Phantom of the Theatre

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Phantom of the Theatre
Phantom of the Theatre(2016).jpg
poster
Chinese
Mandarinmó gōng mèi yǐng
Directed byRaymond Yip
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music byYu Peng
Production
company
  • Polybona Films
  • Herun Film
  • Happy Era Media
  • Dong Yanghong King film
  • Beijing and run splendour films
[1]
Distributed byBona Film Group
Huaxia Film Distribution
Beijing Herun Chaofan Film Distribution[2]
Release date
  • 29 April 2016 (2016-04-29) (China)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryChina
Hong Kong
LanguageMandarin
Box officeUS$7.9 million

Phantom of the Theatre (Chinese: 魔宫魅影; pinyin: Mo Gong Mei Ying) is a 2016 Chinese-Hong Kong thriller film directed by Raymond Yip, starring Ruby Lin, Tony Yang, Simon Yam and Huang Lei. The film depicts a story happened in voluptuous Shanghai in the 1930s, re-presenting the prosperity and charm of Shanghai in its peak time, with distinctive characteristics of that time and irreproachably interpreting the humanity.[3] It was released in China on April 29, 2016.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

A haunted theatre, filled with the vengeful spirits of a tragically-trapped performance troupe murdered in a fire 13 years ago, waits for the once-grand palatial playhouse to re-open with a new show… and bring in new victims…[6] The Phantom of the Theatre depicts a tragic love story between hot film star Meng Sifan and young director Gu Weibang, the son of the warlord Gu Mingshan.[7]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film cast will be led by Ruby Lin, Raymond Yip, and Manfred Wong. This is the third time for the three co-star in horror films.[8] Phantom of the Theatre was filmed in Shanghai. Shooting of the film started on January 13, 2015 and was wrapped up on March 3, 2015.

Release[edit]

The film was moved from its scheduled release date of November 27, 2015, to April 28, 2016.[9]

Country Released Date Alternate title
China 29 April 2016 魔宫魅影 (mó gōng mèi yǐng)
United States (Limited) 6 May 2016 Phantom of the Theatre
Canada (Limited) 6 May 2016 Phantom of the Theatre
Vietnam 13 May 2016 Bóng Ma Nhà Hát
Taiwan 13 May 2016 魔宫魅影 (mó gōng mèi yǐng)

Reception[edit]

The film grossed US$7.85 million on its opening weekend in China.[10]

Music[edit]

Music composed by Yu Peng, also credited as YuPeng.

  • Zhu ZiRong: Female solo vocalist
  • Yu Peng: Male solo vocalist
  • Piao Ying, Zhang SuChen: violin solo
  • Chen XiaoLong: cello solo
  • Chen Kun: flute
  • Zhang Xin: oboe
  • Hu Yu: bassoon
  • Guo ZhanBao, Shi JieLiang: horn
  • Liu ZhanYi: trombone
  • Mou XianQuan: tuba
  • Tu HuaBing: Chinese flute
  • Zhang Sheng: Tu HuaBing (job name appears to be an error)
  • Xie YuDan: pipa
  • Lu YiWen: erhu
  • Zhu ZhiRong, Chen Qin, Fu XiaoLi, Wu Jing, Wang GuoFang, Jiang Bin, Zhang ChaoJun, Guo JunYu, Yu Peng: choir group
  • Shanghai Piao Ying Chamber Music Group: strings group
  • Lu Xiaoxing: music recording engineer
  • Yu Peng: music mixing engineer
  • Anders Lee: music producer
  • Shanghai San You Recording Occupation Studio: music studio
  • "Mí Wù" (迷雾; "The Fog") sung by A-Lin

"Episode"

  • The Mist

Singer: Eric Juu Lyrics: Wu Di Composer: Yu Peng Arranger/Producer: Yu Peng

"Theme Song" The Mist Singer: A-Lin Lyrics: Wu Di Composer: Yu Peng Producer: Chen Jiangi Line Producer:Brandy Tien Arrangement: Zhang Chaoyu String Writing: Zhang Chaoyu Cello solo: Liu Han Cello: Liu Han, Lin Jiayu Viola: Gan Weipeng, Yang Kaining Violin: Cai Yaoyu, Zhang Yining, Zheng Zihong Recording Engineer: Xu Wei, Chen Yilin Studio: The flyer studio (beijing), Eye studio Mixing Engineer: Lin Zhengzong Mixing studio: Platinum studio Production Executive: Cai Zhizhong Click Music Ltd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The ghost" after Ruby Lin perform triangle to create the magic phantom thriller drama play". dramasvideo.tv. October 14, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "魔宫魅影(2016)". cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Oriental Phantom of the Opera, from the Bund of Shanghai to Beijing Film Festival". Bjiff.com. April 1, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "魔宫魅影 (2016)". movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "魔宫魅影". piaofang.maoyan.com (in Chinese). maoyan.com. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Well Go USA projects terror with 'Phantom of the Theatre'". cityonfire. April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ruby Lin plays three roles in 'Phantom of the Theatre'". china.org.cn. April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Horror Film "Phantom of the Theater" to Feature Chinese Elements". cri.cn. April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "奇幻惊悚电影《魔宫魅影》11月27日全国公映". xinhuanet. October 12, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Frater, Patrick (May 1, 2016). "China Box Office: 'Book of Love' Wins May Day Weekend". Variety. Retrieved May 2, 2016.

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