Harold Ramis Tribute

Mike Matei / March 4th, 2014

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  • William Humphrey

    March 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    RIP Harold πŸ™ He will be missed, probably never gonna be a ghostbusters 3 now.

    • montrealmatt

      March 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Or Dan Aykroyd and others have now a very good reason to make it. “In Loving Memory Of Harold Ramis.”

      • Simon Sayz

        March 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        That would be great Mr.Bookakee

    • March 5, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Ghostbusters is one of my favorite movies. Ive probably watched it about 30 times over the last three months while ive been working or falling asleep. Both movies have been playing back to back on vh1, vh1 classics, Esquire very frequently and sometimes i went into withdrawal and threw it on Netflix. This news saddened me as much as you guys. I think it would it be a great idea to have the original cast come back for the third movie and have Egon have a semi-frequent on screen presence as a cgi ghost that continues to help the other three but from the spiritual realm. Would be too good to be true.

      • Lemmy Koopa

        March 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

        I respect your desire to see the character Egon on screen again, but we have to respect the dead, as well. If Harold Ramis chooses to be a performer, he shares his likeness with everyone voluntarily, in each such performance. Using a likeness after a person has passed away, though, insinuates that actors are just puppets. That is wrong, wrong, wrong. And wrong!

      • March 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

        Not if he left a will stating his desire to be included! Lol

      • March 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        And its being done for Philip Seymour Hoffman in the Hunger Games movie they’re filming now/just wrapped up with.

        But I do respect the dead, so your point is well taken.

      • Lemmy Koopa

        March 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

        Yes, you’re absolutely right. If it said in his will that he wants to be a CGI puppet, then I wholeheartedly support your stance. Otherwise, the idea is childish and depraved.

        Whatever performances Philip Seymour Hoffman agreed to before his death does not count. If he already signed the contract, then I’m sure they’re within their legal rights to use his face/voice/likeness in order to cobble the movie together.

        Anyway, you’re being pedantic. I said I respect your desire to see a beloved character on the big screen again, but your idea to create a CGI model is just plain bad. Deal with it.

      • March 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        You are correct that the Philip Seymour Hoffman situation is not one in the same, but you sir take the internet way too seriously. I am sure you are the epitome of a moral and ethical person. I suppose my world will just have to remain a shattered dream beneath my feet. I’m sure there is a branch of psychology recently implemented to meet the needs of the digital age and its victims… ah here we are, Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22141146

    • Strazdas

      March 12, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Sure there is, a cashgrab based on its death. Just like they did with Michael Jackson

    • OgreNerd

      March 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      THERE is A WAY THERE IS A WAY THERE IS A WAY DID ANY ONE ON HERE SEE THE NEW TRON MOVIE ???????????????????

  • Monty22001

    March 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    We really have lost a lot. It’s kind weird seeing all these actors you grew up with in the 80s that weren’t that old then now dying of old age. I’m 40, and it sure makes me feel old for sure.

    • Senna4ever

      March 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Harold didn’t die of “old age”, he had been ill for a couple of years now.

      • Monty22001

        March 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        True, but there’s been others too. And he was 69, that’s pretty up there.

  • Monty22001

    March 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Mastered in 4k just means that they converted the source up to 4k (or maybe scanned the original film in 4k) and then they use that to transfer to 1080p for Blu-ray. Thankfully that also means when a real 4k format comes out they’ll have the 4k ready to go for the real deal.

    • wraithdart

      March 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Yup, it’s not actually 2160p. So if you play this on a normal Blu-ray player it will still be 1080p. The only way to get real 4K is when they release 4K players and you use a 4K TV.

      http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/8989/ghostbusters_4k.html

      • March 4, 2014 at 4:28 pm

        I logged on just to comment almost this same comment… A bluRay player can only put out 1080p you need a 14K player to play it in 14k…. kind of like hooking a DVD player up to a HD TV just cause the TV is 1080p doesnt mean the DVD will be….

      • Strazdas

        March 12, 2014 at 7:01 am

        But some people already use 4K tvs. the problem is – there is barely any content in there. YOu end up streamign your PC to your TV since thats kinda the only think thats giving you 4k video anyway.

