Hunchback Of Notre Dame [1923] (BLU-RAY)

Hunchback Of Notre Dame [1923] (BLU-RAY)

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) is a million-dollar super-production of Victor Hugo’s famous novel, presented in a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures. This epic adaptation recreated the Paris of 1482 complete with its own Notre Dame, and it established Lon Chaney as a monstrously sympathetic superstar. Chaney stars as Quasimodo, the mocked and vilified bell-ringer of Notre Dame who selflessly protects the starcrossed street performer Esmerelda (Patsy Ruth Miller), who is in an ill-fated love affair with the dashing Captain Phoebus (Norman Kerry). Chaney created the legendary makeup himself, and gave a performance of enormous sensitivity and pathos, launching him into Hollywood immortality.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Audio commentary by film critic Farran Smith Nehme

Booklet essay by film historian Michael F. Blake

"Life in Hollywood" newsreel

Lon Chaney Home Movie footage

Music by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Laura Karpman

Slideshow of production correspondence

Slideshow of production stills