Video Review

Phantasm; Re-Animator (1995)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm; 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 Nov 10, 1995 Published in issue #300 Nov 10, 1995 Order article reprints