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Phantasm [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Actors: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Terrie Kalbus
  • Directors: Don Coscarelli
  • Writers: Don Coscarelli
  • Producers: Dac Coscarelli, Paul Pepperman
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 10 April 2007
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MV8ABS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,805 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Jody is the kind of guy that every 1970s teen looked up to. He's in his early 20s, has a cool car, splendid 1970s hair, a leather jacket, plays guitar and (naturally) snags all the girls. His little brother, Mike, in particular, admires him and emulates him at every turn. Things start to go astray, however, when the two brothers and their friend Reggie attend a funeral for a friend. Mike notices a tall man working at the funeral home; in the course of his snooping, he sees the tall man put a loaded coffin into the back of a hearse as easily as if it was a shoebox. Jody doesn't believe his little brother's stories, though, until he brings home the tall man's severed finger, still wriggling in what appears to be French's mustard. From there, the film picks up a terrific momentum that doesn't let up until the sequel-ripe twist ending.

Phantasm was one of the first horror movies to break the unspoken rule that victims were supposed to scream, fall down and cower until they were killed. Instead, Mike and Jody are resourceful and smart, aggressively pursuing the evil inside the funeral home with a shotgun and Colt pistol. Furthermore, the script has a great deal of character development, especially in the relationship between the two brothers. The film even has a surprisingly glossy look, despite its low-budget origins, and little outright gore (except for the infamous steel spheres that drill into victims' heads). This drive-in favourite was a big success at the time of its release, and spawned three sequels. Little wonder; it includes an inventive story, likeable characters, a runaway pace and, of course, evil dwarves cloaked in Army blankets. The end result is one of the better horror films of the late 1970s. Hot-rod fans take note: Jody drives a Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, the pinnacle of 1960s muscle cars, rounding out his status as a Cool Guy. --Jerry Renshaw

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 May 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The film takes place in a quiet seemingly innocent town. Jody (Bill Thornbury) and Reggie (Reggie Bannister) are attending a funeral at morningside for their best friend Tommy who apparently killed himself. Jody's little brother Mike (Michael Baldwin), who wasn't supposed to attend watches the proceedings from a distance with his binoculars. After the services Mike sees more than he bargained for. A mysterious Tall Man arrives in a hearse and picks Tommy's coffin up by himself and loads it into the hearse with his bare hands. Mike, bewildered by what he saw, rides out of Morningside in a hurry, but not before being spotted by the Tall Man.
Mike visits a psychic living in the neighborhood and confesses to her about what he saw at the cemetery. The psychic tells Mike that it was all in his mind and that fear is the real killer. Still not convinced, Mike begins to notice strange things and decides to break into Morningside at night and spy on it's occupants. After encountering the Tall Man and his minions, Mike narrowly escapes and returns home. Mike tells Jody about the horrific things he saw at Morningside and that they have to do something. Jody, reluctant to believe his little brother, is finally convinced when Mike shows him his evidence. Now its up to Jody, Reggie and Mike to figure out the nature of the Tall Man and stop him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Phantasm (DVD).

DVD Info.
Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic)
Audio: English 2.0 Dual Mono, Swedish 2.0 Dual Mono
Subtitles: English DTS, English 5.1, English 2.0
Certification: 15
Chapters: 16
Running Time 85 Minutes.

Introduction by Angus Scrimm
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer
Behind the Scenes

Box Office.
Budget $300,000
Box office gross $12 million

Michael Baldwin as Mike Pearson
Bill Thornbury as Jody Pearson
Reggie Bannister as Reggie
Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man
Kathy Lester as Lady in Lavender

1)This film's original running time was more than three hours, but writer/ director Don Coscarelli decided that that was far too long for it to hold people's attention & made numerous cuts to the film, Some of the unused footage was located in the late 1990s & included in Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998). The rest of the footage is believed to be lost.
2)The dwarves were played by children.
3)Although being very tall, standing at 6 feet 4 inches, Angus Scrimm wore suits several sizes smaller & boots with lifts inside that added 3 inches to his height.

What's The Story.
Shortly after losing his parents, teenager Mike grows suspicious of a tall man who he sees lifting a coffin single-handed at the local graveyard & decides to investigate.

It turns out that the funeral parlour is being used as an assembly line for zombie slaves & it is left to Mike, with the aid of his brother Jody & ice cream man Reggie to stop them.

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By XANDER on 24 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
Just bought this dvd box set ,its a great looking set - the slipcase has a lenticular / holographic picture of THE TALL MAN complete with flying spiked sphere on the front cover , 5 discs = all 4 movies + 1 bonus PHANTASM special feature disc ,each movie also has optional dvd commentary mostly with the director DON COSCARELLI + cult Phantasm star REGGIE BANNISTER.

First time I ever seen a Phantasm movie was in the late 80s - I was a member of Brittania video & Phantasm 2 was the editors choice ,in those days if you did not send the slip back saying that you DID NOT want the editors choice then it got automatically sent to you , I forgot to send my slip back & thats how I first came across these movies.Dont regret a thing though coz I love this set of odd-ball horror films - after watching PHANTASM 2 I was hooked ,after that I bought PHANTASM 1 and then accquired each movie as they were released on VHS - ah VHS those were the days , seems very very old fashioned these days lol.
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By Mr. J. G. Thomas on 13 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
The most arthouse mainstream sci-fi/horror hybrid ever committed to celluloid finally arrives on a shiny disc, and the wait has been worth it!

For die-hard "Phans", this release is everything that they could've hoped for, and much, much more; for the uninitiated, it's the perfect point of entry into the bizarre world of The Tall Man and his minute minions.

To even try to submit a synopsis of the movie, and it's more than acceptable sequels, here would be an exercise in futility...the features contained within this frankly stunning package are more about implication and nuance than they are a linear, coherent storyline.

Fans of David Lynch will revel in the surreal atmosphere conjured up by the underrated Don Coscarelli, whilst admirers of Seventies cinema will no doubt enjoy the movie's Grindhouse aesthetic.

Weird, wonderful, exciting and essential...It'll change the way you look at grave yards forever! :)
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