The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Blu-ray Limited Edition) (Eureka Masters of Cinema) [UK]

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Release date: October 17, 2022
Purchase links: Eureka - Amazon UK - Zavvi
Price: £18.99
Note: Limited Edition of 2,000 copies


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lenticularis

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Contributor
Premium Supporter
Jul 15, 2014
3,321
UK
Perhaps the grandest of Universal’s silent films—and featuring arguably it’s first iconic movie monster—The Hunchback of Notre Dame stars Lon Chaney in the role which transformed him from a respected character actor to a global superstar.
Chaney stars as Quasimodo, the mocked and vilified bell-ringer of Notre Dame who selflessly protects the starcrossed street performer Esmerelda (Patsy Ruth Miller), who is in an ill-fated love affair with the dashing Captain Phoebus (Norman Kerry).

A “Super Jewel” adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, Universal spared no expense on this lavish production, and were rewarded with the most financially successful silent film they had released up to that point. Lon Chaney’s performance and make-up work are already legendary, but the rest of the film is as deserving of praise – a beautiful nightmare now fully restored in 4K and making its UK debut on Blu-ray as part of the Masters of Cinema series.


SPECIAL FEATURES​

  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase [2000 units]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration conducted by Universal Pictures
  • Music by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Laura Karpman (presented in uncompressed LPCM stereo)
  • Brand new audio commentary with author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman
  • Brand new interview with author / critic Kim Newman on the many adaptations of Victor Hugo’s novel
  • Brand new interview with film historian Jonathan Rigby
  • A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by journalist Philip Kemp, illustrated with archival imagery