In this Italian adult version of Gaston Leroux's immortal novel 'The Phantom of the Opera'an opera house in Venice goes in flames during an opera performance, "killing" a handsome violinist...
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In this Italian adult version of Gaston Leroux's immortal novel 'The Phantom of the Opera'an opera house in Venice goes in flames during an opera performance, "killing" a handsome violinist. Years later, a worldwide famed opera singer travels to Venice to sing "La Traviatta" in the very same theater. After seeing an old photograph of the violinist who died, she has strange, erotic dreams of him and meanwhile is chased by a masked man who lurks around the Carnivals and inside the theater, and soon she becomes trapped in the hands of 'The Phantom'.Written by
Joe D'Amato joins the rank of filmmakers who have made their own version of the classic novel. While this version certainly isn't as good as the Chaney one it at least is a lot better than Dario Argento's horrid version (even though that did feature Asia naked). In this film, the Phantom gets a crush on our singer and plenty of sex follows. D'Amato had luck turning normal movies into porn but this one here isn't a good one. The entire story is rather bland and the sex isn't any better. I've read that leading lady Eva Henger had a part in Scorsese's GANGS OF NEW YORK but she isn't listed as being in the film.
Director Joe D'Amato will always be remembered for his horror films like BEYOND THE DARKNESS and ANTROPOPHAGUS as well as his long running Emanuelle series with Laura Gamser. After the Italian horror market dried up, D'Amato had a comeback with the softcore ELEVEN DAYS ELEVEN NIGHTS, which eventually led to the director doing porn titles. The director had previously mixed sex and horror in such titles as PORNO HOLOCAUST and EROTIC NIGHS OF THE LIVING DEAD but those films were a long way off from his later day porn.
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