Aug. 19th, 2016

ladybug_archive: (hamilton)
So the saga of The Real Ghostbusters DVD is a real WTH venture. I'm on the free trial of Prime and last week I bought Volume 2 like I wanted and sent for it with free two-day shipping. So of course, the logical thing is for it to take almost a week to get here. **rolls eyes.** The other stuff I got came in the correct amount of time! WTH?

Then, unlike the Wal-Mart version of Volume 2 which clearly had Adventures in Slime and Space, the Amazon copy does not. I don't know whether Wal-Mart released an exclusive version or what. What's even more maddening is that I would have bought it from Wal-Mart in the end despite the higher price, but by then they didn't have any. They'd just got rid of them a few days before. What's really weird is that the episodes on at least the first two volumes are in the proper order, except for that one. It should logically be on Volume 2! And yet, at least with the copy I have, it isn't. And no one seems to know why. They all just sit around whinging that the new releases aren't the same as the Time-Life ones, which is definitely annoying considering the number of episodes the Time-Life releases had, but there's other information that's important too. Why hasn't someone documented this problem with two versions of new release Volume 2?! And unless I can find a Wal-Mart-type copy again and prove it, I don't really have much grounds to do anything but complain and be confused.

I've been checking YouTube off and on in case someone put up a copy again for a few hours before Sony sees and pulls it, and last night I found a really horrible quality one, but I watched it anyway just to be able to see it once. It really wasn't as good as I was hoping for, unfortunately. I knew about the cracky plot twist of Slimer ending up as millions of Slimers, but I actually thought he fell into a cloning machine or something like that. LOL. What actually happened was that the machine was something to disintegrate ghosts instead of just humanely capturing them. That is seriously a WTH invention right there. So needlessly cruel! I'm glad they decided not to use something like that after the disaster in this episode. (At least, I assume they didn't?) But so Slimer actually ended up divided into all these different Slimers and that is seriously skin-crawling even though he is a ghost.

The best part of the episode was when he finally gets back together but has gone evil, but they were awfully vague on why it happened (the shock to his system), and it was also vague as to how what they did about it helped. He had grown huge because all the Slimers were eating things and got big, so reforming made him gigantic. LOL. And they blasted him back down to normal size, but I fail to see how that would get him switched back to his normal personality. I mean, does anyone else find logic in that? The shock to his system turned him bad, so shocking him even more will fix it!

The most classic thing was the King Kong parody where he grabs Janine and takes her to the Empire State Building. Peter comments, "Well, that will keep the gorillas away." **snerk.** Peter was really kind of a jerk throughout the episode, though. The whole mess was actually his fault, because he was terrorizing Slimer and got him scared and that caused him to flee into the machine while trying to escape. And then Peter kept wanting to flee the scene instead of staying to fix it. He is so my least favorite of the team....

On the disc, I watched the silly opera one and it wasn't as good as I'd hoped, either. The stuff with the Phantom of the Opera sounded like the funniest stuff, and the idiot who wrote the summary apparently had the episode wrong, as he didn't summon the Valkyries at all. He was annoyed with all the noise and decided to move out. He came carrying his luggage, spoke to the Ghostbusters about the noise, and departed. **snerk.**

But then I watched the one about Egon's uncle coming to visit and that was a good one again, so that was nice. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the disc. And Mom expressed interest in seeing Ghostbusters stuff after I showed her my favorite scenes from the first movie, so I'm thinking I may show her some of the episodes since I think that would go over better than the movie as a whole. Much more family-friendly, while still just as creepy.

I also saw this awesome board game based on the new movie, where you're in a hotel and trying to get all the ghosts out and it just keeps getting more and more haunted. You roll dice and that determines how many ghosts get into the different rooms and such. So much creepy fun! I'm going to see how much Wal-Mart has it for, and if they don't have it, I'll think about getting it on Amazon. I hardly ever buy board games or have time for them, but they are fun and I really like the sound of this one.

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