|Phantom of the Theatre|
|Starring: Simon Yam, Ruby Lin|
Directed: Yip Wai Man
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Run Time: 104 Minutes
Format: DVD Color: Color
Audio: Mandarin Subtitles: English
Distributor: Well Go USA
A haunted theatre, filled with the vengeful spirits of a tragically-trapped performance troupe murdered in a fire 13 years ago, waits for the once-grand palatial playhouse to re-open with a new show…and bring in new victims. From Director Raymond Yip (ICEMAN, THE WARLORDS) the team that thrilled audiences with THE HOUSE THAT NEVER DIES brings a new, harrowing chronicle of horror to life (and perhaps death). Starring Ruby Lin, Simon Yam, and Tony Yang.
Audio Language: Mandarin
The Sound Quality is pretty good for DVD Not thin, Clear and a little bassy when needed.
Disc Format: DVD good, sharp with good coloring but what lacks is at times we have a softer picture and some pixelation can be seen on distant shots on faces. Blu-Ray HD would have crushed this film in PQ as in a Better looking Picture as the coloring and costumes / set looks great
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|Theatrical release Date: April 29, 2016 (China)|
|Disc release Date: October 11, 2016 (USA)|
Phantom of the Theatre is an Elegant Ghost story that feels like a Phantom of the Opera mixed with a smidgen of Sunset Boulevard. Are main Male lead is a Writer Director looking to make his film on set of a haunted Theater while looking for his leading Female role who happens to be are female lead who is a well-known star and seems out of his league. Under that story we also have the haunted theater filled with the souls of performance actress who died in a Fire that may or may not have been set on purpose.
The Story is OK but on the slow side. At times the film doesn’t seem to know where to go as it can get a tad confusing. Horror wise it’s not scary with elements of ghosts and random people burning up through out the film. What does help it on the horror side is the score during those ghostly encounters. The film is on the more Elegant side with a nice horror score. The film is A Ghost story but also a Slasher slash Romance story. The CGI Effect is OK but could use some work on portions. Acting wise it was Decent.
Overall the film was an OK viewing that Medium to a tad bit over Medium ratings but for me I would say its Medium to a tad bit below. Perhaps a Blu-Ray Version would have helped as the set and Costumes looked great and would have loved to see the colors pop. Not a Bad film and I would say if you’re looking for an Elegant Horror story with a good Horror score and over all just looks good visually, Give this film a shot
With that said I Give Phantom of the Theatre a 2.5 out of . Trim it up some and make the film follow one direction and Blu-Ray Release would have made the film a bit better for me.
|Rating – 5 Star System|
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