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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Wallace Worsley
Available Date : 09/28/2021
Release Year : 1923
Running Time : 100
UPC : 738329255725
Country : U.S.
Language: English intertitles
Subject : Film and Media Studies - Classic Cinema, Literature
Genre : Silent, Romance
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) is a million-dollar super-production of Victor Hugo’s famous novel, presented in a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures. This epic adaptation recreated the Paris of 1482 complete with its own Notre Dame, and it established Lon Chaney as a monstrously sympathetic 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). Chaney created the legendary makeup himself, and gave a performance of enormous sensitivity and pathos, launching him into Hollywood immortality.

Product Extras :

Audio commentary by film critic Farran Smith Nehme

Booklet essay by film historian Michael F. Blake

"Life in Hollywood" newsreel

Lon Chaney Home Movie footage

Music by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Laura Karpman

Slideshow of production correspondence

Slideshow of production stills

Publish Date : 2021-08-31
  • Wallace Worsley - Director
  • Lon Chaney - Actor
  • Ernest Torrence - Actor
  • Tully Marshall - Actor
  • Patsy Ruth Miller - Actor
  • Norman Kerry - Actor

Reviews

"Chaney was not merely horrific, he was exactly what the hunchback ought to be...Exactly what he was in the Victor Hugo novel...And with all that makeup glued onto him and limping under that hump, there's still a performance...a huge performance, entirely satisfactory in its own terms." - Orson Welles

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