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There's been no shortage of divisive movies in 2016, but none have become quite as polarizing as Paul Feig's Ghostbusters. The controversial update of the 1984 classic proved incredibly contentious among moviegoers, and it's likely to remain that way for years to come. However, if you consider yourself a fan of the recent reboot, then we have some great news: the home release of the 2016 Ghostbusters will feature a ton of new content for you to sink your teeth into. In fact, there might even be enough new material to win over some of the staunchest haters as well.
Comicbookmovie.com has confirmed that an extended version of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters will be made available when the rebooted adventure makes its way to shelves for home release. In addition to several awesome special features, the extended cut of the film will also feature roughly 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage that Feig had to cut from the theatrical version of the movie. At this point, it remains unclear exactly what sort of scenes will make the extended cut, but as long as we get more of Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann we will be satisfied. Seriously, someone give that woman a franchise of her own already.
Although some director's cuts and extended additions can often feel like little more than simple cash grabs, we feel confident in the release of an extended Ghostbusters. The movie is chock full of the off-the-cuff improvisational humor that these four women and Paul Feig have become famous for, so giving the film more room to breathe than it had in theaters could seriously improve its pacing. Half the fun of this particular film was just watching the four leads hang out with one another, so as long as we get more of that, we will be pleased.
If you've seen Ghostbusters, then you have already seen a portion of one of the film's cut sequences. The scene in which Kevin (Chris Hemsworth) dances through a ghost-infested New York City accompanies the ending credits of the reboot, but the sequence was actually supposed to occur during the climax of the film. Paul Feig has come out and admitted that he wished he could have left in the final cut of the movie, and as such we have a distinct feeling that we will see a more complete version of Kevin's dance moves when the extended cut of Ghostbusters hits shelves.
The extra footage won't be the only addition that the extended version of Ghostbusters will make to the film. Comicbookmovie.com also revealed that the upcoming home release of the paranormal comedy would feature a ton of special features, such as: gag reel, commentary track, several "making-of" featurettes and alternate versions of scenes that made the film. It should be enough content to keep a self-respecting Ghostbusters fan occupied for hours.
We will keep you up to date with any relevant details related to the upcoming home release of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters as more information becomes available to us. The reboot will be available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 11.