PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE : ORIGINAL VERSION RESTORATION [HD] [download]

BRIAN DE PALMA'S PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
ORIGINAL VERSION RESTORATION
[HD 720p DTS]

IMDB | horror/musical | 1974 | USA
Directed by Brian De Palma, starring William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper

Immediately prior to the release of Phantom of the Paradise, Director Brian De Palma and editor Paul Hirsch were obliged to remove from the film most references to “Swan Song Enterprises”, Swan’s record company, because of the similarity of the name to that of a real-life record company. The edits were made hastily, and marred the look of the film.

Now, after 40 years, fans can finally experience Brian De Palma's PHANTOM like never before.

This version utilizes the original footage salvaged by the Swan Archives, transfered from 35mm to HD and meticulously restored, and aims to present the film to the way we believe it had looked prior to these last-minute mutilations. All the deleted footage was enhanced and color-corrected to match the rest of the film. Some of the original audio and soundtrack cues that would have matched the deleted footage have never been found, and had to be recreated and mixed with the original 1974 stereo mix, preserved from a lossless source. By comparing this version to the theatrical release, we can see how the movie was (ironically, given the film’s story) disfigured against its creators’ wishes, to suit the whims of corporate rightsholders. This unofficial HD recreation of the director's cut was restored for Brian De Palma, whose perfect film should have never been mutilated by those greaseballs.

ALTERATIONS / RESTORATIONS
- Original 1974 uncropped "20th Century Fox"™ logo restored.
- Original "Brian De Palma's PHANTOM" title restored.
- The Swan Song marquee/Winslow in front of the Magestic scene is fully restored.
- The transitory "Dead Bird" logo has been deleted.
- Restored extened shot: the "Swan Song Plaza" street sign is reinserted.
- Uncut scene: Winslow meets Swan's greasers in the hallway.
- The uncropped "Swan Song" rolodex shot has been restored.
- The greasers kick Winslow out / Restored "Swan Song Enterprise" sign.
- Alternate/uncut footage of Winslow barging in Swan's office.
- Full length unaltered shot of the "Swan Song" black boxes at Swan's factory.
- Uncut footage from inside Swan's vault 1
- Uncut footage from inside Swan's vault 2
- The camera during the montage scene (Beauty & The Beast) is reinserted
- All the Dead Bird vs. Swan Song logos during the airport scene have been fixed.
- Alternate "Swan Song" footage of Winslow spying on Swan from the rooftop.
- Extended scene: Winslow explores Swan's vault and finds the contract.
- Extended scene: Swan arrives at the Paradise.
- Swan's video contract: all the dead bird logos are now fixed.
- The video player's logo during Swan's contract scene is fixed.
- Swan Song logo restored on the multiple monitors (3 shots + during end credits)
- Bill Finley dedication added after the end credits

* All the alternate footage in this new restoration is HD-sourced and untagged.
* Thanks and all credits go to the Swan Archives


LEGAL DISCLAIMER
This is an unofficial non-profit release, created for criticism and research. It falls under the copyright act of 1976, 17 U.S.C., section 107. It is not to be sold or manufactured. We do not have any financial interests. We do not support piracy. Please respect the rights of the copyright holders. To have this version, you must own an original, unaltered retail version. By downloading this, the downloader assumes all responsibilities thereof as well as all the consequences that may incur and are hereby warned that downloading such a release might be illegal in their country. Enjoy this release and play it loud !

BRIAN DE PALMA'S PHANTOM | SD [480p]
Video : h264 | 640x360 | 1.85:1 A.R. | 23.976fps | 900 kb/s.
Audio : English | original sound mix 2.0 | AAC 255k.
Runtime : 01:33:08
Subtitles : English .srt optional
Format : mp4
Size : 770 mb
Download : [MEGA]

BRIAN DE PALMA'S PHANTOM | HD [720p]
Video : h264 | 1280x720 | 1.85:1 A.R. | 23.976fps | 8.700 kb/s.
Audio : English | original sound mix 2.0 | AAC 338k.
Runtime : 01:33:08
Subtitles : English .srt optional
Format : mkv
Size : 5.9 gb
Download : [MEGA]

BRIAN DE PALMA'S PHANTOM | BLU-RAY REMUX [1080p]
Video : avc1 | 1920x1080 | 1.85:1 A.R. | 23.976fps | 28.000 kb/s.
Audio : English | original sound mix 2.0 | lossless LPCM 1.536 mb/s.
Runtime : 01:33:08
Subtitles : English .srt
Format : uncompressed blu-ray
Size : 24 gb
Download : not available to download

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