Fans of the Phantasm film franchise can look forward to owning Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994) and Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) when both titles make their Blu-ray debut on September 18, 2018, from Well Go USA Entertainment.
In horror icon Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm III and IV, Mike (Michael Baldwin) faces off against a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons when he confronts a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm).
Along with the two titles debuting on Blu-ray on September 18, 2018, Don Coscarelli’s memoir True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking will be published by St. Martin’s Press on October 2.
The upcoming memoir is being promoted as “a crash course on the indie film world, the book will prove indispensable for film fans, aspiring filmmakers, and anyone who loves an underdog success story.”
Here’s the synopsis for Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
The Tall Man is back with a vengeance! Fifteen years after the original horror classic, writer/director Don Coscarelli reunites brothers Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) to help their friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) destroy The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) once and for all. Is the ultimate of evil any match for a bald, former ice cream vendor with a ‘70 Hemicuda and a four-barrel shotgun? Gloria Lynne Henry (Phantasm Ravager) and John Chandler (The Outlaw Josey Wales) co-star in this insane sequel packed with violence and gore galore that takes the Phantasm series to a whole new dimension!
The bonus material includes:
- Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
- Featurette: “Phantasm III: Behind-the-Scenes”
- Deleted Scene
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes. It is rated R for violence and gore, and for language and sexuality. The Blu-ray will be available for $29.98 SRP.
Here’s the synopsis for Phantasm IV: Oblivion
Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) has once again escaped from the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) who had begun to transform him. Leaving Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and his spherical brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), as he travels through various dimensions and time in order to discover more about his nemesis and find out what really happened the night his brother died.
The bonus materials are:
- Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Actors Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm
- Featurette: “Phantasm IV: Behind-The-Scenes”
With a runtime of approximately 90 minutes, Phantasm IV: Oblivion will be available for $29.98 SRP. It has been rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language.
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