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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton & Ernie Hudson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Spook Central includes commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Joe Medjuck; ten deleted scenes under the clever heading Scene Cemetery; a nine-minute 1984 Featurette; and an 11-minute cast and crew featurette. There are four offerings under Special Effects: a 15-minute SFX Team Featurette; Special Effects Before & After with Multi-Angle, which gives you the option of comparing the rough cut of three scenes in the film before and after the final effects were added; production photos; and conceptual drawings. There are also 12 storyboards in the Ghostly Gallery and three film-to-storyboard split scene comparisons.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05160
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1984
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/02/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ivan Reitman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When the bewitching Dana Barrett (Weaver) discovers that her refrigerator has suddenly become a portal into the spiritual dimension, a quartet of paranormal investigators (Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis & Hudson) known as the Ghostbusters race into action. Eventually the entire city of New York is under siege from the evil Zuul and his slimey cohorts.

DVD Picture:
This new 2.38:1 DVD release exhibits a very similar picture when compared to the previous release, with the exception that it appears slightly brighter. Colors are well balanced and nicely saturated, though a bit dated. As with the previous DVD, the source element used for the transfer is revealing of flecks of dirt and film grain. Images can have a soft appearance, though details and definition can be satisfying. This DVD should not disappoint, even though by today

With dialogue spread across each of the front three screen channels, the Dolby