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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes are scenes and different takes of parts of the movie that have appeared. In 2022, one of Ghostbusters: Afterlife's deleted and alternate scenes were released on most Home Released versions of the film. The first assembly cut of the movie had a run time of 2 hours and 56 minutes.[1][2][3]

List of Released Deleted/Alternate Scenes

List of Deleted/Alternate Scenes Not Yet Released

The following are scenes seen in videos like trailers, B-roll, special features, print, still photos or mentioned in interviews.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

  • In first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, there is a close up of Callie Spengler's eviction notice from Matthew Cohen's point of view.
  • In the first trailer, there is a shot of the lower halves of Callie and Phoebe Spengler as they exit the Anderson East Estates with their luggage.
  • In the first trailer, at the 33 second mark, and at the start of the second trailer, the shot of the Summerville water tower.
  • In the second trailer, there is an alternate scene of Janine Melnitz saying, "I wouldn't say nothing" whereas in the movie, she says, "Well, I wouldn't say that."

Chapter 3

  • There are more shots of the Spinners Roller Hop employees skating around.[5]
  • Callie advised Phoebe to start winking so people would know when she was kidding.[6]
  • In the second trailer, a classmate fires the contents of his bag of Doritos at Phoebe in the classroom.

Chapter 4

  • In the Summoning The Spirit special feature of the home entertainment release, at the 8:01 mark, there is a brief filming shot of Callie walking across street to her car from Wertheimer's Hardware and Sheriff Domingo looking at her car.
  • In the first domestic trailer, there is a close up shot of Gary's seismic map.

Chapter 5

  • In the second trailer, Trevor Spengler works on Ecto-1 in the barn. Phoebe, back home from summer school, stands at the doorway and asks him, "You went with the station wagon?" Trevor responds, "It's the only one that had an engine."
  • In the Gearhead's Guide to Ghostbusters Gadgets, at the 2:59 mark, as Podcast attempts to pry the Trap open with ruler, Phoebe says, "A wooden ruler versus a metal box. I wonder who will win."

Chapter 6

  • In the October 7, 2021 B-Roll, at the 7:30 mark, there is a shot of Gary Grooberson talking to Podcast and Phoebe in the classroom. He mentioned there was a movie about the Ghostbusters that was made in the 1990s.
  • In trailer #1, there is an overhead shot of Vinz Clortho, in Sentinel form, dashing between buses.

Chapter 7

  • There is a longer version of Trevor and Celeste leaving work to hang out with her friends.[7]

Chapter 8

  • In the Gearhead's Guide to Ghostbusters Gadgets, at the 2:21 mark, Phoebe steps out of the underground laboratory through the exit with the finished Proton Pack on.
  • In the October 7, 2021 B-roll, at the 9:44 mark, there is a shot of Jason Reitman recording Phoebe as she walks through the field at the perimeter of the fence line.[8]
  • Phoebe stops in a field and fires the Proton Pack. Some of the corn is turned into popcorn and rains down on her. She smiles, screams in delight, catches some, and eats them like snowflakes on her tongue. Two shots can be seen on page 10 and 24 of Ghostbusters: The Art and Making of The Movie.[9][10][11][12][13]

Chapter 9

  • In Ghostbusters: Afterlife: The Art and Making of The Movie, on page 110, there is a still of Phoebe pulling the red wagon loaded with ghostbusting gear along gravel path at the Foundry. Podcast walks behind her.
  • When Phoebe and Podcast duck in the Foundry, they shout "Incoming!"[14]
  • In the October 7, 2021 B-Roll, the 2:15-2:18 and 2:39-2:50 marks, after Muncher leaves the Summerville Foundry, Podcast yells, "Yes!" Phoebe leaves him hanging for a high five and states, "I told you to trap him." He replies, "It's fine, we'll get him next time. Okay? Okay."

Chapter 10

  • In the third international trailer, at the 1:17 mark, after the gunner seat is accidentally activated, Podcast shouts, "I love this car!"
  • Between the early and final trailers, Muncher is in differing positions when he flies by the bins across from Empress Theatre.
  • In the October 7, 2021 B-Roll, the 7:00 mark, a scene is prepared of a waitress in the Enjoy Garden Restaurant getting slimed by Muncher.

Chapter 12

  • In the second trailer, there is a shot of Phoebe soldering the P.K.E. Meter.
  • In a private email correspondence with Eric Reich of Ghost Corps, on January 6, 2022, it was revealed Oliver Cooper played a security guard in the Summerville Walmart.
  • In trailers, Gary Grooberson talks to Vinz Clortho in Walmart with a "Hey, budd--" then Vinz's roar interrupts him whereas in the movie he says, "Hey--" then the roar cuts him off.

