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Title Phantom of the Paradise [videorecording] / Harbor Productions presents a Pressman Williams production ; produced by Edward R. Pressman ; written and directed by Brian de Palma.

Publication Info. Los Angeles, CA : Scream Factory : Shout Factory, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    L PHAN PP F69DVD    Available
Edition Collector's edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio rda
NTSC rda
video file Blu-Ray 1080p high definition region A rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
System Details Blu-ray, widescreen 1.78:1 presentation; requires Blu-ray player; 1080p high definition; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Region A.
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo/mono.
Cast Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, William Finley, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli, Harold Oblong, Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor.
Credits Music, Paul Williams ; cinematographer, Larry Pizer ; editor, Paul Hirsch.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Summary Talented but naive composer Winslow Leach brings his rock cantata based on "Faust" to corrupt rock producer/impresario Swan, meeting a talented singer named Phoenix in the process. Swan steals the cantata, seeing it as the perfect music for the opening night of the Paradise, his new rock palace, then has Winslow sent to prison on trumped-up charges to get rid of him. When Winslow hears Swan's debased version of his songs he escapes and is horribly disfigured while attempting to destroy records at Swan's record pressing plant. Winslow makes his way to the Paradise, Swan's new rock palace to take revenge on Swan - but can Swan be defeated?
Contents Disc 1 (Blu-Ray). [The film] -- Disc 2 (DVD). Special features.
Note Special features (disc 1): 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. Special features (disc 2): Paradise regained, a documentary on the making of the film featuring director Brian De Palma, producer Edward R. Pressman, William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and more ; interview with Paul Williams moderated by Guillermo Del Toro ; interview with costume designer Rosanna Norton ; interview with producer Edward R. Pressman ; interview with drummer Gary Mallaber ; Alvin's art and technique : a look at the neon poster ; Phantom of the Paradise biography by Gerrit Graham : 1974 publicity sheet written and read by Graham ; William Finley and toy ; radio spots ; TV spots ; theatrical trailers ; still gallery.
Subject Rock music -- Drama.
Women singers -- Drama.
Music trade -- Drama.
Rock musicians -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
Genre/Form Musical films.
Horror films.
Comedy films.
Added Author De Palma, Brian, film director, screenwriter.
Pressman, Edward R, film producer.
Williams, Paul, 1940- actor, composer.
Finley, William, 1940-2012, actor.
Graham, Gerrit, actor.
Harper, Jessica, actor.
Memmoli, George, 1938-1985, actor.
Oblong, Harold, actor, singer.
Hahn, Archie, actor, singer.
Pizer, Larry, cinematographer.
Hirsch, Paul, 1945- editor of moving image work.
Harbor Productions, Inc, production company.
Scream Factory (Firm), publisher.
Shout! Factory (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 826663151169
Music No. SF15116 Shout! Factory (container)
BD15117 Shout! Factory (Blu-ray disc)
BD15118 Shout! Factory (DVD disc)

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