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The Phantom of the Opera (1983)

Sándor Korvin, the conductor of the Budapest Opera House tutors his wife Elena as Marguerite in FAUST. She drowns herself after a bad review rigged by the sinister Baron Hunyadi, whose ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sándor Korvin / The Phantom of the Opera
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Maria Gianelli / Elena Korvin
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Michael Hartnell
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Baron Hunyadi
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Philip Stone ...
Kraus
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Inspector
Andras Miko ...
Balas
Gellért Raksányi ...
Lajos
László Németh ...
Tony
Jenö Kis ...
Fodor
László Soós ...
Willi
Dénes Ujlaky ...
Footman of Hunyadi
Teréz Bod ...
1st Cleaning Lady
Ágnes Dávid ...
2nd Cleaning Lady
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Sándor Korvin, the conductor of the Budapest Opera House tutors his wife Elena as Marguerite in FAUST. She drowns herself after a bad review rigged by the sinister Baron Hunyadi, whose affections she spurned. When confronting Kraus, the critic, Korvin gets into a fight and a fire is started. Korvin kills the critic, only to have his face burned beyond recognition with acid that falls from a shelf above. He is saved from the inferno by a rat catcher, who takes him to a lair underneath the opera. Five years later, he becomes The Phantom of the Opera, a masked figure who causes havoc among the cast. Korvin spots Maria Gianelli, a chorus girl who bears a remarkable resemblance to his dead wife. He tutors her by day, while Maria's love interest, however, is with Hartnell, who has taken over as director of FAUST. Korvin then executes his plan to exact revenge on the Baron and terrorize those who stand in the way of Maria's triumph. Written by J. Theakston

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29 January 1983 (USA)  »

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Shot on location in Budapest, Hungary. The opera house is actually the József Katona Theatre in Kecskemét. The Phantom's lair was shot in storage facilities underneath a brewery. See more »

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Really the Best Phantom Film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this movie, is very close to the original novel, and the actors, Oscar winner, Maximillian Schell (from DEEP IMPACT)

Jane Seymour (from Judgment AT NUREBERG) and Michael Your (from THE HAUNTING OF HELL HOUSE) are fantastic!

The set was wonderful, and the music is good to! I think, Schell makes the most darkest and original Phantom, this time named Sandor Korvin, a deformed maestro, who lives on the catacombs below the Budapest Opera House.

This is the best phantom, but why do not have it Oscars? This is the only disappointment thing. But this don't stops to make this film, not only the best, but with best actors of all!

I really recommend "The Phantom of the Opera" of 1983 to any, one, I am saying, really any one! And remember this is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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