Screen grabs + comparison shots of Ghostbusters 4K Blu-ray

May 14th is the release of Ghostbusters yet again on Blu-ray. This time it’s being presented in 4K and promises to have a much more crisper and clearer transfer that what was seen in the 2009 release.

A user over at forum.blu-ray.com has already received his copy and took the below screen grabs of the film:

Be sure to click here to view additional images from the transfer.

We’ve also managed to put together a few comparison shots, hopefully to help anyone who’s on the fence.

We’d also like the clarify that this release only features the film. No extras are included.

Still curious on what’s the difference between your regular 2009 copy of Ghostbusters and this 4K release? Here’s Sony’s press release on the film:

 The Blu-ray “Mastered in 4K” collection will set a new standard for Blu-ray HD picture and sound, creating the ultimate 1080p home entertainment experience. Created from the highest quality 4K source materials with new expanded color*, consumers can enjoy a brilliant picture with exquisite detail using their existing Blu-ray player or PlayStation®3. The Blu-ray “Mastered in 4K” collection is optimized so that 4K Ultra HD TV owners can take full advantage of the new 4K upscaling technology, delivering an outstanding near-4K experience. “Mastered in 4K” Blu-rays also work with all 1080p HDTVs for spectacular high definition picture and sound.

*Expanded color requires xvYCC-compatible TV and Blu-ray player

Why “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray?
• Get the best Blu-ray picture possible, mastered from 4K source materials
• Push your TV to the limit with a high bitrate digital transfer for an immersive visual experience
• Ideal solution for new 4K TV owners and great for Blu-ray collectors

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  • WW
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    Good info., thanks for the positive reviews. I was going to buy the 4K one along with the other 5 I got recently to upgrade existing blu’s. The version I purchased a few years ago is an improvement over the last time I viewed this movie in the 90’s, of course that was a VHS tape playing through a 25″ tube TV…those were the days. I’ve never seen this movie on DVD or most movies actually. I skipped the whole VHS to DVD format change and only watched movies in theaters and pretty much stopped watching TV. I suppose I got “sick” of all the “new” versions of the same old thing. Then I got a PS3 for my kid and everything changed, I haven’t been to a theater in six years. Recently I got a XBR 65″ 900A Sony TV(4K), at a very good price on sale and gave it to my kid. These new xvYCC masters look great, I’d recommend anyone looking to upgrade their TV to a larger one to go 4K and buy-up as much blu rays as you can get your hands on. Most of the movies I own are the older ones and a lot of the ones that aren’t remastered properly don’t look so good in HD, worse in UHD. CGI movies from the 80’s and 90’s can look pretty bad, I’m happy G’busters came out well. Recently I watched PanicRoom on DVD Superbit on the 4K TV. The upconversion looks like a blu ray on a 1080p TV, this might interest anyone with a giant DVD collection as the Superbit has a lossless audio soundtrack. The other day we watched(don’t laugh), Hannah Montana streamed over Netflix(not 4K Netflix), and it’s easily DVD PQ. Also since it’s Dolby Digital no need to buy any more DVD’s, so I’m glad the Mastered in 4K’s don’t include those. The new 4k TV’s do have an application other than a “slightly” better picture over 1080p TV’s. I still have my 7 year old Sony XBR5 52″ set-up I watch, although it’s large for a 52″ it does have a 10 bit panel., If you go from one room to the next and do a side by side comparison between PQ of the two TV’s, the difference is deffinitely apparent. Very soon I’m upgrading to the XBR 900B 79″, probably be the last new TV I buy. It’s really no big deal which standard they arrive at for version 2.0 HDMI for 4k discs, maybe 2160p/60fps. Most of the movies I own won’t benefit because of the original source material, I’ll probably buy Jaws again though, and Jurrasic Park. Pacific Rim looks crazy good. I’d say the most enjoyable to see is Star Trek the original series upscaled to near 4K on a big screen, the preservation they did on these is fantastic. Digital movies look phenominal, I’d rebuy District9. Maybe when I get my 79″ TV, just for the h*ll of it I’ll go find an old VHS player and tape at the thrift shop and hook it up and see what Forrest Gump looks like…ha ha

  • avramcohen
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    Seriously I could not tell the diff in the screen shots.. 4k is beautiful but the reality is there is NOT enough source to make it worthy at all for a purchase,,,,,,,,,,, yet! Give it a few years then I’ll upgrade!

  • Canastrophy
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    I can’t wait for the 8K re-release, or the 12k release, etc.

    As much as I love the movie, I’ve already got it on Laserdisk, DVD, UMD, Blu-Ray.

    I have no intention of buying it again (and again).

  • Jon
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    The (slightly) improved clarity is nice, but unfortunately lost shadow detail (in the 4K) is a more noticeable difference. Also as Trekkie said, the ’09 brighter proton streams look nicer to me too.

  • frankie smales
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    i’m quite looking forward to this new print of the
    film the transfer looks spooktacular but who realy
    wants to pay ex mounts of dollars or pounds on an blu ray
    crammed with extras when you can find the info about
    the film for the cheaper price of an internet connection these days
    may no wonder why the hd experience in blu ray films
    dont lend themselvs to because of far too many extras
    on an blu ray disc they should have done away with having
    extras like featurettes and etc when you can find the source
    materials for things like this on various film and viral video sites
    but i cant wait to get my copy when it arrives .

    frankie smales

    (frankie smales tv and movie review uk)

  • Trekkie313
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    It looks much more like the print/copy I saw in at a theater in 2009 than the previous the Blu-ray or 05 DVD. My only gripe about the new master is that skin tones look a tad too red in some shots and I prefer the brighter proton streams.

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