Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

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Director: Brian De Palma

Cast: Brian De Palma, Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper

     
 

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This DVD version of this '70s-era Phantom of the Opera modernization comes in a widescreen anamorphic picture format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) and the following disappointingly limited sound/audio track options: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), with subtitles available in English and Spanish. Closed-captioning is alsoSee more details below

Overview

This DVD version of this '70s-era Phantom of the Opera modernization comes in a widescreen anamorphic picture format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) and the following disappointingly limited sound/audio track options: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), with subtitles available in English and Spanish. Closed-captioning is also available. Aside from the original theatrical trailer, there are no other special features included in this version. Despite the 2.0 level of the Dolby Stereo, the sound quality is surprisingly full and crisp. Due to the efficient transfer of the film to DVD, the picture quality is also excellent.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Referencing vintage horror, Alfred Hitchcock, and the '70s vogue for supernatural terror, Brian De Palma used his favorite genre to take aim at the sensation-seeking rock audience and the exploitative entertainment machine, skewering such '70s trends as '50s nostalgia and glam rock. With splitscreen effects, he underlines the cost of putting media reality before life, as fame becomes the ultimate Faustian bargain. That entertainment machine, however, failed De Palma, and Phantom of the Paradise flopped. But its clever cinephilia and over-the-top rock numbers have since acquired a cult following, though not on the level of another '70s glitter-horror fantasia, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2001
UPC:
0024543023777
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo, monaural]
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer; Audio: English stereo, French mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Williams Swan
William Finley Winslow/The Phantom
Jessica Harper Phoenix
George Memmoli Philbin
Gerritt Graham Beef
Susan Weiser-Finley Dancer
Keith Allison Country and Western Singer
Mary Margaret Amato Swan's Entourage
Jennifer Ashley Groupie
Henry Calvert Nightwatchman
Ken Carpenter Stagehand
William Donovan Reporter
Andrew Epper Winslow's Double
Gene Gross Warden
Scott Lane Reporter
Jim Lovelett Winslow's Double
Gary Mallaber Band
Robin Mattson Groupie
Carol O'Leary Betty Lou
Harold Oblong Musician
Dennis Olivieri Reporter
Patrice Rohmer Groupie
William Shephard Rock Freak
Cheryl Smith Groupie
Adam Wade Reporter
Judy Washington Dancer
Janit Baldwin Groupie
Archie Hahn Singing Group
Jeffrey Comaner Singing Group
Linda Larimer Surfgirl

Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director,Screenwriter
Gregory M. Auer Special Effects
Gustave Berne Producer
Michael Dmytryk Asst. Director
Robert Elfstrom Cinematographer
Sylvia Fay Casting
Jack Fisk Production Designer
Al Gramaglia Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Hirsch Editor
Peter Jamison Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Lewis Producer
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Oblong Choreography
Larry Pizer Cinematographer
Edward R. Pressman Producer
William Shephard Choreography
James Signorelli Cinematographer
Sissy Spacek Set Decoration/Design
James Tanenbaum Sound/Sound Designer
George Aliceson Tipton Score Composer
Paul Williams Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. The Legend of Swan [:02]
2. Main Titles (Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye) [1:20]
3. Philben's Lament [3:32]
4. Faust [1:52]
5. Winslow's Sonata [:05]
6. One Month Later [2:55]
7. The Auditions [2:03]
8. Betrayed [1:46]
9. Winslow's Escape [:10]
10. The Accident [5:44]
11. The Phantom [2:52]
12. The Beach Bums' Bomb (Upholstery) [1:26]
13. Swan's New Partner [1:50]
14. Phoenix (Special To Me) [1:42]
15. The Contract [2:37]
16. Phoenix's Cantata (The Phantom's Theme) [1:58]
17. Beef [:33]
18. Betrayed Again [3:29]
19. The Phantom's Threat [3:11]
20. Somebody Super Like You [2:01]
21. Life At Last [4:06]
22. Barbecued Beef [5:07]
23. Phoenix's Moment (Old Souls) [1:35]
24. Swan's New Star [3:13]
25. Winslow's Warning [4:33]
26. The Watcher [1:36]
27. The Small Print [:08]
28. Swan in Love [1:21]
29. The Secret Tape [3:10]
30. To Save Phoenix [1:33]
31. Evil Unmasked [2:31]
32. The Hell Of It (End Titles) [2:30]

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