16 October 2008

6WH: Oct 15

Phantasm II (commentary by Don Coscarelli, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm) (2005)
Ten years later, the guys are back doing another commentary for an entirely new video format. It's nice to have Reg join in this time. He comes off as a really easy-going guy having a blast chatting with a couple of old pals. This track isn't quite a good as the previous one, though. There are a few more stretches of silence than I'd have liked and a few too many "this is great" comments. Coscarelli does do a nice job, as always, of keeping the conversation going about the behind-the-scenes stuff. I would've liked to have heard something about the conflicts with Universal he had making this movie (making it less dream-like, replacing Mike with James, etc.), but my impression is that Coscarelli is too damned nice of a guy to dish dirt that way. (7/10)

Fangoria: "Tall Man" ad (1988)
Angus Scrimm at Fangoria Convention in 1989
Greg Nicotero: The Gory Days (2005)