“PHANTASM: Remastered” celebrated the SXSW premiere screening on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at the Stateside Theatre in Austin, TX.
PHANTASM, first released in 1979, underwent a meticulous 4K restoration from the original 35 mm camera negative by Bad Robot Productions.
**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 (STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS), Chloe Coscarelli (Vegan Chef)