After waiting patiently, Time Life has finally been putting out the single volume releases of The Real Ghostbusters cartoons. And I must say, It's about time. On to the review...
There are 5 discs to volume 3 for a total of 31 episodes. The series picks up the rest of the Syndicated season and continues through the 2nd and 3rd original seasons. There are 15 on-camera introductions from the episode writers which are very short, but done well given that each episode are their own. Each episode is exactly like it was when it was aired, each with the logo talking, "The Real Ghostbusters will return after these messages." I'm very happy Time Life kept that in...
The overall picture quality is very good and to be expected of a 20 year old cartoon. It says on the back of the box that they are remastered, and I don't think they could look any better than they are presented in this collection unless Time Life decides to put them on Blu-Ray. I honestly think that won't...
Oh the Memories! Loved the show as a child and not much has changed! The show has some of the best writers I the Business including pre Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski! This season includes the return or both the Bogeyman and Samhain! I also love the episode where the Ghostbusters are brought to an alternate reality version of New York called Boo York and have to face off against the People busters (Basically ghost like version of themselves).
An excellent set for anyone who loved the show as a child. My only complaint is the fact that the box mentions that the episodes are digitally remastered which in my opinion is clearly false. There is tons of artifacts and color loss within the episodes; however this doesn't change the fact that it's an awesome show and highly recommended!
For whatever reason, a lot of adults watch cartoons that are aimed at children. I think part of the reason is that sometimes cartoons are only nominally aimed at kids. That was certainly the case when The Real Ghostbusters started. It was more or less, a continuation of the movies, albeit with the characters changed a little. Peter Venkmen was more of a slacker than an out and out lech, though he still was drawn to any female on the show, while Ray had more of a childlike quality than in the movie. Egon didn't have all that much of a personality in the movie, being played rather drily by Harold Ramis, but comes out of his shell on the show. And Winston, though played very well by Ernie Hudson in the movie, didn't have much of a role - here in the show, his character really did become a true, full fledged Ghostbuster.
Unfortunately, not everything can last. They made a lot of these shows, going into syndication almost immediately and the quality suffered towards the tail end...
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