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5.0 out of 5 stars Milestone version is the best!
Over the years, I have just about bought every version of the silent PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. In my opinion, the Milestone version is THE BEST. The elements have been cleaned up and the image is crisp, clear with good contrast for 90% of the film. This two disc set has both the 1929 and hybrid 1925 original. Actually the film is cleaner and better looking in this version...
Published on May 1 2004 by J. Morgan

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3.0 out of 5 stars An extra "ghost" in box 5 on the Milestone 2-disc set
For starters, I agree with all the positive things said about this 2-disc set.
Unfortunately, there a couple of things about the discs that just spoiled the whole experience for me and may do so with you.
First, there is a "motion blur" or "ghosting" artifact that runs throughout the 1929/30 restoration. It looks similar to what a transfer...
Published on Oct. 22 2003 by Charles Phelps


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5.0 out of 5 stars Classical, Feb. 10 2003
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I would love to collect a complete musical format of Phanton of the opera. Is this a musical DVD or the opera?
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Jan. 29 1999
OH! Did'nt you see? What a pitty! If you have ever falling love, you can understand the Phantom's heart.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, March 19 2004
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Ben Parker "Cheshire" (Church Point, NSW Australia) - See all my reviews
After the closing sequence of this phenomenal movie ended and the word "Finis" flashed on the screen i applauded for five whole minutes to the television at home.
There is so much to praise in this:
- The settings are marvellous. The gargoyle in the scene on the roof of the opera house, the grandiose opera itself, the parisian streets, and the dungeons!
- Lighting was marvellous: shadows on the walls in the first scene, shadows in the scene with the horse, shadows in the dungeon scenes.
- The characters are marvellous: Christine, Raoul, The Phantom, and a delightfully mysterious character who lurks about. Chaney is fantastic - remember acting had to be bigger in the silents, and emotions had to be conveyed with the body, and this can sometimes look a little stagey - but Chaney is fantastic in my two favourite scenes, the roof of the opera, and the whole closing sequence.
Look out for the unmasking scene, the Bal Masque (especially the scene on the roof) all scenes in the dungeons, for example when two characters set out to look for the Phantom.
I'm not going to spoil it for you - just see it, you'll know what i mean.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good film., Dec 8 2001
I highly recommend this film. Lon Chaney is great as the Phantom of the Opera.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, July 2 2004
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This is a beautiful (an absolutely beautiful) movie, one of the best I've ever seen. Lon Chaney, Sr. does a wonderfully dramatic performance as the tortured Phantom, who kidnapps an opera singer because he loves her. Unfortunately, she doesn't return the love, which drives him to madness.
The only thing that I disliked in the film was that Christine acts a little weird most of the time.
The dialogue is superb, and the Masked Ball scene is only one of the most memorable scenes in this movie
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Disapointment, April 28 2004
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i had never seen any version of Phantom Of The Opra before, but i figured since it was about an ugly dude living beneath an opra building and falling in love with a pretty(too pretty for him)girl, then it should be good. ive got to admit---the plot was nice; the movie wasnt. i had bought a 1919 film called The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari without ever seeing it and i loved it. i had bought a 1922 film called Nosferatu without ever seeing it and loved it. so why not this 1925 "classic"? well, ill tell you why. for one, they dubbed in more sound than was in the original. they added in a new beginning, dubbed in the applause of the croud, dubbed in the the sound of the chandelier crashing, and stuck in there some laughter from a non-existant audience when something funny would happen. i cant tell you that stuff wasnt in the original for sure, but i highly doubt it. Lon Chaney is, of course, a classic actor. but this movie, even though most think highly of it, wasnt near the top of my list. another thing they did which screwed the whole movie over was a scene of color. just to signify that the Phantom was acting as some Red Death party costume guy, they had to make that scene completely color. this is a 1925 black and white silent movie; there should be no color! especially not just for ONE scene. if youve never seen this movie, dont buy it! if you have, go on your own feelings.
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