Well Go USA Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the North American rights for Don Coscarelli’s “Phantasm” horror film series with ambitious re-release plans in the works.
The original 1979 cult classic Phantasm is scoring an all-new 4K restoration. It will be joined by never-before-seen HD restorations of 1994’s “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead” and 1998’s “Phantasm IV: Oblivion”.
They will joined by the debut of the fifth and final film in the series, 2016’s “Phantasm: Ravager”. All four films will be made available in remastered, high-definition versions across all cable and digital platforms on October 7th. The remaster of the first film will get a limited theatrical re-release on September 24th, while ‘Ravager’ will have a day-and-date limited theatrical on October 7th.
A Blu-ray and DVD Collector’s Edition set will follow later this year. Sadly there’s an obvious hole here, 1988’s “Phantasm II,” which isn’t scoring a re-release as it is owned by Universal Pictures and will not be part of any of this.
Source: Well Go USA