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Phantasm II
Phantasm II
Actors: James LeGros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine, Samantha Phillips
Director: Don Coscarelli
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 37min

The Tall Man is back with a vengeance in Phantasm II, the second chapter in the cult classic Phantasm series! Released after seven years in a mental hospital, Mike convinces his old pal Reggie to join forces with him t...  more »


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Actors: James LeGros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine, Samantha Phillips
Director: Don Coscarelli
Creators: Daryn Okada, Don Coscarelli, Peter Teschner, Dac Coscarelli, Robert Del Valle, Roberto A. Quezada
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/15/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1988
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 8/27/2013...
Seven years after the original "Phantasm," lone survivors "Mike" (fresh from a stint in the psych hospital) and his buddy "Reggie" hit the road in search of the mysterious mortician known as "The Tall Man," who's set up shop in a new town. Big guns, flying metal spheres, gooey yellow stuff, chainsaws, midgets, and gore eventually follow.

"II" is faster paced and more action packed than the first film, but the story is still a muddle, soooo... I think I'm about done with this series.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Needs to be on DVD!
Sean L. | Twin Peaks, USA | 01/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In a time where masked slashers ruled the eighties, seeing a horror film as original as PHANTASM II was a rarity. Here we have a sequel that not only is equal to the original, but completely reinvents itself from the ground up with quicker pacing, scarier visuals, and an all-around more polished production.Yes, the first PHANTASM is a classic, and in the tradition of ALIENS, here we have a radically different- yet equally satisfying- action/horror romp. So why no DVD?!?We all like to complain about what films aren't available on DVD, but I feel stronger about this flick than any other. If only good ol' MGM would step in and buy the rights to 2 & 3 and put together a nifty box set."
Universal should be ashamed of their treatment of this film.
Gregory Holmes | 09/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The long and outrageous wait is over and we FINALLY have PHANTASM II on DVD in region one. Universal knew that fans were in a frenzy to get this one and they also knew they didn't have to bother doing anything more than a bare bones release. Fans would buy whatever version they decided to throw our way and they did the LEAST amount of work on this they could get by with. What we got was a good looking anamorphic print of the film and an unimpressive STEREO soundtrack. Thats right, only 2 channel sound (even though the other films in this series all got new Dolby 5.1 remixes Universal knew they didn't have to bother). There are NO EXTRAS on this disc (other than one faded and dirty copy of the trailer). No cool animated menus, no commentary track, deleted scenes, making of features, retrospective documentary, cast interviews, NOTHING. All of this material is available and is on the worldwide releases of this film but the North American market gets ripped off by Universal. It would be so nice if they would allow Anchor Bay to do a decent release of this remarkable film but sadly it looks like that will never be a reality for the region 1 poplulation. Still...we do at least now have the film on DVD and the anamorphic transfer looks far better than my old pan and scan VHS copy. Even my laserdisc copy was pan and scan so this is a nice improvment. I sort of like the new cover art for this release as well although Unviersal even went super cheap on the flimsy, light weight keepcase this came in. They really should be ashamed of themselves for holding the film hostage all these years and then giving us such a no frills version when they finally decided to release it. Its a great film and an impressive follow up to the original film and it deserved so much better than this."
Reggie Bannister & Angus Scrimm are back.
James McDonald | Southern California | 09/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This second Phantasm begins where the first film, PHANTASM (1979), left off and takes you seven years later. In real time it was nine years before they finally made this sequel. That is why everyone looks more mature. James Le Gros takes over as "Michael" for this film only. But A. Michael Baldwin can be seen in flashbacks. Reggie Bannister and the Tall Man Angus Scrimm are back and so are those deadly silver spheres. I'll keep the plot a surprise for you, but this sequel is more big-budget. They go all out for this one and is very enjoyable if you like suspense, horror and more gore.

Funny sex scene.
If James Le Gros looks familar, twelve years later after this film, he had a regular role in the tv series "Ally McBeal" in 2000-2001.

Followed by:

***Update: February 2010. Phantasm V is still on the wish list."