Sony are giving the original “Ghostbusters” 4K & Blu-ray Steelbook releases from Zavvi

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1984’s classic Ghostbusters is getting a pair of steelbook releases with these Zavvi exclusives, on June 15th

You’ll have the option a 4K-only steelbook, as well as a separate re-issue of the old Blu-ray steelbook, which was previously an HMV exclusive, with both using Dan Mumford’s brilliant artwork.

Pre-orders are due to go live at Zavvi on Saturday May 16th so ignore any ‘sold out’ notices before then.

They’ll be live around 12 noon UK time for Red Carpet subscribers (though possibly earlier, so keep an eye on our Twitter feed, just in case…), and around 6pm for everyone else. Our Red Carpet links don’t work properly for some reason, so you may need to log in first, then click the link again. Once the Red Carpet period is up, the link will work fine.

Pre-order:

Suit up for classic comedy! When kooky, spooky college profs Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose their university jobs, they decide to go freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), who’ve inadvertently opened the gates of hell… right in their own apartment building!

4K Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with director Ivan Reitman, writer/actor Harold Ramis, and producer Joe Medjuck
  • Moments
    • Something Strange
    • Ghostbusting
    • Octo-1
    • Memorable Moments

Blu-ray Extras:

  • Ghostbusters Retrospective – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd” featurette
  • Ghostbusters” Music Video by Ray Parker, Jr.
  • Ghostbusters Poster Gallery
  • Alternate Takes
  • Slimer Mode – Picture-In-Picture and Trivia Track
  • Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
  • Ecto-1: Resurrecting The Classic Car featurette
  • Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • 1984 featurette
  • Cast And Crew featurette
  • SFX Team featurette
  • Multi-Angle Explorations
  • Storyboard Comparisons

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18 Responses

  1. So, just repackaged Steels.

  2. Sean Dawn Sean Dawn says:

    In the article there is a mistake. Do you mean available for preorder on Saturday May 16th? The 10th has gone and was Monday…

  3. Haven’t these been out already I have the blueray steelbooks

  4. Marc Jones Marc Jones says:

    Zavvi are really just taking the piss now surely. Its either shot like this or asking 35 notes for a 4k steel.

  5. Carl Traill Carl Traill says:

    I’m glad I bought the US 35th Anniversary steelbook release last year.

  6. Carl Roberts Carl Roberts says:

    This steelbook was out ages ago (maybe not 4k but the artworks the same – crap!!)

  7. definitely going to pass if sony put the puff guy on the cover or something anything at all different I might of consider buying it twice

  8. Nigel Bullus says:

    I shall buy the 4K as I missed out on the original Blu-Ray HMV exclusive releases and I do like this artwork. However, I don’t like the idea of re-issuing the same steelbook on Blu-Ray gain with the same artwork as the HMV exclusive is this is no longer exclusive. In the same way you can’t issue a limited edition steelbook (say 5000) and then issue exactly the same thing 12 months later (another 20,000) as it is no longer a ltd edition. I hope (and they should really) make some changes in content between the Zavvi and HMV release to keep the original HMV release exclusive.

    • steelbook admin says:

      As far as I know, the Blu-ray version will be the same as when it was with HMV.

      In terms of exclusives/limited number etc, yeah it’s a pain.

      Ultimately it’s the studios that decide what’s being released. Where there’s a long-standing relationship, eg with Disney and Zavvi, you can normally predict who will get the exclusives on new releases, and sometimes the retailer can have a little bit of influence, but with an older title or re-issue, the studio will offer it to a retailer. If the retailer says ‘no’, then one of the others will say ‘yes’.

      In this case, with such a popular franchise, and the exclusivity of the 4K version, AND the awesome artwork, Zavvi would have been daft to say ‘no’.

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