It’s March, and for the Entertainment world, the biggest news in the most recent years comes from the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. The festival includes exhibits on Technology, Music, and Movies. One of the features this year was the premiere screening of the remastered edition of Phantasm. PHANTASM, first released in 1979, underwent a meticulous 4K restoration from the original 35 mm camera negative by Bad Robot Productions.
In attendance from the film: Director/writer Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM series, BUBBA HO-TEP, JOHN DIES AT THE END), A. Michael Baldwin (PHANTASM series), Kathy Lester (PHANTASM series), Paul Pepperman (Co-producer, PHANTASM, Co-writer THE BEASTMASTER)
Special guests included: J.J. Abrams (STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS), Chloe Coscarelli (Vegan Chef)
Check out the cool photos from the event, along with stills from the remaster edition, and while you are at it, check out info on the release of “Phantasm: Remastered” at the following