The Phantom of the Opera

16/07/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 16/07/2001
  |  Watch Now: 01/12/2011
  |  99 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC
The Phantom of the Opera Film Poster

Synopsis

Italian horror-meister Dario Argento presents his own unique take on Gaston Leroux's classic tale. Here the phantom - played by Julian Sands - is not the victim of a facial disfigurement, but rather an orphan who was abandoned in the sewers beneath the Paris Opera and who has grown into adulthood with only the rats for friends (so it's kind of 'Tarzan of the Opera'). Fiercely protective of his subterranean home, the Phantom murders anyone who poses a threat to him or his rodent friends, leaving a trail of bodies behind which soon transmutes into legend. But a greater threat appears on the horizon when he glimpses the beautiful young opera singer Christine Daae (Asia Argento) and vows to win her heart.