02nd Oct2019

Ghostbusters doc ‘Cleanin’ Up the Town’ hitting UK cinemas in December!

by Phil Wheat

Celebrating 35 years since Ivan Reitman’s cult favourite Ghostbusters manifested on the big screen, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is heading for cinemas in the new year. Directed and produced by the brother and sister team of Anthony and Claire Bueno, the film pays a fitting tribute to the whole creative team behind the global phenomenon that continues to enchant audiences to this day; and is the definitive retrospective documentary, resulting from twelve years of research and production.

Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters charts the making of the original 1984 Ghostbusters, featuring interviews with director Ivan Reitman, and lead cast Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. In addition, the documentary hallmarks the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working in visual effects era before the game-changing Jurassic Park. It reveals a story of ingenuity, innovation and emphasises just how ambitious an undertaking the making of Ghostbusters really was.

With the original film having made a lasting impact since childhood, director Anthony Bueno has assembled a comprehensive documentary for both fans and film lovers alike. It contains a wealth of insightful interviews with cast and crew alongside never before seen archive material much from the personal collections of members of the creative team themselves, it’s a lasting testament to the craft of filmmaking teamwork and inventive puppeteering when faced with adverse time constraints and all manner of technical challenges that have enabled Ghostbusters to retain such a perpetually popular international appeal.

Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is set for a UK theatrical release in December, with Kew Media releasing the film on VOD on January 27th 2020. A later home entertainment release is scheduled from Screenbound.

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