The eight-disc set will not include Feig’s 2016 women’s film.
When Sony announced plans to celebrate”GhostbustersThe franchise” and recent DVD release of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” in 2022 by releasing an eight-disc box set called “Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection”, which is apparently absent from those eight discs are Paul Feig–For the director, “Ghostbusters” hit theaters in 2016. And Feig took to Twitter (diplomatically) to point out the omission.
Feig’s film, which stars Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy, is famously the target of a online campaign misogynistic fueled by outrage as women stepped into the iconic overalls worn for the first time by Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis. As in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” the three living leads (Ramis died in 2014) have reprized their roles, though after it opened to a disappointing box office, Ackroyd told an interviewer that Feig “soon will not be allowed to return to the Sony lot.” Plans were quickly made for a new iteration of the franchise, to become “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” directed by Jason Reitman, and released in theaters on November 19. Now, the film. that will become the standard “Ghostbusters” when included in the upcoming “final collection” box set.
“I know this must be a mistake,” Feig tweeted about the omission. “We have a lot of fans and Bill, Dan and Ernie came in and it won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Feature Film the year it came out. So I guess this is just an oversight? ” Feig included the hashtag # #weareallghostbusters.
When “Ghostbusters” hit theaters in 2016, Eric Kohn of IndieWire gave filming C +, wrote, “Despite the logical backlash suffered during the film’s promotion, the problems with “Ghostbusters” had nothing to do with the film’s cast. Undoing it stems from the same problems that plague so many over-produced, market-tested products masquerading as movies: For all the value that can be contained in an intellectual property wisdom, it is worthless if it cannot make old ideas new. ”
Um… @SonyPictures, I know this must be a mistake. We had a lot of fans and Bill, Dan and Ernie were on board and it won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Feature Film the year it came out. So I guess this is just an oversight? #weareallghostbusters ❤️ https://t.co/dI8TwJsG4I
– Paul Feig (@paulfeig) December 22, 2021
https://www.indiewire.com/2021/12/paul-feig-ghostbusters-sony-dvd-omission-1234687753/ Paul Feig opposes Sony skipping Ghostbusters movie 2016