Man of a Thousand Faces

Out on:Blu-Ray 28th Oct. 2019

One screen legend pays homage to another in Man of a Thousand Faces, an enthralling biopic which sees Oscar-winning tough guy James Cagney give a multifaceted portrayal of silent cinema legend Lon Chaney.

In early horror classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of The Opera, Lon Chaney captivated audiences with his vivid personifications of grotesque and afflicted characters. His extraordinary make-up skills, and miraculous ability to completely transform into grisly yet sympathetic and tragic monsters, garnered him international acclaim and the famous moniker of this film’s title.

Yet, despite his talent and success, Chaney led a life plagued by hardship and heartache. This insightful film-portrait traces the trajectory of the actor’s career: from impoverished vaudeville clown to Hollywood stardom, whilst also capturing the drama that surrounded his private life. The film is presented here for the first time in dazzling High Definition, with a selection of revealing extras.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New audio commentary by film scholar Tim Lucas
• The Man Behind a Thousand Faces, a newly filmed look at Lon Chaney and his legacy by the critic Kim Newman
• Image gallery
• Original trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully Illustrated booklet with a newly commissioned essay by Vic Pratt of the BFI


BLU-RAY DETAILS:

Director: Joseph Pevney
Cast: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer

RRP: £22.99
Region: B
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Biography
Duration: 122 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Colour: B&W
Discs: 1

Blu-ray
Cat No: FCD1948
Barcode: 5027035021171

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Arrow Academy
Certificate
PG
Release date
28th October, 2019
Running time
122 mins
Price
£22.99
Region
B
Cat No (BR)
FCD1948

KEY TALENT INFORMATION

Director
Joseph Pevney

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