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This DVD is a High Quality BACKUP of the studio release on DVD-R. This title is very rare, out of print and has NO FUTURE RELEASE DATE pending.


DVD Synopsis and information:

Nominated For 8 Academy Awards


In one of his most legendary films, director David Lynch chronicles the intense emotional journey of a complex, lonely man and the dedicated surgeon who changed his life. John Merrick (John Hurt) was born with a horribly disfiguring congenital disease, and suffered the humiliation of being a sideshow freak. Only when London doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon) rescues him does Merrick begin to regain the life of dignity and respect that everyone deserves.


Based on a true story, the critically acclaimed, Oscar Nominated film has earned its place in cinematic history. Anne Bancroft, John Giegud and Wendy Hiller lend moving performances to an already powerful story. Visually fascinating and historically relevant, Lynch has created a haunting masterpiece of compassion, beauty and ultimately, humanity.

Cast & Crew


Anthony Hopkins

John Hurt

Freddie Jones

Anne Bancroft

Wendy Hiller

John Gielgud


David Lynch

Eric Bergren

Christopher DeVore



Jonathan Sanger



David Lynch

Product Information


Interactive Menus

Theatrical Trailer

Retrospective Cast & Crew Interviews

Interview with Academy Award Winning Make-Up Artist Christopher Tucker

Narrated Photo Gallery


Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

Audio: (more info)

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]

FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono




Studio: Paramount Pictures

Production Year: 1980

Release Date: 12/11/2001


Length: 123 mins

Rating: PG

The Elephant Man DVD 1980

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