Nominated "Best Independent Film" in the 2012 Rondo Awards.      


     Shot on a shoestring budget by a group of passionate students, Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse is a fresh retelling of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, told from the Phantom’s twisted perspective.    

      "This is by far the most impressive student film I've seen in several years..." said Kylo-Patrick Hart, Chair of Texas Christian University's Department of Film, Television and Digital Media.  

     Gary Kent of wrote: "For his first effort, the… film was excellent."            

     Follow the deformed genius as his obsession with a young singer (Autumn Hyun,) leads him to murder anyone who gets in their way. As his reign of terror grows, Erik looks back on the abusive childhood that made him the monster he is.      


Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse –-The Definitive Cut is filmmaker Ryan Bijan's preferred cut of the film, on a fully loaded, special edition DVD.


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Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse DVD


    False Faces: Reinventing the Phantom of the Opera (2012) –- This comprehensive, 86-minute documentary chronicles the making of Erik from inception to world premiere.

    Audio Commentary with Director Ryan Bijan and Musical Composer Patrick Lee.

    Deleted Scenes- Includes extended opening!



    Street Date: February, 28th, 2012

    Copyright: 2011

    Running Time: 1 hour, 02 minutes

    Layers: Dual Layer

    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1

    Rating: Unrated

    Audio Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, DD 2.0 Stereo

    Region: Free

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