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Revisiting 'Ghostbusters' and other unforgettable 80s films

As the reboot of "Ghostbusters" hits cinemas in the UK on July 11, here's a nostalgic look back at some unforgettable movies of the 80s and their soundtracks. Do you know them all?

The supernatural action comedy from the 80s is back with a 2016 twist. This time, four women are the ones you're gonna call. Actresses Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig make up the crew.

For hundreds of thousands of fans of the original film, however, this female cast was a reason to revolt. The Youtube trailer obtained 900,000 dislikes, a negative record for a film trailer to date. One Twitter user wrote, "This trash was produced to make femi-nazis happy."

The director Paul Feig even received death threats for his casting decisions. He could hardly believe that this type of prejudice would still be an issue in 2016. "Geek culture is home to some of the biggest assholes I've ever met in my life," he told the "New York Daily News."

One can only wonder if the sexist reactions would be as widespread if the actresses' looks corresponded to the usual Hollywood beauty standards.

Bill Murry, famously part of the original Ghostbusters crew from 1984, said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" that, despite initial fears, he found the girls so funny he was "cheering like at a sporting event" by the end of the movie.

Fans will get to decide on their own if they agree with Murray. "Ghostbusters" is released in Germany on August 4. While we're waiting, here's a playlist with some of the best film music hits of the 1980s.

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