The ELEPHANT MAN is David Lynch's moving masterpiece about the incredible story of John Merrick, with an Oscar-nominated performance from John Hurt.
"Four decades on, John Hurt’s performance gives this biopic a poignancy that marks it apart from the rest of director’s work"- The Guardian ★★★★★
A stunning new 4K restoration of THE ELEPHANT MAN, with both picture and sound overseen by revered director David Lynch, this release is the perfect celebration of the films 40th anniversary. Starring Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt, THE ELEPHANT MAN is an extraordinary and intensely moving true story of bravery and humanity. 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 a world ruled by Victorian sensibilities. Beautifully shot in black and white by the incomparable Freddie Francis, THE ELEPHANT MAN is an unforgettable story of human dignity and survival.
Moderate threat, upsetting scenes, injury detail
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John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, Lesley Dunlop, Frederick Treves, Stromboli, Deirdre Costello, Hannah Gordon, Helen Ryan, John Standing, Dexter Fletcher, Pauline Quirk, Patricia Hodge
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