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Elephant Man, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 57 (Feb 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt & Anne Bancroft

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes retrospective cast & crew interviews, a narrated photo gallery and a trailer. As with the DVD of director David Lynch

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01347
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 123
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1980
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/11/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Lynch
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
As with director David Lynch

Story Synopsis:
Based on the publications of Sir Frederick Treves and Ashley Montage, John Hurt stars as John Merrick, The Elephant Man, a man who was born with a rare disease called Proteous Syndrome, which has resulted in the permanent disfiguring of his body and an inability to speak coherently. His life changes when Dr. Frederick Treves (Hopkins) discovers him at a carnival and finds that he is an intelligent and sensitive person. As with the DVD of David Lynch

DVD Picture:
Making its widescreen-format home video debut in the U.S., the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits black-and-white images that are well balanced. The gray scale is nicely contrasted, with deep blacks and bright whites. The picture is generally sharp, with a fair amount of detail. While the picture is generally clean, there is still some dirt and film grain detected. Edge enhancement is not always present, but can be bothersome. (Suzanne Hodges)

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