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3.0 out of 5 stars
Have they finally got this boxset right?, 10 Oct 2012
Well the answer to the question above is, 'not quite', but I'll get to that at the end.
I've been following the reviews on this boxset with interest. The initial horror at the various glitches and the films in stereo, the hints that fixed replacements were being provided, the notice saying that everything had been fixed and finally confirmation from a couple of reviewers, albeit with a DVD copy of Lost Highway being provided that had to be replaced. But this too, seems to have been fixed.
Anyway, given Lynch is one of my favourite directors, I thought I'd finally take the plunge. The boxset arrived today from Amazon and I quickly confirmed that Lost Highway was indeed the blu ray copy. I then sat down next to my blu ray player and checked everything out. I have not watched all the films in full, just flicked through to check everything is in order.
I can confirm that all films are in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 apart from Eraserhead which is in PCM Stereo. Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks and Lost Highway also have a stereo audio option, though Dune and Blue Velvet do not.
Wild At Heart is not pixellated in the scene where Bobby Peru blows his head off. I've read it is the original UK cut.
My Lost Highway does not stick at the time mentioned in an earlier review.
So it looks OK? Well, I thought so, but then I realised that whilst the first 4 films are 1080/24p, Twin Peaks and Lost Highway are 1080/50p, thus playing at 25fps rather than the 24fps of film. Thus, they are running too fast or at the speed of DVDs.
A bit of a shame that. Probably not enough to send the box back, but still, has a box set release ever been accompanied by such serial calamity?