    • MCP

      March 4, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      What Monty said! It would say “Presented in 4K”. Blu-ray discs simply cannot store that much data; it may take two or three of them to fit an entire film.
      I’m guessing the original was filmed on a high enough quality analog film, such that when scanned at a 4K resolution, it’s actually 4K. Some older movies, iirc, are limited to just above 1080p, and so you could scan at 4k (2160p), but it wouldn’t look at better.

  • March 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    What would the other Ghostbusters do without him? Wasn’t he the one to make the Proton Packs? Part of the show would be trying to find another teck!

  • Sebastien L. Wood

    March 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I was hoping you’d do a Tribute, thanks !

  • Haseo

    March 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    RIP Harold, missed but never forgotten thank you for giving such a great few movies and livening up my childhood in the 80’s and still today with the Ghostbusters.

  • BADam

    March 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I think my favourite joke in ghostbusters that always makes me laugh is where Harold is looking through the corridors for SLimer and comes across this guy and I guess the PKE was inconclusive so he pokes him to make sure!

    • Monty22001

      March 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      My favorite is when Venkman gives him the candy bar and says he deserves it and Ray looks on smiling. It’s such a weird moment and hilarious.

  • IbanezJFS

    March 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    If anything I would like another video game, perhaps open world but still have the cut scenes to make it feel like a movie.

  • March 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I just want to point out an underrated movie of his: Stripes. Sure, it’s not quite as good as the classics that followed, but I still really like it & watch it from time to time.

  • March 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    As Egon said in Ghostbusters the Video Game, “New People Die Every Day.” to winston. We lose all these great people and forget they are immortal through their work alongside their contributions to society.

  • March 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    You guys should really play the 2009 ghostbusters game for james and mike monday, your short review was good. though id like to see your reactions to the story, essentialy the game is Ghostbusters III

  • March 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I played the game for weeks and got it to 100 percent. I still play it to this day when ever halloween rolls around.

  • March 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    That was a nice tribute. Egon was such a great character. He was a total nerd and scientist, but there was also a coolness and masculinity to the character. I’d put Doc Brown in that category too. He may be something short of a mad scientist, but even he thought George McFly was a dork. Anyway, Harold Ramis was a real part of my childhood and I will miss his presence in the world.

    Regarding Ghostbusters 3, I think it shouldn’t have been made even if Ramis was still with us. Maybe the Ghostbusters video game really was the third movie. And, to be perfectly honest, I really couldn’t see any of the original three dressed as Ghostbusters. People age and the circumstances of life can be unkind. No one needed to see these men in the jumpsuits again. I think The Real Ghostbusters is what people should look at again. I loved that show when I was a kid. It even prejudiced me against Ghostbusters II. I liked that movie, but after seeing so much action with ghosts and monsters on the cartoon, the movie sequel was disappointing to my 9 year old self.

    I have that Blu-Ray of Ghostbusters. I didn’t even know about the 4K edition. I’m glad to know that there’s no need to buy one of those.

  • taykel

    March 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Nice tribute. I wasn’t a fan of him because I’ve never watched Ghostbusters much, but I love the film he directed, Vacation. I thought he did a great job with it. He seemed like a good actor from what I can see when you were talking about your favorite scenes with him. Of course we are loosing a lot of good people lately. Too bad Harold Ramis had to die on my 21st birthday. I couldn’t believe it at first.

  • March 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Hey james, mike,
    did you see the Huvr, (obviously fake) hoverboard? It has christopher lloyd in it! Could it be a viral for back to the future 4?? http://huvrtech.com/

  • March 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Most of my childhood memories are filled with Harold Ramis roles and movies. It’s sad to see him go so unexpectedly, if you asked me if you thought Harold would die this year I would think you are mad.

  • Squall85

    March 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I wonder if Harold Ramis or any of the cast saw your AVGN episodes of the Ghost busters video games πŸ™‚

  • Simon Sayz

    March 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    nice tribute guys, it’s nice to get to know him better

  • stoney_1

    March 4, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    It’s so sad now knowing there’s a fallen Ghostbuster πŸ™ R.I.P. Harold Ramis πŸ™

  • March 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Apparently he only had a small cameo in the new film and they are currently rewriting him out. They are supposed to be rebooting it with new ghostbusters I guess for another generation :/

