Lost Highway details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Robert Loggia, Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Lucy Butler|
|Run time:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Aug 2012|
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Dark and impenetrableBy blunderwood from East Sussex , 06 Feb 2004
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[Highly rated reviewer]I wouldn't recommend this to the hard-of-thinking. This is David Lynch trying his hardest to make you lose the plot.
Half way through this film the lead character changes from one actor to another. Then all the other characters change their names.
How does this help us solve the mystery of the murder of the jazz saxophonist's wife? Who is the bizarre man at the party? Who is the albino cowboy? Who was sending the video tapes? Can Balthazar Getty act? Who cares???
Surrealism is the key. This film is a dream, or more accurately the co-incidence between one dream and another... If you feel like a rollercoaster ride into the unexpected... this will leave you dazed and confused.
And that's the whole idea isn't it?
see also: "Mulholland Drive"
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Lost High-way cool!By RichieMondoza (1 review) from Benfleet , 20 Jan 2008David Lynch film's,what can you say?,always intriguing,strange characters and usually
recommended by your friends,the ones that really know you that is.
Lost Highway starts quite slowly and gives you a slight idea about your main characters,the main thing to remember is that Lynchy will give you a small tidbit of wierdness to keep you interested,this comes in the form of disturbing video's that are anonymously delivered to the house which then leads you to meet a few new characters at a party that you know you will meet up with again at some point in the film.
The next thing you know there is murder,characters changing into new and more colourful ones and a storyline that lets you drift down the Lost highway with you always gripping the steering wheel for your nervous life.
If you love Lynch then it's a sure fire winner.
endless highwayBy a customer from Crawley , 17 Dec 2007So you though it was Quentin Tarrantino that had pulp fiction as the premier non-linear movie format, nope there was this one.
The movie is fundamentally an endless loop format the end is the beginning of the movie - should be endless highway.
You really need the fast forward button to hand when eduring this movie.
Yes arty, yes weird, yes very lynch.
You just cant help pleading 'oh for god sake get on with it' or maybe that is just me.
This might suit an art critic - maybe they could explain it to me :)
Lost in thought?By granita (216 reviews) from Farnham , 10 Dec 2007If you like David Lynch, you can get happily lost in this for a couple of hours. Both Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette are outstandingly watchable and Robert Loggia is a supreme villain. 'Inland Empire' was more brilliant in concept. But 'Lost Highway' is more accessible and not as mystifying. Why do some people worry so much about understanding every single angle of a Lynch movie? Why not just sit back and enjoy it ?
Lynchian brilliance!By a customer from England , 18 Sep 2007I think this is one of David Lynch's most underrated, or at least less well known, films.
The first 40 minutes is a study in intense, jealous obsession, with some genuinely disturbing moments. The second part of the film is at a faster pace, after a remarkably outrageous, but typically Lynchian, plot twist.
The film is about jealously, obsession and identity - and probably a whole lot more as well. I don't pretend to fully understand it, but that hardly matters to the committed David Lynch fan!
try not to be confusedBy alexandraisgood (21 reviews) from London , 17 Sep 2007not my favourite lynch but it had all the qualities and themes that you look for with his work. now it could be a confusing film if you're constantly trying to understand what's happening, do you try to understand a dream? sometimes it's not possible, so instead you're left with an impression, a mood and so on...