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LOST HIGHWAY: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
A killer suffers from acute schizophrenia. The film unfolds the different personalities of the killer from different viewpoints. If Fred Madison (Bill Pullman) really killed Renee (Patricia Arquette), his wife, why can't he remember it?

Review by Louise Keller:
Lovers of works by David Lynch will be fascinated by his 1997 work Lost Highway, described as a 21st century noir horror film. I first saw the film when it was released in cinemas, and I still remember the impact of the highway's central yellow broken line that flashes hypnotically.

The film might be a little long, but there are gripping elements and the experience is one that lingers. Patricia Arquette's performance is especially haunting; she brings a compelling complexity to her role, while Bill Pullman is effectively cast against type. It is never a comfortable film, and no doubt is intended to make you sweat in your seat as you travel the long road.

Above all, don't expect all the answers to be handed to you on a platter. Remember this is a David Lynch film and as he explains on the two-disc DVD, he is especially fascinated by the mind and its complexities. He talks about his interest in the OJ Simpson murder trial, the casting of Pullman in an interview in 1996 and 2005, plus there are interviews with Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette and Robert Loggia and a making of documentary.

Published March 9, 2006

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LOST HIGHWAY: DVD (R 18+)
(US, 1997)

CAST: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Gary Busey and Richard Pryor

DIRECTOR: David Lynch

SCRIPT: David Lynch, Barry Gifford

RUNNING TIME: 130 minutes

PRESENTATION: Widescreen 16 : 9

SPECIAL FEATURES: Unpublished interview with David Lynch (2005); Interview with David Lynch (1996); Interviews with Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Robert Loggia; Making Of documentary; Who's Who feature; featurette;

DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow Home Entertainment

DVD RELEASE: March 2, 2006







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