Thursday, October 12, 2017

Epic Art for Germany's Phantasm Oblivion Blu's!

Holy crap - check out these epic German Phantasm Oblivion Blu-Ray covers! Distributor Wicked Vision Media is now taking pre-orders on four different MediaBook editions of Phantasm Oblivion. The first two covers are pretty standard, but the third and fourth are all-new and quite exciting! Wicked Vision is boasting that the film will be "uncut," but for most phans around the world, the film has always been uncut, so don't expect any additional scenes there. These 2-disc MediaBook editions are also packing a new 24-page booklet all about the fourth Phantasm. 

Pre-orders are currently being taken through e-mail, the details of which are beneath the covers in this post. Click the photo below to see the new artworks larger.




From the Wicked Vision Media Facebook page:

Dear Visionaries,

On 10.11.2017, we publish with phantasm IV: Oblivion the fourth part of the legendary horror film series as a German HD premiere in four strictly limited media books. The 2-Disc Set contains the uncensored version of the film on Blu-Ray and DVD. This is our first mediabook edition with a limiti number, which is in the back of the cover of media books. In addition, each mediabook contains a tags mini poster.

In addition, we offer two spine variants:
- VARIANT 1 (Cover A & C) shows the Roman 4, corresponding to the media books of part 1, 2, 3 and 5.
- VARIANT 2 (cover b & D) shows our logo, suitable for your wicked collection

Pre-sale starts from now on: 24,99 € (incl. VAT) / FREE DELIVERY WITHIN GERMANY - E-mail to: shop@wv-media.de

Attention!!!!: The First 100 customers receive a goodie, which is personalized and numbered.






Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Angus Scrimm's Last Film Arriving on Halloween

Writer/director/producer Dan Golden has gotten in touch with some exciting news - Angus Scrimm's final film appearance, Dances with Werewolves, will be available Halloween 2017 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu VOD. Angus appears in a supporting role as Neumann, a vagrant character. This project truly qualifies as the Tall Man actor's final film as his part was shot long after he wrapped work on Phantasm Ravager. Golden and Scrimm previously worked together on 2006's Satanic, which also starred Jeffrey Combs.

The IMDb plot summary reads, "When Cassie flees an abusive relationship, and falls victim to a moon-worshiping 600 year old Romanian Countess; a troubled paranormal investigator of Native American heritage finds himself in a deadly love triangle with a battered-woman werewolf."

You can check out the film's trailer here, which has a glimpse of Scrimm's performance.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Phantasm Meets Hellraiser with the CENOSPHERE


Dread Central has the scoop on the latest nightmarish creation from Mark Phillips. Dubbed the Cenosphere, it's a cross between the Tall Man's sphere and Pinhead's Lament Configuration. This tribute prop is, in my opinion, positively glorious! Who wouldn't honestly love a Phantasm/Hellraiser mash-up? My money's always on the Tall guy.

Check out more of Mark's creations at his Nightmares Unlimited Facebook page and learn the backstory of this unusual prop over at Dread Central, who also have a terrific gallery of it.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Phantasm Getting French Blu-Ray Set Next Month

On the heels of this week's news of a ridiculously limited French Blu-Ray set, we've learned that there will also be a standard French Blu-Ray set coming out this Halloween. Amazon France shows a listing for a Phantasm Lintegrale Cult Edition Blu-Ray slated for release on October 31, 2017. Their listing contains a full rundown of extras, which isn't as comprehensive as either the Well Go (USA) or Arrow Video (UK) sets, but still pretty decent. At least one feature on Phantasm II appears to be new (Interview 2017 de Guy Astic et Julien Maury) and may only be relevant to French phans.

This box set is also packing a sixth disc of extras and a new 152-page book written by Marc Toullec, both of which are also part of the limited edition set. Like that set, this one is coming from ESC Collectibles.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

French Phantasm Box Set Has Incredible Packaging

First we had the Well Go USA set. Then we had the Arrow Video sphere set. Now we're getting a collectible Tall Man box set from France? What!?

ESC Collectibles is reportedly launching a new box set of all five Phantasm movies. I haven't found a release date yet, but they're boasting that it will pack a ton of bonus features as well as a new 200-page book written by Marc Toulec. ESC is also reporting that this incredible release will be "limited to 300 certified and numbered copies." And you thought Well Go sold through their 10,000 box sets quickly....

Will report more information once it's available!



Monday, September 4, 2017

Phantasm Fan Film Controversy

It came to my attention over the weekend that there has been some silly controversy regarding a new Phantasm fan film that’s in the works. Not a professional production, mind you, but a purely amateur effort of the smallest scale. I’m only barely sticking my nose in this one, so I won’t name the film or filmmaker here nor all the parties involved. To put it lightly, there has been much self-important chest beating from people who ARE NOT Don Coscarelli. So... what does Phantasm's creator actually think of fan productions?

To my knowledge, he's never released an official statement on the subject, but Coscarelli has always been incredibly supportive of his phanbase - including the creation of fan art. I remember in 2007 when the official website was relaunched (see screenshot below), one of the features Coscarelli hoped to introduce was a PHAN FILM CONTEST. What does that tell ya?

Phans, don't let yourself get discouraged by people who are not Don Coscarelli. Stay within tasteful and respectful bounds, but remember that no one has any claim to Phantasm beyond its creator.

You can’t spell sycophancy without PHAN.



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