Phantom of The Paradise
Directed by Brian De Palma
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, a rock opera take on the classic horror tale Phantom of the Opera, is Brian De Palma’s insightful satire on the 1970s rock world. Paul Williams turns in a star turn as a Phil Spector-like rock impresario who "sold his soul for rock-n-roll." This cult classic is the final word on the excesses of the 1970s rock scene and stars a man who was right there for it all.
A gifted rock composer plots revenge after a devious record producer steals both his music and his girl.
Cast: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper
Absolutely one of my favorite films. Total cult classic. Stellar music, visuals, performances, and directing. Extremely campy, super fun watch.
Much better than I remembered. Feels like a cross between Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Abominable Dr. Phibes. A perfect reworking of the Faust legend. It is perfect.
This movie has it all. Great music, great acting, betrayal, revenge... Well filmed and one of De Palma’s best films. Perfect movie, and a very fun watch!!
Wow! what a gem.
a de palma purist must see but nothing great here on a whole