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Old 10-27-09, 04:53 PM
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Phantasm II reviews/discussion - 2009 DVDTalk Horror Challenge Day 27



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Old 10-27-09, 04:57 PM
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Re: Phantasm II reviews/discussion - 2009 DVDTalk Horror Challenge Day 27

Watching the original right now, might pop in part 2 tomorrow. Its a blast and possibly my favorite of the series (toss up between 1 and 2). You've got to love the quad barrel shotgun and the addition of more spheres!
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Old 10-27-09, 06:51 PM
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Re: Phantasm II reviews/discussion - 2009 DVDTalk Horror Challenge Day 27

Could have sworn I owned this, but now that I look it's only I and III that I have. Added it to my netflix queue, so I'll be a few days late in commenting here.
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Old 10-27-09, 08:16 PM
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Re: Phantasm II reviews/discussion - 2009 DVDTalk Horror Challenge Day 27

very differnet from # 1. still havn't decided if i like it or not
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Old 10-28-09, 02:16 AM
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This is my pick, and I'm just about twenty minutes from the end and watching it again for the first time since its theatrical run (saw some of it on TV a few years back, but only a bit). I really have to sit down and watch this series from the start to finish. I still haven't watched OblIVion. This is the most relentless in terms of action. Love the effects. Love the pace. Love the nightmarish quality. So much imagination. And yes...the balls are back indeed!! The newly released DVD from Universal is a great transfer with good use of the surround speakers. I'm so happy with this one. If you've never seen it I think you're in for a treat. I actually like James LeGros in this quite a bit, but I know that's not a popular feeling.
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Old 11-01-09, 09:53 AM
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Re: Phantasm II reviews/discussion - 2009 DVDTalk Horror Challenge Day 27

Netflix came through in the nick of time. Received and watched this yesterday.

Of course, my OCD made me watch the original first, as I can't watch anything 'out of order'.

I completely love the original, one of the creepiest most 'atmospheric' horrors, and didn't expect to like this sequel. But I was pleasantly surprised, and now look forward to seeing the III and IV someday.

I LOVE sequels that take place the second the original ends, this and Halloween II standing out as examples.

Enjoyed the storyline, the acting was ok, and most importantly, the creepiness and tone from the original was here.
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