‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’ Gets a 4K Ultra HD Upgrade from Arrow Video!

by Susan Ryant

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has not only officially announced their Ghostbusters: Afterlife 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release, but a jam-packed box set that has some seriously buzzworthy new special features.

We’ve already received several Ghostbusters releases, but the forthcoming Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection  is truly loaded with new extras, including an extremely rare 114-minute “Preview Cut” of the original film (presented in Standard Definition) and lost Dana Barrett audition footage with several prominent actresses that all lost out to Sigourney Weaver.

The “Preview Cut” of the film is said to be an unearthed early cut of the film with “alternate takes, additional scenes, early effects” and more. It’s unclear the depth of the changes, but it could include some of the newly-discovered footage included on the Steelbook release.

The other highlight is a collection of several auditions for the role of Dana Barrett, featuring Pet Sematary‘s Denise Crosby, Weird Science‘s Kelly LeBrock, and more!

For the superfan, there are also over an hour of raw dailies, encompassing 7 scenes from the film!

But wait, there’s MORE. The Ultimate Collection also includes a whopping 19 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II !

Lastly, before we dig into the full extra feature breakdown, it’s worth noting that Sony Home Entertainment has made a last-minute decision to include a Digital Download of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters (2016). As of this writing, there is no physical component.

The Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection is available at retailers on February 1, 2022, is presented in collectible “ghost trap” packaging with lights, and includes a full 220-page reprint of the rare 1985 “Making Ghostbusters” book!

    • GHOSTBUSTERS 4K ULTRA HD
      • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
      • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
    • GHOSTBUSTERS BLU-RAY
      • Feature presented in high definition, from the 4K master
      • 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
      • Special Features:
        • Commentary Featuring Director Ivan Reitman, Star/Co-Writer Harold Ramis and Associate Producer Joe Medjuck
        • Fan Commentary Moderated by Ghost Corps’ Eric Reich
        • Slimer Mode Picture-in-Picture Track
    • GHOSTBUSTERS II 4K ULTRA HD
      • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
      • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
    • GHOSTBUSTERS II BLU-RAY
      • Feature presented in high definition, from the 4K master
      • 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
      • Special Feature:
        • Commentary Featuring Director Ivan Reitman, Star/Co-Writer Dan Aykroyd and Executive Producer Joe Medjuck
    • GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE 4K ULTRA HD
      • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
      • Dolby Atmos
    • GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE BLU-RAY
      • Feature presented in high definition
      • Includes all special features from the standalone Blu-ray
    • SPECIAL FEATURES DISC 1 – GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
        • NEW: Rare 114-minute Preview Cut of the Film (in Standard Definition) – an unearthed early cut of the film with alternate takes, additional scenes, early effects and more. A unique must-see experience for any Ghostbusters fan!
          • With optional commentary by Associate Producer Joe Medjuck and Editor Sheldon Kahn
        • NEW: “Reitman Squared” Scene Commentary – a look at two scenes from the film with Ivan Jason Reitman
        • NEW: Dana’s Lost Auditions – eight auditions for the role of Dana Barrett, featuring Denise Crosby, Kelly LeBrock and more!
          • Special thanks to Brandon Kleyla
        • NEW: “Ghostbusters: Behind Closed Doors” Documentary – a 90-minute documentary about the making of Ghostbusters and the history of the franchise!
        • NEW: Ghostbusters Dailies – over an hour of raw dailies, encompassing 7 scenes from the film
        • NEW: Full TV Broadcast Version of the Film (in Standard Definition) – featuring alternate TV-safe takes
        • 16 Deleted Scenes
        • TV Commercial from the Film + Commercial Outtakes
        • 1984 ShoWest Exhibitor Reel
        • “A Moment With the Stars” Original EPK Featurette
        • 1984 Featurette
        • SFX Team Featurette
        • Cast and Crew Featurette
        • Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
        • Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
        • Ruth Oliver’s Library Ghost Scream Test
        • Multi-Angle Explorations
        • Storyboard Comparisons
        • Photo Galleries
        • “Ghostbusters” Music Video by Ray Parker, Jr.
        • Theatrical Trailers Promo
  • SPECIAL FEATURES DISC 2 – GHOSTBUSTERS II GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
    • GHOSTBUSTERS II
    • NEW: “Reitman Squared” Scene Commentary – a look at two scenes from the film with Ivan Jason Reitman
    • NEW: 19 Deleted Scenes – a collection of never-before-seen deleted scenes!
    • NEW: Ghostbusters II Soundtrack Promo – a scene from the film with commentary from composer Randy Edelman
    • NEW: Full TV Broadcast Version of the Film (in Standard Definition) – featuring alternate TV-safe takes
    • 7 Additional Deleted Scenes
    • “The Oprah Winfrey Show: Cast of Ghostbusters II” – June 1989
    • Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond
    • Ghostbusters II Original EPK
    • “On Our Own” Music Video by Bobby Brown
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
    • Jason’s Sneak Peek from Set
    • Theatrical Trailers