The Elephant Man-Worth Getting?

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  1. scott_tinari

    scott_tinari Stunt Coordinator

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    Is the Elephant Man worth Getting? How does the DVD look and Sound?
     
  2. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    See reviews at;
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    www.digitallyobsessed.com
    The movie is a must buy for me.
    I had the UK R2 PAL version
    with a special 40 page booklet.
    Sold the disc used and keep the booklet.
    The UK R2 DVD does not have the US extra about the makeup,
    the UK disc also had several chapter stops vs. the US
    one chapter stop for the whole movie.
    The UK disc also has an average picture quality.
     
  3. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    What? No chapter stops? Bummer!
    I don't care what any excentric director says, this is lame! [​IMG]
     
  4. Patrick Larkin

    Patrick Larkin Screenwriter

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    why do you need chapter stops?
     
  5. Mark Zimmer

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    Absolutely worth getting. Gorgeous, gorgeous transfer, wonderful movie, and some pretty good extras. My complete lovefest with this disc is at http://www.digitallyobsessed.com
    My very short list of MUST-BUY discs of 2001 would include this DVD.
     
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    Jeff_A Screenwriter

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    I love this film so much that I probably would have been buying it regardless of negative reviews. Your positive remarks have made my day. Thanks, Mark!!!
     
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    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    one of my most wanted dvds. Pre-ordered mine online since I don't think there will be a great chance of easily finding this at brick and mortar.
     
  9. Matt Everett

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    I had no trouble getting mine at a Best Buy. It was $22.99 and on the shelf two days before street. Circuit City lists it for $24.99

    It's a wonderful transfer, which looks more like 2 years old than 20. The soundtrack has good fidelity to boot.

    The features are nice. The 30 min. featurette is a bunch of talking heads for the most part, but their comments are very interesting. The other short supplements are informative, and include a shot of a plaster cast of the original Elephant Man's skull. Very creepy and fascinating.

    If you like this movie, I think you will certainly like the DVD.
     
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    I just ordered it from Deep Discount DVD for $20.69 (free shipping).
     
  11. David Lambert

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    Y'know,this is one time when I won't care if the disc doesn't come with a chapter stop insert! [​IMG]
     
  12. Brad_W

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    I want The Elephant Man!

    speaking of elephants, has anyone ever seen the pictures of the guy with elephantitus of the testicals? Talk about carrying around your own chair!. Sorry.
     
  13. Mark Zimmer

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    David,
    Amusingly enough, it DOES come with an insert--it just doesn't have any chapter listings on it! It does have a nice repro of the "Terrible Elephant Man" graphic from the freak show, though. [​IMG]
     
  14. Will K

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    Apparently, the disc was authored without chapter stops at David Lynch's request.
     
  15. Cameron Seaman

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    David Lynch's The Straight Story also has no chapter stops. He explains why in the DVD's insert:

     
  16. Scott Weinberg

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    What a movie this is. I cannot wait to pick it up!
     
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    Just got the disc today. Skipped through a few scenes to judge the quality - looks extremely good!

    Cees
     

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