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'Ghostbusters' to be rereleased over Labor Day weekend to celebrate 30th anniversary

From left, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold

From left, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in 1984's "Ghostbusters." Credit: Columbia Pictures

The comedy classic "Ghostbusters" is being rereleased theatrically on Aug. 29 to help celebrate its 30th anniversary, Sony Pictures announced Thursday.

"Ghostbusters," directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis as the titular paranormal pest-controllers, is being restored and remastered in 4K, an increasingly popular type of image resolution higher than HD or Ultra HD. The movie will play in more than 700 North American locations for a limited engagement beginning Labor Day weekend.

Also, it and the less well-reviewed "Ghostbusters II" (1989) will have new Blu-ray releases, the first time in that format for the latter film. The new home-video editions will contain interviews with director Reitman and co-star and co-writer Aykroyd, previously unreleased deleted scenes from "II" and all legacy content from earlier video releases.

"'Ghostbusters' is still one of our studio's most beloved franchises," Sony Pictures executive Rory Bruer said Thursday.

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