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

  • Ray insulted Gozer by shouting the Hawaiian god Pele was a better deity than it.[16]
  • In a Collider Exclusives YouTube featurette at the 1:07 and 1:50 marks, there are filming shots of Janine Melnitz being present at the battle at the Farmhouse.
  • In an instagram post from February 7, 2022 and Summoning The Spirits special feature at the 16:49 mark, Podcast, still covered in marshmallow residue, stands in front of the Ghostbusters as Egon dissipates. Podcast turns his head and looks at them. They look down at him.
  • In the second trailer, there is shot in Peter and Dana's Upstate Home of a framed photo of the original Ghostbusters in front of the Firehouse. In a private email correspondence with Eric Reich of Ghost Corps, on January 6, 2022, it was confirmed the scene takes place in the upstate home.
  • In the Collider YouTube featurette, at the 0:55 and 1:30 marks, there is a filming shot of Janine visiting with Peter and Dana at their upstate home.

Chapter Unknown

  • At one point, there was a scene involving fliers for a funeral.[17]
  • There is 1960s cover of the Ghostbusters song that was done for the movie by the Menahan Street Band. The children find a 45 single that turns out to be a 1960s song that Ray Parker, Jr. does a cover of that became known as the "Ghostbusters" song.[18]
  • A whole plot point of "room stuff" changed.[19][20]
  • Podcast eats ectoplasm.[21]
  • There was more about Callie's backstory but that got streamlined.[22][23]

