New PHANTASM "Sphere Collection" (new 4K transfer for II & new bonus content) – October 2019

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    All other releases had the original R-Rated Theatrical Version.
     
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    This is tempting, because Scream's Phantasm II is a terrible transfer. However, II is the worst sequel aside from V, so I'm still kind of like...
     
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    I still don't want another box set with a Sphere, and I already paid for all of the movies individually. Phantasm is my favorite series but I still don't appreciate being milked for all that I'm worth. And I really don't care for Well Go as company, honestly. I just don't think they are a good match with Coscarelli and I hate that there are Asian movie trailers at the beginning of each disc. First World Problems, I know...
     
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    The first WELL GO set is enough for me. At the rate I watch movies nowadays the BD'S I have will suffice.


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    Is Arrow going to get another shot at this, too?
     
  7. Katatonia

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    If so, they haven't hinted at it yet.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    If they release the uncut II as a solo down the line, I'll get it and swap out my disc from the previous set but I'm not buying the whole thing all over again.
     
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    Do we know if these are in standard blu-ray cases like the original set?

    If they're doing some gimmicky book packaging or anything that is going to scratch discs, I'll probably stick with my old set.
     
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    No, we don't know anything yet about the cases/artwork, or if a book will be included like in the old set, etc..

    That's why I'm holding on to my old set first.
     
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    It's a little weird we haven't gotten any more details with this like 2 months away right?
     
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    If you already have 1 of the 2 previous boxsets, JUST SAY NO. There will eventually be a single-disc release of the uncut Phantasm II 4k restoration. Deep-down, you all KNOW this is true. Don't cave in.
     
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    I hear that. I can’t afford to be buying this stuff over and over again. Especially, when there’s so many other great releases to spend money on.
     
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    It appears this set is delayed.

    https://phantasmarchives.blogspot.com/2019/10/officially-delayed-phantasm-40th-blu.html
     
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    Well at least it's not a huge delay, take that what you will.

    Personally, I feel this delay could be a good opportunity to include the original theatrical versions for the first 2 films while there's time.
     
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    From DVD News Flash:

    https://www.facebook.com/dvdnewsflash/posts/2619562421443539

    -----> IMPORTANT PHANTASM COLLECTION NEWS <-----

    Got a reply from Well Go regarding their PHANTASM SPHERE COLLECTION: "Due to unforeseen manufacturing delays, the Phantasm Sphere Collection box set inventory is delivering in staggered waves. The first wave will be available at Best Buy stores beginning on 12/10. We will continue to update as more inventory becomes available where consumers can purchase this one-of-a-kind set."
    -----> IMPORTANT PHANTASM COLLECTION NEWS <-----
     
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    Do we even have a price point yet?
     
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    $129.96 SRP
     
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    People are finding this at Best Buy. Currently appears to be an exclusive there and costs $99.99. If you order for delivery, it won't arrive until late January, but you can pick up in-store now if any near you have it: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/the-ph...YMUknyETT46XeETU0&acampID=615614&mpid=1808408

    There is an unboxing on Youtube:


    Set comes in a book case with the discs sliding into place (don't like that). It appears that all bonus features from the first set are carried over, but hasn't been 100% confirmed. People are saying the Scream Factory extras are on II, but not the R-rated version of the film. Only the new unrated remaster comes on this set.
     
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    The set looks nice but I agree that the cardboard sleeves just shouldn't even be a thing anymore. It's cheap and doesn't protect the discs well. Just do what Arrow does and glue those plastic holding trays to your cardboard package.
    The sphere looks pretty nice and so does the book despite the shitty way they've incorporated the discs.
     

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