Long before Jason sprang from a watery burial, long before Freddy rose from a fiery cremation, there was The Tall Man. Inimitably brought to life by the late, great Angus Scrimm and put on the big screen by cult auteur Don Coscarelli, this iconic boogeyman was unleashed in 1979 s Phantasm to lurk in the shadowy depths behind many an impressionable mind s bedframe.
The first in a phranchise that would fester in the psychologies of horror phans everywhere, Phantasm became a death-defyingly low-budget hit that kickstarted an increasingly bizarre universe replete with maniacal alien dwarves and skull-embedding metallic balls discharging blood and brain matter. . . at least you ll never have to wonder what goes on behind the closed doors of small-town American mortuaries again.
Now resurrected in a 4 K restoration overseen by J. J. Abrams with balls to the wall bonus material, from a cast and crew audio commentary to exclusive pheaturettes, the legacy of Angus Scrimm and his spinecurdling eyebrow raising abilities will live on to terrify boys and girls for generations to come.
And know that as you watch, The Tall Man will be watching with you, just behind you there, in the shadows. . . Angus Scrimm (1926-2016)
S P E C I A L E D I T I O N C O N T E N T S High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray T M presentation Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Original Mono and 5. 1 Surround Audio Options The Los Angeles Premiere Experience join the audience of die-hard phans as they experience the restored classic for the first time! Watch the entire feature with a 5. 1 Surround audience track recorded at the 2016 Los Angeles premiere followed by the full Phantasm Q& A panel Audio commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Angus Scrimm Archive Introduction by Tall Man Angus Scrimm Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm In this brand new pheaturette, experience new stories about the people and personal inspiration behind Phantasm, and learn how the film s success has impacted on the actors and filmmakers lives. Features interviews with Don Coscarelli, actors A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester and Ravager director David Hartman Q& A panel from the 2016 Austin Premiere of Phantasm: Remastered 1979 T V interview with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm Behind-the-Scenes with optional audio commentary by Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister Phantasm: Actors Having a Ball Phantasm cast and crew offer up various recollections from the making of the film Deleted Scenes Original Trailer, T V and Radio Spots Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin