Blu-ray 3D, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, Digital HD Release: Ghostbusters (2016)

Digital Release: Sept. 27, 2016, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Release: Oct. 17, 2016
Price: DVD $16.99, Blu-ray $19.99, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo $26.99
Studio: Sony

Proton-packed and taking the supernatural world by storm, the Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Extended Edition stars the formidable comedic quartet of Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Joined by Chris Hemsworth (Thor), the reboot of the beloved 1984 comedy finds the four dynamic paranormal ass-kickers engaged in an epic battle in Manhattan as mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

Directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), the new Extended Edition of the comedy features more than 15 minutes of never-before-seen film footage.

ghostbusters-2016_optThe Blu-ray and digital releases come loaded with both the extended edition and theatrical version of the film along with a trove of bonus features, including 15 deleted, extended and alternate scenes, gag reels, filmmaker commentaries, plus more than 60 additional minutes of extended and alternate scenes available with Ultraviolet download.  Five featurettes give fans an inside look at the supernatural visual effects, the “making-of” the ghosts from the film, an in-depth insight into the team’s look, attitude and weaponry, as well as the casting of Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters’ new favorite receptionist.  Also included are loads of outtakes with six Jokes-A-Plenty alternate take reels and an inside peek at how the set was slimed (a bit that also includes a recipe to make your own slime at home!).

The three-disc Extended Edition 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes the 3D theatrical version of the film in addition to all of the extras found on the Blu-ray.  Ghostbusters: Answer The Call will also be released on stand-alone DVD featuring the theatrical version of the film along with select bonus feature content.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.