The cult classic Phantasm films are coming to Blu-Ray

By Chris Lentz | Leave a Comment | Published 6 years ago
The cult classic Phantasm films are coming to Blu-Ray

All five of Don Coscarelli’s legendary cult classic Phantasm film's are coming to Blu-Ray in a new box set titled THE PHANTASM COLLECTION. The new box set which includes all 5 films, tons of special features, a 120-page retrospective book, and a reversible 21” x 27” poster will debut on April 11th, 2017.

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Official Details

One of the most popular franchises in the history of horror, the Phantasm film series has terrified fans for generations. Well Go USA Entertainment answers the prayers of those fans with the highly anticipated release of THE PHANTASM COLLECTION, a six-disc Blu-ray™ box set debuting on April 11. The collection features all five frightening films in the series – PHANTASM: REMASTERED (1979), PHANTASM II (1988), PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD (1994), PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION (1998) and the most recent installment PHANTASM: RAVAGER (2016). In all five films of Don Coscarelli’s iconic series, Mike (Michael Baldwin) faces off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his lethal arsenal of terrible weapons.

In addition to previously released archival material, Coscarelli has produced hours of new bonus material featuring new interviews with cast and filmmakers, as well as never-before-seen archival materials. The material is interspersed throughout the discs, plus a sixth disc featuring additional new and archival bonus materials. Included with the collection is Phantasm Compendium, a 120-page book featuring exclusive interviews and rare, behind-the-scenes photos chronicling the history and impact of the franchise, plus a 21” x 27” reversible poster featuring the iconic original artwork.

Packaging on all five films will feature reversible sleeve art, with one side highlighting the original artwork and the reverse showing new artwork exclusive to the collection. In addition, the discs themselves will be BD50, which allow for less compression and a higher quality audio, as well as more space for the extensive bonus materials.

The sixth disc of THE PHANTASM COLLECTION features additional vintage and new special material, including the all-new featurette “Phantasm and You,” a comic recap of the first four films by PHANTASM V: RAVAGER director David Hartman and the previously released “Phantasmagoria” a documentary containing new and archival interviews with cast and crew.

The Phantasm Collection



FilmFed Movie Page: Phantasm (1979)

Bonus Materials Include:

  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli, co-producer Paul Pepperman and visual consultant Roberto Quezada
  • NEW Additional home movie footage
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli and actors Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm and Bill Thornbury
  • Graveyard Carz
  • Interviews with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm - Vintage 1979 television interview (28 minutes)
  • Deleted Scenes (10 minutes)
  • Cast interviews - Phantasm: Actors Having a Ball (4 minutes)
  • PHANTASM Behind-the-Scenes Home Movies with commentary by Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister (20 minutes)
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Angus Scrimm Introduction
  • Angus Scrimm 1989 Convention Appearance
  • Fangoria TV Commercial with Angus Scrimm
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery

PHANTASM: REMASTERED Synopsis: At a funeral, Mike (Michael Baldwin), watches as a tall mortician clad in black (Angus Scrimm) tosses the unburied coffin into a waiting hearse as if it were nothing. Seeking the truth behind this unusual sight, Mike breaks into the mortuary, where he comes face-to-face with the sinister Tall Man. After barely managing to escape with his life, Mike enlists the help of his brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and their friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Together they set out to uncover the secrets of the Tall Man and those who dwell in his hellish world. PHANTASM: REMASTERED has a runtime of approximately 98 minutes and is rated R for nudity, violence and intense scenes.


FilmFed Movie Page: Phantasm II (1988)

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli, actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister
  • The Ball is Back: The making of PHANTASM II (46 minutes)
  • Deleted Scenes (7 minutes)
  • Workprint Scenes (19 minutes)
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Behind the Scenes (18 minutes)
  • Still Galleries
  • Rare Short film featuring Rory Guy (Angus Scrimm) (18 minutes)
  • The Gory Days – an interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Greg Nicotero (22 minutes)

PHANTASM II Synopsis: Released after seven years in a mental hospital, Mike convinces his old pal Reggie to join forces with him to hunt down and destroy the Tall Man once and for all. Mike’s visions lead the two to a quiet little town where a horde of flying killer balls aim to slice and dice their gruesome way through everyone. Exploding with special effects, unparalleled thrills, horror and suspense, PHANTASM II climaxes with a blood-curdling conclusion that you have to see to believe. PHANTASM II has a runtime of approximately 97 minutes and is rated R.


