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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B001N6FPQY
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who you gonna call? 11 Mar 2011
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This dvd box set collects together the first 30 episodes of "The real ghostbusters" animated series. The show was an animated spin off of the ghostbusters films and continued the adventures of Ray, Peter, Egon, Winstone and their ghostly sidekick Slimer as they battle to protect the world from ghosts, demons, monsters and other supernatural threats.
Much like the films this show was a brilliant mix of supernatural activity, comedy and action which was watched by children and adults alike. Time Life have released all the "real ghostbuster" series in a 25 disc box set but it costs over 100 from most online retailers. But recently they have been releasing them in segments at a much more affordable price such as this one. Volumes 2 and 3 collect together another 30 episodes each from the series. But please be aware that these dvd box sets are region 1 encoded and will only play on north American or multi regional dvd players. I have completely given up hope of them ever giving the series a proper release on region 2. There are 5 discs in this set. Discs 1-4 contain the episodes and disc 5 the extras. The box set also comes with a booklet which lists all the episodes.
The sound and picture quality are good and the extras include an episode length featurette, episode introductions, image galleries and five visual commentary tracks featuring writers, artists and voice actors.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia done right - Great treatment for classic series 13 Dec 2008
By Simon - Published on
Finally. After some meager single disc releases and a two-episode tease on the Ghostbusters Double Feature Gift Set (Ghostbusters/ Ghostbusters 2 and Commerative Book), The Real Ghostbusters finally makes a proper arrival on DVD, and does so in style. This isn't some hack release thrown together for a quick buck - Time Life and Sony really went all out to give RGB the proper treatment, including Steelbook packaging, visual commentaries, interviews with the key talents, and more.

As mentioned by other reviewers, you can already grab the complete series set from the Time Life website, which has all 5 volumes, an exclusive Firehouse box and bonus disc. But if you're low on cash or only want a little RGB to satisfy that nostalgia craving, Volume 1 arguably gives you the most bang for your buck out of all the volumes. This set packs 30 episodes, the first 13 of which are the classic ABC season 1 shows, including memorable ghosts the Boogieman, Samhain, and Sandman. The Ghostbusters go Hollywood, Janine gets a genie, and Peter tells the story of how Slimer came to live in the firehouse. The other 17 episodes start the Season 1 syndicated package, including the episode "Knock Knock." The animation is at its strongest, Lorenzo Music and Arsenio Hall are on the cast, and the writing is at its best.

Individual volumes or complete series set, The Real Ghostbusters is a must buy on DVD. The show holds up much better than most 80s fare, and is great for original and new fans alike.
23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, another option! 10 Dec 2008
By S. M. Robare - Published on
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For those who don't know, Time Life picked up the rights to release the entire Real Ghostbusters series (including the Slimer & the Real Ghostbusters episodes), and are offering a complete series set available only on their website (with an MSRP of around $175-180.) Luckily for fans that don't want to drop 2 bills on the complete series, or for those who just want a single season of the show, they've decided to also release (at least) the first season as a separate set available at most retailers including Amazon. This is the perfect option for those who weren't happy with Sony's Best of discs, and are ready to mortgage their home for the complete series. Here's to hoping they release the other seasons separately as well.

As for the show, it's an interesting entry in the genre of 80s film cartoon spin-offs, with well written episodes and generally interesting animation. Though the show is visually a little different from the films, it's a great expansion of the characters and world. This 5-disc set contains the first 30 episodes, 5 commentaries, a collectible booklet, and a very nice steel case package.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE cartoon of the 80's finally on DVD! 10 Jun 2009
By John Lindsey - Published on
Set a year after the Ghostbusters fought Gozer, the awesome four known as Peter Venkmen (Voiced by Lorenzo Music), Ray Stanz (Voiced by Frank Welker), Winston Zeddimore (Voiced by Arsino Hall) and Egon Spengler (Voiced by Maurice LaMaurre) now joined with friendly ghost Slimer (Voiced by Frank Welker) and with secretary Janine (voiced by Laura Summer) to fight the many forces of evil in the world.

A truly brilliant animated spin-off of the classic 1984 hit movie that suprised everyone around the world. In 1985 Columbia teamed up with DiC to do an animated series based on the movie as it premiered in 1986 to great ratings and acclaim from kids to adults thanks to the brilliant smart writing, excellent characterizations, humor and of course quality animation. It lasted from 1986 to 1992 as it became the true best cartoon of the 80's besides "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe", DIC's truest great cartoon show besides "Inspector Gadget" and "Sonic The Hedgehog" for it holds up very well thanks to Youtube viewing.

