Saturday, February 21, 2009

Le Freak C'est Chic

Freaks on DVD (1932)
Starring: Wallace Ford, Olga Baclanova, Leila Hyams
Director: Tod Browning
I can't add much to the reviews already posted. I've waited nearly 10 years to see this film, since I first learned of its existence, and I wasn't disappointed.

The film itself is a bit sad - it's been incredibly insensitively edited so there's the odd bit that just makes little or no sense. Unfortunately the removed portions have been lost so there's no chance of restoration, you'll just have to imagine how it Tod Browning intended it to look.

This package is magnificent. The documentary and other extras are extremely well researched, even if the delivery is a little like a film-school lecture.

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