  • March 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Hi guys, I am a Huge Harold Ramis fan myself and was shocked of his passing. In regards to the 4K thing, it means they made a higher resolution master on the movie (usually 3840 x 2160) after 2K, 4K resolution is measured horizontally. 2K and 4K are used in Digital Cinema Projection. Making a 4K master is great for 2 reasons, when everyone has a Ultra HD (4K Standard) TV they will release these already made 4K masters to see in a higher resolution, like Ghostbusters and Robocop. They are starting the masters early because that is where we are heading. But as you said, Bluray only supports 1080p so once they have there 4K master it’s down scaled. It would be hard to see a difference. It’s a shame the PS4 and Xbox 1 both claim to have some sort of 4K support but there is no media out there that could support there filesize of a 4K film other than a Portable HDD. I wonder how they will distribute films with a cheap media… we have have to wait and see.

  • March 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Very classy. Thanks guys.

  • HernΓ‘n Retamales

    March 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I am impressed how people give so much importance to the death of a famous… I like a lot “cinemassacree” and i think that this is a good place to make a tribute, and so it’s ok… but on the other side i’m shocked by people reaction, and of course by media, news, etc. In this world, wars, people killing each other, childrens dying, is completelly normal, but a famous who died is a real tragedy.

  • March 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    U guys are my personal best people on the internet, man I can’t even imagine day without watching couple of nerd episodes. Its the best show on you tube. It sort of became a sitcom to me, every time I watch it, it feels fresh. RIP Harold you will always be in our hearts.

  • Night-X

    March 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Just learn that he die after watching this. The news sucks lately.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    March 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Nice video, James. Yeah, I didn’t know about how he directed and wrote other movies until later. I liked those movies and especially the Ghostbusters movies and the cartoon, too, which I marathonned not too long ago. Egon was always my favorite Ghostbuster, actually. RIP.

  • Jcr3ws

    March 4, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Everything this man did was funny and always will be, a true legend. One of my fav. scenes from ghostbusters was the scene when Peter says “Rays gone bye bye, what do you have left Egon?” then Egon says “Sorry peter but I’m terrified beyond capacity of rational thinking right now.” as stay puft stomps toward them. A top 10 cinemassacre Ramis moments should be created, that would be a nice tribute as well.

  • ABOhiccups

    March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Hope this helps!

    Ghostbusters Blu-ray (2009) VS Ghostbusters Mastered in 4K Blu-ray (2013)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkPDCbaUOBc

  • March 5, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Guys, PLEASE calibrate that TV. Your sharpness is so high it’s exaggerating the 2.35:1 frame. Sharpness should be near 0. It’s totally unnecessary to use it. Contrast/backlight looks way too high, although it could just be the camera effect (same goes for color; everything looks purple on video!). Turn off any processing as well such as noise reduction. You can scan AVS Forum for basic calibrations for your set to get started (search by model number), then pick up Disney WOW or DVE on Blu-ray to go further. I’ll be glad to help if you’re interested! Just drop me a line.

    For the 4K disc comparison, look toward the end as they climb up to Zuul. The contrast has been fixed from the original disc which made it exceedingly blown out. There are other fixes too such as when they capture Slimer. The beams show better as they wrap around him, in addition to better fidelity all around.

  • March 5, 2014 at 3:06 am

    It was nice to hear what you guys thought about his passing and your memories of him, Hes a big loss and it sucks πŸ™ RIP EGON πŸ™

  • March 5, 2014 at 5:40 am

    The Ghostbusters 3 talk is alive and well. Apparently its really happening. They said they are going to write out Ramis’ character but in a honorable and respectable way. So that’s good I think. Much better than recasting the character.

    “Mastered in 4K” means the quality of the transfer. Im sure Mike and James, you guys have seen movies on DVD that appear to be VHS quality. If you’re going to watch a 4K bluray, not only do you need the 4K bluray and the 4K TV, but a 4K player is also required to get the full effect and to be able to really see the difference. 4K blurays still work on normal players and TVs, but to get the complete full effect, you need the 4K bluray, TV and player. So sorry guys, you’re comparison isn’t fully valid.

    The more you know!

  • luke highland

    March 5, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Hey mike and james I thought I’d just leave a comment about the 4k vs blu ray thing…. You need a 4K HDTV they’re expensive because it’s a new technology, not many 4k hdtvs on the market, but basically what it sounds like, way more pixels (but the movies you get should still be the same aspect ratio 16:9 or whatever so just because it plays in 1080p doesnt mean anything) Also love your website. This is my first comment. I hope you guys will do a lord of the rings/hobbit video sometime this year.

