Phantom of the Paradise

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A cinematic and musical gem!

on 12/16/2013

What an amazing movie! Think Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Phantom of the Opera. Filled with excitement and packed with truly superb, original music. Something you can watch over and over again. Read More

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40686879
UPC 024543023784
UPC 14 00024543023784
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Big Business
Cult Film
Devil/Demons
Essential Cinema
Fantasy
Framed
Occult
Psychos
Recommended
Rock And Roll
Satire
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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).
Plot Summary
Summary An updated version of "Phantom of the Opera", with a rock-music score.| A disfigured rock singer has two missions in life: to turn the woman he loves from afar into a star, and to wreak vengeance on the producer who destroyed his face and his career.
Directors
Brian De Palma
Actors
Paul Williams
William Finley
Cast & Crew
Gene Gross - Star
George Memmoli - Star
Jessica Harper - Star
Gerrit Graham - Star
Ken Carpenter - Star
Archie Hahn - Star
Paul Williams - Star
William Finley - Star
Paul Williams - Composer
Edward R. Pressman - Producer
George Tipton - Composer
Larry Pizer - Director of Photography
Jack Fisk - Production Designer
Paul Hirsch - Editor
Brian De Palma - Screenwriter
Brian De Palma - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1974
Catalog ID 2002378
UPC 00024543023784
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Features
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Paul
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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