Submitted by Rowan. A long, long time ago, and held for this magical day.
Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters. Being a child of the 80s, Ghostbusters is a deeply ingrained memory of awesomeness from my childhood (such as I was ever a child). Hell, I remember back in the dawn of the age of VCRs, watching Ghostbusters on a first generation VHS player…
Next week (on the 16th) a cleaned up edition of Ghostbusters on Blu Ray is coming out, and I’m both tempted and dreading the thought of revisiting what surely can’t hold up after this long…
On the other hand, I am totally getting Ghostbusters The Video Game. That it was created in the first place was unlikely. From getting Bill Murry to not only sign off, but participate, to getting the entire cast (minus Sigourney Weaver). Then just as the trailers were starting to appear for launch, a sudden and tumultuous cancellation by Activision Blizzard (Oh Blizzard, how could you merge with Activision?) almost scuttled it in the 11th hour. Only to be saved by Atari, Atari, a brand that everyone seems to have owned by this point. Here’s to hoping Activision Blizzard gets schooled for turning down what hopefully will be a long overdue awesome game that makes a mint. Well awesome except for the Wii version. Poor little Wii.
Let’s also hope it’s a total success because it may trigger a new movie.
Now if I could only justify spending $200+ for the complete dvd set for the animated Real Ghostbusters series, which was one of my favorite cartoons. Coincidentally, years later I discovered some of my favorite episodes were written by J Michael Straczynski, of Babylon 5 fame.
Here’s a blank copy if you would like to make your own caption to celebrate the occasion.
They have a spiffy website too.
One thought on “If only it was that easy.”
I think they’re gonna have to cross the streams on this one.