The Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] [1989]

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  • Release Date: 02/17/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with director Dwight H. Little and actor Robert Englund
  • Behind the mask: the making of "The Phantom of the Opera", featuring new interviews with director Dwight H. Little, actors Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, and Alex Hyde-White, screenwriter Duke Sandefur, special make-up designer Kevin Yagher, special make-up effects artists John Carl Buechler, Everett Burrell and John Vulich, and composer Misha Segal
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


The Phantom of the Opera
Gaston Leroux's classic tale of love and suspense gets a face-lift in this horror story loosely adapted from Leroux's novel. Christine (Jill Schoelen) is a young classical vocalist who, in the midst of performing a recently discovered piece by an obscure composer, is struck on the head by a sandbag and wakes up in London in 1884. Eric Destler (Robert Englund) is a composer who is desperate to succeed -- so much so that he sells his soul to the devil in exchange for writing songs that people will love. However, the devil adds a twist to the bargain by horribly scarring Eric's face, which can only be disguised by flesh from a living victim. Living below the London Opera House, Eric works night and day on his music; when he hears Christine's voice he falls in love, he and lures her to his lair. Eric decides that Christine is the perfect woman to sing his music; he coaches her to a perfect interpretation of his work, and he kills anyone who stands between her and success. Future Saturday Night Live star Molly Shannon made her film debut in a small role in the film's modern day sequences. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robert Englund
    Robert Englund - Eric Destler, Phantom
  • Jill Schoelen
    Jill Schoelen - Christine
  • Alex Hyde-White
    Alex Hyde-White - Richard
  • Bill Nighy
    Bill Nighy - Barton
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    Stephanie Lawrence - Carlotta



Customer rating

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would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally on Blu-ray!

    Posted
    fyrefly22
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    This is a really cool take on the Phantom of the Opera story. This is not to be confused with Andrew Lloyd Webber's version, and although it is Robert Englund, this ain't Freddy Krueger. The film has held up well since 1989. The picture is sharp and gorgeous, with only a brief moment toward the end where the picture becomes grainy. I loved this movie when I watched it on cable back in the early 1990's and I was ecstatic to have it on Blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bloody good time

    Posted
    Lacroix

    Alright the violence is cheesey, but Robert Englund does a fantastic job in the movie. He makes a wonderful, but different version of Erik. The music is better than in most low production phantom movies. The sets are great and the actor fantastic. Jill Shoelen makes a wonderful and lovely christine. Her innocent sweetness is probably the closest thing to the novel's version.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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