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20.9.17

PODCAST 274: Phantom of the Opera & Phantom of the Paradise


This week the Horror Duo take on a pair of Phantom of the Opera remakes. Cory shares his thoughts on the 1943 Phantom of the Opera starring Claude Rains - comparing it to the original silent film version. Forest takes on the Brian DePalma rock opera re-imagining Phantom of the Paradise.

They also chat about the new theatrical It, discussing what they liked and disliked, comparing this It to the television mini-series as well as the book. All this and is Marvel Comics going too far in the direction of equality?


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"PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"

★ ★ ½

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"PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE"

★ ★ ★ ½

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TIME CODE

  • 00:00 - Introduction & News
  • 30:46 - "Phantom of the Opera"
  • 54:58 - Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 56:42 - "Phantom of the Paradise"
  • 80:47 - Comments & Conclusion

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3 comments:

Blake Matthews said...

I’ll argue that the 1962 Hammer adaptation of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a better version of the 1943 film than the 1943 film was.

Having read the original novel, the only adaptations that really follow it are the 1925 film and an animated movie I owned as a kid. Here’s the Youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ZsmgPDuEg

The Phantom of the Opera is supposed to figure into the Universal “Dark Universe”. Considering that the recent Mummy was an action-fantasy with horror overtones that placed the entire world at stake, you have to wonder they would go about adapting it for this universe.

Anomalous Host said...

To be fair, when it comes to the tiredness of 80s nostalgia, I bet people were thinking the same thing during the 80s when it came to 50s nostalgia. Shit, I didn't even grow up in the 50s and I got fucking tired real fucking fast of the nostalgia bullshit throughout most of the It novel, and I haven't even finished the fucking thing yet (800 pages out of 1100 into it). Anyway, I liked you brief co-main event review of the new It film.

Speaking of which, I made a review of It on my blog site if you're interested:
https://theanomaloushost.org/2017/09/08/it-1990-and-2017-film-review/



And speaking of reviews you'd be interested in, I finally got around to making a review for those 2 films you guys recommended, Combat Shock, and They Live. Now, I did warn you both what would happen if I didn't like each movie that you recommended. Well, now at least one of you is going to pay, in the form of gifs:

https://theanomaloushost.org/2017/09/21/combat-shock-and-they-live-dual-review/

And you guys are getting soft on me. So in the above review, I've made sure to include bits of Roddy Piper's career in the WWF when political correctness didn't mean jack shit.





PS: You're hoping for space turtles in the sequel? You pansy, you're not thinking hard-core enough. I want an under-age sewer orgy!

Blake Matthews said...

Sad news, we lost blaxploitation actor Bernie Casey:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bernie-casey-dies-revenge-nerds-000418728.html

Genre credits include:

Gargoyles (the 70s TV movie)
Cleopatra Jones
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde
Black Gunn
Ants

Plus the national head of Lamda Lamda Lamda in the REVENGE OF THE NERDS films.