Back in December we announced the very exciting news that the cult classic Phantasm was going to be getting the much over due HD treatment with a full 4k restoration which would hit theaters in Fall 2016. To add to the excitement the restoration was announced to be supervised by JJ Abrams and Coscarelli himself! Well since that announcement was made fans of the franchise (myself included!) began anxiously awaiting a follow up announcement which was sure to follow, something we’ve been asking for for year’s now, a HD blu ray of the original Phantasm film.
Well in a recent announcement from EW on the upcoming screenings of the re-mastered classic, we finally received the news we’ve been waiting for. Not only are we getting a 4k blu ray of the original film re titled Phantasm: Remastered , but we will also be getting a collectors edition box set which include all of the film’s sequels including the recently completed Phantasm: Ravager! See announcement below:
“Phantasm: Remastered will screen in cinemas on Sept. 24 as part of the first Art House Theater Day. Phantasm: Ravager will be released in theaters and via digital HD on Oct. 7. Phantasm: Remastered and HD restorations of both 1994’s Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead and 1998’s Phantasm IV: Oblivion will also be released on cable and digital platforms that day (and with Shout! Factory’s recent remaster of 1988’s Phantasm 2, fans will have all the Phantasm films available in HD). Later in the year, the films will be released individually on Blu-ray and DVD as well as in a collector’s edition set.”
Personally I have been waiting for this blu ray for a very long time and will be pre-ordering the collectors set as soon as it’s made available. Be sure to follow Terror Time for more exciting announcements on this upcoming release.
Check out the trailer for Phantasm below