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Ghostbusters II Electronic Press Kit is an Electronic Press Kit (EPK), a videocassette sent to various media outlets (like TV News programs) for them to use to promote Ghostbusters II with trailers, film clips, making of featurette, cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes footage, and so on. It is also famous for containing rare alternate takes, extended scenes and deleted scenes from the movie.

FeaturesEdit

TrailerEdit

Film ClipsEdit

FeaturettesEdit

  • Run Time: 6 minutes, 4 seconds
  • Of note:
    • Filming outside the Manhattan Museum of Art at night when the Ghostbusters arrive to see the slime mold.
    • When the Ghostbusters, Dana, and Louis walk down the stairs of the museum at the end of the movie
    • Ivan Reitman talks about how they didn't think a sequel would be done then they all talked out it
    • Clips from Ghostbusters
    • Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis sound bytes
    • Part of Deleted Scene: Possessed Ray Driving where the Ghostbusters have returned to Ecto-1a and Egon notes the "P.K.E. levels are out of sight." Ray stares into space and is clearly being possessed.
    • Dan Aykroyd sound byte where he says he always knew there were more stories to tell.
    • Bill Murray talks about the distribution of the 'good lines'
    • Ivan Reitman talks about the success of the first film was the audience responding to the cast
    • Annie Potts talks about how unprecedented it is to get the original cast back for a sequel
    • Rick Moranis, outside the Parkview Psychiatric Hospital set, admits he's been game for a TV series.
    • Sigourney Weaver jokes about her time on the set as being placed in a 'class with the most awful boys'
    • A byte about new additions to the cast like Peter MacNicol
    • A behind the scenes shot from the first montage. The Ghostbusters are in their gray flightsuits wearing Santa hats. A TGIFridays sign is seen briefly.
    • Sigourney Weaver notes the biggest change for her was the baby and notes even the babies are charmed by Bill Murray
    • Bill Murray addresses the Manhattan Museum of Art crowd of extras with a bullhorn.
    • Bo Welch is credited with doing research on New York locations
    • Los Angeles sets are shown like the Parkview and sound stages at Columbia.
    • Shots of the Industrial Light and Magic crew
    • Joe Medjuck talks about using more slime. Harold Ramis says there was too much slime used the previous night.
    • Ivan Reitman talks about his role in communicating to the audience
    • Montage of behind the scenes shots
    • A group shot of various cast and crew taken in Los Angeles

Four Guys ProfileEdit

  • Run Time: 3 minutes, 14 seconds
  • Ivan Reitman does a walk-through of the Manhattan Museum of Art interior set with Murray, Ramis, Aykroyd and Hudson.
  • Filming of scenes on First Avenue, Armand's and Deleted Scene: Louis' Cousin, Sherman Tully
  • Practicing for when Aykroyd, Hudson, and Ramis surface from the sewers covered in slime and start fighting
  • Bill Murray talks about taking cues from Second City - working together and making other actors look good. Dan Aykroyd talks about Second City - talking in shorthand with each other and developing a story from nothing in a scene. Harold Ramis talks about getting his start writing for the class clown so to speak.
  • Hudson, Ramis, and Aykroyd practice jumping into the River of the Slime. Aykroyd appears to enthusiastically jump onto the cushion pad.
  • Ivan Reitman rehearses with Aykroyd, Murray and Ramis
  • Aykroyd, Murray, Ramis and Hudson set up the first scene in straitjackets at Parkview
  • Harold Ramis is doused in slime
  • Bill Murray talks to Manhattan museum extras
  • Bill Murray muses on the search for what's funny

Ivan Reitman ProfileEdit

  • Run Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds
  • Aykroyd, Ramis, Hudson climb down the very tight manhole. Hudson is doused in slime.
  • Reitman talks about recapturing the electricity
  • Sigourney Weaver talks about needing Reitman as the actors' compass
  • Reitman directs Weaver as she looks at Vigo painting over her shoulder in concern
  • Bill Murray talks about Reitman's filming style - filming the master, then close ups, then discovering more with the actors
  • Reitman talks about giving the actors good energy and letting them explore with one more shot
  • Reitman talking to Moranis during shoot for Deleted Scene: Louis Is Proton Gun Crazy For Slimer

Sigourney Weaver ProfileEdit

  • Run Time: 2 minutes, 33 seconds
  • Reitman and Weaver filming the opening scene on First Avenue
  • Weaver talks about getting the role in the first movie by being tenacious and auditioning over and over
  • A deleted segment from Chapter 5, while Egon and Ray still take readings on First Avenue - Peter and Dana walk away.
  • Weaver talks about how she was teased for asking for motivation and referring to the romantic relationship as 'the arc'

