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“Ghostbusters Fan Fest” Highlights Video

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of “Ghostbusters”, Wizard World presented “Ghostbusters Fan Fest”, a two-day event in Culver City, California, to honor the best movie ever made (we may be a little biased).

Day one was a screening of the film at the Globe Theatre with Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, William Atherton, Jason and Ivan Reitman present to introduce the film.

Day two was at the Sony Pictures Lot, home of Ghost Corps Headquarters, where tons of cast and crew from the original movie gathered to meet with thousands of Ghost Heads in attendance. The night ended with a concert by Ray Parker Jr. Here are some of the sights and sounds we saw in those glorious two days.

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Making the VFX of “Ghostbusters” Look Great Through Editing

Richard Edlund and Sheldon Kahn discuss how they were forced to work with a tiny visual FX budget of $5 million USD, and what they did to make it look as good as it did through the magic of editing. Filmed during Ghostbusters Fan Fest.

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Jason and Ivan Reitman show deleted scenes at “Ghostbusters Fan Fest”

Father and son directing duo, Ivan and Jason Reitman, sat down to have a conversation at Ghostbusters Fan Fest, and brought a few never before seen surprises with them with alternate takes from the original movie.

This is part one of two of this raw unedited footage, featuring unseen clips from the Walter Peck confrontation, Louis Tully/ Vinz Clortho possession scene, and more.

This is part two of this raw unedited footage, featuring unseen clips from the Sedgewick hotel busting and a discussion of working with Bill Murray. Plus, things get emotional for Ivan.

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How the Marshmallow Man made it into Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters Fan Fest

Film editor Sheldon Kahn explains the origins of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters, and how the test audiences reacted the first time they saw it.

This is a quick unedited raw clip shot during Ghostbusters Fan Fest. Stay tuned for more coverage very soon from this event!

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Creating the ghosts for Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters Fan Fest

Raw unedited footage of Billy Bryan, Richard Edlund and Sheldon Kahn discussing the origins, creation process and stories behind many of the famous apparitions from “Ghostbusters” including Slimer, the taxi ghost and the librarian ghost.

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LIVE at Ghostbusters Fan Fest Day 2 On The Sony Lot

We are live from the Sony Pictures Lot AKA Ghost Corps headquarters for day two of Ghostbusters Fan Fest. Here is a quick walk through of the area, but stay tuned for more videos after this live stream to see all the cool stuff we will see.

We have no control over the quality of the stream, so we apologize in advance for any lag or audiovisual issues that may stem from our end. We will have extended coverage after the live stream with many higher quality videos, so stay tuned!

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Dan Aykroyd Introduces Ghostbusters Fan Fest

Day one of Ghostbusers Fan Fest kicked off in Los Angeles, California, with a screening of the movie at The Globe Theater, introduced by Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, William Atherton, Ivan and Jason Reitman.

This is a clip of raw footage filmed during the event. Make sure to stay tuned to this channel for more footage from the event!

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LIVE at GHOSTBUSTERS FAN FEST DAY 1

We are live from the Globe Theater in Los Angeles, California, for the first day of Ghostbusters Fan Fest, presented by Wizard World.

Tonight is a screening of the movie with an into by Dan Ayrkoyd, but who knows what other surprises may happen during the show. We won’t be live for the screening but here is a wall through of the venue, as well as the fans who came from across the country to attend this event.

We have no control over the quality of the live stream, so please bear with us if there is any lag or audiovisual issues. We may lose the stream once we walk into the building, since it’s an old theatre, but hopefully it survives and we can stream for a bit while we are inside. Otherwise, you will have to wait for our end-of-show highlight reel to get the full experience.

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Everything We Know About Ghostbusters 2020 from January 2019

The announcement of a new Ghostbusters film coming in 2020 rocked the internet, and a lot of information dropped about it in a very short time period.

To help you stay up to date, we at Nerd News Today have made this video with all the tidbits that came out from January 15 through the end of month about Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters 2020!

