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4.0 out of 5 stars It's Lynchian..., 3 July 2002
This review is from: Lost Highway [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
This might be a good introduction to David Lynch's films. It has a number of similarities to the more recent Mulholland Drive, but in my opinion that latter is more flawed. Then again, it's impossible to make total sense of this film, as with most other Lynch films, so maybe that's not strictly true.
Lynch films aren't really about the story, more about atmosphere, mood, and images. The story is still there for a reason though, since Lynch loves to keep a sense of mystery that sticks with the audience long after the film, rather than being destroyed by neatly tying up the plot. If you like your films easy to follow, with everything explained clearly and resolved then this film isn't for you. The viewer is made to work out a lot for themself and some things aren't even explained.
If you love Lynch (and most people either love or hate his films), chances are you'll love this film. If you don't know anything about Lynch, this may or may not be a god place to start. Blue Velvet is a more coherant film that still exhibits Lynch's unique style and may be a better reference point (it's also a great film anyway). This one tends to drag in places, and is a little inconsistent, but is still very good and worth repeated viewings, as you notice more things and come out with a slightly different interpretation each time.
The DVD is ok, the picture quality is slightly grainy but you stop noticing very quickly, and it's pretty sharp. It's in widescreen, unlike the video version, and the aspect ratio is 2.35:1 so it makes a big difference, and I was pleased to be able to watch it in this format. The sound quality is great, which is nice to hear because the sound in the film is really good.
The only extra is a Teaser Trailer which is utterly useless. Still, at least there's scene selection, unlike on the Mulholland Drive DVD, and it's quite cheap for a DVD, so it's still worth the money.
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