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The Phantom Of The Opera (1925) Review


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The original 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera gets a touch-up with a modern Goth-inspired soundtrack from the band Switchblade Symphony.

The film remains the same: Lon Chaney stars as the hideously disfigured title character, who lives in the old dungeons below the Paris Opera House. The Phantom becomes obsessed with one of the opera's singers, threatening the management if she is not given the lead role in Faust. Of course, the management refuses and disaster strikes. A witch-hunt eventually ensues after the girl is kidnapped. The film has been remade and remade again, and it's of course been a much-beloved Broadway musical as well.

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