In this video, we discuss:

  • The announcement of Jason Reitman directing the new movie, which will take place in the original timeline
  • The first teaser trailer dropping online one day later
  • Ernie Hudson saying he and the other original cast members were “all in”, then retracting his comment a day later
  • Leslie Jones angry reaction about “Ghostbusters: Answer The Call” not being given a second film
  • First potential casting announcement for the movie with 12-year-old Sarah Abbott

Plus some other juicy morsels to kick off the first in a monthly series where we discuss and dissect all the news and rumors surrounding this movie until release day – July 10, 2020.

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“Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History” Book Review

If you don’t know the answer to “Who ya’ gonna’ call?”, we can’t be friends anymore. Seriously, “Ghostbusters” is my life. It is the alpha and the omega of movies to me. One of the ultimate New York movies before New York became a tired cliche, Ghostbusters took theaters by storm in 1984 and its logo remains one of the most recognizable symbols in the world, as well as Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song still being sung to this day. The comedy still brings laughs to fans to this day, and amazingly continues to remain relevant, especially on the heels of the upcoming all-female reboot by Paul Feig.

Not long after the film was released, “Making Ghostbusters” by Don Shay came out, the first book chronicling the story behind the story of this spooky comedy. Unfortunately, the book was not in print very long and spent decades inflating in value. For most fans, it was nearly impossible to find, and if you could find a copy, good luck affording it (think of the price as a twinkie…). Not long after the 30th anniversary of the original movie, Insight Editions has answered the call for a new book to fill that void, and “Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History” does more than just cover the 1984 classic.

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Written by Daniel Wallace, who has written tons of books on Star Wars mythos as well as Marvel and DC comics, “Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History” is loaded with over 220 pages of GB info, including never-before-seen artwork and production photos. The book features a foreward written by Dan Aykroyd AKA Ray Stantz, and an introduction by the director, Ivan Reitman. Printed in glorious color, hued with a tint of ectoplasmic green here and there, the best word to describe this book is “dense.”

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The book goes over not only the first film, but discusses the sequel, the cartoons, the video games, the comics, and even the toys. I was surprised to see such a huge section devoted to the oft-forgotten 1997 cartoon, “Extreme Ghostbusters”, which finally gets the laurels it deserves. I was very surprised to even see a section on fan art, including many pieces that we saw during the 30th anniversary gallery show in Manhattan.

Similar to the “Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film” book, this one holds many treasures within the pages. An animation cel from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon, blueprints for various ghostbusting gadgets, concept art, and even a mini-book of one of the original storyboards from Dan Aykroyd’s initial version of the GB film before Harold Ramis did his treatment of it. This book truly has it all and then some, and holds an impressive amount of data, drawings, and photos that adds new depth to the franchise.

One of my favorite parts were the sections that discussed the physical effects used in the first movie. The budget for the first movie was good, but not the best for everything that they were looking to accomplish. It took creative film-making techniques and an even more clever team of techs to devise cost-effective ways to give the movie the special effects that it needed. I also loved seeing all of the concept art and storyboards, but especially the art for what could have been – the items or ghosts that never made it on screen, and this is our first and only look at those things.

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To this day, even the blu-ray and DVD releases of the movies includes barely any info on the second film, which is depressing. I was so excited to read about Ghostbusters 2 finally and learn more about that film that I could not contain myself (insert whatever containment unit joke that you want to make here). Reading about that and hearing from all of the creative people that designed the movies were amazing. This is the Ghostbusters book that we have been waiting for, and my only gripe is that it should be at least a hundred pages longer to fit more photos and stories in it.

As a sidenote, the book does actually mention the Paul Feig reboot in the back, since the news came out just before the book went to print. Let’s hope that this book and the new movie both do well enough to keep the series alive with a new generation, and that we keep getting more GB books, cartoons, and everything else in the future. This is the fanboy in me, but who does not want their kids to know that bustin’ will make them feel good? In a spiritual sense, of course.

You can order “Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History” on Amazon.com for around $35, and you would be a fool not to if you were a true Ghosthead. This makes a great gift for any fan of the movies, or someone that grew up with the cartoons or an 80’s kid. Basically, everyone should own this book and that includes you, so grab this today!

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