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26 October 2015

Kino Lorber unmasks THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (review)

Lon Chaney's classic horror role as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA hits Blu-ray from Kino Lorber in its 1925 original and 1929 reissue versions with wealth of extras including four music score choices and a commentary explaining the differences between the two cuts of the film and the problems that plagued the production and its critical reception.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDBeaver)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • 1929 cut (24fps)
      • Alloy Orchestra score LPCM 2.0 stereo
      • Gaylord Carter score LPCM 2.0 stereo
    • 1929 cut (20fps, 1080i) 
        • Gabriel Thibaudeau orchestral score LPCM 2.0 mono
      • Audio commentary by film historian/Lon Chaney expert Dr. Jon Mirsalis 
  • Disc Two:
    • 1925 cut (SD)
      • Frederick Hodges score LPCM 2.0 stereo
    • Excerpts of the Sound Edition
    • Original Screenplay - scrolling text
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Gabriel Thibaudeau Interview
    • Burton Holmes Travel Pictures:
      • "Paris from a Motor"
      • "A Trip on the Seine" (3:30)

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