After the auspicious debut of Eraserhead (1977), David Lynch was looking for a follow up project to the surreal film. By chance, Lynch came to the attention of comedy legend Mel Brooks, who was looking for a director for a film to help launch his new film production company. The end result was The Elephant Man, a drama rooted in the real life case of Joseph Merrick. Originally released on DVD by Paramount, Criterion has given the movie its long awaited Blu-ray debut.
The Elephant Man (1980)
Released: 10 Oct 1980
Runtime: 124 min
Director: David Lynch
Genre: Biography, Drama
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
Writer(s): Christopher De Vore (screenplay), Eric Bergren (screenplay), David Lynch...