The year is only approaching its half-way point but this is easily Schlockmania’s favorite home video news for 2014: Scream Factory has just announced full specs for its special edition set of Phantom Of The Paradise. This early Brian DePalma film is a dazzling blend of horror and rock opera that mixes Phantom Of The Opera, The Picture Of Dorian Gray and Faust to create one of the all-time great cult movies. Accordingly, Scream Factory has packed their release with an array of extras that spill across both the blu-ray and the DVD in the set. Read on for all the phantasmagorical phantom-ous details…
He Sold His Soul for Rock N’ Roll!
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
Cult Favorite Makes its American Blu-ray Debut in
Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Set
August 5th, 2014 from Shout! Factory
The music made him do it! Phantom of the Paradise, the darkly satirical cult favorite from acclaimed writer and director Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed To Kill) will make its American Blu-ray debut as a Collector’s Edition 2-Disc set on August 5th, 2014 from Scream Factory. The new edition of this Academy-Award nominated horror musical classic is packed to the rafters with bonus features, including new interviews with Brian De Palma, Paul Willaims and Tom Burman; new audio commentary with producer Jack Fisk, a new audio commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling); as well as a DVD of additional bonus content including a new interview with producer Edward R. Pressman, a new featurette the neon poster art, and much, much more!
Fans who order their copy directly from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive limited-edition 18″x24″ poster featuring the newly commissioned cover art.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, Score and Adaptation, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score – Motion Picture, Phantom of the Paradise is the Faustian tale of Swan, (Paul Williams, who also wrote the acclaimed score) an evil record tycoon who is tormented by the disfigured composer Winslow Leach (William Finley, Sisters) he once wronged. Also starring Jessica Harper (Suspiria, Shock Treatment) and Gerrit Graham (Used Cars, Terrorvision), Phantom of the Paradise is a hilarious send-up of the glam rock era that is pure entertainment from beginning to end.
Phantom of the Paradise 2-disc set features:
DISC ONE (BLU-RAY):
- High-Definition transfer of the film
- NEW Audio Commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling)
- NEW Audio Commentary with Production Designer Jack Fisk
- NEW Interview with director Brian DePalma (36 minutes)
- NEW Interview with Paul Williams talking about the music of PHANTOM (30 minutes)
- NEW Interview with Make-up Effects wizard Tom Burman discussing the Phantom Helmet
DISC TWO (DVD):
- Paradise Regained – documentary on the making of the film featuring director Brian DePalma, Producer Edward R. Pressman, William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and more… (50 minutes)
- Interview with Paul Williams moderated by Guillermo Del Toro (72 minutes)
- Interview with costume designer Rosanna Norton (10 minutes)
- NEW Interview with producer Edward R. Pressman (15 minutes)
- NEW Interview with drummer Gary Mallaber (15 minutes)
- NEW Alvin’s Art and Technique – a look at the neon poster (15 minutes)
- NEW Phantom of the Paradise Biography by Gerrit Graham – 1974 Publicity Sheet written by and read by Graham (8 minutes)
- Alternate Takes (40 minutes)
- Swan Song Outtake Footage (10 minutes)
- Radio Spots
- TV Spots
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery
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