Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set multiple at-home viewing release dates for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a little over a month after it premiered in theaters last November.
The supernatural comedy film will be available in Digital SD, HD, and 4K UHD ($19.99) starting January 4th, 2022. The movie’s Digital 4K UHD release will include both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, offering an enhanced viewing experience.
Following the digital drop is the release of the film’s physical DVD ($19.99), Blu-ray ($24.99), and 4K UHD ($29.99) copies on February 1st, 2022. The 4K UHD format is a 2-disc set that features the film on Blu-ray and Digital. The Blu-ray format, on the other hand, is a single-disc selection that only includes a Digital copy. The 4K UHD format also boasts a 2160p video resolution complete with Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will also be available in a gift set with the first two Ghostbusters movies: 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters II. The physical DVD ($40.99), Blu-ray ($55.99), and 4K UHD ($149.99) copies of the three-movie collection will also be on sale starting February 1st, 2022. The 2016 Ghostbusters movie is not included in the gift set, as the film is a reboot of the franchise and not a direct sequel of the first two films.
Though the complete details on the Ghostbusters: Afterlife home video releases have yet to be announced, fans can expect special bonus features ― behind-the-scenes footage, cast and crew interviews, and the likes ― to be included in both digital and physical copies of the movie.
Directed by Jason Reitman (son of the director of the original two films, Ivan Reitman), Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set 32 years after the events of Ghostbusters II. It follows Callie (Carrie Coon), a single mother of two, who moves with her children Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) to a family-owned farmhouse in a small town in Oklahoma following eviction from their apartment. The farmhouse was left to Callie by her father, Egon Spengler (Harold Harris), who was one of the original Ghostbusters. Unfortunately for Callie and her children, the farmhouse isn’t all that it seems and secrets thought long gone begin to haunt them as they delve further into the truth behind Egon’s past.
Written by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, the movie also stars franchise newcomers Paul Rudd (Gary Grooberson), Logan Kim (Podcast), and Celeste O’Connor (Lucky Domingo) as well as original Ghostbusters cast members Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), and Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz).
After being delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghostbusters: Afterlife finally opened in U.S. theaters last November 19th. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie grossed a total of $174.8 million at the worldwide box office.