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The Phantom PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 24, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten42%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 45

Spilled30%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 43,834
...A pleasingly astute sense of its place in the great scheme of things pulp....[The film] brings a light touch to appealingly old-fashioned action material...
Variety
Jun 10, 1996
Rating: 2/4 -- If the biggest problem with costumed superheroes is those silly costumes, the venerable comic-book crimefighter known as the Phantom (Billy Zane) has a bigger problem than most. Full Review
TV Guide
Jul 19, 2010
This belated, albeit decorative adaptation looks tamely second-hand. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
While it hardly stands to vanquish the celluloid incarnations of Superman and Batman, this version of an older cartoon crusader's exploits does have a pleasingly astute sense of its place in the great scheme of things pulp.
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- Our grim avengers of the 21st century could use some reminding that it's okay to smile once in awhile… and that 'fun' should be more than just an afterthought when stories of this ilk are told.
Filmcritic.com
Jul 8, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- Maybe "The Phantom" would have been better served betting the house on its old-school aesthetic. Supertitles. Narrators. Melodramatic music. Cheesy? Sure, but bravely so, in a way that would make it a bold outlier rather than a mostly blasé casualty. Full Review
The Film Yap
Jun 27, 2016
...[THE PHANTOM] delivers the shivers...
USA Today
Jan 23, 1998

Product Description:

A lavish action-adventure of swashbuckling romance and mystery based on the popular comic-strip superhero created by Lee Falk. Kit Walker (Billy Zane), a.k.a. the Phantom, must rescue a rich heiress and (Kristy Swanson) prevent a vicious brotherhood of pirates and a ruthless business mogul from bringing an ancient prophecy of power to pass.

Plot Synopsis:

Set in the 1930s, this film adaptation of Lee Falk's comic strip brings to life the purple-suited, jungle-dwelling Phantom. What the Phantom lacks in superpowers and gadgetry, he makes up for in courage and heroism.
Here, The Phantom is pitted against villainous Xander Drax, a expensive-suited criminal mastermind, who is desperately trying to acquire three skulls, each of which is located in a different part of the world. When united, the skulls give their owner magical powers. The Phantom, along with plucky displaced New Yorker Diana Palmer, set out to stop Drax -- leading to hair-raising, death-defying adventures for the brave pair.
But can they thwart the clever Drax before it's too late'

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Production Notes:

  • A Village Roadshow Pictures Production.
  • Printed on Eastman Kodak film; prints by DeLuxe. Shot in Panavision.
  • Shot on location in Los Angeles, Thailand, and at Warner Roadshow Movie World Studios - Gold Coast Australia.
  • Released theatrically in the USA June 7, 1996.
  • Soundtrack available on Milan Records.
  • Jim Henson's Creature Shop created the Special Phantom Costume Elements.
  • Special Creative Props and Puppets were designed and created by Chris Walas, Inc. Michelle Lyman, Tristan Maduro, and Bruce Barlow.
  • Copyright 1996 Paramount Pictures.

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  • Sales Rank: 16,090
  • UPC: 032429287151
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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