Phantasm 1-5: Limited Edition Collection

The first time all five films have been brought together on Blu-ray! Including a brand new 4K restoration of Phantasm overseen by J.J. Abrams

Out on:Dual Format 24th April 2017

Fast sell:

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.

Presented here in a stunning Limited Edition Dual Format release by Arrow Video, it’s 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.

Key talent:

Directors
Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End)
David Hartman (Godzilla: The Series, Transformers Prime)

Cast
A. Michael Baldwin (The Pick-Axe Murders Part III: The Final Chapter, Brutal)
Reggie Bannister (Bubba Ho-Tep, Not Another B Movie)
Angus Scrimm (Chopping Mall, Wishmaster, I Sell the Dead, John Dies at the End)

Synopsis:

Few horror movie franchises are as iconic as Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series. From its deadly flying silver spheres through to its hooded dwarf minions, and of course, the towering figure of arch villain The Tall Man himself, the imagery conjured up by the Phantasm films remains etched in the psyche of genre fans everywhere.

Beginning with the 1979 original through to 2016’s Phantasm: Ravager, the five films which make up the Phantasm series follow the young Mike Baldwin as he battles against the enigmatic “Tall Man” - an extraterrestrial being intent on harvesting the human race as slaves for his home planet. Aided by friend Reggie and his trusty four-barrelled shotgun, Mike resolves to vanquish the Tall Man before he wipes out humanity altogether.

Brought together for the first time on Blu-ray - including a stunning new 4K restoration of the original Phantasm overseen by J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Into Darkness) - the Phantasm series is back with added balls!

We like it because:

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.

And this Limited Edition Arrow Video release gives even more to love as it puts all five Phantasm movies together on Blu-ray for the first time. Packed with special pheatures, brand new writings on the films, a replica sphere and a host of new and archival extras for each film, it really is the definitive edition of Phantasm.

Special Features:

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

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Editor's Notes:

RRP: £99.99
Region: B/2
Rating: 18
Duration: 90 / 95 / 91 / 90 / 86 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono / Stereo / 5.1
Colour
Discs: 6
UK Cat No: FCD1390
UK Barcode: 5027035015583

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Arrow Video
Certificate
18
Release date
24th April, 2017
Price
£99.99
Region
B/2
Cat No (BR)
FCD1390

KEY TALENT INFORMATION

Director
Don Coscarelli / David Hartman
Stars
  • A. Michael Baldwin
  • Reggie Bannister
  • Angus Scrimm

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