Rent The Elephant Man (1980)

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1h 58min
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Synopsis:
John Merrick (John Hurt) is the elephant man, forced into circus sideshows and spurned by society because of the disfiguring disabilities he was born with. Rescued by a well meaning surgeon (Anthony Hopkins), he tries to escape a life of prejudice and cruelty as he tries to fit into the world ruled by Victorian sensibilities.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Jonathan Sanger
Writers:
Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu
Others:
Freddie Francis, John Morris, Anne V. Coates, Stuart Craig, Patricia Norris, Hugh Scaife, Bob Cartwright, Christopher DeVore
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Awards:

1981 BAFTA Best Actor

1981 BAFTA Best Film

1981 BAFTA Best Production Design

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/08/2008
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Joseph Merrick: The Real Elephant Man featurette
  • John Hurt Interview
  • David Lynch Interview
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/09/2009
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 'Joseph Merrick: The real elephant man': Documentary on the true story of The elephant man
  • 'The air is on fire': Interview with David Lynch as a painter by Lynch expert, Michel Chion
  • Interview with John Hurt
  • Interview with David Lynch
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/04/2020
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • New: Photographing 'The Elephant Man' - Interview with Frank Connor
  • New: BFI Q&A with Jonathan Sanger
  • Interview with David Lynch
  • Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
  • Interview with John Hurt
  • Mike Figgis Interviews David Lynch
  • The Air is on Fire: Interview with David Lynch at Cartier Foundation
  • Joseph Merrick: The Real Elephant Man
  • The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features

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Reviews (2) of The Elephant Man

Pure Brilliance - The Elephant Man review by KP

Spoiler Alert
27/10/2020

Everything about this picture is pure mastery. Shot in black and white, it draws the viewer into a Victorian world where a humble man is scorned and shamefully treated. Every character is well cast and the acting is beyond compare. My favourite film of all time. BRAVO!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Poor Elephant - The Elephant Man review by Cherry

Spoiler Alert
13/10/2006

A sad film, but one to watch. It's interesting to see how people lived in Victorian times.

0 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

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