Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »
Having relocated to a vivacious amusement resort in Coney Island, The Phantom of the Paris Opera House uses a pseudonym to invite renowned soprano Christine Daaé to perform. She and her ... See full summary »
Margo hilariously portrayed by Margot Kidder arriving in Mexico to see ailing father who soon dies; but not before telling her of a stolen treasure buried years ago in a ghost-town. Margo ... See full summary »
Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let a woman of low birth sing in his opera, but graciously employs Christine as gadrobiere for his wife Charlotta, who's installed as first singer. He also fights the phantom, an unknown guy who lives since many years in the catacombs below the opera and was granted privileges by Carriere. However the phantom knows how to defend himself and at the same time helps Christine to her career. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The miniseries was only aired on television twice. It was initially broadcast as a four-hour, two-part miniseries on NBC for two nights on March 18 to March 19, 1990. It was subsequently shown in the mid-1990s on A&E. See more »
Christine Daae's last name is mispelled on one of the posters for the production of "Faust" inside the opera house. See more »
An interesting and entertaining version of a classic
Aside from the original musical, this is probably the pick of the crop out of the cinematic versions of the story.
Charles Dance does an outstanding job, making good use of the script and direction, both of which are well above average. Other performances were pretty excellent too. The music is engaging and well worth adding to any non teenage-dirtbag collection!
This could easily have been a disaster, but instead turned out to be surprisingly - and pleasantly - good with interesting variations on a theme. Good, clean entertainment that the whole family can enjoy without the usual Hollywood crass to spoilt it! All in all, a big thumbs up to all concerned.
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