  • videogamehunter820

    March 5, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Egon was the Spock o Ghostbusters. He’s (mainly) logical. But because he take himself and his work so seriously, it’s hilarious. But because he’s usually so serious, it very funny to see him act goofy from time to time (like Do, Ray, EGON! from Ghostbusters 2). There are too many great Egon moments, but the one that comes to my mind is “I looked at the trap, Ray!” Harold Ramis was a great writer, actor and director. RIP Harold Ramis.
    P.S. All the science girls out there will miss his epididymis LOL

  • Kjetil hΓ₯vΓ₯s

    March 5, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Harold Ramis will always be our memories.

  • fackya

    March 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    RIP Harold.
    I’m not sure if a Ghosbuster 3 is a good idea. But I will love to see Bill Murray partnered with Dan Aykroyd again in a movie. πŸ™‚

  • Stick

    March 5, 2014 at 11:54 am

    A brilliant writer for sure. They just don’t make them like this anymore.

  • March 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Bill Murray actually said that he wanted to be done with Ghostbusters, and if they made another one, that he wanted to die in it. What do you guys think about the fact that the guys actually voiced their characters in the Ghostbusters video game by Atari?

    • Lemmy Koopa

      March 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      I didn’t play the game myself, but I did watch a walkthrough, and it looked very… umm, replete? IMHO, they tried too hard to recapture the old magic. Some things are best left alone. Not sure if there will ever be a Ghostbusters 3 or not, but if there is, I hope it is done by a proper storyteller, not a film industry stooge.

  • Lemmy Koopa

    March 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I just realized a couple of years ago that it’s actually Egon cueing Peter to say the prices at Sedgwick’s hotel.

    Bill Murray’s delivery is so deadpan, and Egon is so subtle, I had probably seen the movie twenty times without noticing their little gambit.

    Two comedy pros doing some of their best work!

    I was definitely shocked to hear Harold Ramis had passed away, and it is a big loss, to be sure. There are no words that can really do anybody justice, after they’re gone. We just miss them terribly.

  • handsome pete

    March 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Harold Ramis was also a cast member of SCTV.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BftMylPpChw

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    March 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    New Nerd video FTW XD XD.

  • Spottedfeather

    March 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Caddyshack is the one Harold Ramis movie that I can’t stand. It’s just not funny. James, it’s cool that you like it, but it was a big disappointment. I was told it was really hilarious….it wasn’t. It was an even bigger let down than Going Berserk was.

  • March 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I was sad when I head the news and very pissed at the same time. I wanted a new Ghostbusters desperately, and was definately looking forward to seeing the four slip back into their famous roles and also see (as unthinkable as it may sound) what CGI versions of slimer and the proton beams would look like. Now they just can’t make any more. They could try, but it wouldn’t be real Ghostbusters without Harold Ramis. It would be like when the put John Goodman in Blues Brothers 2000. It would just feel fake. It wouldn’t be legitimate without him. He was the Glue holding the series together, and now he’s gone. Maybe it’s for the better. RIP Mr. Ramis

  • March 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    My parents named me after Egon πŸ™

    • Elwin Rijken

      March 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      You Sir, have the coolest parents. Bravo!

  • March 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks for this video guys ! As a VG writer, director and actor, the only thing I have to say is; “Mr Rolfe, Mr. Mike. You captured everything I wanted to say about him. Please accept my shared sympathies. You guys rule the world, please, keep going on. You rock my world.”

  • Treise

    March 6, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Bill Murray of all people must truly be hurting, my love out to him and Harold Ramis family, RIP, you will be remembered forever~

  • Snejku

    March 6, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Harold was the best, I too grew up with a lot of comedies that he were affiliated too,this is a great loss.

  • sgtfubar

    March 6, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I have that DVD set in the shiny green case. It’s got commentary tracks on it with Harold Ramis, Joe Medjuck, and Ivan Reitman. When I found out he died, I went back and listened to the commentary for the first time…pretty cool stuff.

  • March 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I could see a third movie without Harold/Egon if done the right way.

    The movie could start with all the Ghosbusters at the airport returning from Egon’s funeral, semi-breaking the 4th wall.

