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Phantom of the Opera

 
Title: Phantom of the Opera
Original title: Phantom of the Opera
Format: 2 x two hours, HD
Starring: Burt Lancaster
Charles Dance
Teri Polo (THE FOSTERS, MEET THE FOCKERS)
Adam Storke
Ian Richardson
ANDREA FERREOL
Directed by: Tony Richardson
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Phantom of the Opera

Adapted by the estimable Arthur Kopit from his 1982 play.

Paris at the turn of the century. When the mysterious Phantom of the Opera hears the enchanting voice of a young woman who wants to train to be a singer for the first time, he becomes the teacher of her talent. The first great performance of the singer ends in a fiasco due to the intrigue of the jealous director's wife, and the Phantom abducts the beloved girl into his realm.
Handsome but almost high-camp remake of the venerable story, closest in spirit to the Claude Rains version, with Dance making a romantic Phantom; Lancaster is his resigned but protectiv father, while Polo plays Christine as if she's Cinderella. Adapted by the estimable Arthur Kopit from his 1982 play. Originally shown in two parts.

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