Eureka Entertainment will release THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the million-dollar super-production of Victor Hugo’s famous novel, starring Lon Chaney, on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 17 October 2022, presented from a 4K restoration.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg.
The first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.
Chaney stars as Quasimodo, the mocked and vilified bell-ringer of Notre Dame who selflessly protects the star-crossed 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.
Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (First print-run of 2000 copies only)
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
PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by journalist Philip Kemp, illustrated with archival imagery