    There would be a big framed photo hanging on the wall in the fire station of Egon in his Ghostbusters uniform, kind of like those classic standard pictures they take of astronauts when they’re in their space suits with the flag hanging next to them.

    The Ghostbusters have been away from the job for 30 years but now they have to strap on their gear and go on one final mission to kill an evil entity who killed Egon as revenge for what they did in either the first or second movie, maybe a “brother” or something of Viggo’s. I envision the Ghostbusters standing there in their gear and Murphy says “we do it for Egon”. Aykroyd replies “for Egon”. It then cuts to an outside shot of the Ecto-1 driving out of the station.

    The movie will of course end with “In Loving Memory of Harold Ramis – 1944-2014”.

  • March 6, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    you need a 4k blu ray player and a 4k tv otherwise it just look the same just if you play blu ray on a standed tv it will look the same as dvd

  • March 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Harold Ramis was, in my opinion, one of the best directors/actors ever. And we’ll probably never see another like him. RIP to the great Harold Ramis!

  • Fabrizio Santin

    March 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    “Mastered in 4K” means that the film was rescanned in 4K and then encoded, for blu-ray, in the usual 1080p resolution.
    It is definetely better than the old version.
    On an high quality plasma the difference should be even more evident.

    RIP Harold

  • Jacob Dyer

    March 6, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Well on the bright side Bill Murray did gives respects to him at the Oscars! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w52GaJFdkLw

  • Brandon Waller

    March 7, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Hey Harold Ramis also was in the movie Orange County! Thats a really funny movie too!

  • Santa Horse

    March 7, 2014 at 6:58 am

    There could still be a Ghostbusters 3, if it was believed that Ramis would approve of it. But they shouldn’t try and recast Egon. They should begin by having Egon die in the story so they can grieve for him and Harold at the same time, then hire a replacement new Ghostbuster. I’d like to see John Goodman or maybe Robin Williams get the role but they’d probably cast someone younger, in which case Liam Neeson would be pretty cool (if you’ve seen him in Life’s Too Short, you’ll know he can be hilarious if he’s allowed to deadpan comedic material) or Michael C Hall, or if they want a pure comic, Peter Bateman would be good. I just hope they don’t plump for Dane Cook or get Seth McFarlane to write it, that would suck. And I don’t think anyone from the Frat Pack (Stiller, the Wilson brothers etc) would be the right fit.

    Either way, it could be fun but it won’t be the same, and nor should it. They shouldn’t be looking to fill the void Ramis has left behind because nobody can do that. They should look at it as a chance to make something new. I’m sure Ramis wouldn’t mind that.

    RIP Harold Ramis.

    • Santa Horse

      March 7, 2014 at 7:00 am

      *I meant Jason Bateman (from Arrested Development), not Peter Bateman. I think I got caught in two minds between Patrick Bateman and Peter Venkman.

  • L8erH8er420

    March 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Harold Ramis, we lost a good one. YO!!!!

  • tony brando

    March 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I was on imdb and I read that harold ramis was dead. I couldn’t believe it! I’m still shocked! When I was a kid I loved Ghostbusters and now that I’m 30 and studied cinema for so many years, is still one of my favourite! So funny… Did you see bill murray at the oscars? God, so touching… I’m gonna watch all his movies again, directed and written. R.I.P. dude! YO!
    You guys are great! Keep making all this great stuff!! I love this site!

  • March 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Ghostbuster’s is one of my favorite things EVER miss this man his work was legendary

  • Godzilla5551

    March 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Dooooooooooooooooo Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Egonnnnnnnnnnn. RIP Harold Ramis Aka Egon

  • akronymn

    March 8, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Don’t forget about his role in the movie Orange
    County. If I remember right, he played the an of admissions and got slipped some of Jack Black’s ecstacy. The best part of that flick in my opinion.

  • erik37

    March 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    That was nice guys.
    I love the line from the movie Knocked Up where he plays Seth Rogans dad an he says about drugs-
    No pills, no powders.
    But if if grows in the ground, it’s probably okay.

  • March 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I was sitting at my grandmothers house. when the news came threw. i was in shock! my heart shank. i love Harold Ramis movies. my favorite part was that part when there working in the street, when bill murry says why you guys gotta come down here shaking my monkey tree! kills me. or when they make the toaster dance. gonna get me blu ray copy! had the vhs and the ghostbusters game! we will all miss you EGON…..

