A Faithful Reproduction
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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