Friday, 17 October 2008

WEIRD ON TOP: SOME LYNCH STUFF



20th October sees the release of two DVDs which will delight David Lynch buffs. First of all, ERASERHEAD which will include an 86 minute interview with Lynch about the making of this film.


THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH is a collection of six films (all introduced by Lynch): SIX MEN GETTING SICK: 1 minute film projected onto sculptured screen. THE ALPHABET: 16mm 4 minutes. THE GRANDMOTHER: 16mm 34 minutes. THE AMPUTEE: Video - 2 versions 5 minutes/4 minutes. THE COWBOY AND THE FRENCHMAN: 35mm 26 minutes.LUMIERE: 35mm 55 seconds using original Lumiere Brothers camera.


ERASERHEAD will retail for around £11.99, while the short films are just under a tenner. Two essential releases. I've yet to see the shorts, and it will be nice to see Lynch's debut feature again with optimum picture quality.

6 comments:

  1. That's really cool. I've always liked his films. There are times they have you scratching your head, but they are amazing to watch.

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  2. You're right, Keith. For those reasons, his films certainly repay multiple viewings and I regard his last 2 features as represnting his best work.

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  3. ERASERHEAD is an incredible work but tough to sit through if you're not ready for it (if that's possible). I remember dragging friends on to separate occasions to screenings of it and noticing that the same people in the audience showed up to both screenings... and this was months apart. I guess Lynch's film garners that kind of intense loyalty.

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  4. You're bang on there JD. It has a loyal cult following over here, too. Only just became aware we were getting a R2 release,and very welcome it is.

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  5. Dumbland was dumb entertainment, but I still loved it.

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  6. I love Lynch's films. I can't tell you how many times I've seen Eraserhead over the years.

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