For those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter, my almost too sick to survive devotion to Venkman, Stanz, Spengler & Zeddemore will come as no surprise. So along with spores, moulds and fungus, I’ve got a reasonable though not a biblical proportion of Ghostbusters vinyl records.
My favourite is the 7” with a pop up sleeve, along with two picture discs, one shaped and one luminous.
A 10” record store day release from 2014 also glows in the dark.
When I heard about the new 2016 film in production and being called a re-boot, I was sceptical to say the least. I’m struggling to think of a previous re-make (call it what you will) that I’ve enjoyed, let alone surpasses the original. Robocop, The Fog, The Omen, Godzilla, Total Recall, Arthur and of course the noxious, possibly hazardous waste chemical that is The Italian Job has taught me to not look directly at the latest Hollywood trap. However, the incessant barrage of sexist and racist trolling from certain quarters (some call them fans, I call them Wally Wicks) made me put all of my prejudices aside and view the film with an open mind. I’m glad I did, it’s a very funny and an excellent romp that I felt compelled to go back and watch again (in 3D the second time). I’d urge everyone to view it in the same way, just make sure you stay to the very end, past the ending credits.
The quality of the new soundtrack score is stunning, whilst the score itself is way short of Bernstein’s original (as is the GBII soundtrack, which is as yet unreleased) the beautiful slime vinyl and stylish packaging is supreme. This limited package of 500 (you are looking at number 6) from Sony's “At The Movies” series will serve all your supernatural needs.
12” Bonus – touching the etheric plane.