August 04, 2005

Ghostbusters DVD (UMD for PSP) review

Just released for the Sony PSP in August 2005, is the 80's flick Ghostbusters, from Columbia Tri-Star Pictures, starring Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver.

  • Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, & more.
  • Director: Ivan Reitman
  • Encoding: Region 1
  • Studio: Columbia Tri-Star

Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis wrote the script, but Bill Murray gets all the best lines and moments in this 1984 comedy directed by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs). The three comics, plus Ernie Hudson, play the New York City-based team that provides supernatural pest control, and Sigourney Weaver is the love interest possessed by an ancient demon. Reitman and company are full of original ideas about hobgoblins--who knew they could "slime" people with green plasma goo?--but hovering above the plot is Murray's patented ironic view of all the action. Still a lot of fun, and an obvious model for sci-fi comedies such as Men in Black. --Tom Keogh

Order Ghostbusters for your Sony PSP

About Sony PSP UMD discs: Universal Media Discs (UMDs) are playable only in the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) and are not compatible with contemporary DVD players. The UMD is a newly developed compact, high capacity optical format that can store up to 1.8 GB of digital data on a 60mm disc or an entire feature film on a single UMD video. Movies on UMD will be produced in 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and encoded using advanced AVC compression, which provides a high level of picture quality.

Other UMD Movies for the Sony PSP you might like...
Pirates of the Caribbean
Hellboy, The Director's Cut
Are We There Yet? w/ Ice Cube
Terminator 2
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Ghostbusters UMD Movie for Playstation Portable reviews
Reviewer: Gregory Cortez - One of the best movies to hit the 80's is now on the up and coming PSP. Who would have thought that Ghostbusters would still be so popular 20 years later. Great movie. If you have a PSP it is a must buy! Even if you don't have a PSP, get the new double set they just released on DVD. It has both movies and some of the cartoons on it as well.

Reviewer: Alan Attebery (Arlington, TX USA) - Ah. The paranormal. Just when you think its safe to write such things off for good, along comes a movie that will make you laugh at them.

Drs. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) work for the parapsychology department at Columbia University in New York. While Dr. Venkman doesn't really believe in the paranormal (he's really only in it for the chicks), the other two do. And just when the three do find proof that ghosts exist, the University revokes their funding and kicks the three off the campus.

Not to be held back, the three open their own business and call it, what else, Ghostbusters. Although business is slow at first, soon the three are up to their knees in ghosts. And before long, our ghostbusters are not only fighting ghosts, but also the EPA.

"Ghostbusters" was an immediate hit when released in the summer of 1984. It eventually went on to gross over $220 million and land at #7 on the all-time box office charts (at the time of this review, it is currently ranked at #40 with over $230 million). In addition, the movie has gone on to gross over $112 million in movie rentals.

There are many reasons why this movie has become a cult favorite with its fans. Some of the funniest lines in the movie were not written, but actually ad-libbed during filming. This is a testament to the comedic genius of Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis. The Oscar Nominated song "Ghostbuster" by Ray Parker, Jr., is still one of the best movie songs of all time. In addition, there is the always eating, green ghost who slimed his past Dr. Venkman and into our televisions sets as Slimer in the 1988 animated cartoon series of the same name. And who can forget the giant Stay Puff Marshmallow Man? Not before or since has there been a movie monster as great as this guy.

If you have never seen this movie before, you should watch it at least once. Chances are that you will become a fan of it.

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