I've always wanted to see this film mostly due to its notoriety, but had forgotten about it completely when I started to lose interest in DVDs. A short while ago I got back into that DVD mood and went online searching for Eraserhead. I found that you can order an official and remastered version from www.davidlynch.com but the cost was somewhat prohibitive especially considering I had no idea if I would even like the film. So, a few Ebay searches later, I purchased a region 0 version for around $12. I expected the worst in terms of quality but figured I should at least be able to see what was going on! The first shock I experienced when I watched the DVD was that it was in widescreen! I expected a cheap transfer from a full frame VHS but was pleasantly suprised to see otherwise! Judging but the Japanese subtitles (that cannot be turned off), I think this is a transfer from the Japanese laserdisc. Quality is fair. The sound is good enough so that you can tell what's being said (though there were times when I had trouble hearing the actors and had to rely on the subtitles). The video quality gets the job done but is washed out, blurry, and the contrast is terrible with smoky gray shadows and pale whites. Still, much better than I expected, and it's certainly worth the price. As for the film... It's a difficult film and I don't think I would go so far as to say I "enjoyed" it. However, it was a great film and I'm happy that I finally was able to see it. It's the kind of movie to watch over and over to see things you missed before and try to figure out what Lynch meant with this scene or that line of dialogue. Lynch works expertly with the low budget by restraining himself, working within his limits, and focusing on the characters and a few set pieces. The acting is fine all around, with Jack Nance nailing his performance perfectly. Watching the movie does give you the slightly creepy feeling that you are watching someone else's nightmare unfolding; Nance plays the part perfectly of a man, Henry, in the midst of a terrible nightmare... he seems like he realizes that he doesn't quite fit in... that the things that are happening to him are ridiculous and bizarre and couldn't possibly be happening. But he accepts them and deals with them until the nightmare stops. The absolute best scenes, in my opinion, are the scenes that directly show his acceptance of the nightmare. My favorite scene is the movie is a quiet scene where Henry is tries to leave his apartment but can't due to his child crying. He walks over the the mutant baby, looks at it with a look of pity and love, sits next to it, and pets its head. It's a touching scene. As for the movie being on "Top N Disturbing Films" lists... I don't see it. It's not that disturbing, though the final scene with the baby is a little out there. I expected to have nightmares after seeing the movie, but now that I have seen it, it's not like that at all. A great movie, and certainly worth picking up. I intend to ask for the official David Lynch version for Christmas from my wife.