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Ghostbusters (1984) – Film Review

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OVERVIEW

It has seen become a pop-icon cult movie with an amazing cast, a witty script, inventive story, clever special effects and a endearing team of “Ghostbusters” who clear New York of all things that go bump in the night.

PLOT

Four people in the New York area decide to take on the spectres that are plaguing the city with the team now in a disused fire station and more and more calls coming in to deal with increasing paranormal activity, it seems to be coming from the source of one building that is building up dark energy to be bestowed on the world. I guess some folks better call somebody?

With it clever use of slapstick comedy, romantic exposition, giddy camera work and expansive sets and early computer generated imagery. One thing I can say about Ghostbusters is that holds up. The characterisation is ongoing from the onset introducing, the speed and pace of the movie is tight and finale is by all accounts a real showstopper! Even the signature theme tune is as infectiously resonant as the movie itself.

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SPECIAL EFFECTS

I viewed this movie in HD (1080p 24fps)  on Ghostbusters Blu-ray 4K 1984 The picture is amazing compared to the previous blu-ray release and 15th anniversary DVD releases also. The colours have tremendous depth and clarity with extra detail being shown in the special-effects sequences have never been presented better showing off the amazing set pieces, stop-motion effects, puppetry, miniatures and early CGI in glorious HD. The sound is also a great improvement over previous release with greater surround, clarity and bass giving a fuller, broader audio experience.

CONCLUSION

A classic in every sense of the word Ghostbusters in one of those movies that has just been waiting for the HD format to pop along and it doesn’t disappoint  with a clear upgrade in picture and sound along with a host of extras this is an amazing release.  Highly Recommended

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Author: Paul Isaacs

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem. At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems. As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family. A local autism organisation put Paul in touch with an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Autism at 24 years old. In 2012 Paul was also diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome by an Irlen Consultant who confirmed that he also had face, object and meaning blindness – conditions which Paul describes eloquently in his speeches and training sessions. He also has dyslexia, dyscalculia and also a dissociative disorder. Having started working as an local autism organisation as a public speaker in 2010, Paul joined their mission to promote autism awareness. His hope is that others will not have to suffer as he did. Now also a core member of our Training Team, Paul continues to enhance true understanding of autism at every opportunity. Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society. Apart from autism related blogs Paul also write about movies, fashion, art and anything that is of interest. As of August 2015 Paul now works as a freelance speaker, training and consultant in and around the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire area. If you are interested please contact him via email at staypuft12@yahoo.co.uk

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