Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. It's Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis as a maniacal band of parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena -- and supernatural hilarity! Fired from university research jobs, Drs. Venkman (Murray), Stantz (Aykroyd) and Spengler (Ramis) set up shop as "Ghostbusters," ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and her nerdy neighbor (Rick Moranis) become possesed by demons living in their building. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face their supreme challenge at a roof-top demonic shrine. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

Taken from the 1985–1996 VHS.


Character's name Portrayed by
Egon Spengler Harold Ramis
Raymond "Ray" Stantz Dan Aykroyd
Peter Venkman Bill Murray
Winston Zeddemore Ernie Hudson
Dana Barrett Sigourney Weaver

In Other Languages

Production timeline

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA June 8, 1984
VHS USA October 31, 1985
VHS South Korea December 1, 1988
VHS (re-release) USA December 7, 1992
DVD USA June 29, 1999
DVD South Korea January 2000
DVD (2-Pack) USA August 2, 2005
Blu-ray Disc USA June 16, 2009
Blu-ray Disc (re-release) USA September 16, 2014

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for the Ghostbusters series




Rank of worldwide release 20.png
Rank of release in North America 19.png
Rank of release on VHS worldwide 10.png
Rank of release on VHS in North America 9.png
Rank of release on DVD worldwide 7.png
Rank of release on DVD in North America 7.png
Rank of release on Blu-ray Disc worldwide 21.png
Rank of release on Blu-ray Disc in North America 21.png