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Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
by NSGhostbusters
Hello fellow Ghostheads, I have found and purchased this promo copy of GB2 off of ebay, and I was wondering if any of you could help me distinguish which commercial video store this tape could of came from. The tape says "FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY NOT FOR SALE OR RENTAL" Thanks. :)Image

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 9:27 am
by Coover5
It looks to be a screener copy so it could have gone to just about any video store/rental shop of the time. That would be hard to figure out. Any markings on the cassette itself?

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 9:52 am
by deadderek
I'd have to agree it's not likely tied to any specific store & is a screener.

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 10:25 am
by NSGhostbusters
The Promo Sticker is only on the VHS Box, the tape itself just appears to be a standard first edition printing of GB2.

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 10:27 am
by NSGhostbusters
I may sound dumb for asking this but what exactly is a "Screener"?

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 10:28 am
by NSGhostbusters
Here is a better close up of the sticker.Image

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 11:15 am
by Coover5
A screener was a copy of a film sent to video shops/rental places so the owners, or film buyers for the place, could watch the movie and see if they want want to stock the movie on their shelves.

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 7th, 2019, 11:42 am
by NSGhostbusters
Thanks for clearing that up for me. :) (Also I am such a nerd lol, I payed $19.00 for this tape on Ebay.) (A bit much i think, but it is still a cool little collectible to have.)

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 11th, 2019, 7:38 am
by BRD 527
My uncle owned a video rental place in the 80's and he would often let me watch these VHS tapes when I was at his house typicaly the movie was still playing in theaters. every few minutes there was txt that would scroll across the bottom of the screen during the whole movie sayin it was a promo and illegal to copy blah blah blah :whatever:

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 11th, 2019, 8:42 am
by NSGhostbusters
My uncle owned a video rental place in the 80's and he would often let me watch these VHS tapes when I was at his house typicaly the movie was still playing in theaters. every few minutes there was txt that would scroll across the bottom of the screen during the whole movie sayin it was a promo and illegal to copy blah blah blah :whatever:
I might need to drag out my VCR and watch the tape to see if there is any differences with it. lol

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 12th, 2019, 7:34 am
by NSGhostbusters
I tired watching the tape, but as the owner said, it is a really beat down tape, the picture quality is fuzzy, and it is filled with white noise, and the top of the screen has that grayish interference, that heavily used tapes have. (About 15 minutes in, I decided to just completely rewind the tape, and put it back in its box.) (It is borderline unwatchable.) (but from what I saw the contents of the tape are the same, as the original first printing of GB II.) (I am not gonna watch the tape, because of the possibility that my VCR might eat the tape.) (Anyways here is some more pictures from the Ebay listing I bought the tape from.) Have a nice day everyone. :)ImageImageImage

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:February 12th, 2019, 7:36 am
by NSGhostbusters
One last picture.Image

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:May 1st, 2019, 11:48 am
by NSGhostbusters
I have recently received a retail first printing VHS Tape of GB II, and comparing it to this Promo Tape, there is some small differences, The Text on the Promo VHS Tape's box is smaller, than the retail release, and the Promo Tape has no Ads in the beginning of the Tape, while the Retail Copy has the Coca-Cola Ad at the beginning of the Tape.

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:May 1st, 2019, 11:48 am
by NSGhostbusters
I will post picture comparisons, between the two VHS Tapes, when I get home.

Re: Ghostbusters II (1989) Promotional VHS Tape

PostPosted:May 3rd, 2019, 6:52 pm
by NSGhostbusters
Here is some quick pictures of the two tapes.ImageImageImageImageImageImage