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The Elephant Man: Special Edition

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I am not an animal! I am a human being! man!
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 118 mins
Retail Price: £12.99
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Content Type: Movie

Brilliant young Doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) shocks his colleagues at the London Hospital when he unveils a man so hideously deformed that he is condemned to life as a freak in a circus sideshow. Upon returning this unfortunate to his "owner" Bytes, Treves witnesses Bytes' brutal treatment of the Elephant Man - whose real name is John Merrick - and decides to rescue him for medical study at hospital. As he grows to know Merrick (John Hurt) however, he comes to realise that underneath the grotesque exterior there exists a gentle and intelligent man, whose capabilities have never been appreciated or allowed to develop. After years of suffering abuse and ridicule, Merrick sweetly delights in this chance at a better life, but will fate and those who seek only to profit from his deformity conspire against him?

Special Features:
The Real Elephant Man documentary
John Hurt interview
David Lynch interview

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Directed By:
David Lynch

Written By:

Hannah Gordon
Michael Elphick
Freddie Jones
Wendy Hiller
John Gielgud
Anne Bancroft
John Hurt
Anthony Hopkins

Casting By:
Maggie Cartier

Soundtrack By:
John Morris

Music From:
Samuel Barber

Director of Photography:
Freddie Francis

Anne V. Coates

Costume Designer:
Patricia Norris

Production Designer:
Stuart Craig

Jonathan Sanger

Executive Producer:
Stuart Cornfeld
Mel Brooks

Optimum Home Entertainment

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