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How did you manage to watch it?

I've been looking for this film for ages.. Where did you watch it?
If somebody knows where i can buy or download this film, pleaase tell me.


yeah, i really want to see this, too.

go go go


If you two are still interested, it's going to be playing on Turner Classic Movies this Thursday at 6:15 P.M.


Maybe they think it's the original version, the one with Conrad Veidt. That's the one I'd one to see. Italians can make masterpieces, but they cannot make this kind of movies!


I watched it because a friend of mine happened to have the DVD. And I'm glad I got to see it for free because if I had paid, I would have demanded my money back. This version is absolutely awful.

It's barely accurate to the book at all. The only thing that's saved from it is the love triangle between Gwynplaine, Dea, and Josiana. That's it. Everything else is changed for the worse. To give you an idea of just how bad this movie is compared to the book (and even the 1928 silent film) . . .

--Dea's mother is alive and traveling with Ursus, Gwynplaine, and Dea (instead of being dead like in the book).
--Gwynplaine isn't just a clown. He's an executioner for the royal court. (The only cool part about that was, right before he kills his victims, he says something like, "I am the grinning face of death!" and then he shows them his face. That was a pretty badass move. Other than that, totally out of character)
--Not only does Gwynplaine go and visit Josiana when she makes the offer, but he actually sleeps with her (at least in the silent film he went home before anything happened)
--When Barkilphedro and the soldiers arrive at the caravan to banish Ursus and Dea, they drag Dea out into the fairgrounds and gang rape her.
--At the end of the movie, Gwynplaine keeps his lordly titles (totally missing the point of the book), Dea's eyesight magically returns, and Gwynplaine has a surgery that corrects his deformity. And they all live disgustingly-happily ever after.

So, ya still wanna see it? I found the link on YouTube:

I definitely recommend the 1928 film more. Or, even better, the original novel by Victor Hugo.