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Elephant Man (1980)

Elephant Man (1980)

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Import PAL./Region 2 DVD. Out-of-print in the US. 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 striking 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.

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    Title: Elephant Man (1980)
    Genre: Drama
    Starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Wendy Hiller, John Gielgud
    Director: David Lynch
    Attributes: Pal Region 2
    Release Date: 3/16/2010
    Product Type: PAL Video
    Region: 2
    Catalog #: 1628925
    UPC: 5055201803863
    Item #: SRD018038

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 3/16/2010
    Studio: Optimum