Phantasm [DVD] [1979]

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  • Release Date: 12/06/2016
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (220 out of 226)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Director & Writer Don Coscarelli, Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, & Bill Thornbury
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews from 1979 with Don Coscarelli & Angus Scrimm
  • New Graveyard Carz Episode
  • Trailers

Synopsis


Phantasm
Phantasm is a surprisingly artful and imaginative horror film, an impressive film for 23-year-old director Don Coscarelli who worked with a miniscule budget to create a small masterpiece. When Mike (Michael Baldwin) spies some sinister Jawa-like creatures stealing corpses from the local cemetery, he and his older brother Jody (Bill Thornbury) explore the mausoleum, where they find that the mortician (Angus Scrimm), a towering, emaciated figure with superhuman strength, has somehow bridged the gap between Earth and the afterworld and needs fresh corpses. Among the tools of his trade is a flying Swiss army pinball that bores into the skulls of its hapless victims then extracts their brains. Their allies die off one by one, until only the brothers are left to defend humankind against the nefarious "Tall Man" and his army of shrouded dwarves. While the film does contain a fair amount of graphic violence, the gore is never gratuitous and, relative to other movies of its day, is used rather sparingly. The effects are fantastic as is the highly stylized direction; the result is a memorable chiller with more than its share of genuine shocks. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Bill Thornbury - Jody
  • Reggie Bannister
    Reggie Bannister - Reggie
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    Kathy Lester - Lady in Lavender
  • Angus Scrimm
    Angus Scrimm - Tall Man
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    Ken Jones - Caretaker



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 226 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An absolute classic

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    ozzyfann2000
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    I am so happy that they gave this movie the blu ray treatment it deserved. My absolute favorite horror movie. Pick it up before it becomes extinct like the dvd release!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Drive-in Classic

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    SpookyDude
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    Phantasm for the first time on Blu-ray in the U.S. and it's a doozy.This remastered version is amazing looking and sounds great too. If your a fan of the film don't hesitate!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phantasm is one of the best movies.

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    sillygirl
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    Phantasm is one of the best movies I have looked at .it will have you waiting for more movies of Phantasm. so happy they putting them out on blueray now ,I have all on vcr tapes now will get my blueray movies of Phantasm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great scary movie

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    Kodiakbear
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    I've liked the movie since the first time I saw it many years ago. Great on blu ray. A must have for anyone that likes scary movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic tuned up

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    RonC
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    Truly a classic horror series and to see the 4K upgrade and updated audio is a beautiful thing. Mike, his brother Jody and their friend Reggie think something odd is going down around the local mortuary. Their investigation puts them at odds with the evil Tall Man and his minions. The audio/video upgrade make this the primo version of the film that started it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light on extras, but the 4k restoration...wow!

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    tojuevel68
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    Very few extras, but thanks to J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company, this new 4K restoration is phenomenal. Probably the best it will ever look. Watched it twice since buying and a great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never looked better

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    LghtandDrk
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    Great transfer from a 4K master but I am sorely disappointed that this was not released as a 4K disc. So much other garbage is out on 4K but the classics still remain to surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cult classic!

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    mybear
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    I saw this in 1979 and this has every element that a cult classic should have. Bizarre to the extreme, memotable characters, quotable lines, and a villain for the ages. BOOOYYYYY!!! Is this ever a great flick!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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