This Japanese 'Ghostbusters' Music Video Proves '80s Remakes Need to Embrace Their Roots More

Movie marketing is a strange and unexpected animal. Sometimes what you think people want, they don't want. And sometimes what you think is intended for a certain audience is all of a sudden adopted by a much larger one. Take this Japanese Ghostbusters music video, for example. It stars four female Japanese comedians (Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki) singing the original Ghostbusters theme song, goofing around with proton packs as bright neon colors dominate the performance in what's a clear throwback to the upcoming remake's 1980s roots. It's a music video intended for Japanese audiences, posted by Sony Pictures Japan, and yet it's attracting a much larger fanbase around the world and especially in the United...

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