Earlier this yr, Sony Footage Residence Leisure launched Ghostbusters: Ultimate Collection, a present set comprised of final yr’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, alongside re-releases of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, with the ’80s classics together with a laundry checklist of not too long ago unearthed particular options.
Among the many new dietary supplements, never-before-scene Ghostbusters II deleted scenes immediately garnered my consideration, as, for years, we’ve heard of a handful of moments that wound up on the reducing room flooring. These have included the whole lot from the misplaced character of Sherman Tully, Louis’ cousin, to Ray Stantz getting possessed by Vigo the Carpathian, violently driving by means of the streets of New York Metropolis.
Whereas the Ultimate Collection lastly gave followers a glimpse at Sherman, performed by Eugene Levy, together with a treasure trove of further deleted scenes, Ray’s possession sequence was sadly nowhere to be discovered, outdoors of some seconds getting re-purposed, discovered inside the movie’s Run-DMC-fueled montage, and a business for Coca-Cola.
For many who need a greater concept of what may’ve been, 1989’s NOW Comics adaption of Ghostbusters II starring The Actual Ghostbusters contains our solely official visible recreation, which sees the Ghostbusters exiting the Manhattan Museum of Artwork to Ray going below Vigo’s Carpathian trance.
At this time’s characteristic of the forgotten second comes because of Ghostbusters historian, The Art of The Real Ghostbusters, who not too long ago uploaded scans of the unique pages, with artwork by John Tobias and Wealthy Rankin.
Being advised throughout 4 pages, Ray, deep below Vigo’s spell, proclaims that he’s “going to kill everybody,” solely to be thwarted after Winston punches him within the face. Ray then involves his senses, questioning his actions, asking, “What occurred?” noting his love for the Ecto and his respect for fellow Manhattan motorists.
In case you missed our earlier NOW Comics characteristic, which unearthed Ghostbusters II’s unique ending, click here.
For extra rarities and obscurities, stretching throughout The Actual Ghostbusters animated sequence, comics, and Kenner’s toyline, we’d suggest following The Art of The Real Ghostbusters on Instagram.