After 30 years, who are you still going to call…? GHOSTBUSTERS! It is hard to believe that this classic comedy is now celebrating it’s 30 anniversary. When Ghostbusters opened on June 8, 1984, there was already a huge buzz about the movie since the song by the same title by Ray Parker Jr. was climbing the charts. Everyone knew the song and had seen clips of the movie from the MTV video.
Ghostbusters opened and was an instant success, and was the highest grossing comedy of all time until the release of Home Alone in 1990. The film was directed by legend, Ivan Reitman, who was coming off the success of his two prior films, Meatballs and Stripes. So when it came to casting, Reitman didn’t have to look far. Returning from Stripes was Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. Adding Saturday Night Live star and one of the original Blues Brothers, Dan Akroyd, made up the comedy team that would put Ghostbusters in the history books.
If you have never seen this fun romp of a movie, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy and watch it tonight! There are several other fun things surrounding the 30th anniversary including fan art, Ray Parker Jr. anniversary single, and even a special edition LEGO set. So if you come across a full torso apparition, Focused Non-Terminal Repeating Phantasm, or a Class V Full Roaming Vapor (a real nasty one too)…you know who to call…GHOSTBUSTERS!
Ray Parker Jr. Anniversary Vinyl
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