Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Based on his own fascination with spirituality, Aykroyd conceived Ghostbusters as a project for himself and John Belushi. The protagonists would travel through time and space to combat a host of demonic and supernatural threats. Following Belushi's death, and with Aykroyd's concept deemed financially impractical, he was paired with Ramis to rewrite the script to set it in New York City and make it more realistic. Ghostbusters was the first comedy film to employ expensive special effects. There was concern about the budget it would require, and little faith in its potential for box office success.
On an approximate $25–30 million budget, Ghostbusters was released on June 8, 1984, to critical acclaim and became a cultural phenomenon. It was well-received for its deft blend of comedy, action, and horror, and Murray's performance was repeatedly singled out for praise. The film earned $282.2 million during its initial theatrical run, making it the second highest-grossing film of that year, and the highest-grossing comedy of all time at that point. It was the number one film in theaters for seven consecutive weeks and was one of only four films to gross more than $100 million that year. Further theatrical releases have increased the total gross to approximately $295.2 million, making it the most successful comedy film of the 1980s.
After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
This ultimate collectible is specifically made and designed for the most dedicated entertainment aficionados to showcase their passion to all with pride.
The 24K Gold Plated LP and album cover facsimile are both professionally mounted in the highest quality triple matted wood shadow box frame with metallic fillet trim and finished with protective glass to keep it looking pristine. The customized descriptive metallic plaque, in addition to the detailed finishing and openings, add to the elegant and sophisticated gallery quality look.
Complete with a serialized certificate of authenticity and hologram, this piece is an exciting investment that will only get better with age.
— Frame dimensions: 28.5"L x 1.5"D x 24.5"H
— Collectible Ghostbusters Original Soundtrack facsimile of hand-signed 24K Gold Plated LP Custom Frame
— Originally Signed by cast members such as Bill Murray, Harold Ramis & Sigourney Weaver.
— Limited Edition of 100 Worldwide
— Officially licensed by Arista Records
— Features Rare Artwork With Plaque
— 24K Gold Plated LP Record with corresponding plate.
— Triple Matted
— High Quality wood frame + Metallic Fillet Trim
— Protective Glass
— Customized Descriptive Metallic Plaque
— Collector-Inspired attention to detail
— Includes Serialized Certificate of Authenticity
— Includes Mounting Hardware