SummaryTalented but naive composer Winslow Leach brings his rock cantata based on "Faust" to corrupt rock producer/impresario Swan, meeting a talented singer named Phoenix in the process. Swan steals the cantata, seeing it as the perfect music for the opening night of the Paradise, his new rock palace, then has Winslow sent to prison on trumped-up charges to get rid of him. When Winslow hears Swan's debased version of his songs he escapes and is horribly disfigured while attempting to destroy records at Swan's record pressing plant. Winslow makes his way to the Paradise, Swan's new rock palace to take revenge on Swan - but can Swan be defeated?
Rock musicians -- Drama.
Women singers -- Drama.
Music trade -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Los Angeles, CA :2014
|Edition||Blu-ray, Collector's edition, Widescreen.|
De Palma, Brian,
film director, screenwriter.
Pressman, Edward R., film producer.
Williams, Paul, 1940- actor, composer.
Harper, Jessica, actor.
Finley, William, 1940-2012, actor.
Graham, Gerrit, actor.
Memmoli, George, 1938-1985, actor.
Oblong, Harold, actor, singer.
Hahn, Archie, actor, singer.
Harbor Films, production company.
Scream Factory, film distributor.
Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, William Finley, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli, Harold Oblong, Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor.
Music, Paul Williams.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Special features: New audio commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, Archie Hahn, Peter Elbling and Jeffrey Comanor ; new interviews with director Brian De Palma, Paul Williams, and make-up effects artist Tom Burman; new interviews with producer Edward Pressman and drummer Gary Mallaber; Paradise regained, documentary on the making of the film; interview with Paul Williams moderated by Guillermo Del Toro; interview with costume designer Rosanna Norton; alternative takes; swan song outtake footage; original theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots; still gallery.
Blu-ray, widescreen 1.78:1 presentation; requires Blu-ray player; 1080p high definition; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Region A.
2 videodiscs (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.