Horror/Suspense, Musicals, Cult Film, Fantasy, Psychos, Occult, Rock And Roll, Recommended, Big Business, Framed, Satire, Devil/Demons, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema
Phantom of the Paradise Collector's Edition Blu-ray Disc Description
Brian De Palma's great, overlooked 1970s glitter-rock comedy-musical spectacle is a memorable combination of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and FAUST. Winslow Leach (William Finley) is a talented young rock composer/janitor whose music is stolen and whose life is destroyed by a ruthless record tycoon named Swan (Paul Williams)--who just happens to have sold his soul in exchange for rock-n-roll success and eternal youth! The ruined and disfigured Leach becomes the Phantom, an imposing leather-clad creature who is hell-bent on demolishing Swan as the diabolical music mogul prepares to open his biggest venture yet-- a rock-and-roll palace called The Paradise. Eerily prescient in it's depiction of yet-to-exist musical genres, this stunningly original and darkly comic rock nightmare features voice over narration by Rod Serling, and memorable original songs by the multi-talented Williams. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song Score (Paul Williams/George Aliceson Tipton).
Region 1 Note: 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
Collectors Edition Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono DTS HD Master Audio
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