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All I want for Christmas is 50 hours with The Real Ghostbusters - VIDEO

by Mike Moody, posted Nov 26th 2008 12:05PM
the real ghostbustersFinally. Time Life has released the long-awaited The Real Ghostbusters: The Complete Collection on DVD. And it's frackin' loaded. The mammoth $179.99 set features all 147 eps of The Real Ghostbusters, plus more than twelve hours of extras, all packed in a box with hologram panels that resembles the firehouse from the show. Looks like I'm gonna have to sell my car. For $179.99.

I won't go on about how this animated spinoff of the Ghostbusters movie was the best thing on Saturday morning in the late 80s and early 90s (but it was), or how it was also the coolest thing to watch in syndication after school every day (but it was), or how Egon Spengler helped me overcome my own personal boogeyman (but he did). I also won't waste your time writing about the awesome Real Ghostbusters-inspired comics I used to create as a kid (but they were awesome), or how I still reference my favorite eps with my friends in casual conversation (but I do).

But I will ask you, dear TV Squad reader, to help make my Christmas wish come true by persuading my wife to buy me this box set. Because I really don't want to sell my car for $179.99.

How can you help? Just leave a comment on this post. Something like "He deserves to have this show for Christmas," or even a "Have pity on the poor bastard!" will do. She'll read. She'll feel the pressure. And she'll pay Time Life way too much money for a box of cartoons. What's the incentive for you? I promise to pitch retro-reviews of my favorite eps if I get this box set, and every review will feature a terribly geeky video clip like this one:

Here's a list of the set's special features, for those who need convincing that this is indeed a (pricey but) worthy buy.

The Real Ghostbusters: The Complete Collection includes:
  • The original promotional pilot for The Real Ghostbusters, never before aired
  • 21 on-camera commentary tracks with producers, voice actors, writers, animators and production personnel
  • 5 exclusive documentaries
  • 86 episode introductions
  • 16-page booklet, including episode synopses, trivia and art for every episode!
  • Plus scripts, storyboards, image galleries, music and effects audio tracks, and much more!
  • Interviews with J. Michael Straczynski (Writer & Story Editor), Maurice LaMarche (Voice of "Egon Spengler"), Laura Summer (Voice of First "Janine Melnitz"), Kath Soucie (Voice of Second "Janine Melnitz") and many others

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Ghostbusters extreme was an awesome, AWESOME show! I'd be getting the real ghostbusters if I had the money. Sadly I don't have a wife to guilt into buying it for me.

November 28 2008 at 4:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sorry, Mike, but what about the rest of us. Could TVSquad do a Real Ghostbusters giveaway? Heck, I'd even take Ghostbusters Extreme -

November 26 2008 at 11:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The poor girl. She's already given in.

November 26 2008 at 11:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alex Farquharson

All I want for xmas is 'The Real Ghostbusters' set . . . . and Ghostbusters III

November 26 2008 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow, did this turn into X-Entertainment? :)

November 26 2008 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Rocketboy_X's comment

X celebrates X-mas early every year, and I guess I'm doin' the same. Nothing wrong with thatm eh?

November 26 2008 at 11:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Not at all.. trust me, it wasn't a slight against this post... :)

December 01 2008 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
destroyer of particles

I'm a dude with needs...sometimes those needs include watching ray stantz get slimed with ectoplasm...c'mon girl, give the dude a break...

November 26 2008 at 12:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Getting the bonus pilot should be enough, but that set is pretty jam packed. When I was a kid, I made my sister through out the trap as I strong armed imaginary ghosts with the Proton Packs I always got for Christmas and birthdays.

November 26 2008 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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