Lost Highway

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Haunting sexuality, ricochet action and fleeting, murderous shadows await you on a journey that begins and ends on the Lost Highway. The successful jazz musician whose marriage is on the rocks… The man in black who threatens to expose him… The young mechanic with links to a powerful mobster… The mobster's moll, who knows what she wants and the people who can get it for her. These are the riders on the Lost Highway, trapped in their worlds of desire, destiny, and unknown destination, where the truth is always just a short way further down the road. Featuring a star-studded soundtrack and an incredible cast including Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Patricia Arquette (Medium), Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake and Robert Loggia, Lost Highway is a powerful, sensual and extraordinary movie experience from renowned director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks).

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Plot is a meaningless term when trying to describe Lost Highway. Here, more or less, is what happens: A noise-jazz saxophonist (Bill Pullman) suspects his wife (Patricia Arquette) of infidelity. Meanwhile, someone is breaking into their house and videotaping them while they sleep. The wife is murdered and Pullman is convicted of the crime. Then, in prison, he transmogrifies into a young mechanic (Balthazar Getty) who is subsequently released, since, after all, he's not the guy they convicted. Getty goes back to his life and meets a local gangster's moll, who happens to be played by Patricia Arquette... but none of this has much to do with what the movie is really about. Dreams are what intrigues director David Lynch. Not friendly, happy dreams; his dreams whisper that what we think is real is just something we made up, something to keep ourselves from falling into chaos. Characters are fragments. Events happen not because they make sense, but because deep down we want these things to happen. Of course, in Lynch's dreams, as in our waking lives, getting what we want is not always pleasant. In the movie's best moments, you really have no idea what you're seeing. The screen is a big rectangle of color and shadow, but what it represents, well, it could be anything. And yet, in those moments, you've been given just enough hints of place, character, and story that these elusive images elicit a genuine dread, a sense that you might not want to see this, yet you can't look away; a sense that we are living on borrowed time, that something is fiercely askew in our psyches. As a whole, Lost Highway is a failure: much of it is padded, gratuitous, and indulgent and pointless cameos bog down an already sluggish narrative. Yet within that failure are moments worth more than the entirety of most successful movies. --Bret Fetzer

Product details

  • Aspect Ratio ‏ : ‎ 2.35:1
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ R (Restricted)
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.57 Ounces
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ MHV62102337DVD
  • Director ‏ : ‎ David Lynch
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 2 hours and 25 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ March 25, 2008
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Natasha Gregson Wagner
  • Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ Spanish, French, English
  • Producers ‏ : ‎ Deepak Nayar, Tom Sternberg, Mary Sweeney
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unqualified
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B001152TL6
  • Writers ‏ : ‎ David Lynch, Barry Gifford
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 1,981 ratings

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Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
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3.0 out of 5 stars 2019 Blu-ray edition
By Klaus Heimlin on June 25, 2019
The packaging is barebones due to Lynch not being involved. It’s not a scan from the original negative but I haven’t seen it look this good since I saw it in theaters when it came out. Lots of grain and grit, but I like that. No extras at all and the subtitling was completely automated so there’s weird mistakes in it. Or the subtitles are quite a bit behind the action at times. I’m holding out hope for a new scan with Lynch’s involvement someday but this disc it totally worth purchasing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY, I SEE IT!
By nortageM on January 10, 2019
Even though it's still a shame that Universal hasn't released this Lynch masterpiece on Blu-ray domestically (or at least given Criterion the nod to do so), I'm so happy to get my hands on this Japanese version. It's FANTASTIC! Finally, I get to see those hidden details the foreign HD transfer has managed to pull out of this dark, noir film. The daylight/natural lit scenes really pop, reminiscent of some of the outdoor scenes from Blue Velvet. And while the nighttime/dimly lit scenes aren't quite up to that of Mulholland Drive, the enhanced brightness and enriched color really add a new dimension to this film, giving the viewer a new all-around experience complimentary to the overall contrast. A vast improvement on the DVD release. Until we get a U.S. release, this is the one to own!
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