PHANTASM: Remastered SXSW Premiere Screening March 14th

For those not in the know, famous film director J.J. Abrams, or as we like to call him here on the blog - the score composer for Don Dohler's NightBeast, and his company Bad Robot Productions have done a meticulous 4K restoration, from the original 35 mm, of Don Coscarelli's amazing, enduring, weird and wonderful horror film Phantasm, which was first released in 1979.

Last night, on Monday, March 14th, 2016, they celebrated the SXSW premiere screening on at the Stateside Theatre in Austin, TX.

J.J. Abrams and director/writer Don Coscarelli introduced the film to the festival audience eagerly awaiting to see the film restored to the best technological condition as possible.

In attendance from the film: Director/writer Don Coscarelli (Phantasm series, Bubba Ho-tep, John Dies At The End), A. Michael Baldwin (Phantasm series), Kathy Lester (Phantasm series), Paul Pepperman (Co-producer, Phantasm, Co-writer The Beastmaster)

Special guests included: J.J. Abrams & Chloe Coscarelli

See the photos from the premiere below!
Don Coscarelli

(L-R) A. Michael Baldwin, Kathy Lester, Don Coscarelli

(L-R) Paul Pepperman, A. Michael Baldwin, Kathy Lester, Don Coscarelli

(L-R) Chef Chloe Coscarelli and guest

J.J. Abrams and Don Coscarelli

J.J. Abrams and Don Coscarelli

J.J. Abrams

Don Coscarelli and J.J. Abrams

Don Coscarelli

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