Here’s what director Paul Fieg had to say about the Extended Cut of “Ghostbusters” (2016) arriving this Fall on 4K / Blu-ray:
“The editor’s first cut was 4 hours and 15 minutes, and I trimmed that down to a slim 3 and a half hours (laughs). We generate a lot of stuff and I always wanna have all the underpinnings of a big, emotional story, and because of that it just added a lot of extra scenes that as you’re going through, you know you have to make a lot of choices because I knew I had to bring this down under two hours. You just start weeding and saying, ‘What do people want to delve deeper into and what do we wanna just kind of skirt through and get to the fun parts? We actually just finished (the extended cut) so it’s about another 15 minutes longer, but I will also include a lot of the deleted scenes and extra material that we have on the Blu-ray/DVD.”
So why exactly should a paying audience see this on Friday at the movie theaters instead of waiting for the home release?