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Phantom of the Opera

The movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's billion-dollar stage play follows a mysterious ghostly form (Gerald Butler) that haunts a Paris opera house and secretly mentors a beautiful young soprano (Emmy Rossum). But his jealous side is revealed when his protegee falls in love with the theater's patron Raoul (Patrick Wilson). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 21 Dec 2004
Video Release: 02 May 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Telling the Biblical story of Joseph in Egypt, Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat is the video release of another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical stage production. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a disfigured and rejected bell ringer also falls in love with a fair lady who has given her heart to someone else.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: May 3, 2005
If you are a real Andrew Lloyd Webber fan, you will likely want to invest in The Phantom of the Opera: 2 Disc Special Edition, as opposed to the single disc version. For your extra dollars you’ll receive the documentary Behind the Mask: The Story of the Phantom of the Opera, three Making-of featurettes about pre-production, the director, and the production, the theatrical trailer as well as an additional scene No One Would Listen. This DVD release provides subtitles in English, Spanish, and French, with audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1).

DVD Release Date: 18 April 2006 (HD DVD)

If you are a real Andrew Lloyd Webber fan and have discerning tastes, you’ll be delighted with this latest DVD re-releases, which offers 1080 pixel High Definition video (in a 16x9 aspect ratio) and enhanced audio (Dolby True-HD English 5.1, Dolby Digital-Plus English 5.1 and Dolby Digital-Plus French 5.1). Along with the bonus extras included in The Phantom of the Opera: 2 Disc Special Edition (which are Behind the Mask: The Story of the Phantom of the Opera, three Making-of featurettes about pre-production, the director, and the production, the theatrical trailer as well as an additional scene No One Would Listen), the new release also provides a Cast and Crew Sing-a-long and the theatrical trailer. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, and French.

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