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By Bobson Dugnutt
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I'm planning on doing a fanedited version of the first film with all the avalible deleted scenes put back where they originally were. I've got all the scenes from the Blu-Ray ready to go, but I was wondering if there was anything other deleted material me to edit in from trailers, behind the scenes or elsewhere that I can work with. The "Nobel Prize" scene isn't on the Blu-Ray, which I could use if anyone else has a high quality version avalible to share as the bets one I could find was on Youtube.

I will eventually get around to GBII as well, so if anyone can help with that too, it'd be great.
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By Glenn Frederick
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I believe the "Nobel prize" scene was on the Laser Disc.

Other then that most of the other deleted scenes never resurfaced.

In the old featurette towards the end has a short clip of Ray Holding the trap outside the Sedgwick yelling "we've got one".
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By Alex Newborn
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You might enjoy prowling around this playlist of test edits I did last year.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... UfS5JNyslc

I was mainly using clips that were already online, but it will give you a sense of how jarring some of the cuts will be.

In particular, here's a video with two deleted scenes reinterpolated (Nobel and Stake):

[Youtube]https://youtu.be/Q2OlTbRy6_M[/Youtube]

Here's the extended version of Peter and Dana at her apartment:

[Youtube]https://youtu.be/8KF-jAsAyhc[/Youtube]

The transition from refrigerator to living room is tricky, as I recall. I think in the end I had to either delete or overlay the audio of the fridge door closing, I don't recall which.

Also notice that even in the middle of the deleted scene, I spliced in a better quality version of the 'chairman' line from the teaser trailer.

And in this one, where I explore how the 'Sedgewick reporters' scene was originally intended to go, I re-synched the Aykroyd line of "We got one!" back onto his mouth movement as he left the Sedgewick.

[Youtube]https://youtu.be/CNHv5jsqQ_Q[/Youtube]

This was another fun one, where I recut a section of the film to more closely match how it was written:

[Youtube]https://youtu.be/T4RZgSTuAcA[/Youtube]

The quality of the videos used is pretty uneven, but it might give you some ideas.

Alex
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By Kingpin
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#4914119
Any idea where to get a high quality version of the laserdisc footage? Best I could see was on Youtube. I'll also look into using that Ray clip you mentioned
Unfortunately unless you can get your hands on the Laserdisc copy, a Laserdisc player, and the associated equipment to rip the Laserdisc content to a computer, you may unfortunately have to settle for what quality is currently available online - The technology was declared defunct years ago, and the masters are locked away somewhere in Sony's archives. :(
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By Winston1986
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Any idea where to get a high quality version of the laserdisc footage? Best I could see was on Youtube. I'll also look into using that Ray clip you mentioned
Unfortunately unless you can get your hands on the Laserdisc copy, a Laserdisc player, and the associated equipment to rip the Laserdisc content to a computer, you may unfortunately have to settle for what quality is currently available online - The technology was declared defunct years ago, and the masters are locked away somewhere in Sony's archives. :(
Until now I never saw the Nobel prize scene. Frankly though I don't want to buy a laserdisc player. The cheapest one I have seen was on amazon and was $300 after shipping. Nobody I knew growing up in the 90s had one either.
By Bobson Dugnutt
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You might enjoy prowling around this playlist of test edits I did last year.

I was mainly using clips that were already online, but it will give you a sense of how jarring some of the cuts will be.

The quality of the videos used is pretty uneven, but it might give you some ideas.
These video were very helpful in timing some cuts I had in mind. I'll definitely be using your "Sedgewich Reporters" line and that Stedicam shot if I can. Where did the Stedicam shot come from by the way?
Unfortunately unless you can get your hands on the Laserdisc copy, a Laserdisc player, and the associated equipment to rip the Laserdisc content to a computer, you may unfortunately have to settle for what quality is currently available online - The technology was declared defunct years ago, and the masters are locked away somewhere in Sony's archives. :(
The current quality online is pretty poor, but I doubt there would be too much gain from a Laserdic rip anyway. Plus don't have the money nor the knowledge to buy and rip the Ghostbusters Criterion Laserdisc. It's a shame Sony can't just re-release what they've already released 30 years ago onto a DVD or whatever.


Also here is the "Stake" deleted scene added back into the movie pretty seamlessly.
https://vimeo.com/317934968
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By Alex Newborn
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Where did the Stedicam shot come from by the way?
It's the one called Busy on the 1999 DVD 'Scene Cemetery'. For some reason the first half of it seems to be missing from the copies floating around YouTube, which jump straight into Peter's line to the Mayor.

I didn't even realize what was missing for a while, and did some earlier videos where I talked about searching for the Steadicam shot. But one day while looking up something else, I came across a reference to a take where Bill Murray said "Just let us kick some ghost, will ya?" in the Mayor's Office, and I thought "Oh yeah! I've seen that. Where is that?"

So I put in my DVD and rewatched the original source material instead of letting myself get filtered through what the various YouTubers had selected to share.

'Busy' begins with the Mayor asking "We got work to do. Whaddaya need from me?" just like in the film, then the Murray "kick some ghost" line, then the shot where the Steadicam operator ran past the National Guardsmen (as seen in one of the 1984 featurettes), and in one continuous shot he stepped onto the crane and they lifted him up in the air for the shot of the Ecto and police vehicles in the City Hall loading dock. The final film only uses the first section of this shot.

When the camera gets high enough, you can see the Mayor, Stantz, and Venkman enter the shot between some of the columns. You hear the Mayor saying "I don't understand it. Why here? Why now?"

[This portion is not shown in most of the YouTube versions, for some reason. They usually only start with the next section, unless someone's posted the full thing since the last time I went looking. ]

Then it cuts to a tracking shot of them walking, as Venkman answers "What goes around comes around, Your Honor..."
Which oddly enough is sort of the theme of GB2 isn't it?

Then we get Janine's scene giving the NY World's Fair coin to Egon, then they depart for 55 Central Park West as seen in the final film.

If I recall correctly, I had to get someone who had proper DVD-ripping software to send me a copy of the full deleted scene.


Alex
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