This week’s digital movie deal of the week is the 1984 smash hit comedy Ghostbusters which is currently available on Google Play Movies for £2.99. Check out the original trailer below:
Last week we saw a teaser trailer for the third entry into the Ghostbusters movie universe, let’s not talk about 2016 Marmite effort, from Jason Reitman the son of original director Ivan. The original follows the story of three parapsychologists who get kicked out of the education system after having their funding cut. Not deterred by this they set up a new business venture investigating the paranormal goings on that plague New York City. With a star-studded cast, groundbreaking visuals and a catchy theme tune Ghostbusters soon became a firm favourite for moviegoers around the globe.
New York City has a problem: paranormal occurrences have been plaguing the city in increasing numbers, and the only people who know this are three extraordinarily bright, slightly offbeat NYU parapsychologists who have lost their research grant. Forced out of academia, they start their own business. In this 1985 Oscar® nominee for Best Special Effects, Drs. Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, haunts and poltergeists for money. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and her weird neighbor (Rick Moranis) become possessed by demons living in their building. Soon every spook in the city is loose, and our heroes face their supreme challenge at a rooftop demonic shrine.
Release: June 1984
Director: Ivan Reitman
Starring: Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver