Phantom of the Opera (Blu-ray)

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If you are not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, nothing I say will make you like this disc. It is an accurate recording of the experience of going to see Phantom at the theater, only better. The picture is gorgous, the sound well recorded and presented, the script faithful to the original almost to an exact reproduction of the stage experience. I actually like the added material as it adds to the total of the plot. First rate all around. My only negative is Gerard Butler who plays teh Phantom is not my favorite in this role although he does a splendid job. He has some huge shoes to fill taking on this role. If I had never seen or heard anyone else play the Phantom this would not be an issue. Just personal prefference. The special features were fun, especially seeing the crew sing "Phantom of the Opera". If you are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber, buy this disc. If you are looking for some beautiful material to show off your home theater, this is a good one. If you are an Andrew Lloyd Weber basher, just walk on by.

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A Faithful Reproduction

by nw on 2/19/2008

If you are not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, nothing I say will make you like this disc. It is an accurate recording of the experience of going to see Phantom at the theater, only better. The picture is gorgous, the sound well recorded and presented, the script faithful to the original almost to an exact reproduction of the stage experience. I actually like the added material as it adds to the total of the plot. First rate all around. My only negative is Gerard Butler who plays teh Phantom is not my favorite in this role although he does a splendid job. He has some huge shoes to fill taking on this role. If I had never seen or heard anyone else play the Phantom this would not be an issue. Just personal prefference. The special features were fun, especially seeing the crew sing "Phantom of the Opera". If you are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber, buy this disc. If you are looking for some beautiful material to show off your home theater, this is a good one. If you are an Andrew Lloyd Weber basher, just walk on by. Read More

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Great Movie

by Abey on 8/31/2011

This is a very good movie based on the opera and the music is superb. The acting is also great and backs the quality of the movie. I have watched this movie multiple times and you will have not regrets with this purchase. This is definitely a must watch. Read More

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Product Overview

Musical Drama based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's celebrated musical phenomenon. The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.Running Time: 142 min.Format: BLU-RAY DISC

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 203358018
UPC 085391108108
UPC 14 00085391108108
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/28/2013
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Keywords
Actresses
Adaptation
Based On A Novel
Love Affairs
Love Triangles
Music (General)
Musicians
Mysteries
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Those who thought that smoke machines and cobwebbed candelabras were the stuff of Halloween parties and dance clubs need to think again. In Joel Schumacher's film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, these moody set devices--and countless others--make every scene an atmospheric vision of souped-up 19th-century Gothic bliss. Christine Daee (a luminescent Emmy Rossum) is a tortured young star who is haunted by the voice of the phantom (Gerard Butler--who also played the lead in DRACULA 2000), a musician who hides in the shadows to hide a facial disfigurement, yet sings to her obsessively. Dwelling in the dark, damp chambers beneath the Paris opera house, the phantom lords over the cast and management with artistic autocracy--he writes the shows, casts them, and threatens all who disobey his plans with dramatically violent outbursts. But when his young student Christine falls for the rich and dapper Raoul (Patrick Wilson), the phantom descends into madness. Webber's memorable songs are performed with aplomb by Rossum, whose background includes singing with the Metropolitan Opera, and Wilson and Butler provide ample accompaniment. One of the treats of the proceedings is Minnie Driver's deeply exaggerated portrayal of the jealous diva, giving this PHANTOM a very appropriate dose of comic relief.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "[PHANTOM] is a rapturous spectacle. And the movie, directed full throttle by Joel Schumacher, goes the show one better....It smolders." 12/30/2004 p.171
USA Today "The look is dazzling....Scotsman Gerard Butler does a fine job as the charismatic, ghostly character who hides away in the opera house because of his disfigurement." 12/22/2004 p.1D
Movieline's Hollywood Life "[T]he lavish production captivates the senses, and the musical and emotional crescendos are overpowering." 12/01/2004 p.103
Widescreen Review "The beloved musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe sees a lush screen adaptation starring Emmy Rossum as Christine....Costume textures and fine details are amazingly rendered..." 06/01/2006 p.61
Directors
Joel Schumacher
Actors
Emmy Rossum
Gerard Butler
Minnie Driver
Cast & Crew
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Original Music By
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Screenplay
Anthony Pratt - Production Designer
Emmy Rossum - Actor
Gaston Leroux - Based On Novel By
Gerard Butler - Actor
Jeff Abberley - Executive Producer
Joel Schumacher - Director
Joel Schumacher - Screenplay
John Mathieson - Cinematographer
John Fenner - Art Director
Julia Blackman - Executive Producer
Minnie Driver - Actor
Patrick Wilson - Actor
Paul Kirby - Art Director
Terry Rawlings - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 110810
UPC 00085391108108
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 142 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Awards
Nominee (2005) Oscar, Anthony Pratt, Celia Bobak, Best Achievement in Art Direction,Oscar, John Mathieson, Best Achievement in Cinematography,Oscar, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Nominee (2004) Golden Globe, The Phantom of the Opera, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Golden Globe, Andrew Llyod Webber, Charles Hart, Best Original Song - Motion Picture,Golden Globe, Emmy Rossum, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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ReviewSource ReelViews
Review I have never been a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenally popular stage musical version of The Phantom of the Opera, so it will probably come as no surprise that the film adaptation, which is faithful to its inspiration, left me feeling underwhelmed...appreciation of The Phantom of the Opera will hinge upon your opinion of Lloyd Webber's skills as a composer. The film, like the stage show, contains one great baroque theme and a lot of unmemorable drivel. If you are partial to Lloyd Webber's style, you will at least find The Phantom of the Opera palatable. If not, then this will be an endurance contest. This isn't really a film that needs reviewing. Going in, most viewers will know what to expect, and Schumacher's unchallenging style delivers without frills. For some, this will be a new way to enjoy a favorite musical. But for those like me, it's a mostly tedious way to kill 140 minutes.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I love the look of the film. I admire the cellars and dungeons and the Styx-like sewer with its funereal gondola, and the sensational masked ball, and I was impressed by the rooftop scenes, with Paris as a backdrop in the snow. The scarlet of the Phantom's cape acts like a bloodstain against the monochrome cityscape and Christine's pale skin, and she rises to an occasion her rival lovers have not earned. She responds to more genuine tragedy than the film provides for her...This has been, I realize, a nutty review. I am recommending a movie that I do not seem to like very much. But part of the pleasure of moviegoing is pure spectacle -- of just sitting there and looking at great stuff and knowing it looks terrific. There wasn't much Schumacher could have done with the story or the music he was handed, but in the areas over which he held sway, he has triumphed. This is such a fabulous production that by recasting two of the three leads and adding some better songs it could have been, well, great.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Butler,Gerard
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Derek Elley, Variety ...evokes the original show while working as a movie in its own right...lit by a radiant, vocally lustrous perf by teenaged Emmy Rossum.
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America If you're one of the hundred-million people who loved the musical, you'll love the movie even more.
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer ...[a] gorgeous, splendidly cast film.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...a rapturous spectacle...the movie, directed full throttle by Joel Schumacher, goes the show one better.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer The cast is good, the score is sublime, the visuals are sumptuous and it speeds along with a delirious romantic power...

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