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New Bonus Features & Release Date for Well Go USA’s The Phantasm Collection Blu-ray Box Set

9 March 2017 12:13 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well Go USA plays a good game, indeed. The distributor today revealed an April 11th release date for their new Blu-ray box set, The Phantasm Collection. Comprised of six discs and all five Phantasm films, this box set also comes packed with hours of new bonus features from director Don Coscarelli himself, including audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, and featurettes.

For the complete list of new bonus features, we have the official press release, and in case you missed them, check out the list of previously announced special features for the box set, which is also teased in new images below.

Press Release: Plano, Texas. (March 9, 2017) – Well Go USA Entertainment announced today the all-new bonus materials included in the upcoming The Phantasm Collection, scheduled to release in a limited edition, six-disc Blu-ray™ box set on April 11. In addition to the previously released archival material included in the box set, Phantasm creator »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Phantasm Collection’ Blu-ray is Coming with Six Discs of Horror

22 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Don Coscarelli’s The Phantasm Collection will bring every film in the Phantasm horror series to Blu-ray on March 28th in one loaded box set release.

The Phantasm Collection Blu-ray box set will include Michael Baldwin taking on the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) in Phantasm: Remastered (1979), Phantasm II (1988), Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994), Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) and this past year's Phantasm: Ravager.

Additionally a sixth disc is packed with vintage bonus features above and beyond a host of extras included on each of the individual film discs.

Found on disc 6 are:

Phantasmagoria: a documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew

Phantasmagorical Mystery Tour with your host, Reggie Bannister

Phantasm Genesis

Phandom

Fangoria TV Commercial with Angus Scrimm

Angus Scrimm 1989 Convention Appearance

Each film's bonus features have been carried forward from their previous home video releases, including Phantasm: Ravager.

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Arrow releasing Phantasm Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray

20 January 2017 8:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arrow Video has announced that it is bringing all five Phantasm films together on Blu-ray for the very first time this April with a limited edition collection, complete with a brand new 4K restoration of the 1979 original overseen by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.

See Also: Order the Phantasm Collection via Amazon UK

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.

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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The Last Horror Blog: 'Split' Talk, 'Phantasm' Box Set, 'The Belko Experiment' Trailer and More

19 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan go behind-the-scenes on Split – I’m cautiously optimistic about Split, the latest genre offering from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. The director seems to have regained his footing with 2015’s surprise hit The Visit, and if the trailers are any indication, he looks to build on that with his latest – a tale of an abduction by a man with multiple personalities. The film is slated to open this weekend, so there’s no better time to see what Shyamalan and star James McAvoy have to say about the project in this new behind-the-scenes clip. Enjoy.   Phantasm box set launches in March – If you can’t get enough of Angus Scrimm and those deadly flying silver balls, then you’re in luck – Well...

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Well Go USA to Release Phantasm Collection Blu-ray Box Set Featuring All 5 Films in the Franchise

17 January 2017 12:58 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you live stateside and your eyes grew wide at the sight of Arrow Video's UK Phantasm box set, then don't despair, because Well Go USA is bringing The Tall Man to Us horror lovers like never before with their Phantasm special edition box set that contains all five Phantasm films (including the 4K restoration of the original movie) and enough bonus features to please diehard "Phans" of the franchise.

According to Blu-ray.com and Amazon, Well Go USA's Phantasm Blu-ray collection will be released on March 28th. Special features are still in development and have yet to be announced, but below we have the lists of bonus features that have been revealed so far, as well as a look at the cover art featuring The Tall Man with his Sentinel Spheres.

Box set special features (via Blu-ray.com): "Phantasm (1979)

Synopsis: Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, »

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Arrow Video to Release New Phantasm UK Blu-ray Collection of All 5 Films

13 January 2017 2:07 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It may be Jason's big day, but Arrow Video has something special in store for fans of The Tall Man who live in England, as they've announced an epic Phantasm UK Blu-ray limited edition collection that contains all five of the franchise's films, a new 152-page book, and much more.

From Arrow Video: "New UK Only Title: Phantasm 1-5 – (Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection)

The Phantasm series is back with added balls! Limited to 10,000 copies.

Pre-order your copy: http://bit.ly/2io2QMA

Release Date: 24th April 2017

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, »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Channel FrightFest announces 2017 Glasgow Film Festival line-up

13 January 2017 7:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its line-up for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival next month, bringing a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres. Check out the full line-up here…

Thurs 23 Feb – Gft Screen 1

21:00 A Cure For Wellness (Special screening)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

Director: Gore Verbinski. Cast: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs, Celia Imrie. USA 2017. 18.  126 mins, Thanks to 20th Century Fox.

23:40 Phantasm: Remastered (Scottish Premiere)

Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic, »

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Frightfest announce Glasgow 2017 line-up of Fourteen films!

13 January 2017 7:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles – including Ten premieres and a screening of the 4K restoration of Phantasm!

FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon January 16th 2016.  Passes cover all films on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Feb Only. Tickets for A Cure for Wellness and Phantasm: Remastered. Individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon January 23rd from 10am.

To book tickets: +44 (0)141 332 6535 / boxoffice@glasgowfilm.org / www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

From the press release:

Monstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thurs 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017 at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.

Kicking off with a special screening of A Cure For Wellness, an intense psychological ride from Gore Verbinski, »

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Gigi Bannister Pays Tribute to Phantasm’s Angus Scrimm

10 January 2017 4:20 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It’s been a year since the passing of Angus Scrimm. Knowing Angus, he’d yell at us all for still being sad, but damn it, it’s for that very reason why this remains so hard for fans. The man was the… Continue Reading →

The post Gigi Bannister Pays Tribute to Phantasm’s Angus Scrimm appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Trailer and Artwork for Angus Scrimm’s Final Film Dances with Werewolves

5 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If there’s any one star we hoped would outlive us all, it would be Angus Scrimm. A master actor and the sweetest man I ever met, he was the epitome of the term “class act.” On tap right now we… Continue Reading →

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Scott’s Favorites of 2016

4 January 2017 3:16 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hey there, everyone! I sincerely hope this finds you all well (or at least coping) and eager (or at least willing) to take on a new year. I love doing year-end lists. For me, it’s a time of reflection, as well as expansion. Since I started with Daily Dead in April of 2015, my horror-view continues to grow; I’ve been so fortunate to meet and speak with some enduring legends of the genre, not to mention strike many new friendships through social media. But what my continuing immersion in this greatest of cultures has provided above all else is an appreciation for the variety and depth horror has to offer. It really has been a great year; unfortunately, I’ve missed some goodies, but dammit, I tried. So, without anymore ado whatsoever, here are a few (okay, a lot) of my favorite things from 2016.

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Favorite Books

As a ravenous horror enthusiast, »

- Scott Drebit

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Jonathan’s Favorites of 2016

2 January 2017 1:41 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're back with our annual list of favorites here on Daily Dead. For those that are new to Daily Dead, we handle our year-end lists differently here. Rather than just covering films, our lists can extend to TV, games, collectibles, events, and anything else genre-related. In short, we’re sharing with you a list of our favorite horror experiences from 2016.

Check back every day this week to find out what made the cut for the rest of the Daily Dead team.

Train to Busan: I predict that we’ll look back at 2016 as the year when zombie-mania started its decline from the insane levels we saw when The Walking Dead regularly smashed its own ratings records and World War Z was a surprise box office success. With that said, don’t let zombie fatigue keep you from boarding the Train to Busan.

Director Yeon Sang-ho channels a variety of popular zombie movies and tropes, »

- Jonathan James

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