Breathtaking Special Edition of PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Releasing in France!
De Palma? De Palm-Yeah! Carlotta Films in France are unleashing a truly spectacular special edition of Brian De Palma’s 1974 masterpiece, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE on April 12th.
This breathtaking limited edition (limited to 3,000 units) is comprised of 1x Blu-ray, 2x DVD and a 160-page coffee table book.
Special Features include:
Paradise Regained – 52 minute documentary on the filming and the impact of the film until today (High Definition)
Brian De Palma – 33 minute interview with the writer/director (High Definition)
Paul Williams interview by Guillermo del Toro – 72 minute interview featurette (High Definition)
The Swan Song Fiasco: from ‘Swan Song Enterprises’ to ‘Death Records’ – 11 minute featurette on the changes required to the film prior to release.
White Card to Rosanna Norton – 10 minute interview with the costume designer of the film (High Definition)
Paradise Lost and Found – 6 deleted and/or alternative scenes (High Definition)
Karaoke – 6 karaoke tracks (High Definition)
False advertising by William Finley (High Definition)
Trailers (High Definition)
About the film:
Brian De Palma’s inspired rock n’ roll fusion of FAUST, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY 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.
Prodigiously inventive both musically and visually, this is one of De Palma’s most entertaining romps, not least because it was so clearly a labour of love.