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    Added on: 3/10/2009 18:44
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    The Elephant Man: The StudioCanal Collection

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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 123 Mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    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.

    Special Features:
    • Joseph Merrick: The Real Elephant Man Featurette
    • The Air Is On Fire': Interview with David Lynch
    • John Hurt Interview
    • David Lynch Interview
    • Interview with David Lynch by Mike Figgis

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    Audio Tracks:
    DTS HD 5.1/ Stereo 2.0

    Directed By:
    David Lynch

    Written By:

    Anthony Hopkins
    John Hurt
    John Gielgud
    Michael Elphick
    Anne Bancroft
    Dexter Fletcher
    Freddie Jones
    Pauline Quirke
    Wendy Hiller
    Helen Ryan
    Leslie Dunlop
    Hannah Gordon

    Casting By:
    Maggie Cartier

    Soundtrack By:
    John Morris

    Director of Photography:
    Freddie Francis

    Anne V. Coates

    Costume Designer:
    Patricia Norris

    Production Designer:
    Hugh Scaife

    Visual Effects:
    Graham Longhurst

    Jonathan Sanger

    Executive Producer:
    Stuart Cornfeld
    Mel Brooks

    Optimum Home Entertainment
    The StudioCanal Collection

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