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Ghostbusters is a brilliant classic, but this transfer is disappointing
on 18 April 2016
Despite being the best quality version of GB that you will ever see, the visual quality of the first movie is still nowhere near that of re-releases such as Alien and Bladerunner which are even older. There is a LOT of grain and 'noise' on the picture which may or may not be due to the quality of the original print, but my guess is that this is a lazy upgrade of the DVD version rather than a remaster from the original. Colour contrast is also way too stark for my taste. No amount of tinkering with the TV settings is able to produce what I would consider a satisfactory picture. The second movie has far better quality, but lets be honest, you only bought the 'double' set because you're a completionist.
Ghostbusters is a great movie, it's just a pity that, for whatever reason, it couldn't be given the same treatment as some of it's contemporaries.
An ultimately disappointing upgrade, but still sadly the best version we will probably get.