John Hurt stars as John Merrick, aka the elephant man, in this biographical drama directed by David Lynch. Brutalised in childhood for his deformities, Merrick has been ostracised throughout his life. When he is discovered by Doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) in Victorian London, 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.

The Elephant Man

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Number of Discs
3
Release Date
09/11/2020
Studio
StudioCanal
format
Blu-ray / 4K Ultra HD (40th Anniversary)
Duration
123
Certificate UK
PG

John Hurt stars as John Merrick, aka the elephant man, in this biographical drama directed by David Lynch. Brutalised in childhood for his deformities, Merrick has been ostracised throughout his life. When he is discovered by Doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) in Victorian London, 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.

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Director: David Lynch
Producer: Jonathan Sanger
Writer: Christopher De Vore
Writer: Eric Bergren
Writer: David Lynch
Music: John Morris
Music: André Previn
Cinematographer: Freddie Francis
Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Actor: John Hurt
Actor: John Gielgud
Actor: Wendy Hiller
Actor: Freddie Jones
Actor: Michael Elphick
Actor: Hannah Gordon
Actor: Helen Ryan
Actor: John Standing
Actor: Dexter Fletcher
Actor: Anne Bancroft
Actor: Frederick Treves
Actor: Lesley Dunlop

Main Format
Blu-ray
Keyword Index
The Elephant Man|Anthony Hopkins
Colour
B/W
Region
Region A,B,C
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):English, HardofHearingSubtitles:English, InteractiveMenu
Extras 3
Documentaries:'JosephMerrick:TheRealElephantMan';'TheTerribleElephantManRevealed', Interviews:FrankConnor;DavidLynch;JohnHurt, Q&AwithJonathanSanger
Catalogue Number
OPTU2962

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