ET FilmFeed: 'Ghostbusters' Coming Back to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

By DAVID WEINER

June 05, 2014

Movie News:

*Thirty years ago on June 8, 1984, Ghostbusters opened in theaters nationwide and became an instant classic. Now, Sony Pictures is also celebrating the 30th anniversary with an August 29 big-screen release of a newly restored and remastered Ghostbusters in more than 700 theaters nationwide. Collectible merchandise and a new home-entertainment release are also planned: The Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray will be available on September 16 (the first time the 1989 sequel has been released on Blu-ray, with special features that include new conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Aykroyd, as well as deleted scenes). Go to www.Ghostbusters.com for more info. And make sure to catch our vintage red-carpet footage from when ET was front and center at the film's opening day premiere in 1984, with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis and more '80s stars in attendance.*

*Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at Monday night’s Nerdist-sponsored Edge of Tomorrow screening in L.A.. As the credits rolled, Tom joined Nerdist ambassador Chris Hardwick for a fun, informative Q&A, followed by a selfie with the audience. Watch and enjoy... Tom also joins Chris for an in-depth hour chat on a very special episode of the Nerdist Podcast, out Friday, the same day Edge of Tomorrow opens in theaters everywhere.*

*Is there trouble in paradise for Jupiter Ascending? This summer's upcoming sci-fi fantasy spectacle from The Wachowskis (the duo behind The Matrix trilogy) starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis has been pushed back at the last minute from its July 18 release, with a new release date of Feb. 6, 2015. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. reportedly wanted to allow more time to complete the special effects.*

*In Star Wars news, it was announced Wednesday that Chronicle director Josh Trank has been tapped to direct the second-announced Star Wars stand-alone film.*

Blu-ray and Home Entertainment News:

*The Sopranos is coming to Blu-ray! The timeless, Emmy-winning HBO series will arrive in a collectible box set on November 4, just in time for holiday gift giving. Packed with more than five hours of bonus content, the set will include all-new cast interviews and a never-before-seen feature exploring the legacy and impact of the game-changing series: "The Sopranos: The Complete Series Blu-ray comes with a free Digital HD copy of all 86 episodes, and the set is also loaded with more than five hours of bonus material including a new and exclusive feature exploring how The Sopranos came to be and how it transformed the television landscape. Defining a Television Landmark, which runs approximately 45 minutes, features all-new interviews with cast, crew, celebrities, filmmakers and academics -- including series creator David Chase, star James Gandolfini, Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh, Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi -- discussing the impact and influence of the groundbreaking series, with brand new archival footage. Additional bonus material includes lost scenes, two round table dinners with cast and crew, 25 audio commentaries and much more."*

*On September 30, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will honor one of the most celebrated motion pictures of all time with the Gone with the Wind 75th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The must-have for collectors will be fittingly presented in limited and numbered sets, with new collectible packaging, new enhanced content and new collectible memorabilia including a replica of Rhett Butler's handkerchief and a music box paperweight playing Tara's theme with an image on top of the Rhett-Scarlett kiss. Also included is a 36-page companion booklet featuring a look at the immortal style of Gone with the Wind, written by New York fashion designer and Project Runway finalist Austin Scarlett, whose signature look reflects the romantic elegance of the Gone with the Wind era. The new special features include footage of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh attending the original movie premiere in Atlanta and Old South/New South, a journey through today's South, revisiting the real-life locations depicted to see how the world of the Old South continues to inform life in the New South’s cosmopolitan world.*

*The Blu-ray trailer for Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier has arrived, and it's killer. The Blu-ray arrives September 9th!*



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