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GHOSTBUSTERS: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY – Book Review

Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! I am such a huge fan of Ghostbusters. I have been for years and it always seems to get better and better with each viewing. One of my dream cosplays is to become an actual Ghostbuster, but my costume tee will have to due for now. So you can already tell how excited I was to learn that a Ghostbusters history book would soon be hitting shelves. Insight Editions are the publishers behind the brand new (and amazing) Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History book and were so kind to send me a review copy. 3aUpon opening the book, I had only one emotion and that was basically happy crying. Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History is a big book. The pages are full of fun trivia, behind the scenes looks, concept art, and so much more. Throughout the book, there’s even interactive sections that include pull out pages, plastic with schematics drawn on them, etc, I found myself reading this book for hours on end, flipping through the pages, becoming even more excited at the thought of an all female Ghostbusters. But then I kept getting more excited and needed to watch The Real Ghostbusters ASAP because this book not only covers the films, but covers everything that came because of the films. This includes the cartoon and merchandise! And if you know me, you know that vintage Ghostbusters collectibles are a weak spot of mine. Like Pokémon, I gotta catch them all.

I loved this book a whole lot and highly recommend it to any and all Ghostbusters fans out there! This book is so beautiful that I just had to take all the photos.

Synopsis and extras:

WHO YOU GONNA CALL? The Ghostbusters saga has been thrilling fans around the world for over three decades, from the original movies to the animated shows, comics, video games, toys, and other collectibles. For the first time, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History takes a comprehensive look at the entire franchise, telling the complete story behind the creation of a true pop culture phenomenon.

Beginning with an in-depth look at the original film, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual Historydelves into the archives to showcase a wealth of never-before-seen concept art and photography that will take fans into the production of a true classic. Also featuring a large section on Ghostbusters II, the book brings together exclusive interviews with the key players from both films, including director Ivan Reitman; stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver; and producers Michael C. Gross and Joe Medjuck.

ALSO INCLUDES INCREDIBLE SPECIAL ITEMS THAT WILL THRILL GHOSTBUSTERS FANS, INCLUDING:

Peter Venkman’s business card
Sedgewick Hotel storyboard booklet
Rare concept art sketches of ghostbusting gadgets
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man package sticker
Production notes
A schematic of the Gozer temple miniature

eqefGhostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History is now available in stores and online here.

The Author

Travis Grimm

Travis Grimm

Travis has been a self-proclaimed geek ever since being introduced to Star Wars before he could speak. He spends most of his free time reading comics, watching TV, collecting toys, blogging, and traveling the US to attend all sorts of conventions. He also likes coffee quite a bit.

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