Freaks DVD

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""Gobble-gobble...we accept her...one of us "" goes the haunting chant of Freaks. Yet it would be decades before this widely banned morality play gained acceptance as a cult masterpiece. Tod Browning (1931's Dracula) directs this landmark movie in which the true freaks are not the story's sideshow performers but ""normals"" who mock and abuse them. Browning a former circus contortionist cast real-life sideshow professionals. A living torso who nimbly lights his own cigarette despite having no arms or legs microcepalics (whom the film calls ""pinheads"") - they... and others play the big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on a trapeze artist who treats them as subhumans. In 1994 Freaks was selected for the National Film Registry's archive of cinematic treasures. [show more]

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Released
17 April 2019
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Warner Home Video 
Classification
Runtime
60 minutes 
Features
Black & White, PAL 
Barcode
7321900651912 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  "Gobble-gobble...we accept her...one of us," goes the haunting chant of Freaks. Yet it would be decades before this widely banned morality play gained acceptance as a cult masterpiece. Tod Browning (1931's Dracula) directs this landmark movie in which the true freaks are not the story's sideshow performers, but "normals" who mock and abuse them. Browning, a former circus contortionist, cast real-life sideshow professionals. A living torso who nimbly lights his own cigarette despite having no arms or legs, microcepalics (whom the film calls "pinheads") - they and others play the big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on a trapeze artist who treats them as subhumans. In 1994, Freaks was selected for the National Film Registry's archive of cinematic treasures. Actors Olga Baclanova, Leila Hyams, Wallace Ford, Rosco Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Rose Dione, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton & Schlitze Director Tod Browning Certificate 15 years and over Year 1932 Screen Fullscreen 4:3 Languages English - Dolby (1.0) Mono Subtitles English ; French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Swedish ; Turkish ; Greek ; Portuguese ; Czech ; Hungarian ; Dutch ; Arabic ; Bulgarian Duration 1 Hour and 2 Minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.

Now regarded as a landmark film but virtually disowned by MGM when it was first produced, Tod Browning's film, set in a travelling circus, works as an old-fashioned morality play against avarice. Browning used a collection of handicapped actors and performers for the circus community, which initially welcomes the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra into their group when she marries midget circus owner, Hans. However, as it becomes clear that Cleopatra is only after Hans' money, and is conducting an affair with the strongman, the close-knit clan of 'freaks' plan a revenge.

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