Just over two months after its theatrical release, Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” will arrive in homes on Blu-ray and DVD. “Ghostbusters” will appear in stores on September 27 and in anticipation, Sony Pictures Home Video revealed the summer spooky comedy will gain a subtitle for the release: “Answer the Call.”
IGN detailed the change, which was revealed in the official announcement of the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD releases. The home video version of the film will include an Extended Edition featuring fifteen minutes of additional footage, over an hour of alternate scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, filmmaker commentaries and blooper reels. The original theatrical cut and ordinary Blu-ray will see home releases on October 11.
No official reason was given for why the powers-that-be decided to opt for a name change. It may have been done to drum up more interest for the Extended Edition and home release. While “Ghostbusters” received generally positive reviews from both audiences and critics, made $217.8 million worldwide, and landed in the top 10 highest grossing films of the summer domestically, some reports state the film still left Sony in the red.
Maybe the new moniker will help scare away the movie’s past woes in time for home video. Fans, hopefully including some new ones, can catch Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth when it arrives on home video on September 27.
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