Phantom of the Paradise, by Brian De Palma
Original title: Phantom of the Paradise
Running time: 92 min.
Country: United States
Director: Brian De Palma
Screenwriter: Brian De Palma
Music: Paul Williams
Cinematography: Larry Pizer
Cast: Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, William Finley, George Memmoli, Gerrit Graham, Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor, Peter Elbling, Janus Blythe
Producer: Harbor Productions
Synopsis: Rock opera version of The Phantom of the Opera which also serves as a dark satire of the music business. Notorious record tycoon Swan steals the music from meek and nerdy composer Winslow Leach to celebrate the opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. While trying to stop Swan, Leach was framed and convicted for drug dealing, and becomes the victim of a freak accident that leaves him horribly disfigured. He takes refuge in the cavernous Paradise, hiding his mangled face beneath an eerie mask and planning gruesome vengeance upon Swan – and everyone else who has hurt him.