Eraserhead DVD news

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Josh Pounds, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. Josh Pounds

    Josh Pounds Stunt Coordinator

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    To those interested...

    Apparently Eraserhead is in production now. Mr. Lynch has approved the digital transfer and the wait for this ethereal film will soon be over. I do pray the wait was worth it.

    Regardless of the 54.something dollars it takes to ship and buy this wonderful piece of cinema, I'll enjoy spending every penny. Let's make them put it on backorder again, like the Short Films DVD. We want more from David.
     
  2. Jon Sheedy

    Jon Sheedy Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm so looking forward to Eraserhead on DVD! [​IMG] Thanks for the update Josh.
     
  3. Chris Xolotl

    Chris Xolotl Second Unit

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    $54? [​IMG] It's just like his movies, he'll make your head tear in all different directions.
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Josh, thanks for the heads-up. While I do think the asking price for this disc is a bit steep, Eraserhead IS a one-of-a-kind piece of cinema. I'll be happy to own it.
     
  5. Sean Patrick

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    let's hope for $54 it's anamorphic!
     
  6. Dave Gorman

    Dave Gorman Supporting Actor

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    Yikes! I suppose it would be too much to hope that Netflix or other rental places would have it available... I'd love to see this, but I'm not about to pay that kind of money for a blind purchase!! ...for that matter I can't think of any movie I've seen that I could justify a $54 purchase.
     
  7. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    It's $39.95 + shipping, same as the Short Films disc. It's worth it in my opinion.
     
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  9. Andrew Walsh

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    For that much, he should bring it to my house and explain it to me.
     
  10. Sean Patrick

    Sean Patrick Supporting Actor

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    he might come over to your house (he seems like a friendly enough guy), but i doubt he'll explain the movie to you. he doesn't do commentaries :)
     
  11. DonaldB

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    Are you sure the shipping for this will be $14? I thought it was "only" $9 to ship the short films disc.
     
  12. Mark Bendiksen

    Mark Bendiksen Screenwriter

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    he doesn't do commentary, but he might tell stories just like on the Shorts disc.
     
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    According to www.dugpa.com it will be available around September.
     
  15. Mark Bendiksen

    Mark Bendiksen Screenwriter

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    Any word at all on this disc? Does anyone who is a paying member of davidlynch.com have any info they could share with us?
     
  16. Tony Mirra

    Tony Mirra Stunt Coordinator

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    Lynch said he has to start over from scratch with this disc. Apparently there were problems with the test discs that he received and they weren't correctable. (I'm not sure what the exact problems were, but it had something to do with the compression of the film and it being black and white.)

    So they're going to go back and redo the film, frame-by-frame, and hope that the transfer works this time.

    But I thought it took 2 years to clean it up originally, so who knows how long it's going to take.
     
  17. John CW

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    He's not going back frame by frame again, he's just restarting the compression process (read: squeezing it onto a DVD). Shouldn't take TOO long.

    ~ John
     
  18. Gregory Pauswinski

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    I just saw this on www.dugpa.com
     
  19. Anthony Thorne

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    Could someone please supply a direct link to Lynch's online store? I know of the main site URL but on a 56k modem it's sometimes hard to navigate my way around it.

    I have no problem with the listed price. I also doubt the film will be anamorphic as it's a 1.33:1 production. Looking forward to this release...
     
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