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Tod Browning's Freaks (DVD) - £2.99 delivered @ Play.com !
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"Gobble-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, microcepalics (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.

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An amazing film.

I remember seeing this a few years back on sky, thought then that this must be controversial this day n age.

great deal for a classic :thumbsup:

Are you watching, Karl Pilkington?

Fantastic film....
Just gota see it

one of us!

Thanks, heat and repped, picked one up for OH for Christmas.

[COLOR=Olive]What's the difference between this and Alex Ferguson's Freaks?[/COLOR] :whistling:

Cheers, been looking for this film for a while. H&R added

Fabulous film - I don't think they could make it today, but it is a great, if disturbing, document of the once 'great' American Sideshow - a real window into history

There is an actor in this film who has no legs and walks around using his hands, and he was the inspiration for R2D2 in Star Wars. I kid you not.

Ta very much, always wanted to see this.

Good spot! Great film, one of the classics

Cheers mate hope the OH don't get the hump though:-D

my girlfriend loves this movie thanks to OP, make a good xmas gift

Thanks, have ordered it. Never seen it before. According to Rewind.net the original version presented to test audiences ran 90+ minutes, but was deemed "too horrific" so was cut to 60+ minutes, and the footage is not now known to exist. Wonder what it contained.

Ordered - thanks! This sounds interesting...

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my girlfriend loves this movie thanks to OP, make a good xmas gift



Saw this many years ago - very disturbimg - once seen never ever forgotten!

A bit like Eraserhead but much much worse because the people are real!

BTW I'd worry if I had a GF like yours!

I only saw this just the other week.

I was quite bored by it actually. Still a good deal though.:p

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Are you watching, Karl Pilkington?



lol thats the first thing i thought of when i saw the post!
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