Phantom of the Paradise Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD discs' started by Steve Withers, Feb 17, 2014.


    1. Steve Withers

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      Chris, you say skin tones are accurate to the original cinematography, but what are you basing that on? Not sure if you're aware of the whole orange and teal argument that's kicked off about this one? The grading is very different to the French BD (it looks far more modern than you'd expect from a70s feature) and a lot of people have had some very harsh things to say about the way the film looks as presented on this disc. I might add that I am not one of them. In any case it's been confirmed that Arrow made no alterations to the master provided by Fox, so people should be directing their ire in that direction if anywhere.
       
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      I usually like De Palma (love his thrillers - especially Body Double) but this looks like a load of crap to me. Like a poor man's Rocky Horror... yawn...
       
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      This was released before Rocky Horror and is a much better film, much less camp. I have the French DVD still (and soundtrack on Vinyl) so am going to pick this up.

      Looking at the comparison with the French Blu I'm not sure which timing is correct but I think it looks good.

      I'm a huge De Palma fan and this is one of his top notch films.
       
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      Horses for courses innit? I didn't really go much on this one, but I do like Rocky Horror. Had I seen them both at a young age I might have a different opinion, but as things stand the campy one is my preference (not that this film doesn't have its camp moments).
       
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      Yeah, me too, I think you can't really do this kind of movie if it isn't camp... it's a camp scene, after all!
       
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      I haven't seen this movie for quite some years, but I really enjoyed it at the time, so thanks for the review & the reminder.
       

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