Anchor Bay's PHANTASM OBLIVION doesn't street until August 26th, but we've got a quick first look until we're allowed to post the full review. Here's the short of it: compared to the Anchor Bay UK release, this new transfer beats it in terms of sharpness, framing and color timing. There's still the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix from the UK disc, but the DTS is missing, and most surprising of all, so too is the original stereo mix. In terms of extras, there's the same commentary from the previous release with Reggie, Don and Angus, as well as a 9-minute behind-the-scenes taken from the Phantasmagoria documentary, a trailer and an extended promo reel. The big plus here is the vastly improved picture, but the dropped audio and lack of new extras may turn off those content with the previous R2 release. We'll give you more shortly when the full review can be posted, but for now, here's some screen caps: Retail on this baller is $14.98.