The Elephant Man: 40th Anniversary Edition (1980)
Wednesday 5th February 2020
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.
The Elephant Man is released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD 6th April 2020 from StudioCanal.
- Interview with Frank Connor, Stills Photography
- BFI Q&A With Jonathan Sanger
- Interview With David Lynch
- 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
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.