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Horror - The Real Ghostbusters Creatures Of The Night

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Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, Lorenzo Music, Laura Summer, Frank Welker
Directors: Masakazu Higuchi, Will Meugniot
Studio: Sony Pictures
Run Time: 89 minutes

If there's something weird in your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
If there's something strange and it don't look good
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

Does it qualify as horror? Not really, but it was a Saturday morning cartoon so you have to cut it some slack. The new Sony DVD release: The Real Ghostbusters Creatures Of The Night is a welcome addition to the library of ABC’s Saturday morning cartoon line up from the 1980’s. This spin off from the Bill Murray hit comedy Ghostbusters translated well as a Saturday morning cartoon and went on to become one of the longest lived cartoons to air.

If you were hoping for something new, innovative or different in this DVD collection then you will be left wanting. Simply a collection of disparate episodes from season one and two of the series Creatures Of The Night is a release which has made no effort to clean up the cartoons prior to release. This could be a cynical money grab by execs who figure they have the license to produce the DVD’s and might as well make some money or it could be a test to see if there is a real market there for something cleaner and more complete for real fans of the show.

The Real Ghostbusters has a solid fan base – any simple Internet search will turn up fan sites, fan fiction and cosplayers. Fans who are swapping grainy VHS copies at cons or over the WWW will be happy with the release of Creatures Of The Night along with The Real Ghostbusters - Slimefighters and The Real Ghostbusters - Spooky Spirits. Fans can only hope that if the sales of these three DVD’s go well then a 140 episode boxed set will be in their future. The episodes are out there, they just need to be cleaned up and release in a form that would make them truly collectible.

For the price The Real Ghostbusters DVDs are worth the investment to add to your library.

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