Sony Pictures Home Entertainment set the table for the upcoming studio release of the new Ghostbusters movie by giving fans the chance to buy the first two titles in the paranormal comedy franchise on new Ultra HD Blu-ray disc.

Sony said Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II will debut in time for Father’s Day on Ultra HD Blu-ray including High Dynamic Range (HDR) June 7th.

The 4K Ultra HD with HDR releases will also include the recent anniversary Blu-rays, featuring a wealth of bonus materials, including previously released legacy content, commentary and the interactive “Slimer Mode.”

Read more on Ghostbusters 4K after the jump:

Sony said both Ghostbusters 4K Ultra HD disc releases were fully restored from the 35mm original camera negatives in full 4K, preserving full detail and color depth inherent in the original film.

Sony said the HDR embellishment in the titles “produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays.”

Additionally, both films have been remixed specifically for the home theater environment with Dolby Atmos object-based audio surround sound including overhead channels, SPHE said.

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The new 4K Ultra HD home releases will precede the July 15th U.S. premiere of Sony Pictures’ latest Ghostbusters picture, this time directed by Paul Feig, and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.

Sony said it will also release over 50 episodes of the iconic 1980s animated series, The Real Ghostbusters, on DVD July 7th and on Digital (streaming and download), from Ivan Reitman, DiC and Sony Pictures Television.

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Both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II were directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes), and written by Dan Aykroyd (My Girl) and Harold Ramis (Knocked Up). Bill Murray (St. Vincent), Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers), and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) star, along with Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day) and Rick Moranis (Honey I Shrunk the Kids). Ernie Hudson (TV’s “Oz”) and Annie Potts (TV’s “Designing Women”) also star.

The only player available that is capable of playing back Ultra HD Blu-ray discs is Samsung’s $397.99 retail UBD-K8500 player, currently available through Amazon.

By Greg Tarr


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