BOYYYYY!!!! Arrow Video To Release Limited Edition PHANTASM 1-5 Collection on 24th April 2017




Here in the UK, we’ve been itching to see the fifth Phantasm film PHANTASM RAVAGER since it’s release across the pond in the US. That wait is now over but there’s even better news… Arrow Video are bringing us a hot-as-love release that Phans just cannot afford to miss!

Presented in a stunning Limited Edition Dual Format release by Arrow Video, this will be the first time all five films have been brought together on Blu-ray – including a brand new 4K restoration of the 1979 classic, Phantasm, overseen by Star Wars and Star Trek helmer J.J. Abrams.

Spanning 37 years, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series is as iconic as it is entertaining. With its killer flying spheres, undead dwarf minions and The Tall Man himself, it’s packed full of memorable images and moments that make it a cult horror series that stands the test of time.

When we say the Phantasm series is iconic, we’re not being hyperbolic. It’s rare to find a horror franchise that not only deftly blends gothic horror traditions with sci-fi and mind-blowing special effects, but that also stays so consistently entertaining through all of its instalments.

From 1979’s Phantasm to 2016’s Phantasm: Ravager, creator and director Don Coscarelli keeps the tale of Mike and Reggie’s (A. Michael Baldwin and Reggie Bannister) fight against The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), his undead dwarf minions and his killer spheres truly epic. It flaunts all of the creeping terror and horrific effects you’d expect, combined with the world-destroying concepts of big budget sci-fi. Hard to define, the Phantasm series really is a genre-bending masterpiece of cult horror.

The Limited Edition Phantasm 1-5 DVD/Blu-ray Dual Format Collection is out 24th April 2017

LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL PHEATURES:

  • All 5 Phantasm movies together on Blu-ray for the first time!
  • Limited Edition Bonus Disc featuring Exclusive Pheatures
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all films
  • Exclusive 152-page book with new writing on the Phantasm universe from Kim Newman and Bill Ackerman alongside a wealth of archive material, all fully illustrated with original stills and posters
  • Replica Phantasm Sphere
  • Limited Edition Packaging with newly-commissioned artwork from Gary Pullin

PHANTASM (1979 – 2016 REMASTERED)

  • Phantasm: Remastered 2016 Theatrical Version
  • Original Theatrical Mono or Remastered 5.1 Surround Options
  • Phantasm: Remastered 2016 Los Angeles Premiere Audience Track – Join the audience of die-hard fans as they experience the restored classic for the first time!
  • Archive audio commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Angus Scrimm
  • Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm – brand new pheaturette looking back at the making of Phantasm, including new interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind-the-Scenes footage with commentary by Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister
  • 1979 TV interview with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
  • Deleted Scenes (6)
  • Original Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots (5)
  • Stills Gallery

PHANTASM II (1988)

  • Original Theatrical Stereo
  • Audio commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister
  • Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm II – brand new pheaturette looking back at the making of Phantasm II, including new interviews with cast and crew
  • Angus Scrimm 1989 Convention Appearance
  • Fangoria TV Spot
  • Original Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Stills Gallery

PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD (1994)

  • Original Theatrical Stereo or 5.1 Surround Options
  • Audio commentary with actors A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
  • Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm III – brand new pheaturette looking back at the making of Phantasm III, including new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Trailer
  • Stills Gallery


PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION (1998)

  • Original Theatrical Stereo or 5.1 Surround Options
  • Audio commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister
  • Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm IV – brand new pheaturette looking back at the making of Phantasm IV, including new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Trailer
  • Stills Gallery

PHANTASM: RAVAGER (2016)

  • 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Surround Options
  • Phantasm: Ravager 2016 Los Angeles Premiere Audience Track – Join the audience of die-hard fans as they experience Ravager for the first time!
  • Audio commentary with director David Hartman and writer/producer Don Coscarelli
  • Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm: Ravager – brand new pheaturette looking at the making of Ravager, including new interviews with cast and crew
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by David Hartman and Don Coscarelli
  • Phuntasm – Bloopers and Outtakes
  • Phantasm and You – a light-hearted recap of the Phantasm franchise directed by David Hartman
  • Original Trailer

    BONUS DISC
  • Phantasmagoria – pheature-length documentary covering the original Phantasm through to Phantasm IV: Oblivion, including interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Phantasmagorical Tour – actor Reggie Bannister hosts a tour of some of the key filming locations from Phantasm



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