Wow, I really did not realize there were 8 discs to phantasm. I can’t imagine who thought that was gonna be a good idea! A four hour FMV game across eight discs, ported from a game that was already relatively obscure, by sierra standards. Though reading up on it, I guess Phantasmagoria was a decent success sales-wise in the US, so maybe they were banking on that. but two years later in 1997 I reckon people were pretty burned out on FMV games.
Stuff like this really shows you how technology has evolved. This game cost over $4.5 million to make and they built a $1.5m studio to create it!? You could make most of this with an iphone, some random actors, and after effects for $200 now (aside from actor fees).