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Screenshot Saturday: Phantasm II: 2017 Well Go USA vs Well Go USA 2019 Blu-rays

Three years ago, Well Go USA released a massive Phantasm box set that had everything a Phantasm fan could want. That is except for a remastered Phantasm II. In 2019, Well Go USA released the Phantasm Sphere Collection and this one includes a brand new beautiful remaster of Phantasm II. On this edition of Screenshot Saturday, we look at the both Phantasm IIs and take in the remaster.

Studio: Well Go USA 
Release Date: July 8th, 1988 (theatrical) / April 11th, 2017 (Limited Edition Set) / December 3rd, 2019 (Sphere Collection)
Run Time: 97 mins
Region Code: A (locked) (both editions)
Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 aspect ratio) (both editions)
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (both editions) / 
English DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0 (Sphere Collection)
Subtitles: English
Slipcover: No
Digital Copy: No
Starring: Angus Scrimm, James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Paula Irvine, and Samantha Phillips,
Written by Don Coscarelli
Directed by Don Coscarelli
Rating: R (strong horror violence and gore and language) (Limited Edition Set) / Unrated (strong horror violence and gore and language) (Sphere Collection)


A proper review of this set will be posted soon. For now, I wanted to focus on the remaster of part 2. Look for a Sphere Collection review soon.

You can read my original Phantasm II blu-ray review here.

LEFT = Well Go USA 2019 Sphere Collection

RIGHT = Well GO USA 2017 Limited Edition Set


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