Yesterday if I had timed my posts better I could have included the brand new Ghostbusters: Afterlife official international trailer. The source is Sony Pictures Releasing UK. (YouTube) I’m safely assuming this trailer will be used in other countries, except where applicable with subtitles. And included international characters for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Or Legacy as the film is called in countries outside North America.
If you don’t want to be spoiled by new footage/extended scenes, please do not watch. I did watch, based on what I’ve seen and know about Ghostbusters: Afterlife I didn’t feel it will hurt my experience watching Ghostbusters: Afterlife in full the first time.
Earlier in the month the Reitmans along with cast members from Ghostbusters: Afterlife were at New York Comic Con. At the big (apple) east coast con, there was a Ghostbusters: Afterlife panel.
For ghostheads and others that could be there, they were front row (or close enough) for the panel and a screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife! In US theaters on November 19, 2021.
Sony shared this nearly 30 min Ghostbusters panel at their Ghostbusters YouTube channel. I haven’t watched it yet, not sure when I will. Hopefully the NYCC panel will be included on a future Ghostbusters: Afterlife home video release.
Last night (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 19, 2021) I poured my heartout about why I hadn’t updated Ecto-Containment much in a couple of years. I felt I needed to do so before writing blog post(s) to share Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailers.
This post is for the US trailers and official director/cast reactions. If I decide to check the internets I can share international trailers in a separate post.
Since the teaser trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Ecto-Containment Blog Post: January 2, 2020) was released on December 9, 2020 I haven’t posted much at Ecto-Containment about Ghostbusters: Afterlife or related merchandise. I’ve been meaning since 2020 (“better late then never”) to write a post before ever getting to the day where I’d be sharing the trailers about my personal life/why I haven’t updated Ecto-Containment often. No one has asked, I have written personal posts when I felt I needed to.
The day Sony released the now iconic Ghostbusters: Afterlife teaser trailer I was on vacation. Not any vacation, my first international one! I was in Jamaica (a blog post I should write) with my then girlfriend and her then family in part to celebrate her parents 50th wedding anniversary. On December 9, 2019, my still then girlfriend and I watched the teaser after I knew it had been released on my new iPhone 8. Which is about paid off. Being in a foreign country and not having my computers with me, I knew I wouldn’t be writing about Ghostbusters: Afterlife probably until January 2020.
I returned to the US and went back to work (day and night shifts) at a major grocery chain. Where within the month I celebrated the holidays and before New Years Eve proposed to my then finance.
It was January 2020, we had a wedding to plan! My work schedule continued to be what it needed to be. Before long I started hearing about a virus that began in China. Like a lot of people far away you don’t think it will be a problem where you live. I’m sure like a lot of Americans, (as I live in the US) I continued living my life as I usually would. Then March rolled around. Pretty much everyone in the world began dealing with Coronavirus.
To date, Sony has uploaded two separate episodes when they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. In my last post about “out of order” episodes I had decided to embed episodes and order them as how Sony uploaded them.
Since then as I prefer a chronological listing, I’ve rearranged and added official episodes of both series to Ecto-Containment, straight from Ghostbusters YouTube account.
With 7 seasons of The Real Ghostbusters and 40 episodes from Extreme Ghostbusters, I’ve added new pages for organization and faster loading times.
When I heard a new Ghostbusters cereal was coming this year, I knew if I could, I’d want to buy a box. To bring back the most nostalgia since the original, (Ecto-Containment Biog Post: October 8, 2014) collect the box, eat it, (the cereal) and review it.
As a ghosthead and occasional collector these days, I know how these things can go. While this new Ghostbusters cereal isn’t a retail exclusive, it probably won’t be around when Afterlife is actually in theaters. I knew not every store will carry this fan cereal. That’s the case as of this post. Based on using General Mills product locator, ghostheads social media posts and inquiries I’ve made to two major grocery retailers.
While I was feeling the excitement of being a ghosthead, I searched a “popular auction site” for this very cereal. Not to any ghosthead’s surprise scalpers were asking up to $50 for a box! A bit more searching through and I came across a superstore that sells food products. Directory Lanes had sold dozens of Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal for $11 USD before shipping. For that price I wouldn’t have to check every store in North Carolina for a new Ghostbusters food product!
It took 5 days to have Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal in my hands.
What didn’t occur to me was that Sony might not always upload episodes in order of how they aired. That’s what happened beginning with St. Patrick’s Day. They added special “holiday” themed episodes from both series.
Season 2: Episode 40: The Scaring Of The Green (The Real Ghostbusters)
Season 1: Episode 21: The Luck Of The Irish (Extreme Ghostbusters)
I don’t know if they’ll continue to do this. Which had me thinking, well how am I going to order them at Ecto-Containment? For now I’ve decided to list them in the order Sony uploads them. In time I could eventually re-order them by how they aired, either with or without embedding them.
About a month ago Sony Pictures began to upload weekly episodes of The Real Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment Page) to their Ghostbusters YouTube account. Partially with Ghostbusters Afterlife (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 2, 2020) pushed further ahead to November 11, 2021 it makes sense for Sony to add animated episodes to their official YouTube channel while ghostheads wait.
Sony will release a “new” episode on Saturday mornings. Just like in 1980 something! Depending on how they upload each season, it’ll be around 2028 before all 7 seasons are officially available to watch on-line. By then who knows, Sony could have their own + network. Or have re-re-re-released The Real Ghostbusters completely to a new format.
For any ghosthead who doesn’t have the original Time-Life set or incomplete volume DVD sets, I’m happy generations of ghostheads have the opportunity to enjoy The Real Ghostbusters every week.
As a ghosthead who began this site to be all about The Real Ghostbusters I’ve added a new page to share Sony’s official uploads (currently early in Season 1) of The Real Ghostbusters. I will organize it further as they add new episodes and my schedule allows.
If you believe Walmart, (cereal listing) Ghostbusters cereal (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2014) is returning in time for GHOSTBUSTERS Afterlife. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 2, 2020) Which this year, would have been at the earliest June 11, 2021.
Recently Sony Pictures pushed Ghostbusters Afterlife to November 11, 2021. While some related toys and collectibles have been released, I feel a cereal tie in will be on shelves about the time of the to be determined theatrical release.
Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal is to be made by General Mills. By the (probably not final artwork) I hope the “Kix” balls are stawberry flavor. Which is what Funko Stay-Puft cereal should have tasted like.
If I can find/buy a box at a grocery store I’ll most likely review it.
On December 14, 2020 Robert Maxwell Barbieri aka Bobby Eighties (Facebook) posted “vintage Ghostbusters scrapbook material.” Once I saw Bobby’s photos I had to ask about sharing his Ghostbusters Cereal (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2014) coupons. After taking close up photos, editing, a new month, year, and a few cosmetic changes (so far) to Ecto-Containment, I’m happy to co-present 37 year old Ghostbusters cereal coupons in color!
Earlier in the twenty teens I had only seen black and white versions. They originally came from newspapers during the 1980s. Most likely shared by Matthew Jordan of Ghostbusters Wiki. I’ve been wanting to see and share these coupons as I believe I remembered from childhood.
Bobby’s coupons go beyond cereal. Premiums, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 20, 2014) Sweepstakes, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 25, 2014) Stay-Puft apparel, and Toys ‘R Us.
Ads and coupons are mostly in chronological order from dates listed.
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