Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] [Import]
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This 1943 version of the horror story is more Technicolor musical than scare piece. Claude Rains plays the unfortunate, masked anti-hero, but he doesn't get the room to showcase a promising and sympathetic performance. Susanna Foster and Nelson Eddy, on the other hand, get plenty of screen time to warble. Well worth a visit just for the look of the film, which won an Oscar for cinematography. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Overall, this wasn't a bad little movie - I felt that the fact that it was in colour rather detracted from the sombre, ominous mood this kind of tale needs - it should really be sort of Victorian film-noir, shot in black and white. But then, I felt that they really changed the story so much in this film version that it can only be looked on as a story independent of the book which was its inspiration, and so for that reason the colour is okay. I also felt that Claude Rains' character seemed as though it was going to be a main character at the beginning of the film, but then he seemed to disappear from the film for much of the rest of it. Also, the progression of his adoration complex for Christine was sadly overlooked throughout the film, and we are to understand his descent into bitterness toward mankind from the few scattered minutes of screen time that he has?
Although the rival banter between Raoul and Anatole was very amusing, it seems a little out of place in a story of such tragic dimensions, and draws one's focus completely away from the relationship between Christine and the Phantom of the film's title, which really is the core of the entire book and should be the same or similar in the movie.Read more ›
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Amazing movie, image sharp and clear just like if it was shut yesterday, very good sound quality, very recommended.Good sets recrieting the Paris Opera in those days.Published on Sept. 13 2013 by Marcel Bolduc
Ce n'est pas la meilleure version de cette histoire de ce fantôme. Mais la qualité de l'image est surprenante. Read morePublished on June 15 2013 by Jacques Potvin
This film is more about the opera and the courting of an opera singer by two suitors than a deranged murderer running amok in the hidden chambers of the Paris Opera House. Read morePublished on June 17 2004
This movie is the best phantom movie on the market,and from these very important features;Starting from the very begining of the movie,with it's wonderful and breath holding and... Read morePublished on March 5 2003 by Matan Ben-Ishay
I thought this movie was the best one out of all the classic horror movies that I have seen. Suzanna Foster and Nelson Eddy are great in this film! Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2003
I liked this movie and thought Claude Rains did a spectacular job...with what little screen time he was allotted. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2002 by Lauren
The very fact that Nelson Eddy and Susanna Foster were chosen to make this film should tell all that the films primary focus is not on the phantom although Raines plays the part... Read morePublished on June 26 2002 by John S. Watson
This is a film well worth seeing and very entertaining. It is a version of "Phantom of the Opera," very unlike the book, but very good as well. Read morePublished on May 9 2002 by Rosella Ann Myles
This movie has very little phantom and the opera is very heavy plus there is to much of it. If you are looking for something like the Broadway show don't get this.Published on April 14 2002