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InDepth InterView: Ramin Karimloo Talks SubCulture Shows, New EPs, Les Miserables, Phantom & More

Today we are talking to an electrifying live performer who has made a major mark in the theatrical realm with his work as the title character in The Phantom Of The Opera At The Royal Albert Hall - Phantom 25 for short - as well as the originator of the role in its musical sequel, Love Never Dies - to say nothing of his long-standing and upcoming association with Les Mierables, at the O2, in Toronto this Fall and beyond - the one and only Ramin Karimloo. Espousing on the many major musical theatre roles he has essayed thus far as well as what he would like to take on in the future, Karimloo grants unprecedented access into his background and illustrates his experiences participating in some already classic once-in-a-lifetime events, such as Phantom 25 and Les Miz at the 02. Most importantly, Karimloo clues us in on what we can expect from
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Flash Friday: A Phantom 25 Celebration

In honor of this weeks Us release of The Phantom Of The Opera At The Royal Albert Hall on DVDBlu-ray - Phantom 25 for short - today we are focusing on the multitude of attributes that have made Andrew Lloyd Webbers unforgettable gothic musical the most successful entertainment of all time, now in its 25th year onstage and about to reach 10,000 performances on Broadway, where it is the reigning longest running show of all time. The gargantuan excitement generated by and the enthusiastic reception enjoyed by Phantom for audiences worldwide is unprecedented, yet, the new ultimate presentation of the show - Phantom 25 - is even more spectacular and thrilling than any iteration of Phantom on any stage or screen thus far. Bringing together the cast of a lifetime with the electricity of a live audience, the HD preservation of The Phantom Of The Opera At The Royal Albert Hall is positively peerless in its sleekness,
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DVD Playhouse--March 2012

DVD Playhouse—March 2012

By Allen Gardner

J. Edgar (Warner Bros.) Director Clint Eastwood provides a rock-solid, albeit rather flat portrait of polarizing FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, covering his life from late teens to his death. Leonardo DiCaprio does an impressive turn as Hoover, never crossing the line into caricature, and creating a Hoover that is all too human, making for an all the more unsettling look at absolute power run amuck. Where the film stumbles is the love story at its core: Hoover’s relationship with longtime aide Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). In the hands of an openly-gay director like Gus Van Sant, this could have been a heartbreaking, tender story of forbidden (unrequited?) love, but Eastwood seems to tiptoe around their romance, with far too much delicacy and deference. The film works well when recreating the famous crimes and investigations which Hoover made his name on (the Lindbergh kidnapping,
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Blu-ray Review: Stunning Production of ‘The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall’

Chicago – We’re going to give you a number of HD choices in the next 36 hours for your Valentine’s Day sweetie. Some will be obvious (“Love Story,” “The Lady and the Tramp,” “The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn — Part 1”) and others will be less so. One that might fall in the latter category but would make for a lovely Hallmark holiday evening is the stunning Blu-ray release of the 25th anniversary show of “The Phantom of the Opera” at Royal Albert Hall. With incredible production values and amazing performances, this Blu-ray is a perfect gift for fans of the longest-running Broadway show of all time.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

According to some measurements, “The Phantom of the Opera” is the most successful entertainment property in history. It has been running for a quarter-century and will soon cross 10,000 shows on old Broadway. 10,000! Nothing else is even close and it seems unlikely that anything will ever break “Phantom“‘s record.
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Flash Friday: A Phantom 25 Celebration

In honor of this weeks Us release of The Phantom Of The Opera At The Royal Albert Hall on DVDBlu-ray - Phantom 25 for short - today we are focusing on the multitude of attributes that have made Andrew Lloyd Webbers unforgettable gothic musical the most successful entertainment of all time, now in its 25th year onstage and about to reach 10,000 performances on Broadway, where it is the reigning longest running show of all time. The gargantuan excitement generated by and the enthusiastic reception enjoyed by Phantom for audiences worldwide is unprecedented, yet, the new ultimate presentation of the show - Phantom 25 - is even more spectacular and thrilling than any iteration of Phantom on any stage or screen thus far. Bringing together the cast of a lifetime with the electricity of a live audience, the HD preservation of The Phantom Of The Opera At The Royal Albert Hall is positively peerless in its sleekness,
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Blu-ray Review: The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall – An Unforgettable Anniversary