The show is finally on DVD in time for this year's 25th anniversary of the first film and the upcoming video game. This contains the first 25 episodes which starts with "Ghost R Us" where the Ghostbusters are upstaged by a group of ghosts who pose as ghost exterminators. "Killerwatt" has a power blackout where a this powerful Ghost named Killerwatt (Voiced by James Avery) is on the prowl, next "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" has an old lady possessed by a demon with a haunted house calls in the amazing four as they are trapped while Janine is in danger. "Slimer Come Home" deals with Slimer who ruins Winston's birthday suprise as he feels bad for the slimeball leaves to join a group of bad ghosts, "Troll Bridge" has a lost troll in the big apple having some fun while his Troll clan are mad for the now Ghostbusters must stop their reign of terror. "The Boogieman Cometh" is about the title creature that terrorizes two young children and now hire the Ghostbusters, "Mr Sandman Dream Me a Dream" has The Sandman who plans on making humanity rest by making their dreams actually come true for five hundred years as our heroes must stop him. "When Halloween Was Forever" has some ancient Irish ruins at the museum accidently set off a pumpkinheaded demon that wants to have Halloween forever, "Look Homeward Ray" has Ray returning back to his home town for a while but someone plots to make Ray look like a fool until that guy will find out who the real traitor is. "Take Two" is a self-referential episode where the Ghostbusters are flown to Hollywood to oversee production of a movie based on their story but then a prop is haunted by a monster and even includes brief footage from the original movie, "Citizen Ghost" has the origin of how Slimer first joined the team after the GBs fought Gozer. "Janine's Genie" is about Janine who temporarily joins the Ghostbusters as she is rewarded a brass oil lamp for a reward but it unleashes a Genie with deadly intentions, next "Knock Knock" has a portal to hell accidently opened as now the Ghostbusters must try to shut the gates of hell before man is devoured by evil. "Station Identification" has spirits haunting television sets as an evil ghost has created their own station for the amazing four must stop them, followed by "Play Them Ragtime Boos" has the men now in Louisiana on vacation as they discover a small town is haunted by jazz-playing spirits. "Sea Fright" has ghostly pirates that seek their lost treasure as now the Ghostbusters must stop, next is "The Spirit of Aunt Lois" features Ray's aunt who invites Ray and his pals to a seance conducted by a fake spiritualist that will unleash some mad ghosts. "Cry Uncle" has Egon's uncle Cyrus comes to visit but doesn't believe in his nephews work as Egon with friends must prove that spirits are real. "Adventures in Slime and Space" features Slimer accidently getting into one of Egon's experiments creating thousands of little slimers that will soon turn into a giant mean blue slimer that will slime the city unless the Ghostbusters can bring him back to normal. "Night Game" has a bizarre battle in a baseball stadium where baseball playing ghosts deal with the Ghostbusters to play ball with them, "Venkman's Ghost Repellers" has Peter's scam artist of a father peddling fake ghost-repellent ponchos as a ship must be saved from a weird dimension. "The Old College Spirit" has college students being haunted by former frat spirits at the GB's old college where they were kicked out, "Ain't NASA-sarily So" has our boys sent to space to bust a scary creature that sure ain't alien. ""Who You Calling Two Dimensional" has a famed cartoonist named Walt Fleischman of the 30's and 40's that was kidnapped by his toons for 40 years as the guys investigate the weird cartoon dimension. "A Fright at the Opera" has Valkyries terrorizes a opera house as now the Ghostbusters must put on their own show, "Doctor Doctor" has the four dudes covered in weird ectoplasmic chemicals that cover their bodies and somehow changes them. "Ghost Busted" has the boys in uniform decided to do something different to save their business once there has been a lack of ghosts for days as they reinvent themself as "Crime Busters", "Beneath These Streets" has New York suffering Earthquakes and the boys head into the sewers to discover that ghosts are behind it and finally "Boo-Dunit" has the Ghostbusters called to a haunted house of a deceased novelist where Winston with the guys must try to solve the mystery by actually being characters from the last unfinished novel of the writer.

All episodes are remastered nicely and has some great extras like introductions with commentaries on some episodes, featurette, image and design gallery and DVD-Rom stuff.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Slime Time! 12 Mar 2009
By J. Wood - Published on
The Real Ghostbusters was a difinitive series in that it was a major predacesor to the first TMNT animated series and was considerably dark for a Saturday morning children's cartoon. Some of the Ghostbusters' ememies were borrowed from popular mythology,(ie the above mentioned Boogeyman, Sandman and Samhain, the spirit of Halloween, and even the four horsemen of the apocolyps), and some of the ghosts were down right scarey. I agree with my fellow reviewers, this is a great set for those who are tight on cash but would like to enjoy some good ol' 1908's style ecto plasmic skull bustin' as Ray might say. Power up your Proton Pack, dust off your PKE Meter and get ready for ghost busting nostalgia at it's best.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who You Gonna Call? 5 Oct 2012
By Coffee Addicted Writer's Reviews - Published on
I couldn't afford the pricey complete series, so I waited until Volume 1 was released. I grew up watching the cartoon and the episodes are still great to watch today. I love the tin case that contains the five discs and episode guide booklet.

The episodes are:

Disc 1
001-"Ghost R US"
003-"Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood
004-"Slimer, Come Home"
005-Troll Bridge"
006-The Boogieman Cometh"

Disc 2
007-"Mr. Sandman, Dream Me A Dream"
008-"When Halloween Was Forever"
009-"Look Homeward, Ray"
010-"Take Two"
011-"Citizen Ghost"
012-"Janine's Genie
013-"Xmas Mark The Spot"

Disc 3
014-"Knock, Knock"
015-"Station Identification"
016-"Play Them Ragtime Boos"
017-"Sea Fright"
018-"The Spirit of Aunt Lois"
019-"Cry Uncle"
020-"Adventures in Slime and Space

Disc 4
021-"Night Game"
022-"Venkman's Ghost Repellers"
023-"The Old College Spirit"
024-"Ain't NASA-sarily So"
025-"Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional!"
026-"A Fright At the Opera"
027-"Doctor, Doctor"

Disc 5
028-"Ghost Busted"
029-"Beneath These Streets"

Special Features: "Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts: Creating The Real Ghostbusters", The Real Ghostbusters Image Gallery: Promotional and Development Art; The Real Ghostbusters Design Gallery: Night Game; DVD-Rom Materials
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