Details are now available for the upcoming Scream Factory release of the Brian De Palma cult classic Phantom of the Paradise. The two-disc Blu-ray is available on August 5th and features a slew of exciting features including, according to the press release, “new interviews with Brian De Palma, Paul Willaims and Tom Burman; new audio commentary with producer Jack Fisk, a new audio commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling); as well as a DVD of additional bonus content including a new interview with producer Edward R. Pressman, a new featurette the neon poster art, and much, much more!” Bonus! If you order the Blu-ray directly from ShoutFactory.com you receive a poster featuring the new cover art.
This is the first time the Academy Award nominated Phantom has been released on Blu-ray in the US and fans of the musical will undoubtedly be thrilled at the new special features. The new interviews with director De Palma and Paul Williams each clock in at over 30 minutes long. The release also includes a making of documentary running 50 minutes long and features interviews with Brian DePalma, Producer Edward R. Pressman, William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and more.
While it isn’t new, the special features also include the 72 minute interview with Paul Williams conducted by mega fan, and probably the coolest guy ever, Guillermo del Toro. del Toro and Williams are currently collaborating on a stage musical adaptation of del Toro’s Academy Award winning film Pan’s Labyrinth.
Scream Factory’s Collectors Edition 2-disc Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma’s cult classic Phantom of the Paradise starring Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper and Gerrit Graham, is available August 5. While you wait, give a listen to Williams on the Nerdist Podcast here!