BCI Eclipse is releasing The Ghost Busters on DVD for the first time! This is not the Bill Murray/Harold Ramis version — it’s the Forrest Tucker/Larry Storch version. Were any words ever a clearer clarion call to comedy? And you know, we really loved that show when we were kids. As the press release notes, not only did it co-star a giant orilla (played by Bob Burns) but people like Ted Knight, Jim Backus and Billy Barty often made appearances. In fatc, all things considered, it might even have been better than Dusty’s Trail.
“This long lost gem has finally made its way to DVD” said Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI. “And as one of the champions of nostalgic TV, BCI is thrilled to be releasing this classic series that spawned an animated series and inspired the title of one of the top feature films of the 1980’s.”
When trouble calls, The Ghost Busters answer! From their run-down office, Spenser, Tracy, and Kong take on assignments no mere mortal could face. Good thing that Spenser and Kong have the super-smart gorilla Tracy on their team! In the super-secret missions assigned to them by the mysterious “Zero,” the trio of bumbling detectives confronts phantoms, vampires, werewolves, the Frankenstein monster, mobsters, Vikings, magicians, and even a devilish dummy!
The set includes a bunch of behind the scenes features, interviews, galleries and so on, all produced by Andy Mangels, so there’s your comics tie-in there, bub.