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Phantom Of The Opera (Il Fantasma Dell'Opera)

Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Julian Sands, Asia Argento, Andrea Di Stefano, Nadia Rinaldi, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes an interview with star Julian Sands, a behind-the-scenes featurette, photo gallery, filmographies, Fangoria article, and the theatrical and video trailers. Be patient, these are the slowest reacting menus ever!

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): A-Pix Entertainment
(Catalog Number): APX27013
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1998
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/30/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dario Argento
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
You know, this story wasn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture can be quite dark and undefined. Viewing must take place in a completely blackened room. Perhaps the dark character is appropriate for the content, but contrast is a bit low. Images can be sharp with nicely rendered detail, though some scenes are very soft. The generally well-balanced colors are rich, with deep blacks that support the style of the late 1800

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