The Elephant Man: Excellent transfer!

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    I just got my copy of The Elephant Man...
    Since the only TV/Video transfer made before the DVD's is P&S, I decided to NOT see the movie until I saw it in OAR.
    Paramount really did a fantastic job on the disc. The image is flawless, with just a few instances of lines...but they add character to the picture. The audio is actually impressive with usually perfect clarity and mixing. The extras are nice (although, I would have liked a music-only track) and don't overpower the film such as these "overload informational" featurettes.
    I also love the movie now. It's really amazing how David Lynch was able to make such a sensitive movie out of subject matter like the life of John Merrick.
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    Anyone else impressed as much as I am?
     
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    Yes, I'm very pleased with it too--it finally recaptures the way I experienced it when the film was first released.
     
  3. Mark Bendiksen

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    It's definitely a gorgeous anamorphic transfer.

    That single tear that falls down Anthony Hopkins's face as he first views John Merrick. Gets me every time. Amazing.
     
  4. Dave H

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    Yes, a top notch transfer; the picture has enormous depth.
     
  5. MatS

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    amazing movie, great dvd
     
  6. Luc D

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    It absolutely is a wonderful transfer for one of the most beautifully photographed films of the 80s, IMO. I love this film and so I was thrilled to see how good a job they did with it.

    Can you believe Ordinary People won Best Picture over this AND Raging Bull. Sacrilege!
     
  7. John Sullmeyer

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    The new 5.1 sound mix kicked some arse as well.
     
  8. Dave Miller

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    I bought this dvd sight unseen. I had always wanted to see it, but wanted to see it in its' OAR. I was not disappointed. Beautiful transfer. Man, Anthony Hopkins can act!

    Peace,

    DM
     
  9. Dharmesh C

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    To quote John Hurt - Anyone who was not moved by The Elephant Man is someone who I do not wish to know.
     
  10. Andrew Chong

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    Yes, I was impressed too. I cry everytime I watch it (particularly when John has tea with Dr. Treves and his wife).
     

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