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The Phantom of the Opera (Special Edition) [HD DVD]

Gerard Butler , Emmy Rossum , Joel Schumacher    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   HD DVD
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Although it's not as bold as Oscar darling Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera continues the resuscitation of the movie musical with a faithful adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster stage musical. Emmy Rossum glows in a breakout role as opera ingénue Christine Daae, and if phantom Gerard Butler isn't Rossum's match vocally, he does convey menace and sensuality in such numbers as "The Music of the Night." The most experienced musical theater veteran in the cast, romantic lead Patrick Wilson, sings sweetly but seems wooden. The biggest name in the cast, Minnie Driver, hams it up as diva Carlotta, and she's the only principal whose voice was dubbed (though she does sing the closing-credit number, "Learn to Be Lonely," which is also the only new song).

Director Joel Schumacher, no stranger to visual spectacle, seems to have found a good match in Lloyd Webber's larger-than-life vision of Gaston LeRoux's Gothic horror-romance. His weakness is cuing too many audience-reaction shots and showing too much of the lurking Phantom, but when he calms down and lets Rossum sings "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" alone in a silent graveyard, it's exquisite.

Those who consider the stage musical shallow and overblown probably won't have their minds changed by the movie, and devotees will forever rue that the movie took the better part of two decades to develop, which prevented the casting of original principals Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. Still, The Phantom of the Opera is a welcome exception to the long line of ill-conceived Broadway-to-movie travesties. --David Horiuchi

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better late then never May 5 2005
By J. Thompson TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I fell in love with the music of "Phantom" when i bought my 1st Sarah Brightman cassete many years ago. I have waited these many years for the play to make it to film and at long last it has.
There will be many who grumple that "Webber" deliberatly delayed the making of this film to deny "Brightman" her film immortality in a movie adaptation of the greatest play and greatest music she has had or ever will have in her astonishing career. Maybe there is truth somewhere here a lingering bitterness of their failed marriage or what ever. I too would have liked to have seen the original Broadway cast reprise their roles on the big screen, but for whatever reason that window was closed forever.
However, that being said it in no way lessens the visual & audio impact of this new movie. Gerald Butler captures the essence of the troubled and lonely Phantom and his vocals of "music of the Night" and indeed throught out the movie leave nothing to be desired. Emmy Rossum is young , fresh and the perfect Christine. Her voice is true and crisp and she need never feel she failed to raise to the challange left her by Brightman, she met that challange head on and matched it beautifully. Her rendition of "wishing you were here" performed in the grey mist of a cemetary will reach down deep in anyone who loves good music well performed. Her duet with Patrick Wilson "say you'll love me" well it just dosen't get any better then that.
If you don't have your copy BUY IT you will never regret the purchase price. However, one cavet of advice buy it it "wide screen" NOT full screen for the sheer grandeur of the visual aspects of the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars mon film préféré June 15 2013
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Un film a posséder tant pour la musique que pour les images. C'est un de mes top 10 de films a écouter et ré-écouter souvent. Même la version francaise est bien réussie ou que ca ne parais pas dans le doublage!
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2.0 out of 5 stars You can't win them all June 3 2014
By Steph
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Christine and Raoul are great. The set is lovely. The phantom is terrible. Tell me, why pick a hunky actor to play the part of a man who spends his entire performance behind a mask??? Shouldn't the voice be the thing? Gaston Leroux's Opera Ghost would be horrified.
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I loved this movie and cried through the phantom scenes. The powerful emotions brought through loss are well played by Gerry Butler and Emmy Rossum. Gerry's talent shines in his role as Erik, the Phantom of the Opera as he himself has lost a parent and I think the emotion comes through in his acting. I've watched other movies that he is in including 300, Olympus has Fallen, The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter and I think Phantom of the Opera and Chasing Mavericks bring out hidden depths of what Gerry actually is. I didn't know he could sing but I thought the vocals throughout (except the first Carlotta) were fantastic and couldn't tear myself away. Patrick Wilson delivers an exceptional performance as Raoul and his singing with Emmy is fantastic. Supporting cast do a tremendous job of bringing a wonderful story to life. I've never seen this done in theater but I'd recommend it as a great movie - just keep a box of tissues handy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nicely done movie April 6 2014
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The cast and acting is good. Saw the opera a few times in real, but years ago only when I watched this movie version, I felt it went much smoother and told the story in a more understandable and logical way. Decided to purchase the DVD for friends and myself. Singing could be a bit better, though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great cast! Jan. 30 2014
Fantastic movie. Great acting and singing. Of course, wonderful songs! Great cast. Can't say enough about this film. Love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars review Jan. 9 2014
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5 out 5
saw the movie on tv one night and wanted to see it without commercials.
would recommend to anyone who likes this type of video.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! Jan. 6 2014
By Angela
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Spectacular sets, fantastic music and incredible voices! Loved every minute of this movie. Greatly surprised and amazed by Gerard Butler's voice. It's understandable why he received such praise from critics for his performance.
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