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The Elephant Man (1980)

Region: B
UPC/Barcode: 5055201808141
Released: 28th September 2009
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: OPTBD1275
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: Blu-ray / Normal
The Elephant Man (1980) (Blu-ray) (Retail / Rental)

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Film information

Based on: 'The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences' by Sir Frederick Treves

Story: Brutalised in childhood for his appalling deformities, 'Elephant Man' John Merrick (John Hurt) has been treated as a human freak ever since. When he is discovered by London doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins), Merrick is finally treated 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.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, Helen Ryan, John Standing, Dexter Fletcher, Anne Bancroft, Frederick Treves, Lesley Dunlop

Directed by: David Lynch

Music by: John Morris, Andre Previn

Produced by: Jonathan Sanger

Written by: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Optimum Home Entertainment

Other releases of this film

The Elephant Man (1980) (Blu-ray) (Retail / Rental)
The Elephant Man (1980) (Special Edition) (Retail / Rental)
The Elephant Man (1980) (Widescreen) (Deleted)