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The Elephant Man

4

A move to HD makes John Merrick's story on film all the more harrowing

As well as the standard DVD extras, David Lynch’s period heartbreaker now comes with interviews with critic Michel Chion and filmmaker Mike Figgis.

Meanwhile, the stunning b/w cinematography gets a crisp new kick from the HD transfer.

Maybe it’s not one that’ll have your friends rushing out to buy 50- inch plasmas, but there’s something special about the fact you can now see tears glistening in John Hurt’s eyes behind the prosthetic.

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    • Lingdada

      Sep 22nd 2009, 13:16

      5

      John Hurts incredible performance as 'The Elephant Man' is as stunning as with his 'Naked Civil Servant'lead role as Quentin Crisp! John Merrick's life story has been honoured by this profound script and almost underplayed tearjearker finale! A masterpiece!

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    • higgins78

      Sep 23rd 2009, 14:03

      5

      Faultless in every avenue which it takes us on making it by far Lynch's masterpiece, not standing the more personal Mulholland Drive.

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