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Title Eraserhead [videorecording] / Absurda ; David Lynch presents ; written, produced, and directed by David Lynch.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    ERA    DUE 10-06-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (63 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
DVD Widescreen rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series The Criterion collection ; 725
Criterion collection ; 725.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen 16x9, 1.85:1 presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Cast John Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near, V. Phipps-Wilson.
Credits Camera and lighting, Frederick Elmes & Herbert Cardwell ; sound, Alan R. Splet & David Lynch ; edited by David Lynch ; Lady in the radiator song composed and sung by Peter Ivers ; pipe organ by "Fats" Waller.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary An obscure man with a vertical head of hair is living with his spaced-out girlfriend and their fetus-like child. By the end of the film, Henry is decapitated and processed into erasers in this bizarre horror film which closely approaches a nightmare.
Note Special features: Disc 1: New 4K digital restoration; Short films (with introductions by David Lynch): Six men getting sick (1967, 1 min. film loop), The alphabet (1968, 4 min.), The grandmother (1970, 34 min.), The amputee (1974, 5/4 min.), Premonitions following an evil deed (1995, 58 sec.); TV calibration; Trailer. Disc 2: 1979 (interview with director David Lynch and cinematographer Frederick Elmes shot by filmmaker Tom Christie); 1982 (trailer for Eraserhead produced by twins Douglas Brian Martin and Steven M. Martin, with cinematography by Frederick Elmes); 1988 (director David Lynch and actor Jack Nance take a drive to one of the locations for Eraserhead in this excerpt from an episode of the French television program Cinéma de notre temps, recorded in 1988 and broadcast April 23, 1993); 1997 (footage featuring director David Lynch, actors Jack Nance and Charlotte Stewart and director's assistant Catherine Coulson revisiting locations for the film, interviewed by Toby Keeler); 2001 (85 min. documentary about the making of the film made by David Lynch in 2001); 2014 (interviews with director's assistant Catherine Coulson, actors Charlotte Stewart and Judith Anna Roberts, and cinematographer Frederick Elmes). Booklet features an interview with Lynch from filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley's 1997 book Lynch on Lynch.
Contents Disc 1. The movie ; Short films ; TV calibration ; Trailer -- Disc 2. Special features.
Subject Parent and child -- Drama.
Surrealism -- Drama.
Genre/Form Horror films.
Experimental films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Lynch, David, 1946- presenter, screenwriter, film producer, film director, film editor.
Nance, Jack, actor.
Stewart, Charlotte, 1941- actor.
Joseph, Allen, actor.
Bates, Jeanne, actor.
Roberts, Judith Anna, actor.
Near, Laurel, actor.
Phipps-Wilson, V., actor.
Elmes, Frederick, director of photography.
Cardwell, Herbert, director of photography.
Ivers, Peter, composer (expression), singer.
Waller, Fats, 1904-1943, performer.
Christie, Thomas A., interviewer (expression), filmmaker.
Coulson, Catherine, 1943-2015, interviewee (expression)
Keeler, Toby, interviewer (expression)
Rodley, Chris, writer of supplementary textual content.
Absurda (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Cover Title David Lynch's Eraserhead
Added Title Eraserhead (Motion picture)
Cinéma de notre temps (Television program)
ISBN 9781604658965
Standard No. 715515125819
Music No. CC2392D The Criterion Collection (set)
CC2392D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2392D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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