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The Phantom of the Opera Blu-ray

United States
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1925 version plus two 1929 reissue restored versions Image Entertainment | 1925 | 1 Movie, 3 Cuts | 93 min | Unrated | Nov 01, 2011

The Phantom of the Opera (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.2:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
None

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A (locked)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.1 of 54.1
Extras 3.4 of 53.4
Based on 2 user reviews

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Drama25%
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The Phantom of the Opera

 (1925)

The Phantom of the Opera Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal ? What's his secret ?

For more about The Phantom of the Opera and the The Phantom of the Opera Blu-ray release, see the The Phantom of the Opera Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, John St. Polis
Director: Rupert Julian

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The Phantom of the Opera Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Phantom of the Opera is presented on Blu-ray with an AVC codec. The 24fps 1929 version is offered in 1080p in a 1.2:1 aspect ratio. The 20fps 1929 version is presented in 1080i in a 1.2:1 aspect ratio. The 1925 version of the film is presented in 480p standard definition in an aspect ratio of 1.37:1. The press releases accompanying this release are a tad confusing. Both the 24fps and 20fps versions were sourced from the same 35mm negative (the first time this particular element has ever been used for a home video release), but the restoration algorithms utilized by FotoKem only work well with standard frame rates, so there is a noticeable quality difference between the 24fps and 20fps versions. The good news is that the 24fps 1929 version is going to be a minor (perhaps even a major) revelation to those who have grown up with inferior 16mm transfers of this film. The transfer is surprisingly damage free. Don't get me wrong—there is still abundant speckling, scratching and nitrate decomposition (especially in the famous boudoir scene), but overall this is an incredible improvement on any version I've previously seen (and I've seen lots, believe me). The two strip Technicolor Bal Masque sequence looks great, if a tad soft, with the reds popping magnificently. Several other sequences have been hand colored to recreate the original Handschiegl Color Process. The 24fps version offers superior clarity and sharpness, within reasonable expectations. The 20fps 1929 version is a rather major step downward in quality, at least in terms of visible damage if not in overall clarity and sharpness. This version has considerably more wear and tear, with many more scratches, flecks and specks dotting the image with fair regularity. It still has some nicely sharp moments and those who prefer 20fps for their silents will most likely not be too disappointed. The 1925 version, in standard def and sourced from a 16mm print, is obviously the worst looking of the bunch. The image is often quite fuzzy and some of the inserts, as in the letters which are seen in close-up, verge on the unreadable. Still, it's wonderful to be able to see the (more or less) original version of the film, despite its obvious drawbacks.

Note: Screencaps 1-10 are from the 24fps version. 11-15 are from the 20fps version (and have been deinterlaced before uploading). 16- 19 are from the SD 1925 version. Do not be concerned with the AR on the 1925 screencaps. Our system stretched the SD image, it is correctly formatted at 1.37:1 on the disc. The SD screencaps are offered only so that you have a benchmark of basic quality to go by).


The Phantom of the Opera Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Producer David Shepard has detailed that the original pressing of this BD incorrectly offered mono soundtracks instead of the advertised new stereo tracks. With that caveat, and with the understanding that my score above is based on the audio options and fidelity aside from the stereo issue, let's address all of the audio options on this Blu-ray, all presented (ostensibly) in uncompressed LPCM 2.0. The 24fps version has an all new orchestral score (which is perhaps anachronistically too modern at times, with lots of percussion and dissonance) by the Alloy Orchestra. Purists may want to choose the iconic Gaylord Carter organ score which is offered as an alternate audio option on this version. The 20fps 1929 version has the previously released Gabriel Thibaudeau score performed by I Musici de Montréal, conducted by Yuli Turovsky and featuring soprano Claudine Côté. The 1925 version advertises an "all new" piano score by Frederick Hodges, but it is in fact a pastiche of musical quotes from everyone from Brahms to Gounod. The fidelity on all these tracks is superb, with brilliant reproduction through all frequency ranges. Hopefully I will receive a corrected disc from Image and at that point I can address stereo separation.



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Lon Chaney's The Phantom of the Opera Detailed - September 9, 2011

He was the "Man of a Thousand Faces." Generations of filmgoers around the world have been thrilled by his portrayals that showcased the shadows of human nature. And now, on November 1st, Image Entertainment will release on Blu-ray the Lon Chaney classic The Phantom ...

The Phantom of the Opera (Original) Blu-ray - June 23, 2011

Milestone Films have revealed that are preparing a Blu-ray release of the original The Phantom of the Opera (1925-1929). This Blu-ray release, which will be distributed by Image Entertainment and is expected to be available for sale in early October, will feature ...


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