Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

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Director: Dwight H. Little

Cast: Dwight H. Little, Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White

     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2015
UPC:
0826663155792
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
28,719

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Englund Eric Destler, Phantom
Jill Schoelen Christine
Alex Hyde-White Richard
Bill Nighy Barton
Stephanie Lawrence Carlotta
Terence Harvey Hawking
Nathan Lewis Davies
Molly Shannon Meg (New York)
Emma Rawson Meg (London)
Peter Clapham Harrison
Mark Ryan Mott
Yehuda Efroni Ratcatcher
Terence Beesley Joseph
Ray Jewers Elise
Robin Hunter Roland
Cathy Murphy Esther
Mickey Epps Cardplayer
Tommy Wright Workman
Misha Segal Conductor

Technical Credits
Dwight H. Little Director
Tivadar Bertalan Art Director
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Chalres Bornstein Editor
Mitch Engel Associate Producer
Menahem Golan Executive Producer
Elemer Ragalyi Cinematographer
Duke Sandefur Screenwriter
Misha Segal Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Alan Towers Producer
Kevin Yagher Makeup Special Effects

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The Phantom of the Opera 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not an authentic interpretation of the original story but, a good horror version. This phantom is modeld after Jack The Ripper. What makes this movie good is its darring twist and look and feel. Only problem is I wish they would have had special features on the dvd besides the trailer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rented this version over the weekend and to be perfectly honest, I was expecting to be dissapointed, but I wasn't?! This movie changed some of the major parts of the story (the location and the characters), but overall it was a great way to get the blood flowing! Some parts of it were a little more graphic than I would have thought but in the end it only added to this great HORROR version of the story! The cast was great, ALL OF THEM fit their parts very well, bravo to you all! Even though I probably won't buy this version (for the sake of my stomach) but I do recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good graphic horror story and who doesn't have a weak stomach! Just don't be expecting too much in the ways of romance or singing!!! ^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Phantom of the Opera has once again shined in a version of one of the greatest stories.This movie of the story has a much more chills and thrills in it.It has a dark style about it.So if like horror and thrillers then this movie is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It starts out in 1989 with Christine and a friend finding sheet music of 'Don Juan Triumphet' (Molly Shannon is in this briefly,quite a shock)During an audtion Christine is hit on the head and wakes up in another time. The phantom has sold his soul to the devil in return to be immortal through his music. One condition-he will be loved for his music and his music only so his face is made skinless. The phantom doesn't wear a mask in this version but instead the skin of his victims. This one focuses on the horrible side of the phantom and little on the love side. While this movie is good its not for children and some people might be turned off by certain parts.If you enjoy the romantic side of the phantom then you might want to check out the version with Charles Dance or the one in theater right now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie on VHS a few years ago and it REALLY scared the puckies out of me, but it was very well done. I call this movie version of 'Phantom of the Opera' the 'Freddy Kreuger' version, because of the title role is played by Robert England, (aka 'Freddy Kreuger.') I am hoping to get this movie for Christmas this year, (2004) and show it to my finace. My fiance claims that 'Nothing that he would see in a scary movie scares him any more.' Well, after he sees THIS movie, (assuming that I get this movie on DVD for Christmas), I think that my fiance will CHANGE HIS MIND. I highly reccommend this movie for anybody who also likes 'Phantom of the Opera' in general. Robert England did a WONDERFUL job playing the title character, so I think that he deserves some credit for it. I was relieved to see Robert England playing something OTHER than 'Fred' on the big (or in my case, little) screen. Granted, Robert England plays another creepy person, but he does such a fine job of it, you would think that 'Freddy' actually decided to go do classic opera!
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