FilmFed Movie Page: Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)

Bonus Materials Include:

  • NEW “Balls of Steel: Bob Ivy’s Stunt for the Ages - The Phantasm III Car Stunt” featurette - Shows the planning and behind-the-scenes footage of the dangerous stunt performed in the film and includes recently rediscovered material.
  • NEW “It’s Never Over: The Making of PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD” featurette, including interviews with Don Coscarelli, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Gloria Lynn Henry, Stuntman Bob Ivy, director of photography Christopher Chomyn, composer/sound designer Christopher L. Stone, sphere designer/mechanical effects artist Kerry Prior, special makeup effects designer Dean Gates and Production Assistant Kristen Deem
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli and editor Norman Buckley
  • NEW Behind the Scenes Compilation
  • Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
  • Phantasm III: Behind-the-Scenes (9 minutes)
  • Deleted Scene
  • Trailer
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery

PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD Synopsis: The mutant dwarf creatures are attacking, the silver spheres are flying, and the Tall Man is back with a vengeance! Fifteen years after the original horror classic, writer/producer/director Don Coscarelli reunites brothers Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) to help their friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) destroy the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) once and for all. PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD has a runtime of approximately 91 minutes and is rated R for violence and gore, and for language and sexuality.


FilmFed Movie Page: Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

Bonus Materials Include:

  • NEW “Death is No Escape: The Making of PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION” featurette, includes interviews with Don Coscarelli, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, special makeup effects artist Gigi Bannister, stunt co-ordinator/actor Bob Ivy, director of photography Christopher Chomyn, composer/sound designer Christopher L. Stone, sphere designer/mechanical effects designer Kerry Prior, cameraman Justin Zaharczuk and special makeup effects artist Robert Kurtzman
  • NEW Behind the Scenes Compilation
  • NEW Phantasm sequels Conceptual Art Gallery by Justin Zaharczuk
  • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Actors Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm
  • Phantasm IV: Behind-The-Scenes (9 minutes)
  • Promo
  • Trailer
  • Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery

PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION Synopsis: 13 years after the original nightmare began, Mike must cross dark dimensions of time and space to discover his origins and those of his nemesis, the evil Tall Man. With only his loyal friend Reggie at his side, and the spirit of his dead brother to guide him, Mike must finally confront this malevolent embodiment of death. Prepare to be scared witless as the fine line between the living and the dead snaps with a vengeance! PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes and is rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language.


FilmFed Movie Page: Phantasm: Ravager (2016)

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Audio Commentary with co-writer/director David Hartman and co-writer/producer Don Coscarelli
  • NEW The Making of PHANTASM V: RAVAGER (51 minutes)
  • NEW interview with actor A. Michael Baldwin
  • NEW interview with actress Kat Lester
  • NEW interview with actor Stephan Jutras
  • NEW Behind the Scenes Promo with Angus Scrimm Tribute
  • NEW Phantasm V Red Credit Sequence Deleted Scenes Phuntasm: Bloopers and Outtakes Teaser Trailer Theatrical Trailer Still Gallery

PHANTASM: RAVAGER Synopsis: After battling with the Tall Man in Phantasm: Oblivion, a battered Reggie wanders through the desert in search of his missing friend, Mike. After recovering his 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda, Reggie is targeted by two of the Tall Man’s Sentinel Spheres and destroys them. He awakens suddenly to find himself sitting in a wheelchair pushed by none other than the elusive Mike! Although overjoyed by their reunion, Reggie is in this alternate dimension an aged and weary old patient in a psychiatric ward. And only he remembers their battled and bloodied past with the Tall Man. Reggie must travel between dimensions and discern what is reality in order to confront the mysteries at the heart of a decades-long struggle against evil. He is met with new and familiar faces along the way, and an epic showdown on the Tall Man’s home world awaits! PHANTASM V: RAVAGER has a runtime of approximately 86 minutes and is not rated.


Bonus Materials Include:

  • NEW Phantasm and You – a comic recap of the first 4 films by PHANTASM V: RAVAGER director David Hartman
  • NEW Flashback Weekend Chicago Convention Panel Discussion (2008)
  • NEW Flashback Weekend Chicago Convention Cast Panel (2014)
  • NEW Flashback Weekend concert performance by Kat Lester
  • NEW 2016 Fantastic Fest Premiere and Q&A
  • Phantasmagoria: a documentary and Interviews with the Cast and Crew of Phantasm (97 minutes)
  • Phantasmagorical Mystery Tour with your host, Reggie Bannister (16 minutes)
  • Phantasm Genesis (20 minutes)
  • Phandom (18 minutes)
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