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    Added on: 6/10/2002 12:34
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    Lost Highway (UK)

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    A graphic investigation into parallel identity crises
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 128 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Lost Highway has been described by its director as a 21st century film noir, a graphic investigation into parallel identity crises, a world where time is dangerously out of control and finally a terrifying ride down the lost highway. With typically Lynchian dreamlike quality, Lost Highway expands the horizons of the medium, taking its audience on a journey through the unknown and the unknowable. It is not only about the human psyche, it seems to take place inside it.
    Set in a city of Lynch`s imagination, Lost Highway focuses on two separate but intersecting stories. One about musician Fred Madison (Bill Pullman), tortured by the notion that his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette) is having an affair, who suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. The other concerns a young mechanic (Balthazar Getty) drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend (Robert Loggia). The tales are connected by a mind-blowing turn of events that calls into question the protagonists` very identities. It all makes for a classic Lynchian nightmare.

    Special Features:
    Teaser trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    David Lynch

    Written By:

    Natasha Gregson Wagner
    Balthazar Getty
    Bill Pullman
    Robert Blake
    Patricia Arquette

    Casting By:
    Johanna Ray
    Elaine J. Huzzar

    Soundtrack By:
    David Lynch
    Barry Adamson
    Angelo Badalamenti

    Music From:
    Danny Lohner
    Marilyn Manson
    Billy Corgan
    Trent Reznor
    Brian Eno
    David Bowie

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Deming

    Mary Sweeney

    Costume Designer:
    Patricia Norris

    Production Designer:
    Patricia Norris

    Tom Sternberg
    Mary Sweeney
    Deepak Nayar

    Four Front

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This has to be one of the best ever examples of a love it/loath it film.
    It`s very difficult to have an apathetic opinion of `Lost Highway`.
    It will either suck you into it`s nightmare world and take you on a very strange journey to the edge of insanity, or it will totally infuriate you and have you screaming something along the lines of "What the f*ck was all that about?!?!!??" at your T.V.
    Personally, I`m in the former category, I love David Lynch`s style and the dreamlike quality of his films.
    He is one of the most interesting and individualistic filmmakers of the last 25 years.
    There really is no point whatsoever in trying to summarize the plot of `Lost Highway`, let`s just say that if you`re bored of seeing the same old plots served up over and over again, then you might find this quite a refreshing experience (or you may end up shouting "What the f*ck was all that about?!??!". You just can`t tell)
    As usual David Lynch uses the widescreen format to full effect, so it`s nice to see the film presented in this clean anamorphic transfer.
    Also present and correct is the Lynch extreme sound design ( although unfortunately only in stereo, not 5.1!! ) with very quiet dialogue and ear shattering music and effects!
    - Sometimes slightly annoying but mostly extremely effective!
    Extras......well, there really aren`t any!
    There`s a "teaser" which is basically a clip from the opening credits! (totally and utterly pointless!!)
    Not exactly an extras packed disc, but if you`re a fan it`s worth getting to see the film in it`s original widescreen ratio!
    posted by straightjacket on 8/10/2002 04:00