The Real Ghostbusters Returning to DVD


Today, Sony Pictures announced Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II will be released in ultra 4K high definition (GBI Blog Post, April 4, 2016) blu rays. With Ghostbusters (2016) about three months away, that wasn’t much of a surprise. Although I neither own a 4K TV or player, I’m glad they didn’t leave Ghostbusters II out.

The *real announcement from today’s press release (glad I know people) pertains to The Real Ghostbusters. Its The Real Ghostbusters 30th anniversary and we’re four months into it. Its good to have some (hopefully this won’t just be it) official new merchandise.

Which begins with new The Real Ghostbusters DVDs. According to the press release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing “over 5o episodes of the iconic 1980s animated series.” This won’t be a re-release of the complete series. How they’ll choose episodes and which ones are to be determined from our point of view.

Either way The Real Ghostbusters has had a complete series release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Time Life Video. Episodes can also be streamed through Sony’s Crackle website. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 21, 2015)

Press Release:

Also, as part of the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new film, SPHE will release over 50 episodes of the iconic 1980s animated series, The Real Ghostbusters, on DVD July 7 and on Digital, from Ivan Reitman, DiC and Sony Pictures Television.

Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


4 thoughts on “The Real Ghostbusters Returning to DVD

    • I probably should have been a little clearer yesterday. I was somewhat speculating based on that part of the press release. I feel like its a safe assumption that Sony isn’t releasing the entire series again.

      They were also a little vague with exactly how many episodes. Ok, so “over 50 episodes.” How many more then 50? We don’t know yet. We also don’t know from the press release if this “collection” will be released internationally as well. :/ For ghostheads outside the US I hope it will all be.


  1. I’m not totally surprised by this news, Filmation who during the filming of Ghostbusters had the rights to the Ghostbusters name (even though it was/is Ghost Busters) are releasing their animated cartoon again during a milestone year for the Ghostbusters franchise.

    That Ghost Busters (animated and live action) was before my time. Its not if you love Ghostbusters, you can’t be into Ghost Busters. For me, Ghostbusters, then The REAL Ghostbusters established why “we” need a Ghostbusters business and the “right” technology to catch said ghosts.

    Although this might be coincidence, Filmation’s re-release of Ghost Busters will be available a week after Ghostbusters anniversary.


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