~I received Ghostbusters for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
The franchise makes its long-awaited return with Director Paul Feig’s unique and hilarious take on the classic supernatural comedy, led by the freshest minds in comedy today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. Together they team up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city.Directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL is based on the 1984 Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal and executive produced by Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, and Michele Imperato Stabile.
4K UHD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray & Digital* Bonus Materials Include:
- Ghostbusters Extended Edition & Theatrical Version
- 2 Hysterically Haunting Gag Reels
- 4 Unearthed deleted scenes
- 11 Totally Possessed Alternate Scenes and more than 60 minutes of additional extended and alternate scenes with Ultraviolet download
- 6 Jokes-A-Plenty alternate take reels
- 5 Supernatural Featurettes:
- “Chris Hemsworth is ‘Kevin’”
- “The Ghosts of Ghostbusters”
- “Meet the Team”
- “Visual Effects: 30 Years Later”
- “Slime Time”
- Filmmaker Commentaries
- Photo Gallery
* Digital Extras only available with iTunes, Vudu and Comcast
GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL EXTENDED EDITION has a run time of approximately 133 minutes and is not rated.
GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL THEATRICAL VERSION has a run time of approximately 116 minutes and is rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor.
The tradition of “Booing your Neighbor” has been around for several years now and it has really grown in popularity as a fun, safe, family-oriented activity. It’s also known as “Ghosting” or “Boo-gramming.” I have several friends that have done it and posted their fun on social media but this was my first time participating. You put together a home decorated bag of treats including a note with instructions on how to “boo” and a poem and deliver it anonymously to your neighbor, friend or relative. The recipient then have 48 hours to do it to their next door neighbor or friend which creates a chain reaction throughout the whole neighborhood. You can find Boo It Forward printables over on Walmart’s website.
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is a different take off the original movies but it is still a ton of fun to watch! The cast is hilarious together and there are still plenty of ghosts that need to be busted. Make sure to check out all the bonus materials. I just love the outtakes and you get an inside peek at how the set was slimed including a recipe to make your own slime at home! Happy Halloween to you all and I hope it is filled with lots of ghosts!