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Shout! Factory Reveal Bonus Content for 'Phantasm II' & 'From Beyond' Blu-ray/DVDs


Phantasm II and From Beyond

Fans of the Phantasm films have been waiting for a more substantial (should we say “ballsy?”) release of the series' second installment, and that day is nearly upon us, thanks to the folks at Shout! Factory. Their horror division Scream! Factory has just announced the complete rundown of bonus features included in their upcoming Collectors Edition of Phantasm II...
  • Audio Commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister
  • “The Ball is Back!” Documentary – featuring new interviews with writer/director Don Coscarelli, actors Reggie Banister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine, Samantha Phillips and more
  • Vintage Behind the Scenes footage: Makeup Effects 
  • Vintage Behind the Scenes footage: On the Set
  • “The Gory Days with Greg Nicotero” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes from archival film elements from Don Coscarelli’s archive
  • Additional Scenes – alternate takes and deleted gore footage from the workprint
  • Original TV Spots
  • Trailers for Phantasm , Phantasm II  & Phantasm III
  • Still Galleries  (Behind the Scenes , Makeup Effects , Hollywood Premiere)
  • Rare short film starring Rory Guy (aka Angus Scrimm) as Abraham Lincoln
Also getting the Collector's Edition treatment from the same label is Stuart Gordon's follow-up to Re-Animator and second H.P. Lovecraft adaptation From Beyond. It ports over all the extras from the 2007 MGM DVD release, but adds a heap of new features. Here's the complete list...

2007 MGM Features: 

  • Audio Commentary with director Stuart Gordon and the cast
  • THE DIRECTOR’S PERSPECTIVE - interview with Stuart Gordon
  • THE EDITING ROOM: LOST AND FOUND - Gordon Stuart and MGM restoration team interview
  • Interview with composer Richard Band
  • Storyboard to Film Comparisions with Introduction
  • Two photo galleries

New features:

  • Audio Commentary with writer Denis Paoli
  • MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS – A look at the film’s extensive Make-Up & Creature Effects with Special Effects Creators John Buechler, Anthony Doublin, John Naulin, and Mark Shostrom (20 mins)
  • PAGING DR. MCMICHAELS – An interview with Actress Barbara Crampton (15 mins)
  • A TORTURED SOUL – An interview with Actor Jeffrey Combs (15 mins)
  • AN EMPIRE PRODUCTION – An interview with Executive Producer Charles Band (5 mins)
The Phantasm II discs are slated for release on March 5th, and From Beyond on March 26th. Shout! Factory is taking preorders now (Phantasm II Blu here, DVD here, From Beyond DVD/Blue combo here), so drop on by.