The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Streaming Video - 2019
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In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daae discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is known as the Phantom, a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, there may be only one man who can save her.

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DUVIDL
Dec 10, 2018

The final confrontation between Erik and the mob, where the Phantom snatches one last triumph before death, was not scripted: Lon Chaney ad libbed it ! And the unmasking scene? I first saw it in a documentary on the family television on a sunny Saturday when I was a smart- @$$ nine year old with a love of Horror movies and a subscription to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine. IT BLEW ME RIGHT IN BACK OF THE COUCH! Chaney is the ONLY one who`s nailed the unmasking scene. In fact, except for the reveal of Papa`s dead face and the title character`s first reveal in MR. SARDONICUS, it`s the only unmasking where I didn`t find myself saying "Is THAT All?!" Enjoy!

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ManMachine
Mar 16, 2018

The Phantom Strikes Again!

Released in 1925 - With actor Lon Chaney's compelling performance as "The Phantom" being one of this silent film's strongest assets, here's a production (filmed on a grand scale) that's probably one of the most civilized & cultured horror movies of all time.

Set in and around the magnificent Paris Opera House in Paris, France, this tragic story of obsession, revenge and unrequited love is both a finely-tuned and nicely-paced tale that holds the viewer's rapt attention right through to its climatic ending.

This film is certainly not short on riveting drama. The one scene where diva Christine Daae tears away the Phantom's mask to reveal the hideous ugliness that's just below has got to be one of the most shocking moments in all of horror-movie history.

Now 90+ years old, I highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a genuine scare in the good, old-fashioned way.

Atmosphere masterfully nailed.

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pinky0203
Feb 04, 2016

What can I say? Lon Chaney as the Phantom really sets the tone of this early version.

c_fox1695 Jan 28, 2012

The music in this version is a nice antidote to all the orchestral scores that somehow miss the gothic elements in the film.
5*****!

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spindlewit
Dec 08, 2009

This movie is, in my opinion, far superior to the contemporary version. Christine is a lively character, Raul is genuinely likeable, and the Phantom's visage is just as genuinely unnerving.

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