Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera)1998
Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera) (1998)
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Critic Reviews for Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera)
Missing is one decent scare and, worst of all, the passion that this classic gothic romance is known for.
Audience Reviews for Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera)
Very much Argento's own vision of the Phantom of the Opera tale... it's bizarre and completely different to any other version of the story. Suffers from poor acting, no atmosphere or sense of terror, but it does have a surprising amount of gore, probably Argento's goriest after Mother of Tears. Strange and odd, but not completely terrible.
This does not even diserve 1 star...this was the MOST REDICULOUS AND HORRIBLY (sp) version on this classic I have EVER SEEN! #1 The phantom is not even disfigured!!!!! unless you count his nasty hair. #2 Christine makes no sense in this movie. yes she is in love with both of them but she dosent even LIKE raoul until the last 5 minutes of the movie and then in the last 2 minutes she screams MY LOVE MY LOVE!!! as they are rowing away from the phantom. AVOID THIS MOVIE WITH YOUR LIFE!!! and #3 the rats???? WTF? Just stay away from this one...forget about it. Forget that you even heard or read anything about this version.
A cool, weird and gorey version of Phantom of the Opera by Dario Argento, the mystery horror maestro from Italy. Contrary to the DVD cover, the Phantom doesn't wear a mask, and is played by the long-haired awesome actor Julian Sands. Dario's daughter Asia Argento plays the Phantom's love Christine. The opera music is brief, and you can tell that Asia is lip-synching to it. The deaths are imaginative and gorey; I wished the bodycount was slightly higher. I like the cool trailer using The Smith's "How Soon Is Now" - too bad they didn't use that tune in the actual movie. Why the love for rats?
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