Well Go USA has announced that they will be bringing Phantasm and Phantasm: Ravager to blu-ray on December 6th, 2016.
Phantasm: Remastered presents Mike, Jody, Reggie, and the Tall Man as they've never been seen before. For the first time in high-definition, follow the trio in the remastered original classic that started it all, in which two brothers discover their local mortuary hides a legion of hooded killer dwarfs, a flying drill-ball, and the demonic mortician who enslaves the souls of the damned. Special
-NEW 4K Restoration
-Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and cast members Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, & Bill Thornbury
-Interviews from 1979 with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
After battling with the Tall Man in Phantasm: Oblivion, a battered Reggie wanders through the desert in search of his missing friend, Mike. After recovering his 1971 Hemi 'Cuda, Reggie is targeted by two of the Tall Man's Sentinel Spheres and destroys them. He awakens suddenly to find himself sitting in a wheelchair pushed by none other than the elusive Mike! Although overjoyed by their reunion, Reggie is in this alternate dimension an aged and weary old patient in a psychiatric ward. And only he remembers their battled and bloodied past with the Tall Man. Reggie must travel between dimensions and discern what is reality in order to confront the mysteries at the heart of a decades-long struggle against evil. He is met with new and familiar faces along the way, and an epic showdown on the Tall Man's home world awaits!
-Audio Commentary with Director David Hartman and Writer & Producer Don Coscarelli
-Behind the Scenes
-Escape from Dawn's Cabin
-Cuda vs Sphere
-Phuntasm: Bloopers & Outtakes
I am actually a little bit disappointed with the release for the original film. I think that the film deserves more attention than the few special features that we are given. If memory serves me correctly, the Anchor Bay dvd of the first film had more special features. I am sure that Well Go USA want to save most of special features for the upcoming box set, but it still feels like fans are getting shafted. Hopefully, the boxset will be the thing of dreams.