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    Unique ID Code: 0000052483
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    Added on: 21/8/2003 13:44
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    Elephant Man, The (US)

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    I am not an animal! I am a human being! man!
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 123 mins
    Retail Price: $19.99
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    Brutalised in childhood for his appalling deformities, `Elephant Man` John Merrick (John Hurt) is a human freak until he is discovered by a London doctor (Anthony Hopkins), who treats him 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.

    Special Features:
    Theatrical Trailer
    Retrospective Cast & Crew Interviews
    Interview with Academy Award®-Winning Make-Up Artist Christopher Tucker
    Narrated Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Mono French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    David Lynch

    Written By:

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

    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:
    Mel Brooks
    Stuart Cornfeld

    Paramount Pictures

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    8 / 10
    The picture quality is virtually perfect with little problems at all.
    The 5.1 sound remxi is also very good

    There are a few nice extras included. First is an original trailer. Then there is a 30 minute retrospective documentary about the film which features interviews with several of the cast and crew. This is a good documentary which reveals lots about the making of this film. We then have a brief feature which looks at make-up artist Christopher Tucker`s workshop. Finally, there is a narrated photo gallery from Tucker.

    Overall, this is a powerful and moving film which everyone should see at least once.
    posted by dvd_man on 26/8/2003 15:20