Brian DePalma’s Phantom, The Swan Song Edit
THERE IS AN ALL NEW 2014 UPDATE OF THIS EDIT,
USING NEWLY AVAILABLE HD FOOTAGE. CHECK IT OUT HERE:
- 4 TV spots.
- Animated menu.
00:03:06 – Extended shot of Winslow in front of the Majestic with “Swan Song” title.
00:11:56 – Swan Song title reinserted on the transitory “Death Records” logo.
00:12:10 – Extended shot of Winslow meeting the greasers in the Hallway leading to Swan’s office (mute scene).
00:12:58 – Building plaque at the door of Swan’s building corrected with the original “Swan Song Enterprise” plaque.
00:24:49 – Missing gore shot of Winslow’s face reinserted along with his escape from the warehouse (bad audio).
00:45:54 – Aerodrome scene: All the “Dead Bird” logos have been replaced with the original “Swan Song” logos (shaky at times due to the forced zoom-in).
+ ALL THE WAY THROUGH: I have replaced the DVD audio mix with the original audio mix from the original US Laserdisc (re-synched and remastered), which is more dynamic and truer to the film’s original version.
Great job! Putting the LD mix over the DVD image was a great touch, it’s too bad there isn’t an NTSC version of the French remaster. One or two things: You missed a few Swan Song overmattes. One is blotted out on the reel to reel tape recorder right before the “Phantom’s Theme” (“To work it out I let Them In…”), there’s a few seconds of the “Dead Bird” Death Logo in the press conference sequence and there’s a tiny Dead Bird below the TV screen during the Swan Soul Selling (in the bathtub) towards the end. They’re the only one’s I noticed that you missed. The flvs were well integrated, though I thought you would’ve used the longer opening to the press conference.
All in all, a great reconstruction. I can’t wait to show it to my Phantom friends!
All I can say is WOW! This is my all-time favorite film and this is a SUPERB edit.
Many thanks for this one, Doc…it is PHANtastic.
When the outtakes popped up on the Swan Archives it was a dream come true seeing some of that footage. Never thought I’d get to see something like this put together.
Excellent job, Doc!!