Ghostbusters now available in USB form

by Mark R

The 1984 comedy Ghostbusters is one of the funniest movies ever made, and it will now be remembered as the first film ever to be released in USB flash drive format. PNY and Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced plans to pre-load the film on specially marked 2GB USB drives.

The film is put on flash drive in a DRM format, so a user cannot copy it. However, you can download it to your PC in case you need your ectoplasmic fix for the day. Unfortunately, if you try and play the movie without the flash drive inserted, you will get slimed, as it will not work.

This is the first time a movie has been used to sell a flash drive, but it probably won’t be the last. Perhaps all movies will be on flash drives someday, but these flash drives should probably be some sort of special packaging. This Ghostbusters flash drive, by itself, has no branding of any kind, but it does have 12 hours of video play, 33 hours of music and 1080 picture capacity.

So, “who ya gonna call” if you want the Ghostbusters 2GB flash drive? The Argos website! It is at a high price of $53, but as Bill Murray said in the film, “no job is too big, no fee is too big”.


6 reviews or comments

Derek Says: September 4, 2008 at 10:13 am

I already use a USB card to move videos from my PC to my PS3. Those, I can play without the USB card being in the slot, I just “copy” to the hard drive.
I would have bought one of these if they would have done something “kooky” like make the outside glowing “Slimer” green, or putting the Ghost buster’s logo on it. Without something like that, I don’t see it happening.

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