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Old 17th September 2009, 10:41 PM
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Default Phantasm and it's sequels

Phantasm.Now see,there's another classic.
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Old 18th September 2009, 11:48 AM
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I have seen Phantasm 1 & 4 but never seen the original. I have on dvd so might watch it sometime soon.
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I've got the Phantasm boxset and have seen them all. They get progressively worse as the series goes on, but there is something about them that seem to keep me hooked!
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I have seen Phantasm 1 & 4 but never seen the original. I have on dvd so might watch it sometime soon.
The original Phantasm is the best of the series imo, although I also have a soft spot for Phantasm II.
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Default The Phantasm Films

Calling all Tall Men and spherical objects. The series now has its own phantasmagorical thread here.
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Old 18th September 2009, 05:17 PM
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Good stuff Vince.
I enjoyed all the PHANTASM films,when I watch the original,I've just GOT to watch the rest over the following nights.
What age was Coscarelli when he made the original?
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What age was Coscarelli when he made the original?
Apparently he was 25. Born in Libya of all places.
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The Phantasm franchise is my favourite Horror franchise as I find all four films to be consistently good, especially compared to other franchises eg. Elm Street, Halloween, Friday the 13th, which all became rather dire after, say, the third film in each franchise.

Each Phantasm film continues with the storyline so you actually feel like something worthwhile is actually going on in terms of story/plot development and familiar characters eg. Reggie, Michael and the Tall Man (always played by the same actors, excluding Phantasm II in which Michael is played by a different person for that one film), instead of just a bunch of new characters for Freddy/Michael/Jason to kill in the other franchises and a random, tacked on story that doesn't really matter overall.

I think all four are superb, although yes, as they go on the quality does diminsh a bit, but to nowhere near the extent of other Horror franchises, including the ones I've mentioned and numerous others.

All in all, my favourite Horror franchise, without a doubt.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 11:11 PM
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Which versions do you all own?
The Sphere?
I own the Digipak and parts 1 and 3 on ABUS SE's.
Think I need to get a sphere though!
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Old 23rd September 2009, 11:12 PM
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I find the series,the original especially,full of,well,original ideas.There's nothing else quite like it.
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