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    Added by: David Beckett
    Added on: 2/12/2010 17:05
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    The Strangest... The Most Startling Human Story Ever Screened... Are You Afraid To Believe What Your Eyes See?
    Certificate: NR
    Running Time: 62
    Retail Price: $19.97
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    Content Type: Movie

    "Gooble-gobble... we accept her... one of us," goes the haunting chant of Freaks. Yet it would be decades before this widely banned morality play gained acceptance as a cult masterpiece.

    Tod Browning (1931's Dracula) directs this landmark movie in which the true freaks are not the story's sideshow performers, but "normals" who mock and abuse them. Browning, a former circus contortionist, cast real-life sideshow professionals. A living torso who nimbly lights his own cigarette despite having no arms or legs, microcephalics (whom the film calls "pinheads") - they and others play the big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on a trapeze artist who treats them as subhumans. In 1994, Freaks was selected for the National Film Registry's archive of cinematic treasures.

    Special Features:
    - Commentary with film historian and author David Kalat
    - Special Message Prologue
    - Freaks: The Sideshow Cinema

    Video Tracks:
    Full frame 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono English

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    Directed By:
    Tod Browning

    Written By:

    Wallace Ford
    Leila Hyams
    Olga Baclanova
    Roscoe Ates
    Henry Victor
    Harry Earles
    Daisy Earles
    Rose Dione

    Director of Photography:
    Merritt B. Gerstad

    Basil Wrangell

    Tod Browning
    Dwain Esper
    Harry Rapf
    Hildegarde Stadie
    Irving Thalberg

    Warner Home Video

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