J.J. Abrams and Don Coscarelli - "PHANTSM: Remastered" SXSW Premiere Screening March 14th

“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)

Director Don Coscarelli

Director Don Coscarelli

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

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

(L-R) Paul Pepperman, 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

(L-R) Chef Chloe Coscarelli and guest

(L-R) Director J.J. Abrams and Director Don Coscarelli

(L-R) Director J.J. Abrams and Director Don Coscarelli

(L-R) Director J.J. Abrams and Director Don Coscarelli 

(L-R) Director J.J. Abrams and Director Don Coscarelli 

Director J.J. Abrams

Director J.J. Abrams

Director J.J. Abrams

Director J.J. Abrams

(L-R) Director Don Coscarelli and Director J.J. Abrams

(L-R) Director Don Coscarelli and Director J.J. Abrams

Director Don Coscarelli

Director Don Coscarelli

Director Don Coscarelli

Director Don Coscarelli

Director Don Coscarelli 

Director Don Coscarelli