References

  1. Collider Interviews YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Easter Eggs and Theme Park Ride Ideas" 14:24-14:33 11/24/2021 Jason Reitman says: "The first cut was easily over three hours and and now we're down to I think an hour, 56 with credits so it's--it's way more slim."
  2. Collider Interviews YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Easter Eggs and Theme Park Ride Ideas" 14:38-14:39 11/24/2021 Jason Reitman says: "Yeah, that's the assembly cut."
  3. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Dana Glauberman says: "The first assembly was 2hr 56min."
  4. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip #743 40:17 11/28/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "Unfortunately, the cut is so fast, we don't see quite what they are. Because what we shot was quite violent actually. Grabbing him and basically that's it. That's the end of Egon."
  5. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 12:08-13:05 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "I was up there two weeks because we did a lot of rehearsals, there's a lot of footage you didn't see where you know we're skating around the cars and they're doing tricks and we had some wonderful championship roller skaters on the set that were also you know doing fun things but a lot of that isn't on there now. I'd be interested to see if that ever came up on any deleted scenes and I was on set, I probably a total of, on and off including rehearsal, about five days because the first week we were there, we were just rehearsing and things like that and then weather, you had delays you know, yeah, I mean it gets windy up there, there's a whole bunch of stuff that has to go right before they can shoot it and the time of day, etc."
  6. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Nate Orloff says: "Actually to continue on this subject, in that scene when she said, "Maybe it's the apocalypse, she winked after that, and in the original version of the movie, winking was a thing that her mom told her to do to let people know she was kidding. We experimented even later putting that back where she said that and then winked, and Dana was completely right. It was funny, but it didn't keep the energy up and it was like begging for more laughs when you just had a great one. We needed to just keep going, and the movie's better for it."
  7. Collider Interviews YouTube 4:13-4:51 mark 11/15/2021 Finn Wolfhard says: "I'd say the most complicated is actually a shot that wasn't in the movie, it's like this Boogie Nights one take shot that actually makes the movie like longer. It's a really cool but it's like-it doesn't-there's a scene where like Celeste O'Connor's character Lucky asked me to go hang out with her firends and I'm cleaning and then I take off my apron and I go and I get in the car. with them. That was like a way longer scene. It was like she's like 'You coming with?' I'm like 'Yeah' and I see her walk out of the door and then I follow her to the window and I see her and I follow her and uh it's like a one take and I take off all my stuff and I run out the door then I jump in to the cars-the car is moving as the car is moving."
  8. Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 5:19-6:00 mark 11/15/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "My hardest scene was one that got cut out as well. Yeah, there was a whole bit where I took the Proton Pack out into a field and so that was like an entire day of just lugging this huge thing. I had like red marks all up and down my shoulders afterwards like my shoulders were raw from it rubbing because they were like doing this light pack and and I was like 'no, it looks better with the heavy pack and it was just me like running through this field with this thing on for and the acting like doing that is so hard it's just 'Ah! Oh!' and he's like be louder. It was really difficult. There was like bugs all over but it was still like the coolest."
  9. Polygon "Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman crossed the streams of reality and sequel lore" 11/21/2021 Jason Reigman says: "Originally she was in a field of corn. She fired into the corn and the corn popped up into popcorn, she ate the popcorn and smiled."
  10. Yes Have Some YouTube "Jason Reitman Interview - Ghostbusters Afterlife, Franchise Future, Bill Murray!" 6:48-7:26 11/25/2021 Jason Reitman says: "The image I always had was brings it out into a row of corn, fires it into the corn, the corn becomes popcorn, flies in the air and she catches it and she eats it like that was the image and we actually tried to shoot that. We we didn't quite pull it off and that's why it's not in the movie but but when I talked to Gil about it and Gil and I had been writing together and I really trust Gil as a storyteller and Gil's also an animator who who made Monster House and and Poltergeist and you know just has a sense of science fiction and horror that you know that isn't just not part of what I've done."
  11. Ghostbusters News "FIRST LOOK: Ghostbusters: Afterlife deleted scene + new Easter egg!" 12/1/2021
  12. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 6. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Passage reads: "A girl finds a dormant proton pack lying dead in a basement. She carries the heavy pack out into a cornfield and fires a proton stream into the crops. They explode like fireworks into a cloud of raining popcorn. She screams and inadvertently begin catching them like snowflakes on her tongue."
  13. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 24. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "In a scene cut from the film, popcorn runs down on Phoebe after she test fires the proton blaster, vaporizing nearby corn stalks."
  14. Yes Have Some YouTube 1:01:50-1:02:14, 1:02:23-1:02:33, 1:02:43 12/4/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And I remember there's once where the kids were ducking behind a uh-right in the scene where they the Muncher starts firing the stuff at them at the very beginning, it's like bullets. Okay, right tight and the kids are ducking behind it and they were saying like "Get down!" and they're trying all these other things and and they're just like 'it doesn't sound right' and I'm like well I go 'in the infantry' and I'm like oh (shit)...When things are coming at you, the universal scream is "Incoming!" and he's and he's like 'that's it. Okay, let's try it: incoming. You got it?' Did I make a line?...It got cut."
  15. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Nate Orloff says: "There are more jokes that Phoebe told at the stairs and it was very long because I just cut every joke in because they shot a lot of jokes to find the best one. So we’re watching the assembly with the assistants and it turns into a comedy club."
  16. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line reads: "While Hudson prepared to take his shot, Reitman encouraged Aykroyd to join in the verbal jabs. "For Stantz, I feel like your insults would be about her actual cosmic properties," the director said. Akyroyd nodded, agreeing that Gozer might feel some insecurity about rival deities. "Hawaiians have better gods than you!" he shouted. Pele could kick your ass!"
  17. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 1:06:19-1:06:33 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "And I was wearing it at a local thrift store looking for junk as I do and the proprietor was lie 'Oh, you worked on Ghostbusters?' I was like 'Yeah, I did some prop stuff.' Like 'Oh, we sold them all the fake fliers for the funeral'."
  18. The Oakland Press 2/24/2021 Line reads: "Menahan's members remain busy playing for and producing other artists, but Brenneck -- who's also scored the upcoming documentary "Blood Brothers" -- says the group did some work together during early 2020 in New York, before the pandemic hit, and is also recording a new version of the "Ghostbusters" theme song for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," due out in June...They have a scene where the kids of the original Ghostbusters find their dads' old (stuff) and a 45 (single) that's, like a 60s version of the 80s 'Ghostbusters' -- as if Ray Parker Jr.'s was a cover of a 60s song. It's a really cool idea, so we cut a 60s-sounding version of 'Ghostbusters' while we were in New York, and it's pretty cool."
  19. Collider Interviews YouTube 2:25-2:32 mark 11/15/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "There was a whole like plot point that was like room stuff and it's really cool but it ended up working out so well."
  20. Collider Interviews YouTube 3:11-3:17 mark 11/15/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "Yeah, there was like a whole plot point that that's different."
  21. EW YouTube 2:53-2:55 11/19/2021 Logan Kim says: "I ate ectoplasm. That was an experience. Although it was disgusted, no taste, eww. It was all slimy in my mouth. I still had a very good time enjoying it with my pudding."
  22. Avid YouTube 39:44-39:56 12/9/2021 Nate Orloff says: "So there's originally a lot more about Callie and the backstory and the details and when that gets slowly ironed out and you like massaging bubbles out of a screen protector."
  23. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Nate Orloff says: "There was a lot of stuff that expanded on Callie and her relationship with her father that was alluded to, and even Callie with her relationship with Phoebe. But, just like we were talking about with short films, is that what you really need? What do you really need to tell the story? If you have the beats there, it's what the movie is."

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