Phantasm 1/2/3/4 : in Silver Sphere (5 DVD box set) - £11 delivered + 11% Quidco - HotUKDeals
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Phantasm 1/2/3/4 Sphere (5 DVD box set) is £11.04 delivered from HMV.co.uk

Price includes 15% discount. Go through Quidco for 11% cashback.

Synopsis : An all-time favourite of horror fans everywhere, and generally regarded as a classic of the genre, Don Coscarelli's Phantasm plays on the themes of childhood fears and adult nightmares. Shortly after the funeral of their murdered friend, Tommy (Bill Cone), young Mike Pearson (A. Michael Baldwin) and his older brother Jody (Bill Thornbury) uncover some bizarre goings on at the Morningside Mortuary. Mike's further investigations reveal the presence of a mysterious mortician known as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the disappearance of several bodies and a deadly flying sphere that drills into the skulls of the living and drains the host of blood. But what at first appears to be nothing more than a vivid nightmare soon becomes a terrifying reality as Mike, Jody and their friend Reggie the Ice Cream Man (Reggie Bannister) find themselves pitted against a seemingly unassailable force of supernatural evil.
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Larger image & review from Amazon.co.uk :)

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http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/x-locale/common/customer-reviews/stars-5-0.gifFinally the best horror series gets its due on DVD !

The Phantasm series is my favourite horror movie series. Much as I love Romero's Dead and Raimi's Evil Dead films, Phantasm's loopy dream logic and anything-goes weirdness beats them hands down (and I like Reggie better than Ash too). However in terms of DVD coverage, the series has been treated poorly - until now.


BIG kudos to Anchor Bay for the stellar job they've done on this release. Every movie is beautifully remastered, and I've noticed a lot more visual detail than ever before - on the VHS release of Phantasm II I couldn't even see that one of the spheres was a different colour to the others!

The supplements are fappo too. The commentaries on all four discs are great, though III does suffer a little from Don Coscarelli's absence. Up & coming Brit cult auteur Jake (Razor Blade Smile, Evil Aliens) West contributes a phantastic doco on the bonus disc, and the other more minor supplements (the Reggie tour etc) are mostly worthwhile. Even some of the easter eggs are substantial featurettes in themselves!

The packaging is beautiful. Who hasn't wanted one of those lovely silver spheres on their shelf? Like all novelty packaging it's a bit suspect for actually storing the DVDs safely, but it looks damn cool - a lot better than Anchor Bay's chintzy Hellraiser puzzlebox.

The movies themselves are the real fappo. My personal favourite is II, because the first time I saw it I felt like I'd already dreamt it. I is a spooky and cool kid's nightmare a la Invaders From Mars and The 5000 Fingers Of Dr. T. III is a fun (if silly) action/comedy entry. IV is a beautiful return to the aesthetics of the original.

These movies are not for those who value coherent storylines and polished Hollywood acting above all else. However if you like a touch (or a huge dollop) of surrealism in your horror, the Phantasm movies are a must.
#2
Awesome thanks. Another great xmas gift sorted. £11.04 too :D Cheers again

Stephen

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