Phantom of the Opera Ultimate Edition announced
Image Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Phantom of the Opera in a new Ultimate Edition guise that will be available to own from 9th September 2003 with a retail price of $24.99. This two-disc set features two versions of this silent classic: the 1925 Original Feature (110 mins) with a Score by Jon Mirsalis, and the 1929 Restored Version (98 mins) with Two Soundtracks by Carl Davis (stereo) and the Original Theatrical Soundtrack (mono). Notes on the restoration...
Utilizing the best 35mm print of the 1929 reissue from the George Eastman House and material from the UCLA Film and Television Archive, this stunning video master features a magnificent orchestral score by Carl Davis (Napoleon) and a stunning restoration of the Technicolor masked ball sequence!
Special features on this set include:
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Scott MacQueen
- Carla Laemmle Remembers: A Video Interview Conducted by David Skal
- 1925 and 1930 Theatrical Trailers
- Faust Opera Extract from the 1929 Tiffany Sound Feature, Midstream
- Still Galleries with Deleted and Missing Scenes
- 9 Bonus Dialogue Sequences from the 1929 Version
- Interview with Cinematographer Charles Van Enger