DVD Pick Of The Week: Phantasm – Special Edition

phantasm79.jpgWe’ve hit a bit of a lull this week, as there really isn’t a lot of things that scream ‘take me home’ (unlike my last visit to the local nightclub, where everyone was asking me to take them!  – sorry wife, I’m not even sure what that means.)

So, when I say that Phantasm:  Special Edition is my pick of the week, it’s not so much that I’m really interested in this film, but that there wasn’t much else to choose.
It’s not that I’m anti-Phantasm, but that it doesn’t get me all that excited – even when they say this edition has some scenes that have never been seen this side of the United States. 

It has been a long time since I’ve seen that little film with it’s crazy silver knife ball.  In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it.  I know I’ve seen it, or one of the sequels but time has blended them all together.  All I do remember is that I dug it.

Other notable releases this week include:


Star loaded cast in a biopic about the forgotten Kennedy.  It’s either gotte great reviews, or lousy ones, I can’t tell, but I had never heard of it until I started looking at this week’s releases.  Shows you how much I pay attention these days…

Breastford Wives

Seriously, how can you not love that title.
The Doris Day Collection, Vol. 2 (Romance on the High Seas / My Dream Is Yours / On Moonlight Bay / I’ll See You in My Dreams / By the Light of the Silvery Moon / Lucky Me)

Never been much of a Doris Day fan, but I know some of you out there must be.
Horror 100 Movie Pack (24pc)

These 100 movie packs are almost universally filled with lousy movies, but there generally really cheap, and who doesn’t want a hundred cheap horror movies.
How William Shatner Changed the World

Seriously, how can you not love that title, part II.
Payback – The Director’s Cut (Special Collector’s Edition)

I didn’t particularly care for the version released in the theaters, but they say Mel Gibson did a lot of tinkering with it in post production, so maybe this director’s version is better.  I’ll find out as soon as I get around to watching the original original, Point Blank.
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance-Deluxe Edition

I have the non-deluxe edition DVD which is a fine, glorious, violent thing, so I’ll have to put a hold on buying it again, but the deluxe looks spectacular.

Talk to Me 1989-93 – Nirvana

Nirvana has not aged well within my musical tastes, but their importance should not be overlooked.  Whether or not this documentary should be has yet to be determined.
The Untouchables – Season One, Vol. 1

I love gangsters.  I loved the Sean Connery movie based on the same story.  I’ve never seen the TV show.

For all of this week’s DVD releases, head on over to Blogcritics.

2 thoughts on “DVD Pick Of The Week: Phantasm – Special Edition

  1. I saw the silver knife-ball boxset in HMV for less than half proce, I didn;t get it for the reasons you stated. I think its attempts at cult are a little forced too.

    It isn’t bad though.

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