  • J5

    March 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    R.I.P Harold Ramis!!! & I never knew he as a movie director..

  • Vyncent

    March 13, 2014 at 2:34 am

    My favorite Egon moment is in Ghostbusters II when they are in the courtroom and the two executed ghosts bust in. When they grab their proton packs and power them up, there’s the “Doe, Ray, Egon” line. But right after Egon says it, Peter and Ray look over at him and he just gives them this awesome look.

  • Hastaj00

    March 13, 2014 at 11:26 am

    When you guys were talking about Ghostbusters and got to the point of whether there would/should be another one, I agreed with James, it wouldn’t be the same, but I was for some reason thinking Ramis directed Ghostbusters.. tend to get Ramis and Ivan Reitman mixed up director wise, dunno why, maybe similar style. Groundhog Day is great but only saw it once as a kid, that and Caddyshack were def his best prob, and the Analyze This/That movies with DeNiro and Billy Crystal weren’t bad. He did direct some other notable ones I’m not remembering I’m sure. The first Ghostbusters still takes the cake though, probably cuz of Reitman’s direction (and Elmer Bernstein’s score; not JUST the theme!#%!#% that movie really has some haunting imagery/direction, as does the much shittier but somehow still awesome Ghostbusters II, scared me shitless, some scenes, as a kiddddie). James is right though he was def one of the most influential comedy directors from the 80’s onward. RIP

  • Hastaj00

    March 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Oy crap, I forgot he directed the movie ‘Year One’ a few ehm years back. Set in ancient Rome with Jack Black and Michael Cera, got terrible reviews and nobody seemed to care about it, saw it on cable and actually laughed more than 90% of comedies I’ve seen in the past half decade. Sort of a lazy movie, but definitely a much watch if you’re a fan of Ramis’ humor immmmmmmHHHhhhoooooo.

  • Jacob Dyer

    March 14, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Do Ray Egon! RIP Harold Ramis πŸ™

  • nammm3

    March 28, 2014 at 3:12 am

    R.I.P. Harold, great tribute you guys!

  • April 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I felt really sad when i learned that ramis died,for me that man though he made allot of films he was really well known from the ghostbusters.And every time i saw him in other movies playing i said oh here’s egon,the thing that you are trying to say james is that he played really natural without trying so hard.The man knew that he didn’t need to go over the top in order to play a role in his own films.Thats why i liked those movies allot.The fact that all the cast played naturally without any super over reactions just to show something over the top.I believe that ramis played his own true self in most of the parts of his carieer,thats why was so good and funny at the same time.Unfortunately though if they ever make a third movie i believe that the original cast will not be in there,since i read somewhere that they dont want to play probably at least the most of the cast.Lets face it people,the fact that we wait a old franchise like ghost busters to hit the big screen,and have the original cast as well it is not so easy.Even for a new back to the future i read that they dont want to make the movie because most of the fans will start complain about the cast and how the movie has allot cgi,and the changes they are going to make in the script in order for the new producer put his own signiature.Form me those films sould be not remade or be sequels since they are going to destroy the whole thing in the end,by putting a cgi harold ramis ghost in the end or something like that.

  • April 26, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Don’t give that much attention to the editions that releasing from times to times,they just do that for making more bucks.From now on i only buy on blueray originals that i dont own in my collection.The thing that you go out all the time people and buy all kinds of copies just to consider your self as collectors is not going to put you in the Hall Of Fame of the collectors.It just proves how much money you spent in the companies in the end.Except of course you have those vhs from the older days,then i guess means something.I own that double feature foil dvd collection and i believe that is one of the best editions,why not make the same with a blueray edition as well? Stop give money to the companies in that way if you want to support your favorites at least wait for the right editions.

  • April 27, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Yes Harold Ramis was a genius he will be missed

  • lockshockbarrel84

    May 16, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Great tribute. Maybe you guys could do a tribute for H.R. Giger, the creator of Alien, since he passed away a few days ago.

  • skwij

    September 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

    What an awesome tribute. RIP Harold Ramis

  • gone with the vint

    February 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Dear Mike,
    dear James,
    Thank you very much for your respectful and touching tribute to Harold. As you said, Harold will live on in his movies!

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