The Elephant Man (Criterion Collection) (Digipak Blu ray) [USA]

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Release Date: September 29, 2020
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Director
: David Lynch
Writers: David Lynch, Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller
  • United States
  • 1980
  • 123 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 2.35:1
  • English
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With this poignant second feature, David Lynch brought his atmospheric visual and sonic palette to a notorious true story set in Victorian England. When the London surgeon Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) meets the freak-show performer John Merrick (John Hurt), who has severe skeletal and soft tissue deformities, he assumes that he must be intellectually disabled as well. As the two men spend more time together, though, Merrick reveals the intelligence, gentle nature, and profound sense of dignity that lie beneath his shocking appearance, and he and Treves develop a friendship. Shot in gorgeous black and white and boasting a stellar supporting cast that includes Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, and Wendy Hiller, The Elephant Man was nominated for eight Academy Awards, cementing Lynch’s reputation as one of American cinema’s most visionary talents.

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Director David Lynch and critic Kristine McKenna reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book they coauthored
  • Archival interviews with Lynch, actor John Hurt, producers Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger, director of photography Freddie Francis, stills photographer Frank Connor, and makeup artist Christopher Tucker
  • Audio recording from 1981 of an interview and Q&A with Lynch at the American Film Institute
  • The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed, a 2001 documentary about the film
  • Trailer and radio spots
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • More!
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring excerpts from an interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch, and an 1886 letter to the editor of the London Times concerning Joseph Merrick, the “elephant man,” by Francis Culling Carr Gomm, chairman of the London Hospital at the time

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One of my all time favs, was hoping criterion would do. Held off on buying the new remastered version for this. Time to replace my zavvi steel with this. Dont think criterion will do a UK version as it’s only just been redone but will look out for this USA VERSION.
 

C.C. 95

The Snarky Assassin
Moderator
Premium Supporter
Sep 10, 2014
16,464
The Land, OHIO - U.S.A.
One of my all time favs, was hoping criterion would do. Held off on buying the new remastered version for this. Time to replace my zavvi steel with this. Dont think criterion will do a UK version as it’s only just been redone but will look out for this USA VERSION.
There IS that UK StudioCanal steelbook and Blu ray that is 40th anniversary edition that is 4K UHD.
(if you are 4K).
DvdBeaver says the HDR 4K edition is amazing.
 
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Apr 18, 2017
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There IS that UK StudioCanal steelbook and Blu ray that is 40th anniversary edition that is 4K UHD.
(if you are 4K).
DvdBeaver says the HDR 4K edition is amazing.
Hi thanks, don’t have a 4K so didn’t get the latest version. Wil keep an eye on this and see what’s it like.