Friday, 4 November 2011

Ghostbusters (1984)

This is the 1984 film, I have seen this film many times and love it as one of my favorite films of the 1980's, I heard a rumour that it was getting re-released on the big screen on a limited release and I was quite keen to see it. However there a showing in Glasgow so I made my way through to see it on the big screen. It was well worth the extra effort to see this classic on the big screen I loved the experience of seeing Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murry, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and William Atherton play out a story I knew so well.

It is not a remastered version so you can see some of the effects showing up quite badly on the big screen in today's digital world however this did not detract from my experience. Also this is by no means a perfect film, the story itself is great but back in the 80's they kept to your basic story structure, you have the main characters, the set up of their position and then the situation for them to sort out. It is simple and works and the jokes and one liners keep flowing.

If you have not seen this film yet I would recommend it, if you have seen it before and get the chance to see it on the big screen I would recommend it, possibly not the best option if you have never seen it before as it does not look great. The experience for me is 4 star, if they cleaned up the effects I would give it 5 on the big screen. Let me know what you think of it and here is hoping for the sequel to be released next year.


  1. Nice post that must have been awesome to see this on the big screen again. I had heard this was going to be on some screen around Halloween but it was not playing anywhere close to here. I bet the stay puff Marshmallow man looke extra fearsome.

  2. Thanks, yeah it was awesome seeing it on the big screen, love getting the chance tt see the classics as they were originally aired