If you’ve got a movie-loving geek with a birthday coming up, or if you’re just in the mood to treat yo’self, you’ve got two bits of awesome to chose from this week on the home-video front. First up, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot stomps onto shelves today, giving you the perfect excuse to see just how loud you can set the volume on your home theater before your ears start bleeding.
Like most major releases these days, Godzilla is available in several different combo-pack formats. You can grab the 3D Blu-ray for $27.99 on Amazon. That set includes the movie on a 3D Blu-ray disc, regular Blu-ray, and DVD, as well as an Ultraviolet digital copy. I’m guessing there are few of us out there who actually have a 3D TV, however, so you’ll more likely be interested in the standard Blu-ray combo pack, which includes all of the above but the 3D disc and is going for $19.99 on Amazon. And if you prefer all your movies to be stored in fancy metal tins, or you’ve just always wanted a button you could press that makes the Godzilla roar, you can drop $29.99 for the Limited Edition MetalPak.
At any rate, all of these will get you the same array of bonus features.
- MONARCH: Declassified — Discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret.
- Operation: Lucky Dragon
- MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File
- The Godzilla Revelation
- The Legendary Godzilla — Go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for an even deeper look at the larger than life monsters in the film.
- Godzilla: Force of Nature
- A Whole New Level of Destruction
- Into the Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump
- Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s
But let’s say giant monsters aren’t really your thing. Maybe you’re a lady or fella whose tastes tend more toward the unquiet dead, and the systematic removal of same. In that case, allow us to direct your attention to the Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters 2 re-releases which hit shelves today, and especially to this badass Blu-ray bundle.
In addition to that very snazzy Slimer/logo statuette, the set includes the 30th anniversary edition of Ghostbusters, which has been remastered in 4K. So it will now be clearer than ever before that it’s true, Walter Peck has no dick. Plus, bonus features!
- Gallery 1988 Ghostbusters 20th Anniversary Print Collection (1080p): A collection of images from the ‘pop-culture art’ creators.
- Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective (1080p, 24:01): The meat of the new supplemental content. Entertainment Journalist Geoff Boucher sits down with Director Ivan Reitman and Co-Writer/Actor Dan Aykroyd, who recall shooting the original, discussing the role New York City plays in the film, the picture’s massive success, the iconic images that arose from the film, Harold Ramis’ contributions, the technical details of the shoot, the film’s special effects, the cast’s contributions to the film’s success, music, fan reaction, and more.
- Alternate TV Version Takes (1080i, 4:3, 1:31): A few clips from the television version.
- Music Video (1080i, 4:3, 4:19): ‘Ghostbusters’ by Ray Parker, Jr.
- Ghostbusters Theatrical Trailer (1080p, 2:15).
You’ll also get the 25th anniversary edition of Ghostbusters 2, which has gotten the 4K treatment as well. Bonus goodies? But of course!
- Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond (1080p, 16:16): Entertainment Journalist Geoff Boucher hosts Director Ivan Reitman and Co-Writer/Actor Dan Aykroyd to discuss the process of building a sequel on top of the original and the challenges and advantages inherent to the endeavor. Also discussed are cast and the characters they play (including Ernie Hudson’s ‘audience perspective’ character), set pieces, the ‘river of slime’ and the role of slime in the series, comics and additional tales from the universe, toys and memorabilia, the franchise’s future, and more.
- Scene Cemetery (1080p): A collection of the following deleted scenes: Dana’s Curse (0:49), El Gato, the Cat (0:56), Sewer Invitation (1:27), Louis’ Secret (1:20), Peter’s Concern (0:54), Jack Buys It (1:41), and Driving Miss Liberty (1:14).
- Music Video (480i, 4:3, 4:36): ‘On Our Own’ by Bobby Brown.
- Original Trailers (1080p): Teaser (1:06), Trailer 1 (2:26), and Trailer 2 (2:32).