Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera

(2004)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

HD-DVD's Missing From Some Stores

Serenity was released September 30th, 2005.

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HD-DVD is Off and Running

Those movies are HD versions of The Last Samurai, Phantom of the Opera and Serenity. More movies will become available in the new format in the coming weeks.

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Warner Home Video Releasing the First HD DVD Titles

Warner Home Video (WHV), which distributes the largest film library of any studio, today announced that it will launch its first titles on HD DVD. Clint Eastwood's four-time Academy Award® winning, Best Picture of 2004, Million Dollar Baby; the visually stunning, four-time Oscar® nominated epic, The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Joel Schumacher's vibrant movie adaptation of Broadway's longest running show will all be released on April 18. Each of these titles will be available for $28.99 SRP.

17 additional titles will be released in the coming weeks including Batman Begins, Constantine, Training Day and The Matrix.

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Making ‘Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera’

Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum in The Phantom of the Opera!

On December 22nd, Warner Brothers will release the long awaited film version of Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera. The musical is the most popular and successful Broadway show of all time. The lead roles for the movie were coveted by actors around the world. After six months of searching, director Joel Schumacher settled on two relative unknowns. He chose a then sixteen year old Emmy Rossum for the part of the heroine Christine and rugged Scotsman Gerard Butler as the maniacal Phantom of the Opera. Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler have had moderate success in Hollywood, but are by no means famous actors. That stature will change as audiences see them bring the most beloved characters in musical theatre history to life.

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CONTEST: Win huge prizes from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’!

His voice calls to her, nurturing her extraordinary talents from the shadows of the opera house where innocent chorus girl Christine Daae (EMMY ROSSUM) makes her home. Only ballet mistress Madame Giry (MIRANDA RICHARDSON) knows that Christine’s mysterious “Angel of Music? is actually the Phantom (GERARD BUTLER), a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs of the theatre, terrifying the ensemble of artists who live and work there.

When temperamental diva La Carlotta (MINNIE DRIVER) walks out in the middle of a dress rehearsal for the company’s latest production, the theatre’s eager new managers (SIMON CALLOW and CIARAN HINDS) have no choice but to thrust Christine into the spotlight.

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Listen to a preview from a song in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Movie Picture Warner Bros. have posted a small preview of a song from the upcoming Joel Schumacher project, The Phanton of the Opera.

CLICK HERE to listen to the preview clip.

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First look at ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ poster

Movie Picture Warner Bros. has provided us with your first look at th official one-sheet for Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

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Minnie Driver talks about THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

The movie is, as Driver put it, "a full-blown opera." Yet the actress is convinced it will have the same sort of impact "Chicago" had in 2002.

CLICK HERE for the entire interview!

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