The Elephant Man Blu Ray

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David Lynch creator of Twin Peaks and acclaimed director of 'Eraserhead' 'Blue Velvet' and 'Wild At Heart' directs this bizarre but true story of courage and human dignity. John Hurt gives the performance of a lifetime as John Merrick the worst freak known to Victorian medical science a man whose body is hideously distorted into a grotesque parody of an elephant. Rescued from a travelling freak show by Sir Frederick Treves Merrick gradually reveals himself to be a strangely sweet and gentle man remarkably unembittered by the degradation and torment he suffered at the... circus. Beautifully shot by Freddie Francis and with an excellent supporting cast including Sir John Gielgud Anne Bancroft and Dame Wendy Hiller The Elephant Man is a compelling moving and enchanting story. The film was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture Best Director and Best Actor. [show more]

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Released
28 September 2009
Directors
Actors
Format
Blu Ray 
Publisher
Optimum Home Entertainment 
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Runtime
118 minutes 
Features
Black & White, PAL 
Barcode
5055201808141 
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play David Lynch creator of Twin Peaks and acclaimed director of &39;Eraserhead&39; &39;Blue Velvet&39; and &39;Wild At Heart&39; directs this bizarre but true story of courage and human dignity John Hurt gives the performance of a lifetime as John Merrick the worst "freak" known to Victorian medical science a man whose body is hideously distorted into a grotesque parody of an elephant Rescued from a travelling freak show by Sir Frederick Treves Merrick gradually reveals himself to be a strangely sweet and gentle man remarkably unembittered by the degradation and torment he suffered at the circus Beautifully shot by Freddie Francis and with an excellent supporting cast including Sir John Gielgud Anne Bancroft and Dame Wendy Hiller The Elephant Man is a compelling moving and enchanting story The film was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture Best Director and Best Actor Actors Anthony Hopkins John Hurt John Gielgud Michael Elphick Anne Bancroft Dexter Fletcher Freddie Jones Pauline Quirke Wendy Hiller Helen Ryan Leslie Dunlop & Hannah Gordon Director David Lynch Certificate PG Year 1980 Screen Widescreen Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (51) Subtitles English ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; French ; German ; Italian ; Japanese ; Norwegian ; Spanish ; Swedish Duration 2 hours and 4 minutes (approx)

Brutalised in childhood for his appalling deformities, 'Elephant Man' John Merrick (John Hurt) has been treated as a human freak ever since. When he is discovered by London doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins), Merrick is finally treated with the kindness and intelligence he deserves. Unfortunately, by awakening his true character the problems continue, for he can never lead a 'normal' life. David Lynch's atmospheric, fact-based film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Director and Best Actor.

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