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Phantasm

Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror; Starring: Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm; Director: Don Coscarelli; Author: Don Coscarelli; Runtime (in minutes): 94; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: MGM

Low budget, influential, and unforgettable, Phantasm and Re-Animator are two horror yarns that richly deserve their deluxe treatment on these laserdiscs. Both sets offer letterboxed transfers and running audio commentary; as bonuses, Phantasm (in an autographed edition that includes a music CD) sports a first-time stereo soundtrack, and Re-Animator has 20-plus minutes of unused footage. But be warned about the astounding ’70s clothes worn by Phantasm’s writer-director Don Coscarelli in a supplemental TV interview; they’re even scarier than his film’s infamous silver sphere. Both discs: A

Originally posted November 10 1995 — 12:00 AM EST

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