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on 26 August 2016
An amazingly underrated film fully deserving of the cult status that other films enjoy.

Sometimes there comes along an entertainment experience that sadly far too few people actually get to notice, Phantom of the Paradise is definitely one of those experiences, with great music, comedic scenes and a truly engaging story.

This horror comedy musical deserves to be more recognised than it is, telling the tale of Winslow Leach, a talented musician in a sea of drudgery and manufactured pop acts that has his music stolen by the enigmatic producer Swan to launch the opening of his rock palace 'The Paradise'

As Winslow attempts to gain revenge for this misdeed things take a turn for the worse and result in a tragic tale of thrills, chills and fantastic music.

I would recommend this to anyone and wouldn't be surprised in the least if a few others find themselves another cult classic to add to their collection.
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on 9 January 2015
This is the best of Arrow's excellent Brian De Palma Blu-ray releases so far. This gloriously inventive and colourful musical has never looked and sounded better. Paul Williams' genius songs, Jessica Harper's beauty (and great singing voice!), Gerrit Graham's hilarious Beef...all shine as never before. Why De Palma never attempted another musical is beyond me, his flamboyant visual style is perfectly suited to the medium. All this and you get a bucketload of extras and lengthy full-colour booklet. Thank you Arrow!
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on 29 March 2017
Awesome film, once seen, never forgotten. Definitely sits shoulder to shoulder with RHPS, Tommy, and other rock operas. Great music from the immensely talented Paul Williams, great performances, particularly from Gerrit Graham as Beef, and the late William Finley as Winslow Leach/The Phantom, who shows so much emotion from a masked character. Great picture and sound, great extras, a funny, yet strangely moving film. Love it
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on 10 June 2015
The film is something special but I'm presuming you've seen it and want to know about the extras. Well, they are good but there is another release which has a cast commentary and this doesn't have it. Never the less, it's a cheap price and the other extras are very interesting.
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on 1 July 2017
Discovered this film a few weeks back and have seen it a few times now as well as constantly listening to the sound track. Very well shot with wonderful characters and hilarious dialogue. Completely different to most of De Palma's work.
And yes this is a much stronger film than Rocky Horror. ;)

This Blu Ray is wonderful. Transfer seems very warm with a good amount of special features.
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on 7 January 2015
Extrodinary movies modern for 1974 brian de palma it is genius rock'n roll movies its a super classic nice actors very good costume thanks you brian this history is imtemporel for decades,
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on 21 September 2017
Classic underground gem of a movie.
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on 8 April 2014
Loved this movie for years. A great transfer and some fantastic extras. A wonderful addition to my shelves. Looks Good
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on 25 March 2017
Such a good film! Thanks !
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on 27 March 2011
In the top 5 of my all time favourite movies. It is just perfect. Acting, music, use of the split screen, pace, balance of the quiet and action scenes. Seen it about 60 times. The best DVD version of the movie is the french one (By Opening), but the other ones are OK. If you have not seen it, you are a lucky person, it will leave you happy as uou heve never been. A must!!!!!
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