Finally! Someone has figured out that we can introduce a new generation to 80s classics without the unnecessary remakes!
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!”
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.
Rumor has it this re-release is just to prep us for “Ghostbusters III.” Will you be checking this out?