The Phantom Of The Opera Evita Gypsy

14/11/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 14/11/2005
  |  401 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing three popular musicals. 'The Phantom of the Opera' (2004) is a film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical. Gerard Butler plays a disfigured musical genius who haunts the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. But when he falls in love with Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera. In 'Evita', Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's stage musical is brought to the big screen with Madonna starring as Eva Peron. The film opens with the news of Eva's death in 1952, and her life story is told in flashback and song, narrated by Ché (Antonio Banderas). Born into poverty, Eva travelled to Buenos Aires with tango singer Augustin Magaldi (Jimmy Nail) at the age of 15, and became in turn a model and actress. She then became involved with politician Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce), campaigning for his release when he was imprisoned by the authorities. Freed by the people, Peron then became president of Argentina, with Eva as his first lady. In 'Gypsy' (1993), Bette Midler is the ultimate stage mother, dragging her kids around from theatre to theatre in search of star billing. When the stripper at one venue fails to turn up one of Mama Rose's daughters, Louise (Cynthia Gibb), is asked to perform. Thus begins the career of the Queen of Striptease, Gypsy Rose Lee.