|If you have been a moderate fan of the Phantasm series, you know about it’s initial rarity during the big DVD boom of the early 2000s. It didn’t hit DVD until 2009 and then the disc was bare bones. There had been a great bit of hooplah made about the rights of the film being tied up and unfortunately it never made it into the hands of a company who truly appreciated the horror genre, until now! Shout! Factory, under their “Scream Factory” arm, will be releasing the DVD/Bluray on March 26th and they have recently made public the special features that will show up on the disc. If you guessed that this is going to be a stacked release, then you guessed right. Read on and enjoy.|
PHANTASM II Collector’s Edition Bonus Content
– Audio Commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister
– “The Ball is Back!” Documentary – featuring new interviews with writer/director Don Coscarelli, actors Reggie Banister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine, Samantha Phillips and more!
– Vintage Behind the Scenes footage: Makeup Effects
– Vintage Behind the Scenes footage: On the Set
– “The Gory Days with Greg Nicotero” Featurette
– Deleted Scenes from archival film elements from Don Coscarelli’s archive
– Additional Scenes – alternate takes and deleted gore footage from the workprint
– Original TV Spots
– Trailers for Phantasm , Phantasm II & Phantasm III
– Still Galleries (Behind the Scenes , Makeup Effects , Hollywood Premiere )
– Rare short film starring Rory Guy (aka Angus Scrimm) as Abraham Lincoln
I think I just had a horror nerd’gasm. March 26th can’t get here soon enough!