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Phantom Of The Paradise is a ground-breaking cult film favorite from acclaimed writer/director Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed To Kill).
Paul Williams wrote the acclaimed score for this musical horror classic, and stars as an evil record tycoon haunted and taunted by the disfigured composer Winslow Leach (William Finley, Sisters) he once wronged. Cheered by the Los Angeles Times as a delightful, outrageous…visual triumph, and also starring Jessica Harper (Suspiria, Shock Treatment) and Gerrit Graham (Used Cars, Terrorvision), this hilarious send-up of the glam rock era is pure entertainment from beginning to end.
The 40th Anniversary Blu-ray from Scream Factory contains more extras than you can shake a really big stick at. On top of the gorgeous transfer, there is a new commentary by Harper, Graham, and the three members of the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Peter Elbling, and Jeffrey Comanor), interviews with Brian De Palma, Paul Williams, and make-up effects artist Tom Burman, a feature-length making-of documentary, an hour-long conversation between Williams and Guillermo del Toro, alternate takes and scenes, trailers, outtakes and more. Its a LOT of material and will give you everything you could possibly want to know about this weird and glorious bit of 70s cinema --Nerdist, August 5th 2014
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Though some have complained about the sub-titles, I don't care about them or need them, since I'm a 40-year fan of the film, and know every word by heart. I just care about the stunning picture and sound that this disc affords a classic movie. Upon purchasing a BluRay player, it was the first disc I put into the tray, and WOW!!! It was like I was seeing it for the first time, the colors, the clarity of both picture and sound blew me away. Nothing, especially that poor grade DVD I'd owned for over a decade, prepared me for the delight to my senses that that disc provided.
Many of the extras are included on a second, regular DVD disc, but they are mastered here with much care. It is heart-warming to know that all who participated in the making of this film still look back fondly at their experience. Since others have re-hashed the plot points ad nauseum, I need not go through another rote re-telling of them, just that this combination of Faust, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Phantom of the Opera is a delight, as is the Oscar-nominated score by Paul Williams.
Scream! Factory's BluRay of "Phantom" is a must-own entertainment.
Addendum as of the Blu Ray release: The aforementioned bells and whistles from the French release have been refigured into District 1, plus other goodies that make this a true treasure. The subtitles are still horrible, and the only thing I can postulate is that they weren't done by a human being at all, but by a computer with only sketchy command of the English language, which doesn't extend to logic or syntax. Oh, well again. However, it's still one of my personal favorite movies, and in my opinion, both dePalma's and Williams' best work.
The music is dead on for its time period and Paul Williams ( who just won a grammy with his calaboration with Daft Punk..) shows off his brilliant song creativiety. This shows he still got it and still is a music genius. I highly recomned this movie. Its well explained in the Extras feature. It came quick and was well packaged. If you have some time to kill, i think you will get a nice laugh out of it. Despite its sad ending, there is a powerful message in this which still resinates wiith Hollywood today with regards of the price one can pay for fame and fortune.. I see why it became a cult classic................ Awesome!!!
William Finley as the Phantom is drawn in by the love of his art (the music), quickly corrupted by agents of the dark, falls in love with Harper who has eyes only for the prize. Not to spoil things but good does triumph over evil. To see how it is all here.