Phantasm IV: Oblivion
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Top Customer Reviews
It's a good thing Don Coscarelli is not predictable. The Phantasm series, while possessing some of the `standard' horror film characteristics, eclipses itself in the fourth and last film. There have been zombies, dwarf killers, and a truly outstanding villain in the `Tall Man'. "Oblivion", while a final film, answers the questions that fans have been asking. "What caused the Tall Man to become evil?" "What are the spheres anyway?" "Did Jody really die in the car crash?" Lastly, can Mike stop the Tall Man from becoming evil?
Coscarelli's response is almost poetic. Mike travels through crystal gateways into alternate time frames and realities based on his what-ifs. Jody, his late brother, returns to guide him. The Tall Man teases him with the past, and the offer to join him as he hastens a final death for all mankind. "Be careful what you search for, you just might find it." The ice Cream Man, Reggie, travels through an abandoned landscape only to realize that his final destination depends on Michaels' actions. There is gore, there is action, and there is a strong underlying theme in the film. Our past decides our future. Our decisions have consequences.
The film is immaculately produced. Visually, the photography and special effects are well done.Read more ›
The one ingenious discovery by Don Coscarelli here was that he inserted some of not previously used footage from the first "Phantasm". Those are the frames you didn't have a chance to see even in deleted scenes for the first film, and here they matched just right. Coscarelli tied the past and the present together, so we got this strange, sinister and global new phantasm.
But still this is far from seeming to be a closure of the series.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I must say to profit off of someones Death is the most Disrespectful thing that anyone could ever do ,but we live in a world of greed I for one love these series and have them all... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Donnie
Angus Scrimm at his best. This one explained some background on the Tall Man. Original Cast was back again for this one. Love this cast.Published 6 days ago by David
Amazon must be smoking crack cuz no dvd is worth 120$!! The series is great and worthy of a re release asap or i wont ever buy this...Published 3 months ago by beau mayer