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most loved and memorable musicals of the theatre. In October 2011, the 1986 musical celebrated its 25th anniversary by staging a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The anniversary production was filmed so that this once-in-a-lifetime performance could join the rising number of theatre performances coming home to Blu-ray. While the complex set changes and some of the more dramatic theatre effects are marginalized due to the location and filming concerns, the overall production stays in tact. It’s a mesmerizing display of theatre talent, complete with a reunion performance. There are a handful of moments, however, that will make die-hard theatre fans wince – as I did when I saw them use Led screens. I still thoroughly enjoyed the performance what it was, a chance to see Phantom performed once again at a fraction of the cost of seeing it on Broadway.
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Michael Giltz: DVDs: Donwton Abbey Has Gone Down, Down, Down in Quality

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Michael Giltz: DVDs: Donwton Abbey Has Gone Down, Down, Down in Quality
Downton Abbey Season Two ($49.99 BluRay; PBS)

Poldark The Complete Collection ($79.99; Acorn) -- Don't tell my mother, but Downton Abbey has swiftly declined from a pale imitation of the original Upstairs Downstairs to a pale imitation of Falcon Crest. She's enjoying the show but I quickly switched from eagerness to see if the second season could build on the over-praised first to laughter at its foolishness to boredom. The first season lifted entire plot lines from U/D (and shamelessly from Mrs. Miniver) but it was fun. This season it has gone completely off the rails, with episodes ending with soap-like revelations (complete with "da-dum!" foreboding musical cues), characters behaving utterly without rhyme or reason from one moment to the next. Why, for example, has Isobel Crawley gone from a sensible if blunt woman to a blithering idiot? The plot twists come so fast and furious all you can do is laugh.
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New on DVD and Blu-Ray, February 7: 'Breaking Dawn' 'Lady and the Tramp'

DVD or Blu-ray? Redbox or Netflix? Streaming? Get your home entertainment options settled before midnight on Saturday, Februrary 11 -- because that's when "Breaking Dawn," the latest installment of "The Twilight Saga," arrives in stores. We've got the highlights and lowlights on the week's new releases, plus an exclusive preview of the Blu-ray debut of Disney's "Lady and the Tramp." Moviefone's Pick of the Week "Project Nim" What's It About? This documentary from the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind "Man on Wire" chronicles Nim Chimpsky, a newborn chimp that was raised like a human for a controversial study on linguistics. See It Because: If you're looking for a cute movie about cute animals doing cute things like cute babies, this isn't that movie; instead "Nim" is an honest and captivating look at the complex relationship between man and nature, and the too-simple definitions we try to apply to the animal kingdom. Also
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Contest: Win The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall Blu-ray

Contest: Win The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall Blu-ray
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall on Blu-ray and DVD February 7, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the stage production. We have a new contest running and we're giving away Blu-ray copies to our readers. These high-def discs will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.

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In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 10 ‘The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall’ Blu-rays

Chicago – In our latest must-own musical event edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Blu-ray, we have 10 Blu-rays up for grabs for the home entertainment release of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall”! Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing the musical phenomenon to Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 7, 2012.

This production features Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser, Wendy Ferguson, Barry James, Gareth Snook, Liz Robertson, Wynne Evans, Sergei Polunin, Peter Joback, John Owen-Jones and Colm Wilkinson with a special guest appearance by Sarah Brightman.

To win your free “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” Blu-ray courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found below.

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” comes to Blu-ray and DVD on Feb.
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The Phantom of the Opera – Giveaway!

Horrornews.net Giveaway:

Horrornews.net has 3 Blu-ray copies of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall. Please email joyhorror@horrornews.net with Phantom Of The Opera in the subject line and then in the body of the email, your full name and mailing address. You will automatically be entered in this outstanding giveaway brought you by Universal Home Entertainment and Think Jam! Winners will be picked at random and announced sometime in February. United… More
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Special Sound Off Interview: Sierra Boggess Talks Rebecca, Phantom & Christmas!

Today, as a well-earned holiday surprise for all of the millions of Broadway babies who read Broadway World all year long, we have a sneak preview of next years upcoming InDepth InterView with leading lady stage superstar Sierra Boggess, best known to Broadway and West End audiences for her creation of the title role in The Little Mermaid, as well as originating the role of Christine in both Phantom Vegas - the Las Vegas iteration of the international sensation The Phantom Of The Opera, directed by original helmer Hal Prince - and Love Never Dies, the recent Andrew Lloyd Webber-penned musical sequel to the original thrillerromance tuner, as well as her most recent essaying of the role in the absolutely phantastic 25th anniversary production The Phantom Of The Opera At The Royal Albert Hall, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in the Us in 2012. Before we get
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