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.
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.
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.
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