The Phantom of the Opera (Silent)

One of the greatest horror thrillers of all time this classic silent film features the original restored color sequence.
The Phantom of the Opera (Silent)
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  • Silent film based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: November 27, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1925
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Directed by
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Total Count: 170


User Ratings: 412,038
Visually impressive, at times to the point of mesmerizing and emotionally stimulating, the film touches the heart and soul...and once again reaffirms Hollywood's (and the public's) love of the movie musical. Full Review
Behind The Lens
Nov 13, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- A solid retelling of the musical, giving Webber's wonderful music a chance to shine for a wider audience than they ever have before. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 5, 2019
Rating: C -- cinematically translated Webber's musical adaptation as well as humanly possible, Full Review
Old School Reviews
Feb 4, 2013
Rating: C+ -- Fantastic sets, costumes, great art direction and imaginative camera work make this a visually stunning film. The musical score, not so much. Full Review
Laramie Movie Scope
Apr 10, 2008
One of the great blood-and-thunder silent horror melodramas, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA remains rollicking entertainment to this day...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2012
The plot is impressively free of anything that does not smell of unpasteurized melodrama.
New Yorker
Jan 16, 2005
My own reaction to the current version fashioned by Mr. Schumacher is one of pure stupefaction. Full Review
Jan 27, 2005

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One of the greatest horror thrillers of all time, this classic silent film features the original restored color sequence.

The majestic Paris Opera House rises high above the catacombs, the long forgotten dungeons and torture chambers of the city of Paris. Lon Chaney gives his greatest performance as the Phantom, the vengeful composer who wears a mask to hide his hideous deformed face. His love for a young prima donna takes a sinister turn when he abducts her and carries her away to his lair in the depths of the catacombs. The unmasking of the Phantom is one of the most chilling and unforgettable moments in motion picture history.

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Lon Chaney, "Man of a Thousand Faces," stars in this silent horror classic. In the film, based on Gaston Leroux's timeless novel, a disfigured, catacomb-dwelling musician (Chaney) terrorizes the Paris Opera House while attempting to turn a pretty chorus girl (Mary Philbin) into a star.


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Chaney is Magnificent Movie Lover: from CLAYTON, NC US -- June, 9, 2004

The first time I saw "Phantom of the Opera", it was when I was 12 years old. A friend had a 15 minute "highlight" reel that showcased several of the most important scenes. I think my friend had ordered it from an ad in the back of a comic book. The film was grainy and was badly edited but after it was over, I knew I had seen something great.

Years later, I was delighted when "Phantom" was released on DVD. This is a real gem and I think even people who today are turned off by silent films will appreciate this one.

Lon Chaney gives the performance of his life in this and all of his talents, from make-up to pantomime, are on display. His character is tragic and frightening and as you watch, you will find Chaney taking you from revulsion to sympathy and back again.

"Phantom" has all the elements of a true horror film but it is so much more than that. It is also a love story, a drama and perhaps even, a black comedy.

I encourage film students and film lovers to add this classic to their DVD library.

Great movie, pretty good DVD transfer! Movie Lover: from Mother Earth -- March, 6, 2004

This has to be one of the greatest silent movies of all time, as well as one of the best horror movies ever made! Lon Chaney is perfect in his role of Erik, the deformed man who brings terror to an opera house... all to bring fame to the understudy he has fallen for. The DVD isn't that bad, some scenes it gets really dark and scratchy. But the DVD still has the colorized scene. All in all, worth the small amount the charge for it!

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  • UPC: 089218318893
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