The heart-rending take on the classic book, with a legendary performance by Lon Chaney
Eureka Entertainment is set to 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, presented from a 4K restoration. Available from 17 October 2022, the first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.
Perhaps the grandest of Universal’s silent films—and featuring arguably its first iconic movie monster—The Hunchback of Notre Dame stars Lon Chaney in the role which transformed him from a respected character actor to a global superstar.
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. Lon Chaney’s performance and make-up work are already legendary, but the rest of the film is as deserving of praise – a beautiful nightmare now fully restored in 4K and making its UK debut on Blu-ray as part of the Masters of Cinema series.