The Elephant Man [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 33355103
  • Release Date: 10/10/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Christopher Tucker's workshop
  • Narrated photo gallery
  • The Elephant Man revealed
  • Closed Captioned


The Elephant Man
John Hurt stars as John Merrick, the hideously deformed 19th century Londoner known as "The Elephant Man". Treated as a sideshow freak, Merrick is assumed to be retarded as well as misshapen because of his inability to speak coherently. In fact, he is highly intelligent and sensitive, a fact made public when one Dr. Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) rescues Merrick from a carnival and brings him to a hospital for analysis. Alas, even after being recognized as a man of advanced intellect, Merrick is still treated like a freak; no matter his station in life, he will forever be a prisoner of his own malformed body. Unable to secure rights for the famous stage play The Elephant Man, producer Mel Brooks based his film on the memoirs of Frederick Treves and a much later account of Merrick's life by Ashley Montagu. The film is lensed in black and white by British master cinematographer Freddie Francis. Though nominated for eight Academy Awards, the film was ultimately shut out in every category. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins - Dr. Frederick Treves
  • John Hurt
    John Hurt - John Merrick
  • Anne Bancroft
    Anne Bancroft - Mrs. Madge Kendal
  • John Gielgud
    John Gielgud - Carr Gomm
  • Wendy Hiller
    Wendy Hiller - Mothershead

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyone Should See This Film


    When you think life is hard and that things couldn't be worse, I highly recommend you sit down and watch this film. One of the best movies ever made in my opinion, 'The Elephant Man' is simply an astonishing piece that is sure to reach your heart. Based on the true life story of19th century Englishman John Merrick, who was born with a rare bone disease. Presented beautifully here on this anamorphic widescreen dvd. Highest recommendation!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly Inspiring Movie


    This movie is really, really sad, but moving because its based on the life of a man who was truly mistreated because of his deformation, but he was just a normal human being, doing normal things, being very intelligent, but the world doesn't see that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Black and White

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    Black and white,,good sad movie ,,young Anthony Hopkins,,great prosthetic makeup .

    I would recommend this to a friend

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