Ghostbusters (12A)

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ghostbusters

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Tue Oct 25 2011

For Halloween, a welcome reissue for this deliriously inventive, evergreen 1984 family comedy. Or at least, it used to be a family film: thanks to a churlish re-think by the BBFC – it’s been upped from a PG – ‘Ghostbusters’ is now deemed unsuitable for its target audience. Though presumably, this has more to do with some spicy language (‘this man has no dick!’) and ‘adult’ situations (Sigourney Weaver’s mid-air ecstasy) than anything to spook the under-12s. Quibbles aside, this is a near-flawless example of the ’80s genre boom in full swing, fusing state-of-the-art SFX, a loopy guys-on-a-mission plot, some awful synth ’n’ snare electro-pop and a handful of the finest one-liners ever. Go on, take the kids.

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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Oct 28, 2011

Duration:

105 mins

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Backyard Cinema

Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF Show map/details

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    Backyard Cinema Camden Lock Place
    London
    NW1 8AF

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  • Wed Aug 6:

    • 21:00

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John Higgins

I have fond memories of seeing the very first teaser trailer on ENTERTAINMENT USA back in the spring of 1984 and was one of the first in the queue to see it on December 1st at a cinema in Birmingham. I have seen it numerous times on DVD and TV and still marvel at the Richard Edlund effects and enjoy the Elmer Bernstein music. Even today, I wonder what the film would have been like if John Belushi had been in the role eventually played by Bill Murray.

John Higgins

I have fond memories of seeing the very first teaser trailer on ENTERTAINMENT USA back in the spring of 1984 and was one of the first in the queue to see it on December 1st at a cinema in Birmingham. I have seen it numerous times on DVD and TV and still marvel at the Richard Edlund effects and enjoy the Elmer Bernstein music. Even today, I wonder what the film would have been like if John Belushi had been in the role eventually played by Bill Murray.

Ian

Brilliant! Go see this. Just seen it and there were two groups of the films target audience 8 to 14 year old lads in the cinemas plus a few families where parents old enough to remember it first tiime out were taking their kids. Haven't seen a group of young lads come out of a film so hyper and loud for many many years. The review is bang on the button. Take your kids. They won't see a better written, acted and directed comedy aimed at kids of all ages for a long time. Go see it and see it now.

Ian

Brilliant! Go see this. Just seen it and there were two groups of the films target audience 8 to 14 year old lads in the cinemas plus a few families where parents old enough to remember it first tiime out were taking their kids. Haven't seen a group of young lads come out of a film so hyper and loud for many many years. The review is bang on the button. Take your kids. They won't see a better written, acted and directed comedy aimed at kids of all ages for a long time. Go see it and see it now.