National Ghostbusters Day Announced For August 28

In celebration of the film's 30th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Entertainment has declared August [...]

In celebration of the film's 30th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Entertainment has declared August 28 Ghostbusters Day.

The 1984 film has been restored and remastered in ultra high definition and will get a theatrical re-release in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).

September 16 will see the release of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition, the sequel's Blu-ray debut. Both films will also be available in a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray Digibook including both films, as well as a Limited Edition gift set that includes an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook (available for a limited time). Both films have been fully restored and remastered in 4K and will be presented in high definition on Blu-ray from those 4K sources.

Both the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II Blu-rays will include exclusive bonus materials, including interviews with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II and more. TheGhostbusters anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar nominated song "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr., while Ghostbusters II includes the original music video for "On Our Own" by Bobby Brown. In addition, Ghostbusters will contain all previously released legacy content, commentary and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.

There will also be a lots of new Ghostbusters merchandise from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, including collectibles from Lego, Mattel, Funko, Mad Engine and other select items to help celebrate the occasion. In addition, SPCP partnered with Gallery 1988 to create a once-in a lifetime experience, displaying original paintings, limited edition prints, and sculptures inspired by the film. 

Legacy Recordings / Sony Music Entertainment will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters soundtrack with multiple collectible vinyl LP releases this year.