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


Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis regroup to nuke the spooks in the highly-spirited GHOSTBUSTERS II. Sidelined for five years since their spectacular save (and near destruction) of New York City, the superstars of the supernatural spring back into action when the infant son of single-mother Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) becomes the target of a powerful demonic force Reunited with the no-nonsense Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), nerdy, near-sighted Louis (Rick Moranis) and their ever-industrious secretary Janine (Annie Potts), the heroes of the hereafter must put a stop to an enormous underground river of slime ready to rot the roots of the entire Big Apple. Now, if your hometown was on the verge of being sucked down into the 10th level of Hell, who else would you call?

Taken from the 1989-1996 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
Dr. Janosz Poha Peter MacNicol

In Other Languages

Production timeline

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA June 16, 1989
VHS USA November 23, 1989
VHS South Korea January 22, 1991
DVD USA June 29, 1999
Blu-ray Disc USA September 16, 2014

In South Korea, Ghostbusters II was classified as "all ages" in its initial release, while the first film was classified as "adults only". However, when released on DVD, both films were re-classified as "12+".

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for the Ghostbusters series




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