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Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

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

Blu-ray (Special Edition)

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"He sold his soul for rock-n-roll," read the tagline for Brian De Palma's satirical Phantom of the Opera for the '70s rock scene. After hearing Winslow Leach (William Finley) perform a song from his Faust rock opera, Phil Spector-ish impresario Swan (Paul Williams) decides that Winslow's opera would be the perfect debut attraction for his new rock palace, the Paradise. Swan steals the music and has Winslow imprisoned -- but not before Winslow meets aspiring songbird Phoenix (Jessica Harper). Jumping prison, Winslow breaks into Swan's Death Records factory to ruin the recordings, but a record press accident grossly disfigures him. Winslow then sneaks into the Paradise to sabotage Swan's show, disguising himself as the Phantom. Swan, however, cuts a deal with the Phantom to finish his cantata; he promises that Phoenix will sing it but then reneges, hiring prissy glam rocker Beef (Gerritt Graham). Determined to have Phoenix sing, the Phantom soon discovers just how far Swan will go to give the people what they want.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0826663151169
Original Release: 1974
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1A
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 1,411

Special Features

Disc 1 (Blu-Ray):; New audio commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, Archie Hahn, Peter Elbling And Jeffrey Comanor; New interviews with director Brian De Palma, Paul Williams and make-up effects artist Tom Burman; ; Disc 2 (DVD):; New interviews with producer Edward Pressman and drummer Gary Mallaber; Paradise Regained - documentary on the making of the film; Interview with Paul Williams moderated by Guillermo Del Toro; Interview with costume designer Rosanna Norton; Alternative takes; Swan Song outtake footage; Original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots; Still gallery

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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