operafantomet here are some shots from ‘Phantom’ in Korea - it’s the Yeston&Kopit version, although this wasn’t made so clear in the advertisement!
Few more tracks have been added(Hear My Tragic Tale; What Will I do; I will find you; I saw his face) especially for this production.*
*Update: These tracks were already used in Takarazuka production as well! Thanks for the correction.
Again, I’m cool with EC in general as long as it treats the characters right, but I don’t usually go for it. When it comes to the YK Phantom however, I am EC all the way. Mainly because it has little to none of the flaws that plague other adaptations/the original story:
Erik was honest with Christine, so no Angel of Music drama, no father-issues manipulation
Christine didn’t snatch Erik’s mask off so he didn’t fly into a rage
She asked him to take it off- she persuaded him (well, we all know how well that went, but it wasn’t really anyone’s fault)
Erik was still a tantrum-throwing phantom, but being sheltered since birth mellowed it out by a lot
The desire to be together was mutual; Christine didn’t ask Erik to come to that final opera so Philippe could shoot him
She wanted him there because she wanted him there
Christine didn’t have to show some overwhelming act of compassion for Erik to let Philippe go- she literally said he should do it if he loved her
Before anyone wants to attack these reasons, I’m not saying Cherik and YK Christine are perfect because they’ve got their flaws. But if you really think about it, their relationship works a lot like Leroux!RC, arguably even better. Also the whole Christine looking like Erik’s mother thing wasn’t in the original script anyway.
Thought I’d make a master list to different versions of Phantom in release order
(Please be sure to use adblock when using Putlocker links, some of those popups can be nasty. All of them are free without membership, if it asks you to sign up get off that page. Movies on there might take a minute to load up too. Personal recommendations with have a * next to them, HIGHLY recommended versions have two.)
This isn’t complete by any means, I know offhand I left out Dario Argento’s, Angel of Music and Phantom of Manhatten (Not that those are worth slugging through) but I also left out the other two fanfilms out of respect for those who worked on them. I highly recommend purchasing Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse. The Phantom Reviewer did a review of it if you are interested. This is about as complete as I care to make it. I haven’t even watched some of these myself. Feel free to reblog, that’s what I made it for. Don’t forget to sub to my YouTube channel here as well.
Phandom, you know how we collectively decided to extend YK Phantom week to a month? We made the right choice.
I was snooping around Kuroshitsuji musical videos on youtube and stumbled on this- a new Japanese production of Yeston Kopit’s Phantom; this is one of the preview videos.
Lucky for us, there’s a lot of previews. We can find more by searching “umegei phantom.” Erik’s probably too handsome but last time Japan did YK, it was with the Tarazuaka troupe so we should roll with it.