Annie and Rick ProfileEdit

  • Run Time: 3 minutes, 13 seconds
  • A deleted segment from the first montage when Janine answers the phone and confirms "Yes, we're back". The segment ends with her then replying, "I'm just as thrilled as you are."
  • Rick Moranis, outside the Parkview set, talks about Louis being a broad character
  • Moranis runs up the stairs of the Manhattan Museum to the Ghostbusters and Dana as they exit at the end of the movie
  • Annie Potts talks about how she relies more on the script than improvising because they already made a great character and there wasn't a real need to go off and contribute more
  • More segments of the Deleted Scene: Louis Is Proton Gun Crazy For Slimer, when Louis fires and Janine ducks by her desk

Selected SoundbytesEdit

  • Run Time: 17 minutes, 25 seconds
  • Bill Murray
    • Run Times: 41 seconds, 38 seconds, and 47 seconds
    • Murray talks about give and take with Aykroyd and Ramis. He admits he got a lot of the good lines in the first movie but in the second, actors are taking the lines up
    • Murray talks about the collaborative process and 'keeping the ball up in the air' with Aykroyd, Ramis, and Reitman.
  • Dan Aykroyd
    • Run Times: 37 seconds, 48 seconds
    • Aykroyd talks about the wealth of material in the first film, knowing there was more than one story to tell, being able to use the first movie as a base and moving on to different stories and sets of concerns.
    • Writing with Ramis - talking in shorthand, a great collaborator, understand improvising from working at Second City
  • Harold Ramis
    • Run Times: 47 seconds, 1 minute, 35 seconds
    • Ramis talks about them doing a sequel for the first time because they thought it was crass, bad luck, and they might screw it up but then began thinking if they could come up with something good
    • Ramis talks about growing up absurdist
  • Ernie Hudson
    • Run Times: 46 seconds, 1 minute, 5 seconds
    • Hudson talks about being drenched in the slime. On the second night, he was more committed to it because he knew what to expect
    • Hudson talks about feeling blessed to be part of project that fans relate to and give back to.
  • Sigourney Weaver
    • Run Times: 56 seconds, 28 seconds
    • Weaver talks about working with the Ghostbusters having not gone to a co-ed school
  • Rick Moranis
    • Run Times: 9 seconds, 33 seconds, 33 seconds, 43 seconds
    • Moranis talks about doing the sequel is like coming back to a family and pitches a TV series Thursday nights at 9:30
    • Moranis talks about people coming up to him in the streets. They recognize him mostly as Louis Tully, sometimes from SCTV, and every once in a while from "Streets of Fire"
    • Moranis muses on why so many Canadians are funny. He notes Eugene Levy came down to film in a day
    • Moranis likens Louis to a kid who wants to be a Ghostbuster and suggested it to Reitman. Moranis felt the kids could relate to that sub-plot.
  • Annie Potts
    • Run Times: 29 seconds, 1 minute 11 seconds
    • Annie Potts talks about how unbelievable it is to get the original cast back, the cast isn't working in the dark now and it's a comfortable atmosphere.
    • Potts talks about not going off script. She was trained in theater and tries to be a soldier
  • Ivan Reitman
    • Run Times: 42 minutes, 1 minute 10 seconds, 1 minute 1 second
    • Reitman talks about the role of the performers, recapturing the electricity of the first, putting the actors together in a room - they are greater than the sum of their parts.
    • Reitman comments on him being as easy laugh, Murray kidding him, and his soundman in constant despair of his laughing
    • Reitman comments on the international success

Selected B-RollEdit

  • Run Time: 5 minutes, 11 seconds
  • First Avenue set, Murray waiving on cars, actors crossing the intersection to take readings
  • Manhattan Museum of Art exterior, night, when Ecto-1a arrives. The Ghostbusters put on Proton Packs. Ghostbusters first get out of Ecto-1a. Ray and Peter talk to the Fire Captain.
  • Ray walks back up the museum stairs for end shot.
  • Reitman talks to Ramis, Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson
  • Weaver with one of the babies
  • Crowd of extras cheer on the Ghostbusters, Dana and Louis.
  • Ray walks back up the stairs for another take.
  • Another take but from the crowd's POV
  • Scene at Armand's when Ray, Egon and Winston barge in and after Ray slimes the couple. The police arrive and they leave. Dana's "My museum?" line.

Pay Per View TrailerEdit

  • Run Time: 30 seconds
  • The Pay Per View trailer at the end of the press kit was a hidden extra. It isn't listed in the Table of Contents.
  • Dated August 17, 1989


GalleryEdit

FeaturettesEdit

Four Guys ProfileEdit

Ivan Reitman ProfileEdit

Sigourney Weaver ProfileEdit

Annie and Rick ProfileEdit

Selected SoundbytesEdit

Selected B-RollEdit

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