01 October 2008

6WH: Oct 1

Phantasm: Introduction by Angus Scrimm (1995)

Phantasm (commentary by Don Coscarelli, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Angus Scrimm) (1995)
This is an ideal commentary track. It features four old friends who talk about a movie and moviemaking experience they all love. There are no quiet stretches worth mentioning. The discussion is mostly behind-the-scenes info and stories about the scene they're all watching. This is how a commentary should be done. (8/10)

Phantasm: "Deleted Scenes 1-6" (1978)
Phantasm Australian TV Promo
1979 Phantasm Interview (1979)
Phantasm: Behind-the-Scenes (1995)

Tales from the Crypt: "The New Arrival" (1992) directed by Peter Medak
The dwarf from Poltergeist and Satan from Time Bandits in a creepy house with a weird kid running around wearing a mask. Sounds great, but it's actually a pretty low-key episode. Not something that'll stick in my mind. (6/10)

1000: the Phantasm commentary was the thousandth movie I've watched since I started keeping track (19 Dec 2003). By movie, I mean any film >= 60 minutes (or any Masters of Horror episode). That breaks down to:

1 movie every 1.7 days
4 movies per week
17 movies per month
209 movies per year

65% were from 1980-2008
20% were Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes
14% were watched in October
3% were John Carpenter movies
1% were watched at the theater

Most-watched movie was Halloween (1978) at 4 times.
Oldest movie was The Golem: How He Came Into the World from 1920.
Newest movie was The Dark Knight from 2008.
Average year was 1982
Average rating was 6.8