Eraserhead

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  1. Ash28M

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    Since Linch put so much work into this DVD and it's presented in Widescreen. I'm thinking that's the way he likes it shown.
     
  2. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    I hope a less expensive version is released soon, maybe without the fancy packinging.
     
  3. MartinD1

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    Eraserhead has always been to me just a nightmare, a bad dream, that's it.
     
  4. Ash28M

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    Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
     
  5. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Sorry, I was very much mistaken. It is an OAR of 1.85:1 and that is what the official David Lynch DVD is. (Anamorphic too)
     
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    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    Looks as if this dvd will be given a wider release soon. I still wants it desperately, so if I do happen to see it, I probably won't be able to turn it down. Hopefully the price drops a bit now....here's a link
     
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    The only reason I never bought this was the price, wonder what this retail will cost?
     
  8. Spacevis

    Spacevis There's some Dettol in the jeep!

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    it also says you get the short films as a bonus disc

    if this is true and the price is right then I'm definitely picking this one up.
     
  9. Ash28M

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    If the price is right. I'll definitly pick it up.
     
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    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    Same here
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Searching the site I don't think the shorts are a bonus disc, although you can purchase both in a box set.
     
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    Spacevis There's some Dettol in the jeep!

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    they better not be lying to us :mad:
     
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    Watched this last night. Disapointed.

    --As for the movie being on "Top N Disturbing Films" lists... I don't see it. It's not that disturbing--

    Damn right. Lynch has bettered the film himself since, and as such, this film doesn't seem all that odd. Still, I'm a fan of Begotten, which really beats out Eraserhead on the "Weird" front by quite a few miles :D

    I wouldn't call myself a huge Lynch fan, I like his work though - just not a huge fan. Eraserhead plods along with an overly exagerated running time, and it never truly gets frigthening, disturbing, or anything much really. I found the entire experience quite difficult to get through due to boredom to be honest. It didn't engage any of my sense - not even curiosity.

    Still, some frames as really nice, the black and white photography has its moments, and the sound was good at times. After a steady dose of horror flicks, and watching imagery in films such as Silent Hill, Eraserhead is pretty worn out in many ways.

    Of course, historically it's important. However, I feel that this is the type of film mainstream audiences see and hail as "weird", "strange" and whatnot. While genre fans will watch it and pretty pretty much unaffected.

    I won't revisit this any time soon.
     
  14. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    I think I admire it more than like it. It's impossible for me to watch it without taking into account that a) Lynch pretty much did this film on his own for several years, so his tenacity alone is admirable, and b) this is the film that introduced Lynch to the industry, and thusly cannot be ignored. So, as dwatts says, it's historically important.

    And like dwatts, I'm not the biggest fan of the film and I don't suppose I'll be watching it a lot.
     
  15. RyanPC

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    I didn't like Eraserhead much at all. It was extremely disappointing given its reputation. I haven't seen many of his films, but I am not a Lynch fan. The only one I've liked so far has been Blue Velvet.
     
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    You should give this essay on eraserhead a read. It gave me a whole new perspective on the film.

    http://www.geocities.com/~mikehartmann/papers/wolfe.html
     
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    Very interesting essay. Eraserhead is also very personal film for Lynch because he became a father at 21, before he made the movie.
     

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