Boy, that newly leaked Ravager trailer has been making the rounds today. Cast, crew and phans had all been joyfully sharing the new footage through social media - before the hammer came down, that is. And now that it has come down, co-producer Gigi Bannister has a stern message for everyone out there enjoying the footage:
"For those of you who decide to infringe upon Silver Sphere Corp's copyrights on Phantasm Ravager or Phantasm in general or in your earnest to be "the first" to get something up on FB, YouTube or Vidmeo... we've dropped hammers on a guy who tried THREE TIMES today to put up Phantasm Ravager clips. Here's what ya get now: "Trailer do (sic) Phantasm...' This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Silver Sphere Corporation." Please play by the rules folks and don't steal the thunder from the other Phans. You can't say Phantasm without Phan." (from Facebook)
This is precisely why I haven't uploaded the footage or screen captures *anywhere* and advise you not to do the same, lest you want a hammer dropped on you. The witch hunt has officially begun! Such unauthorized actions are generally frowned upon in this corner of the horror genre. Speaking of which, did anyone hear about that unauthorized Phantasm book from last year?
In the words of Reggie from the new footage "Books I don't need!!! A fuckin' four-barrel shotgun is more like it!"
Or a hammer.