Phantom of the Paradise 1974
William Finley stars as Winslow Leach, a gifted, but unknown composer whose desire to maintain his artistic integrity leads a powerful and mysterious rock impresario named Swan (Paul Williams) to steal his recent work, a rock cantata based on the Faust legend, and frame him for a crime he didn't commit. Winslow escapes from jail and starts to wreck havoc on Swan's warehouse, but he accidentally gets caught in a record press where he is horribly disfigured and loses his voice.
Winslow dons a leather suit, cape, and a hawk-like metallic mask and begins to haunt Swan's lavish new rock club, the Paradise, until Swan agrees to let Winslow dictate how his music is to be performed. Winslow wants only a woman named Phoenix (Jessica Harper), whom he loves, to sing his cantata, but Swan again double-crosses him by bringing in a vulgar, proto-heavy-metal band led by a garish frontman named Beef (Gerrit Graham) to perform the Faust rock opera instead, which only heightens Winslow's seething desire for vengeance.

DVD9 + DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:27:49 | 5.54 Gb + 3.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: Francais
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Thriller

Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, Archie Hahn, Peter Elbling
Country: USA

• Introduction by Gerrit Graham
• "Paradise Regained" documentary (50:14)
• "White card to Rosanna Norton" Interview (9:37)
• "False Advert by Robert Finley" (0:33)
• "I Feel For You" music video (3:49)
• Filmography for director Brian de Palma
• 2 Theatrical trailers

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