Highdefdigest.com has just posted its review of the new Blu-Ray release of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. Apparently the color values have been changed: the yellowish tinge of the original cinematography, intended to suggest the effects of summer heat, has been toned done. But otherwise, they say, it looks terrific.
While you’re at highdefdigest.com, check out their review of another New York classic: Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. The anniversary has also been the occasion for the release of a Ghostbusters videogame made by Atari and featuring the voices of original castmembers Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis. It’s set in 1991, two years after the film Ghostbusters II. Apparently the game is a wonderful period piece, and it’s available for all major platforms. The Wii version has different graphics from the next-gen editions and looks a lot more cartoony.
Here’s a trailer:
Has anybody out there played it?
By the way, if you’re in the mood for a Ghostbusters pilgrimmage, the firehouse that serves as the gang’s headquarters (until it’s destroyed when the Ecto-Containment field is turned off by a creep from the EPA) is still there at 14 North Moore Street.