Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Phantom Of The Paradise (1974) - Bluray Release Details

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's cult comedy Phantom of the Paradise (1974), starring Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, George Memmoli, and Gerrit Graham. The release will be available for purchase on August 5th.

Synopsis: Brian De Palma's glam rock version of the famous Phantom of the Opera story stars singer-songwriter Paul Williams as Swan, a music business tycoon who steals the work of talented composer Winslow Leach (Finley), along with his girlfriend Phoenix (Harper). Leach plans to get revenge, but his plans soon go horribly wrong and he ends up with a terrible facial disfigurement. Assuming a mask to hide his injuries and his identity, Leach's next move is to sign a pact with a Swan to write a rock opera version of 'Faust'.

Special Features:

DISC ONE (BLU-RAY):
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Production Designer Jack Fisk
  • NEW Interview with director Brian DePalma
  • NEW Interview with Paul Williams talking about the music of PHANTOM
  • NEW Interview with Make-up Effects wizard Tom Burman discussing the Phantom Helmet

DISC TWO (DVD):
  • Paradise Regained – documentary on the making of the film featuring director Brian DePalma, 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
  • NEW Interview with producer Edward R. Pressman
  • NEW Interview with drummer Gary Mallaber
  • NEW Alvin's Art and Technique – a look at the neon poster
  • NEW Phantom of the Paradise Biography by Gerrit Graham - 1974 Publicity Sheet written by and read by Graham
  • Alternate Takes
  • Swan Song Outtake Footage
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spots
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

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