Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Let's Be Cops (Blu-ray)
$5.99
8 hrs ago
The Equalizer (Blu-ray)
$14.99
 
Secret of the Wings 3D (Blu-ray)
$13.99
14 hrs ago
Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$34.49
 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Blu-ray)
$4.99
3 hrs ago
Archer: The Complete Season Five (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
American Sniper (Blu-ray)
$29.99
 
ESPN Films 30 for 30: Five-Year Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray)
$99.99
8 hrs ago
The Expendables 3 (Blu-ray)
$15.00
 
Life of Pi (Blu-ray)
$4.99
11 hrs ago
The Interview (Blu-ray)
$13.59
 
2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl (Blu-ray)
$14.96
 
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


Phantom of the Paradise Officially Announced

Posted January 16, 2014 04:56 PM by Webmaster

Arrow VideoBritish distributors Arrow Video have officially announced and detailed their 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 February 24th.

One of 2014's most hotly anticipated titles from the Arrow Video label, this feature-packed disc will be released as both a Limited Edition SteelBook and deluxe Blu-ray featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Red Dress. This exciting Blu-ray release will also include an exclusive collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth and an exploration of the film's troubled marketing history by Ari Kahan, curator of SwanArchives.org, illustrated with original stills and promotional material.

Featuring a bumper crop of bonus features such as Paradise Regained, a 50 minute documentary on the making of the film featuring director Brian De Palma, producer Ed Pressman and members of the cast, The Swan Song Fiasco, a new video piece exploring the changes made to the film in post-production plus alternate takes and bloopers from the cutting room floor, original trailers, a gallery of rare stills and most excitingly a newly filmed 70 minute interview where renowned director Guillermo del Toro interviews Paul Williams.

Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise came hot on the heels of his early horror film Sisters. De Palma planned both films at the same time but the complex production design and sets forced Phantom into second place due to budgetary constraints. For those who found Sisters to be too much of a Hitchcock rip-off Phantom of the Paradise is a very different film and finds De Palma working with his most wicked sense of humour in this gothic masterpiece.

Phantom's devoted fans not only claim this to be De Palma's best film but also far superior to the Rocky Horror Picture Show for cult musical madness. Phantom of the Paradise also claims many celebrity fans including Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro and Quentin Tarantino.

Official synopsis: Brian De Palma's inspired rock 'n' roll fusion of Faust, The Phantom of the Opera and The Picture of Dorian Gray boasts an Oscar-nominated score by Paul Williams, who also stars as an evil record producer who not only steals the work of composer/performer Winslow Leach (William Finley) but gets him locked up in Sing Sing - and that's not the worst that happens to him along the way.

Few revenge scenarios have ever been so amply justified, but the film is also constantly aware of the satirical possibilities offered by the 1970s music industry, exemplified by Gerrit Graham's hilariously camp glam-rock star. Jessica Harper (Suspiria) appears in her first major role as the naïve but ambitious singer, on whom Winslow secretly dotes.

Special Features:
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature, available in the UK for the first time!
  • Original uncompressed Stereo PCM / 4.0 DTS-HD Master Audio options
  • Isolated Music and Effects soundtrack
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Paradise Regained – A 50 minute documentary on the making of the film featuring director Brian De Palma, producer Ed Pressman, the late star William Finley, star and composer Paul Williams, co-stars Jessica Harper and Gerrit Graham and more!
  • Guillermo Del Toro interviews Paul Williams (72 mins, 2014)
  • The Swan Song Fiasco: A new video piece exploring the changes made to the film in post-production
  • Archive interview with costume designer Rosanna Norton
  • William Finley on the Phantom doll!
  • Paradise Lost and Found: Alternate takes and bloopers from the cutting room floor
  • Original Trailers
  • Radio Spots
  • Gallery of rare stills including behind-the-scenes images by photographer Randy Black
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth and an exploration of the film's troubled marketing history by Ari Kahan, curator of SwanArchives.org, illustrated with original stills and promotional material
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Red Dress [Amaray release only]
  • Limited Edition SteelBook™ packaging featuring original artwork [SteelBook only]
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Kenneth Muir, author of The Films of John Carpenter, as well as a re-print of an interview with production designer John Lloyd and make-up effects artist Steve Johnson on the design and effects of the film, illustrated with archive stills and posters



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United Kingdom [Country settings]

News comments (3 comments)



tonylopez
  Jan 16, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I want this so badly. Fantastic list of special features.

Network23
  Jan 17, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
The US version coming from Shout Factory in summer better be as good as this one is likely to be!

Atreyu
  Jan 17, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Steelbook has been pre ordered!


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Gone Girl
2. Lucy
3. Lucy
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. GoodFellas
6. Fright Night
7. Interstellar
8. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
10. American Sniper
11. Lucy
12. The Equalizer
13. Annabelle
14. John Wick
15. The Interview

Trending in Theaters
1. American Sniper
2. Interstellar
3. Big Hero 6
4. The Interview
5. The Imitation Game
6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
7. Taken 3
8. The Babadook
9. Inherent Vice
10. Nightcrawler
11. Into the Woods
12. Blackhat
13. Selma
14. Foxcatcher
15. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
16. Paddington
17. The Theory of Everything
18. Horns
19. A Most Violent Year
20. The Wedding Ringer
21. The Gambler
22. Predestination
23. Penguins of Madagascar
24. Horrible Bosses 2
25. Unbroken
26. Exodus: Gods and Kings
27. Two Days, One Night
28. Jessabelle
29. Wolves
30. Dumb and Dumber To
31. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
32. Big Eyes
33. Annie
34. Vice
35. Leviathan
36. Rosewater
37. Before I Go to Sleep
38. Song of the Sea
39. Fugly!
40. Top Five
41. Revenge of the Green Dragons
42. [REC] 4: Apocalypse
43. The Homesman

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Big Hero 6
2.  Fury
3.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
4.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
5.  Interstellar
6.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
7.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
8.  Lucy
9.  The Book of Life
10.  The Equalizer
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Big Hero 6
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Interstellar
4.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
5.  American Sniper
6.  John Wick
7.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
8.  101 Dalmatians
9.  The Interview
10.  Outlander: Season 1 Volume 1
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Big Hero 6
$18.90, Save 53%
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
3.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
$29.96, Save 46%
4.  The Book of Life
$19.99, Save 50%
5.  The Equalizer
$14.99, Save 57%
6.  The Grand Budapest Hotel
$11.99, Save 70%
7.  Frozen
$24.74, Save 45%
8.  The Expendables 3
$15.00, Save 62%
9.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$17.99, Save 54%
10.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$52.99, Save 56%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Let's Be Cops

 United States


$39.99 $5.99





The Equalizer

 United States


$34.99 $14.99





Secret of the Wings 3D

 United States


$39.99 $13.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices