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The Phantom of the Opera (1983)

The Budapest Opera House's diva commits suicide after the owner ruins her career for having rejected his advances but her conductor-husband, believed killed in a fire, plans his revenge on all those he deems responsible for her suicide.

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writers:

Gaston Leroux (novel), Sherman Yellen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maximilian Schell ... Sándor Korvin / The Phantom of the Opera
Jane Seymour ... Maria Gianelli / Elena Korvin
Michael York ... Michael Hartnell
Jeremy Kemp ... Baron Hunyadi
Diana Quick ... Madame Bianchi
Philip Stone ... Kraus
Paul Brooke ... Inspector
Andras Miko Andras Miko ... Balas
Gellért Raksányi Gellért Raksányi ... Lajos
László Németh László Németh ... Tony
Jenõ Kiss Jenõ Kiss ... Fodor (as Jenö Kis)
László Soós László Soós ... Willi
Dénes Ujlaky Dénes Ujlaky ... Footman of Hunyadi
Teréz Bod Teréz Bod ... 1st Cleaning Lady
Ágnes Dávid Ágnes Dávid ... 2nd Cleaning Lady
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Storyline

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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Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Phantom von Budapest See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Production Co:

Robert Halmi See more »
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Mono | DTS | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Maximillan Schell was known for "chewing the scenery" on occasion, regarding his performances. He did the same thing in "Phantom of the Opera." See more »

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Really the Best Phantom Film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
17 October 2004 | by claudiamarchettiSee all my reviews

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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