Lynch DVD's

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Why are Lost Highway, Wild at Heart, and Eraserhead unavailable on DVD (at least in the U.S.)? Anyone know when they might be released? And what about a new DVD for Mulholland Drive? Such a fantastic film deserves a much better DVD package then the one that is currently available.

Anthony (Anthony F), Thursday, 12 June 2003 01:01 (nineteen years ago) link

the mulholland package is just fine. a nice transfer. lynch doesn't like commentary tracks or extras, not to mention chapter stops. i respect that.

eraserhead IS available from apparently it's a beautiful transfer. lost highway and wild at heart are schedule for release soon. it's a miracle these films exist on video at all, because lynch's business dealings were notoriously labyrinthine with many companies having an interest in the films and thus all kinds of rights issues to overcome. the twin peaks pilot and the "deleted scenes" from the twin peaks movie are still tied up in licensing complications.

amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 12 June 2003 03:02 (nineteen years ago) link

Lost Highway has been available here on DVD for a while, but--extremely frustratingly--only in a pan & scan edition. Drives me crazy.

(also there's the whole issue in the Mulholland Drive DVD of the little digital mask over Laura Harring's crotch)

s1utsky (slutsky), Thursday, 12 June 2003 03:37 (nineteen years ago) link

I highly recommend the eraserhead dvd from It is a beautiful transfer, and beats the hell out of all the scratchy vhs versions I had seen.

Jeff-PTTL (Jeff), Thursday, 12 June 2003 12:23 (nineteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
You can also rent Eraserhead from, the only net-rental service (I think) who bothered to buy it from David Lynch and rent it to customers. Can save the pricey cost that way...

Craig Phillips, Monday, 7 July 2003 18:37 (nineteen years ago) link

two years pass...
Watched it from Netflix tonight. On the little envelope, it says "To buy this DVD, go to".

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Saturday, 7 January 2006 05:55 (sixteen years ago) link

is there a new dvd of lost highway out? how does the latest dvd release of wild at heart look?

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 9 January 2006 16:34 (sixteen years ago) link

There's a new French disc of Lost Highway from mk2. Supposed to be okay. The Wild at Heart R1 DVD looks as good as the movie is ever going to look on DVD.

Jeff LeVine (Jeff LeVine), Monday, 9 January 2006 17:53 (sixteen years ago) link

The bonus footage for the new Wild At Heart indicated that it was a real bitch to recolor/light but I think it looks good (I have nothing to compare it to, I've only seen it in the theater prior to this version).

I have the UK widescreen version of Lost Highway but there's a new 2xDVD version coming out next month in the UK (region2) which is apparently the same print as the version released in France last year.

There's also a new Lynch-approved extended cut of Dune also out at the end of this month in the US.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 9 January 2006 18:02 (sixteen years ago) link

so weird, i barely even think of dune as a lynch movie. i'm glad he's putting out some kind of approved extended version though. the world needed a 70th version of dune.

kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I got "The Short Films of David Lynch" from Netflix. Should I bother to watch? Will I need some kind of psychedelics to understand it?

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 02:43 (sixteen years ago) link

dune is slavoj zizek's favorite movie!

latebloomer: Let's just say I do for bullshit what Stonehenge did for Rocks (lat, Wednesday, 11 January 2006 03:02 (sixteen years ago) link

some of the short films are good (the grandmother, the burning heads, the lumiere thing) and the cowboy and the frenchman is dumb.

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 06:29 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...

how is inland empire dvd? extas?

ian, Saturday, 13 June 2009 04:57 (thirteen years ago) link

There's a lot of dry cut footage I remember, but the most notable extra was this cooking lesson he does. Nothing special about the actual cooking, but the whole bit is filmed and scored like Inland Empire so it's incredibly unnerving and creepy for no reason. After making it through the film I couldn't bring myself to finish watching him cook quiche.

Nhex, Sunday, 14 June 2009 12:04 (thirteen years ago) link

ten years pass...

I love the way my old DVD of Dune looks. The non-anamorphic picture at is too wide at 16:9 so it's like you got to a packed cinema late and have had to sit right at the side, while the low resolution encoding gives it the grain of VHS. Perfect.

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 19:46 (two years ago) link

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