elephant.

"Miss you, I will, Original Trilogy..."

"Your midichlorians are weak, Old man." -Darth Vader 2007 super deluxe extra special dipped in chocolate sauce edition.

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The "Miller Time" Edition?

I can live with 80% of the SE additions. I even like the PT (overall). But not releasing the OOT in respectable condition? That's unacceptable.

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I think Ectoplasmic Residues is a great title, as the materials are literally residues left from the DVDs.

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>>*note: I saw one other scene mentioned a couple times on other sites involving Ray and a ghost getting frisky with him while he's lying down (?)

The ghost part of this scene was actually included in the final cut as a dream sequence, if you recall. I don't think the complete sequence was ever released? I forget what was on the new DVD. It involved Ray and I think Winston visiting this house wearing civil war outfits for some reason, and a ghost performs oral sex on Ray. It was thought to be crap, and too risque, so they just used the FX parts as a dream.
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I'm really keen to get this disc now that I have bought the green box set thing. I still want to copy the original issue for the MST3k-esque subtitle track, but I think a 3rd slimline case would fit into this thing, I could stick the scrapbook thing elsewhere.

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

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