Retitled as Phantasm: Remastered came into fruition when J.J. Abrams, a true fan of the original, wanted to screen the film for his team at Bad Robot Productions – only to find the available prints in terrible shape.
So his mission was to restore the film in 4K for fans and used his expert staff at Bad Robot to make it happen. Of course, Coscarelli was there to supervise the entire work using state-of-the-art tools. The audio was also remixed to today’s standards.
For an early look at Phantasm: Remastered you can check out its new official HD trailer. The horror film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD later this year by Well Go USA Entertainment.