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‘Phantasm’ 5-Film Collection Getting Affordable DVD Release

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Back in April, Well Go USA released the entire Phantasm franchise collection on Blu-ray, which was a massive treat for fans of the series. Unfortunately, that set has since gone out of print, currently fetching well over $100 on eBay.

We have no idea when/if Well Go is going to be re-releasing the Blu-ray set, but we do know that a much more affordable DVD set is on the way.

Phantasm Archives got their hands on the artwork for the upcoming Phantasm 5-Movie DVD Collection, scheduled for release on September 12. For the first time, the set collects all 5 Phantasm films on DVD, and it’s listed on Diabolik DVD as a slim pack collection.

Best of all, it’s selling for just $21.99.

For those who missed out on the Blu-ray collection and don’t yet own all five films, this is a must-purchase set due to the fact that Phantasm 3: Lord of the Dead and Phantasm 4: Oblivion have once again become impossible to find for affordable prices. Both DVDs are out of print, and though they’re available for instant streaming on the cheap, nothing compares to actually owning a physical copy of a movie you dig.

Simply put, this is the cheapest way EVER to own all five Phantasm films.



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COMMENTS

40 Comments
  • Ocelot006 .

    DVDs? Ew.

    • zombie84_41

      I don’t mind my horror flicks being DVD’s I feel horror is perfect for DVD’s just captures the semi feeling of VHS for some reason for me. Blu-ray makes it to crisp sometimes I just want the filth.

      • Samael

        If by filth you mean shitty resolution fine, but that is not how the filmmakers intended you to the see the movie.

        • zombie84_41

          ya like the film grain and all. Some movies it looks good with. But sometimes blu-ray transfers the film gets lost. I don’t mind it for action sci-fi film’s though. I want them to be as rich as possible. But IDK I feel with horror it just loses it touch.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Loses it’s touch? What the fuck do you think the movies looked like in the theater? They lose their touch when put on crappy VHS and DVDs.

          • IKilledJennySchecter

            Most of our memories connected to the films aren’t movie theater based, but home viewing based. I was born in 1980, so I watched most of my favorites on cable or video or even taped VHS. I get what zombie84 means, I think. Yeah, I LOVE when I get a cleaned up Blu Ray copy and,like you said, see how it must’ve looked in a good theater too, but the other holds a lot of charm for me

          • Ocelot006 .

            Dude, let the nostalgia go. Let it go.

            http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Texas-Chain-Saw-Massacre-Blu-ray/106447/#Screenshots

            You’re going to tell me you really wanna watch the VHS over that?

          • John Connor

            Bluray (done properly without Digital Noise Reduction) retains the grain, so its not film grain you’re missing, its that low resolution muddy snuff film look.
            I agree. There’s a charm to VHS.

          • zombie84_41

            Yeah I miss that feeling.

      • Ocelot006 .

        If you want the filth, Blu-Ray is your best bet. Don’t you actually want to see the grain on Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

      • The Drucifer

        It can be quite a shocker seeing something cleaned up, the recent release of Deathline/Raw Meat was kinda mind blowing.

        • zombie84_41

          I guess it depends on the movie. Like I wouldn’t mine the cheesy films of the 80s getting cleaned up.

  • Batcat

    That’s a killer price. Very cool.

  • Barry Goldsbury

    Do these editions come with the special features too?

    • John Squires

      No word yet on that. We’ll keep you posted.

  • But I already spent one hundred and thirty dollars! I feel jibbed.

  • zombie84_41

    Sweetness. This is why you hold out for as long as possible.

    • Samael

      This is exactly why you don’t hold out for as long as possible. No one wants a shitty DVD.

  • The Drucifer

    That blu set is so fucking nice…I hate this limited availability garbage.

  • Bobby

    Scalpers and hoarders. Hate them alot especially when Phantasm 3 and 4 get involved

  • Shane o mac

    That is hella cheap. Bout to pre order on Amazon right now

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    It went OOP that fast?

    • Necro

      I know that was rather quick!

