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Lost Highway (1997)

Cast: Bill Pullman, Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, more...
Director: David Lynch, David Lynch
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Studio: Import
Genre: Drama, Neo Noir
Running Time: 135 min.
Languages: English, French
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Five years after the critical and commercial disappointment of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, director David Lynch returned to the big screen with this cryptic thriller about confused identities and erotic obsession. Fred (Bill Pullman) is an avant-garde jazz saxophonist who shares a luxurious but fashionably barren house with his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette). Fred suspects that Renee may be unfaithful to him, but realizes he has bigger things to worry about when a series of videotapes appear at his door that prove someone is watching his home from the outside and inside. When Renee is found murdered, Fred finds himself behind bars, but one morning Fred is no longer in his cell. He has seemingly been transformed into Pete Drayton (Balthazar Getty), a young auto mechanic who foolishly allowed himself to get involved with the wife of gangster Dick Laurent (Robert Loggia), a luscious blonde named Alice who looks exactly like Renee. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

*** NOTE:***

This is the catalog entry for the IMPORT, P&S version of the film. For the newest version please see the new catalog entry for Lost Highway.

GreenCine Member Reviews

Only for true fans of David Lynch by Lynchmob February 21, 2007 - 11:43 AM PST
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Only true fans of David Lynch should bother with this film. (No relation to me) The artistic style was completely lost on me.

I don't know if it was the intent of the editor or just part of the movie, but the sound was inconsistent. It would be high one scene and too low to hear in the next. My wife and I tried to go to the languages part of the DVD to turn on the English subtitles, as we do on many movies which have actors with strong accents or the like, but the DVD did not have that option.

On the whole, I didnt feel the movie made sense to me. I usually like movies that don't treat you like an idiot and explain every idea presented, but I may just not be smart enough to grasp what the director was trying to say in this movie.

While I recognize that the film is from back in 1997, I would expect the quality of the actual film to be better. Most scenes were extremely grainy. The only thing keeping me from giving it a one rating was the fact that I keep watching until the end, hoping to figure out just what was the point. I never discovered the point. Maybe I was just being overly optimistic. The one other noteworthy review is the performance of Robert Blake. He played a very creepy role and was completely convincing. You will have no problem believing he is capable of murder after watching his performance.

Good movie, lousy DVD by Brockton November 14, 2003 - 7:52 AM PST
3 out of 5 members found this review helpful
I like this movie. I look at it as sort of a warm-up session for Mulholland Drive.

Why isn't there a W/S DVD of this title (and Wild at Heart, while we're at it)? In the meantime, Green Cine has been kind enough to offer up this Canandian version, which is pan & scan, and kind of fuzzy.

This title is currently unavailable on disc or is no longer in-print.

why do we do this?

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