Has the ending changed?
I sat down to watch and was surprised by the ending. I have never seen this mother and stars ending. I've seen The Elephant Man 3 times in the last six years and this wasn't the ending. The doctor comes in and finds John dead. Then he gives a voice over speaking about John as to whether it was a deliberate suicide or John's "pathetic" attempt to be more human.
I've only watched The Elephant Man on on-demand. The first few times were on netflix, then comcast where it was thenmother/stars ending most recently. Where is the original ending without the mother and stars that was originally shot? This is mentioned in the trivia section.
Has there ever been an alternative cut that was released?