In 1982, David Lynch was one of the most sought-after talents in Hollwood. George Lucas wanted him to finish the original STAR WARS trilogy. Dino De Laurentiis tried to lure him into helming the much delayed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s DUNE. Ultimately, Lynch opted to make a movie out of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1931 chiller about death and decay in a small Massachusetts town. It was a story that let the director continue is fascination with surrealism, dissonance and crypticism, one that remains controversial to this day.
The film featured Crispin Glover, Jack Nance, Harry Dean Stanton, Phoebe Cates, Ian Holme and Grace Zabriskie.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration supervised by director David Lynch. New restoration of the original stereo soundtrack, supervised by Lynch and sound editor Alan Splet. Gone Fishin’, a never-before-seen documentary about the making of the film from 1984. Two audio commentaries featuring H.P. Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, Ramsey Campbell, Gregory Mank, composer Angelo Badalamenti and cast member Phoebe Cates. Archival interviews with Lynch, cast members Crispin Glover and Ian Holm. Trailer, radio spots and TV spots. Plus a new essay by Joshi.
An 11" x 17' print of the DVD cover art.