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Eraserhead [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1977]

Release Date:09/16/2014

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

    Special Features

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director David Lynch, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
    • "Eraserhead" stories, a 2001 documentary by Lynch on the making of the film
    • New 2K digital restorations of six short films by Lynch: Six Men Getting Sick (1967), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970), The Amputee, Version 1 and 2 (1974), and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1995), all with video introductions by Lynch
    • New documentary featuring interviews with actors Charlotte Stewart and Judith Roberts, assistant to the director Catherine Coulson, and cinematographer Frederick Elmes
    • Archival interviews with Lynch and members of the cast and crew
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: a booklet featuring an interview with Lynch from filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley's 1997 book Lynch on Lynch


    Filmed intermittently over the course of a five-year period, David Lynch's radical feature debut stars Jack Nance as Henry Spencer, a man living in an unnamed industrial wasteland. Upon learning that a past romance has resulted in an impending pregnancy, Henry agrees to wed mother-to-be Mary (Charlotte Stewart) and moves her into his tiny, squalid flat. Their baby is born hideously mutated, a strange, reptilian creature whose piercing cries never cease. Mary soon flees in horror and disgust, leaving Henry to fall prey to the seduction of the girl across the hall (Judith Anna Roberts). An intensely visceral nightmare, Eraserhead marches to the beat of its own slow, surreal rhythm: Henry's world is a cancerous dreamscape, a place where sins manifest themselves as bizarre creatures and worlds exist within worlds. Interpreting the film along the lines of Lynch's claims that it's the product of his own fears of fatherhood may make Eraserhead easier to digest on a narrative level, if need be. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Jack Nance - Henry Spencer
    • Charlotte Stewart
      Charlotte Stewart - Mary X
    • Jeanne Bates
      Jeanne Bates - Mrs. X
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      Allen Joseph - Mr. X
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      Judith Anna Roberts - Girl Across The Hall

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