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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by scott_tinari, Dec 10, 2001.
Is the Elephant Man worth Getting? How does the DVD look and Sound?
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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.
What? No chapter stops? Bummer!
I don't care what any excentric director says, this is lame!
why do you need chapter stops?
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
I just ordered it from Deep Discount DVD for $20.69 (free shipping).
Y'know,this is one time when I won't care if the disc doesn't come with a chapter stop insert!
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.
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.
Apparently, the disc was authored without chapter stops at David Lynch's request.
David Lynch's The Straight Story also has no chapter stops. He explains why in the DVD's insert:
What a movie this is. I cannot wait to pick it up!
Just got the disc today. Skipped through a few scenes to judge the quality - looks extremely good!