Win a copy of THE ELEPHANT MAN on Blu-Ray

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To mark the 40th anniversary of David Lynch’s classic, THE ELEPHANT MAN, STUDIOCANAL are releasing a brand new 4k restoration of the film in cinemas on March 13 looking and sounding better the ever before. To celebrate, three lucky readers have the chance to win a copy of the film on Blu-Ray when it is released alongside DVD, Digital and 4KUHD versions on April 6

See the brand new trailer here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxb_1457gGs&feature=youtu.be)

Directed by the celebrated David Lynch, this critically acclaimed masterpiece will return to cinemas newly restored on March 13 before being available, complete with brand-new extras, on digital, DVD, BD and a 4k UHD Collector’s Edition with a 64 page booklet and artcards on April 6. A Special Steelbook edition will also be available to own.

An intensely moving true story of humanity and bravery, THE ELEPHANT MAN won 3 BAFTA awards including Best Film and Best Actor, and received 8 Oscar® nominations on release in 1980. Boasting an exceptional lead performance from John Hurt (Alien1984, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in the iconic role of John Merrick, the stellar cast features Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of The LambsThe Two Popes), John Gielgud (Gandhi, Julius Caesar), Anne Bancroft (The Graduate, The Miracle Worker), Hannah Gordon (Watership Down), Freddie Jones (Dune), Wendy Hillier (A Man for All Seasons) and Michael Elphick (Gorky Park).

The new 4K restoration of THE ELEPHANT MAN was carried out at L’Immagine Ritrovata (Bologna and Paris) under the supervision of David Lynch, who also personally curated the color correction which took place at Fotokem (Los Angeles). The restoration was created from the Original Camera Negative with the latest HDR 16bit workflow used in order to obtain the best possible result. As a result, the black and white image has been restored to its original look.

John Merrick (John Hurt) is The Elephant Man, forced into becoming a circus sideshow freak and spurned by society due to the disfiguring disabilities he was born with. Rescued by a well-meaning surgeon (Anthony Hopkins), he escapes a life of prejudice and cruelty as he tries to fit into a world ruled by Victorian sensibilities. With news of Merrick quickly spreading, he becomes a celebrated curiosity amongst London's upper class, including with the famed actress Mrs. Kendal (Anne Bancroft). Despite being treated somewhat more humanely, the question becomes whether Treves' actions are in fact a just a further form of exploitation of Merrick.

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Ends April 6, 2020.

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