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The Ghost Busters - BCI announces Live-Action series

Posted by Gord Lacey

"THE GHOST BUSTERS" The Complete Series

Available April 17th For $29.98

Los Angeles, CA - BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and the UK's leading global media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc ("ER") have announced the release of Filmation's live action series "The Ghost Busters." The series will be available on DVD for the first time and will include rare special features including interviews and bonus footage. The 2 DVD set features all 15 episodes and will be released on April 17th at a suggested retail price of $29.98.

"This long lost gem has finally made its way to DVD" said Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI. "And as one of the champions of nostalgic TV, BCI is thrilled to be releasing this classic series that spawned an animated series and inspired the title of one of the top feature films of the 1980's."

When trouble calls, The Ghost Busters answer! From their run-down office, Spenser, Tracy, and Kong take on assignments no mere mortal could face. Good thing that Spenser and Kong have the super-smart gorilla Tracy on their team! In the super-secret missions assigned to them by the mysterious "Zero," the trio of bumbling detectives confronts phantoms, vampires, werewolves, the Frankenstein monster, mobsters, Vikings, magicians, and even a devilish dummy!

Long before the successful blockbuster film franchise which borrowed the name, Filmation produced the live-action series "The Ghost Busters." Debuting in 1975 on CBS, the series starred Larry Storch and Forrest Tucker, the two popular sitcom stars of F Troop. Bob Burns played the part of gorilla Tracy so convincingly that fans worldwide thought the simian was real. Each episode featured popular guest-stars from the time, including Billy Barty, Ted Knight and Jim Backus.

Special Features include:

  • Bonus animated GHOSTBUSTERS episode "I'll Be A Son Of A Ghostbuster"
  • The Ghost Busters - Interviews - Over twenty minutes of fascinating behind-the-scenes stories with producer Lou Scheimer, and "Tracy the Gorilla" star Bob Burns
  • Rare Footage: The Ghost Busters Live Action Bumpers - Version 1 & 2
  • Extensive Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Extensive Promotional Photo Gallery
  • Extensive Tracy the Gorilla Photo Gallery
  • Easter eggs
  • Insert with Episode Guide plus Trivia & Fun Facts
  • DVD-ROM Material: Scripts for all 15 episodes (PC/Mac compatible)
  • Spanish language tracks
Producing the special features, interviews and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation on DVD—The Ultimate Guide.

About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at

About BCI
BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is an independent entertainment video and audio supplier. BCI has continually redefined the standards and concepts of this industry, often introducing national success categories through its intuitive mass marketing skills. Its vast collection of titles represents both exclusively licensed titles from around the world, as well as in-house produced CDs and DVDs.

About Entertainment Rights
Entertainment Rights Plc ("ER") is the UK's leading global media group specializing in the ownership of high quality children's and family programming, characters and brands. ER owns or manages the rights to many global characters including Basil Brush®, Postman Pat®, Jess the Cat™, Little Red Tractor™, Rupert Bear®, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids™, She-Ra®, Jim Jam & Sunny™, Ghostbusters, The Lone Ranger, Lassie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Felix the Cat and the award-winning VeggieTales. In January 2007, ER acquired Classic Media, the US-based owner of an extensive portfolio of children's and family characters and brands including Lassie, Underdog, The Lone Ranger, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Big Idea Productions Inc, producer and creator of the award-winning VeggieTales series of programming which, to date, has sold over 50 million home videos. Since 1999, when ER owned rights to just 39 episodes of programming, ER's library has grown to circa 8,700 episodes of high quality children's and family characters and brands. This includes certain rights to global brands such as Mattel's Barbie™, Scholastic's Clifford™ and Hasbro's Transformers™. ER's wholly owned subsidiary Tell-Tale Productions, created and produced The Tweenies, one of the UK's most successful pre-school brands. ER has grown rapidly. Annual revenues have increased from $3.5m in 1999 to $60.2m in 2005, the last reported financial year. Visit

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