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Ghostbusters Custom Blu by alexmax Ghostbusters Custom Blu by alexmax
Since it is the 30th anniversary, of course Sony is a new edition of the bluray. They are even going to release Ghostbusters II on bluray, which is kinda cool (even if I'm not a huge fan of that one), because for the first time they will include special features about GB2. The dvds were pretty much barebones or had a couple of cartoon episodes.

What's atrocious is the art for the boxset. I guess that since they've used the logo and that jell-o background (first green, now blue) so many times now, they wanted to do something different and added some weird looking arms riffing on the GB2 logo idea. Just ugly. 

Anyways, looking at the current bluray, the cover is so boring, I wondered if I could make a quick photoshop hack-job of my own that, at least, wasn't as boring. There's nothing original or clever about it, but I like it better than the actual cover. It reminds me of the C-64 cassette cover. I printed it and, slip it in the sleeve.

Note: obviously the image is just a mockup. I'm not including the flat artwork because I only made the front and the spine.
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tsilvers Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I would much rather have this version. Good job.
alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
Luinsaro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I'm perfectly happy with my green jell-o (ectoplasm?) GB1/GB2 set, as I thusly have both but really only watch the first.  I'm not a collector per se, I just want the movie on DVD for a decent price that literally poor me can handle when the DVD coin jar gets full and I can buy!

That being said, I like your cover because it looks appropriately spooky yet has the important parts:  the logo and the guys (though missing Winston).  I also must say how much Harold Ramis is missed, and I hope they give him a nice tribute as part of the extras on any new edition coming out.
alexmax Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
What I really like about that set is the booklet! :) Hahay, and yes it's supposed to be ectoplasm/slime, but it seriously looks like cubes of jell-o. But you know what they say "there's always room for more jell-o".

I would've added Winston, but the promotional image is what it is. At least, Ernie Hudson is included in the credits (which in the real deal can't be done). The exercise was to make a quick photoshop thing, like what studios make for the actual bluray covers (most bluray covers are so lazy), using what Sony should have readily available. Scratch that, I just wanted to change my cover. 
Luinsaro Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I don't have bluray...we're still tranferring to DVD from VHS (sad, no, but when you have limited cash flow)...

Have you seen some of the recent pics of Ernie at conventions?  He looks almost exactly the same -- a little heavier, a little grayer, but it's still definitely him, smiling and having fun.  I saw one pic of him with Nichelle Nichols, and another with Nathan Fillion -- and in both he was wearing a T-shirt with the Ghostbusters logo on the front.  It's so great that he's out with the fans at cons when you never see Murry or Akron.
alexmax Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I've seen some pictures of cons with Mr. Hudson. Now, I know this is going to sound crazy, but I'm with Bill Murray on this one: there should never be a third Ghostbusters. Much less now, that Harold Ramis passed away. The second movie wasn't that good, it wasn't terrible either, just disappointing. Even when I was 8 I thought it failed to meet my expectations. Not even if Ramis were alive a third movie would be a good idea. The actors are too old now, I'm not sure those characters would work as 60-plus year-olds, without coming across as very sad. Being irresponsible men-children scientists is funny at mid-30s, some fictional characters shouldn't age.

And "passing the torch" should never be an option. Ghostbusters is not the proton packs and the Ecto-1, Ghostbusters is Winston, Egon, Peter and Ray.
Luinsaro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I agree with you, so it doesn't sound crazy at all to me.  Really, there were good points to GB2 (the Statue of Liberty stamping trough the streets to the strains of "Love lifting me higher" or whatever it's called is unforgettable), but it wasn't the smash that the first movie was.  I feel the same way about GB as I did about Pirates of the Caribbean:  one was enough and was a success; two was pushing it and was a success money-wise but not enjoyment wise, and three was (for POTC) too much and a mess...which is likely to be the same thing with a third GB movie.  Let sleeping dogs (or dragons) lie, come on...and yes, especially now that Harold Ramis is gone.

This is also kind of how I felt about the new Star Wars movie, besides the fact that Lucas was starting to sell the fans out with the special edition movies (certain changes were great, like adding windows, graphics, animals, etc. but changing the actual lines and plots I don't agree with...Han shot FIRST, and Vader's "Bring my shuttle" was actually scary!), then the reasonable success of Phantom Menace, and then the slide downhill with the latter two movies before ending it all by selling out to Disney.  Clone Wars was a sort of saving grace, but overall to an original 77'er like me, it's almost sad.

This is also the same reason why I will only watch Knight Rider Seasons 1-4 and not the movies, and only own the first four seasons of A-Team.  They start diddling, they lose me...and like you, that includes no "passing the torch" crap or drastic changes to what was working reasonably (who thought up Stockwell, anyways...?).
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