- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00062IVLM
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,980 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Phantom of the Opera [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Well, I can assure you that it's not. It's in widescreen 16.9. It looks like 1.85.1 to me.
At first glance the picture isn't brilliant - but it DOES look better than the DVD version.
Edit: Having now watched the film I can confirm that it is a massive improvement over its DVD counterpart; but it's not brilliant. There are still some shots that are a bit soft and grainy - but none of it is too distracting. The sound is PCM 2.0 and does an adequate job; but given the films music-derived plot I can't help feeling that a 5.1 DTS audio track would have made a difference. Oh well.
Disappointed that there are no extras. The only menu options are Play and Chapters. Also, there are no subtitles at all.
All in all, this is an OK release of an OK film, but if like me you're a fan of the film you won't really care. It's a worthy upgrade from the DVD and that's what matters.
For anyone who's never seen the film it's a bit more gruesome than other adaptations but pretty much follows a similar storyline. A few liberties have been taken but they're acceptable. Other people have given more in depth review - which is why my review focuses only on blu-ray.
Anyway, Robert Englund is easily the best actor in the entire movie. Even though the character is, in some ways, very like Freddy Krueger, but the character is different enough that I never thought "Hey, it's Freddy in Phantom". Actually, in some parts his performance is quite moving. Some of his one-liners could have been quite cheesy, but they work even better than some of Freddy's one-liners in the Nightmare movies ("Bon Appetit" from the fifth movie is a perfect example).
I highly recommend it.
And now I am a happy girl!! :D
Now my review of the movie....A nice film with a good storyline and quite well scripted. Ok a little gory (well depends what you call gory), but well acted. The sets are quite good too as is the eeriness of the sewers and underground of the opera house. The cast is good too. Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen are good as the leads. There's good support from Bill Nighy (in a straight role) and Terence Harvey as the inspector tracking the phantom amongst others.
In my opinion a much well above average film than some of the tosh nowadays.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A semi modern take on the classic gothic novel , this version for me works very well and is my second favourite version of the tale after the seminal 1925 Lon Chaney silent... Read morePublished 4 months ago by DavieF
The best adaption of Gaston LeReaux's classic tale, set in Victorian London, with Eric Destler played as only Robert Englund could, a modern classic I saw in the early-mid 90's,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Justin micheal homer
U.K. Distributor 101FILMS have released their Blu-ray of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
with Robert Englund as the Phantom
well it's terrible insulting Blu-ray version mainly cause... Read more
This is not the musical but Robert Englund having a break from Freddy is very good as the Phantom and it has a different twist to the story.
Good horror but not too violent.
This is a rather lurid and, to be brutally honest, cheaply made slasher. But...it's also a lot of fun. It's actually quite faithful to Gaston Laroux's story. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott M Lines