This summer marks 30 years since the "Ghostbusters" burst onto the scene, and in honor of that anniversary, Sony is re-releasing the classic comedy in theaters.

Fans can see Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson take down the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on the big screen again on Labor Day weekend for a limited run. The flick will be screened at 700 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

The 1984 blockbuster, which also starred Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, and Annie Potts, has been fully restored and remastered. It's also getting a new DVD and Blu-ray re-release to coincide with its big milestone celebration, with a bunch of new special features.

"'Ghostbusters' is still one of our studio's most beloved franchises - I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it's a real thrill for me to see that it's still connecting with audiences everywhere," said Rory Bruer, Sony's president of worldwide distribution, in a statement announcing the news. "On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again."

A new Ghostbusters.com is also launching that will feature news about the franchise (and potential "Ghostbusters 3" announcements, perhaps?) alongside merchandise, including the aforementioned DVD/Blu-ray packages, as well as a remastered vinyl edition of the "Ghostbusters" soundtrack and new toys from LEGO and Mattel.

"Ghostbusters" is back in theaters beginning August 29. The DVD and Blu-ray will be available on September 16.

[via: TheWrap]



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