      • Dylan Gutierrez

        I have the DVD’s already and was waiting for a small price dip but damn, months later and it’s OOP. So much for that.

        • Necro

          Yeah I try to be patient like that myself.

          • Dylan Gutierrez

            I saw the set at Walmart and to hear this, but then again priorities. Surprised no standalone releases like they did with the Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6 despite saying it was exclusive to the set from SF.

  • Necro

    Blu-ray is out of print already? Well that was fucking quick! Yeah I’m a physical copy owner, I understand the convenience of downloading on tablets and stuff like that. But for me it’s gotta be Blu-ray or at the very least DVD.

    • John Connor

      This is why I’m buying less and less physical media(I’m not buying digital or streaming ever).

      I’m a pirate.

      Physical is almost never available and overpriced.

      Despite downloading every film I watch, I do still buy the blurays, but its less and less.

      • Necro

        Definitely overpriced. I don’t buy like I used to either. The last time I was in my local entertainment store just looking around I came across 3 new to Blu-ray releases and this is how insane these prices are:

        ‘Creepshow 2’ – $34.99
        ‘Exorcist III’ – $34.99
        ‘Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight’ – $34.99

        That’s roughly $108 for three movies on Blu-ray! And they’re regular versions of the films, no spectacular shit with them whatsoever. I looked at the manager and said “you gotta be fucking kidding!” I mean how do they expect anyone to come in there and just pay those prices. I wouldn’t even buy one of them at that price!

        • John Connor

          Yea I wait for prices to drop and when they (if they) do, its still overpriced or it just goes out of print.

          This Phantasm collection being out of print after only two months is just mindblowingly absurd.

          I’ll have to be content with just downloading a decent copy from a good samaritan.

          • Dylan Gutierrez

            I agree with you all.

            I went to FYE and all of Scream Factory’s releases went close to $40 a copy.

          • Necro

            Yeah in my comment that’s the place I’m referring to. $108 for 3 films! And the 3 films were from Scream Factory. Now figure this one out; when the brand new ‘Phantasm’ Blu-ray box set first came out they were charging $49.99 for it. You bet I jumped on that shit. But the other 3 films were $34.99 a piece. I don’t get it a Blu-ray box set with 5 movies and loaded with extra features is only $50, but three separate films are $34.99 a piece.

          • Dylan Gutierrez

            It was $80 here. :O I would have snagged it for fifty but now I regret not getting it at all.

            Some of their used stuff is overpriced as well along with barebone releases being like twenty or so bucks a pop for older titles.

          • John Connor

            I never pay more than $5 for an individual movie.

            Unless its something special like a movie collection in a well-designed set.
            That limited Halloween collection was well worth about $100 considering the limited rights and effort needed to make that happen.
            Friday the 13th collection was and is a disaster in pricing.
            The price never went down and should have reached $30 after a few years but only hit something like $70 for literally a day in its brief run.

            Scream and Shout I’d make an exception for just a few dollars more for individual films (maybe $10 though I wish they’d reach $8).

            This Phantasm collection should have been in print for at least a few years. And at the end of its printing run (after about 3 years), should have reached $20 for poor persons such as myself.

        • Creepshow

          Brick & mortar stores are dying. If you want a decent selection of horror flicks (and other genres) at a good price, with free shipping over 25 bucks…try Deepdiscount.com. They also run specials where you can save 10-15% at times.

          • Necro

            Thanks for that! I guess I have to go to online shopping. Plus all the stuff I’m looking for isn’t ever available unless I order it. Again thanks!

          • Creepshow

            You’re welcome.

  • RedNeoCon

    Phantasm V was a steaming pile of shit.

    Coscarelli should have manned up and fixed it, but he didn’t. Bastard.

    • RJ MacReady

      Yep. Don’t think I’ve ever been so let down by a movie as much as Ravager.

  • Geno1987

    Yeah this looks pretty fucking shitty for a DVD release. Why couldn’t they just go with this?
    http://www.joblo.com/images_arrownews/phantasm_finalweb.jpg

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