Scream Factory has a lit­tle valen­tine up their sleeve for Robert Englund fans: February will see the release of his ver­sion of Phantom Of The Opera. This take on the clas­sic dis­fig­ured musi­cian ter­ror tale was direct­ed by Dwight Little of Halloween 4 fame and also fea­tures beloved ‘80s scream queen Jill Schoelen. This set also throws in some note­wor­thy extras along with its high def­i­n­i­tion transer. Read on for all the phan­tas­magor­i­cal Phantom details, includ­ing more on the extras and a pre­order link…




PhanOp89-bluLos Angeles, CA – Get ready, Freddy. Scream Factory is going to the opera! A Blu-ray release of The Phantom of the Opera, includ­ing sev­er­al bonus fea­tures, has been announced for release on February 17, 2015.


Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Galaxy of Terror, Freddy vs. Jason) assumes the clas­sic role of The Phantom in this shock­ing, nerve-jan­gling retelling of Gaston Leroux’s time­less tale of music, mad­ness and mur­der.


An aspir­ing opera singer finds her­self trans­port­ed back to Victorian-era London – and into the arms of a reclu­sive, dis­fig­ured mae­stro deter­mined to make her a star. The sil­ver-throat­ed Christine (Jill Schoelen, The Stepfather) enjoys suc­cess through the arrange­ments of her new lover (Englund)… until she real­izes that he has been com­mit­ting unspeak­ably gris­ly mur­ders in her hon­or and won’t stop until he’s com­plet­ed his mas­ter­piece… in blood!


Also star­ring Bill Nighy (I  Frankenstein, Shaun of the Dead, Underworld), Alex Hyde-White (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Terence Harvey (From Hell) and Molly Shannon (SNL, Superstar), direct­ed by Dwight H. Little (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Marked for Death, Rapid Fire) and fea­tur­ing make-up effects by Kevin Yagher (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Face/Off), this “dark­er spin on…The Phantom of the Opera is the one to watch” (!


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Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and actor Robert Englund
  • Behind The Mask: The Making of “The Phantom Of The Opera,” fea­tur­ing new inter­views with Director Dwight H. Little, Actors Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, and Alex Hyde-White, Screenwriter Duke Sandefur, Special Make-Up Designer Kevin Yagher, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler, Everett Burrell and John Vulich, and Composer Misha Segal
  • Theatrical Trailer