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 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)



Milestone Films have revealed that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of the original The Phantom of the Opera (1925-1929). This Blu-ray release, which will be distributed by Image Entertainment and is expected to be available for sale in early October, will feature two complete runs of the 1929 version of the film, as well as a standard definition transfer of the original 1925 edit of the film from a tinted 16mm print. Extras will include set construction and production stills, publicity stills, original advertising art, frames from a stencil-colored French release, and the complete script.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=6736

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Cool

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2011 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Milestone used my 16mm print of the 1925 cut for their original DVD (as well as the "Faust" short). I believe they have found an earlier generation print for the blu-ray.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)



He was the "Man of a Thousand Faces." Generations of filmgoers around the world have been thrilled by his portrayals that showcased the shadows of human nature. And now, on November 1st, Image Entertainment will release on Blu-ray the Lon Chaney classic The Phantom of the Opera (1925) for the first time on Blu-ray. Street date is November 1.

Produced by renowned silent film authority and preservationist David Shepard, the The Phantom of the Opera includes the following versions:

Brand-new HD digital transfer of the 24fps version of 1929 reissue (Academy Aspect Ratio) from the 35mm negative, with tinted sequences including the Bal Masque sequence in two-strip Technicolor. Featuring a brand new music score by Alloy Orchestra, plus Gaylord Carter's famous theatre organ score, released for the first time in stereo.

Brand-new HD transfer of 20fps version of 1929 reissue with tinting, Technicolor and hand-coloring. Symphonic score composed by Gabriel Thibaudeau, performed by I Musici de Montreal, conducted by Yuri Turovsky with Claudine Cote, soprano presented in stereo, along with a new full-length audio essay by Dr. Jon Mirsalis.

Standard definition presentation of the original 1925 release from a 16mm tinted source copy. Accompanied by a new piano score by Dr. Frederick Hodges.

The Phantom of the Opera also contains the following bonus features:

Theatrical trailer
Photo Gallery
The complete Phantom Script
Phantom Souvenir Program Reproduction

Chaney stars as Erik, the "Phantom" who lives deep within the twisting catacombs and dungeons beneath the 19th century Paris Opera House. The singers all speak of a ghost who walks the halls, yet no one has ever seen him. But when Erik falls in love with the beautiful aspiring singer Christine, rumor becomes reality when he kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his lair. Hoping, praying that she might see beyond the mask and the disfigurement hiding under it...

As in all his films, Chaney designed the now signature makeup for the Phantom, employing techniques – like pining his nose with wires – that not only expressed the outward physical pain of the characters, but inflicted great personal discomfort on the actor bringing them to life.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7296

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Is the illustration above going to be the actual cover, or is it still subject to change?

The reason I ask is because it's horrible. Probably designed by the same genius that thought the POTA cover should have the Statue Of Liberty on it.

I suppose some future edition of CITIZEN KANE will use a picture of the sled on it's cover.
Ugh.

I love it when videos use the original marquee posters for their covers. It should be a no-brainer.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Is the illustration above going to be the actual cover, or is it still subject to change?

The reason I ask is because it's horrible. Probably designed by the same genius that thought the POTA cover should have the Statue Of Liberty on it.

I suppose some future edition of CITIZEN KANE will use a picture of the sled on it's cover.
Ugh.

I love it when videos use the original marquee posters for their covers. It should be a no-brainer.


Looks like it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Lon Chaney, the man of a thousand faces, stars in this, the original adaptation of the celebrated 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux. Now newly restored, Rupert Julian’s lavish production is brilliantly scored by Carl Davis and complemented by many special features.

Presented in a 3-disc Dual Format Edition and released on 2 December 2013, it is the last of nine home cinema titles released by the BFI as part of GOTHIC: The Dark Heart of Film.

When Erik, the Phantom (Lon Chaney) falls in love with the voice of Christine, a young opera singer (Mary Philbin) he drags her to the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House and forces her to sing only for him…

-Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
-Original 1925 version (b&w, 103 mins) with newly commissioned piano accompaniment by Ed Bussey
-Original 1925 trailer and 1929 sound reissue trailer
-Reel 5 from lost 1929 sound reissue: the only surviving element, discovered in the Library of Congress archives
-The ‘man with the lantern’ sequence: mysterious footage thought to have been shot for non-English speaking territories
-Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces(2000, Kevin Brownlow, 86 mins, DVD only): the
definitive documentary on the legendary actor and make-up artist
-Channel 4 Silents restoration souvenir programme (PDF)
-Illustrated booklet featuring new essays, an original review and film credits

Product Details

RRP: £22.99 / cat. no. BFIB1155 / Cert PG
USA / 1929 / tinted and toned, black and white, and colour / silent with music / 91 mins / Original aspect ratio 1.19:1
Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and PCM stereo audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound / Dolby Digital stereo audio (192 kbps)
Disc 3: DVD5 / PAL / Dolby Digital stereo audio (192 kbps)

http://film.thedigitalfix.com/content/id/77205/the-phantom-of-the-opera-1925-bfi-dual-format-in-december.html

 
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