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Release Date: 1/1/2013
Original Release: 1980
Format: DVD
Length: 123 minutes
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Rating Reason: (Reason unavailable)
UPC: 883929304332
Studio: Warner Home Video

Directed by: David Lynch, Jonathan Sanger
Featuring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Freddie Jones, John Gielgud, John Hurt, Wendy Hiller
Categories: Dramas, Classic, Tear Jerker, True Story, Illness, Tragedy, Recommended, Period Piece, Physically Impaired, Victorian Era, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema

Elephant Man DVD Description
David Lynch brings his own dreamlike style to the heartbreaking yet somehow uplifting story of John Merrick (John Hurt), a hideously deformed individual dubbed the Elephant Man during his years in a circus freak show in Victorian England. After suffering for years at the hands of his circus "master," the eloquent, soft spoken Merrick is "rescued" by compassionate surgeon Dr. Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins), who allows him to live at the hospital where he works. Merrick becomes a social celebrity when he meets a popular stage performer (Anne Bancroft), but he must continue to fight for his dignity with those who still choose to view him as a freak. Meanwhile, Treves begins to question whether his supposed act of humanity has been just as exploitative as Merrick's former caretaker's.

Lynch's follow-up to his 1978 cult classic ERASERHEAD is a seamless blend of art and entertainment, which earned the film eight Academy Award nominations in 1980. Freddie Francis's breathtaking black-and-white cinematography combines with John Morris's score to re-create Victorian England with a deeply haunting beauty. It is the compassionate performances of Hurt and Hopkins that lift THE ELEPHANT MAN to a more emotional level, however, bringing an inspired sadness to Lynch's striking vision.

DVD Features
Region 1
Note: Retrospective cast and crew interviews
Interview with Academy Award winning makeup artist Christopher Tucker
Narrated photo gallery
Theatrical trailer

Widescreen
Audio:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
Subtitles - English

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Technical Specifications
  • Color - B&W


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