The Original 'Ghostbusters' Will Be Returning to Theaters this October!
by Alex Billington
September 14, 2011
"Ghosts. They're real. They're mean. They're here!" They're back! Although we've heard that other films like Top Gun and Scarface are returning to theaters, Sony/Columbia has announced via the official Facebook fan page that the original 1984 Ghostbusters will be returning this theaters in October. "It's time to get your cats and dogs together and prepare for mass hysteria: This October, for the first time in over 25 years, the original and unforgettable Ghostbusters makes its triumphant return to theaters!" Can't wait to see this! I'm wondering if this has anything to do with them testing the waters for the upcoming Ghostbusters III sequel?
There isn't a full announcement available yet with info on the exact release date, theater information, or any other details, but considering the Facebook page has been hyping it up for a few weeks (with the tagline "MASS HYSTERIA!"), I think this is going to be a big re-release. Digital Spy is claiming that Ghostbusters will hit "cinemas worldwide this Halloween as an all-new digitally-restored release." There's also a new video on their Facebook that shows the original trailer with a tag at the end about the upcoming re-release, so it's definitely happening this Halloween, potentially worldwide. Again, I think this has something to do with them bringing back Ghostbusters into the mix because we all know that Ghostbusters III is on the way.
As I wasn't even alive when this was originally released in theaters, I'm excited to actually go see it on the big screen. Even though Ghostbusters already got a nice Blu-Ray release last year, the sequel with Vigo the Carpathian and the Statue of Liberty hasn't been released on Blu-Ray yet, though it'll still be great to see a pristine, clean copy of the original comedy classic in theaters. I'm sure there will be plenty more of hype building up to this, as we've got a month to go, and I'm not sure if they will be releasing it for only a week or longer, so stay tuned for updates. For now, this is all you need to know: Ghostbusters is back in theaters October 2011! Who's planning to be there opening night with all of your friends? Who you gonna call?!