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Phantom of the Paradise 1974

  • Brian De Palma
  • October 31, 1974
  • 92 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, Music
The Most Highly Acclaimed Horror Phantasy Of Our Time.
Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. Leach signs contract with Swan to complete rock opera based on the life of Faust for Phoenix. Double crossed by Swan who hires heavy metal singer Beef, Leach exacts his vengeance.


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What an interesting film. I first learned about this as part of Scream Factory's Blu-ray releases. I viewed the trailer and thought it looked interesting, and indeed it is when I finally watched it tonight! As the description above says, it's a rock opera version of Phantom of the Opera mixed with Faust, and I'd say a bit of Black Swan as well towards the end. I really like the different characters, the 70s music/score, especially the female lead singer, Phoenix. She reminds me of someone I follow from Crunchyroll who also happens to sing. Neat to find that the film released right on Halloween too.

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