The rumors have been ruminating for quite some years that Criterion has hi-fed dibs on the ultimate cult movie. Well, the company has just announced its September titles, and I am absolutely thrilled to announce that David Lynch's Eraserhead is finally on the roster for the 16th! My personal favorite movie will also include hi-def restorations of five Lynch shorts (Six Figures Getting Sick, The Alphabet, The Grandmother--a truly remarkable film in its own right, The Amputee (two different versions), and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed). Other extras include a new selection of cast and crew interviews and Lynch's mesmerizing "Eraserhead Stories" interview from the original DVD. With Wild at Heart arriving from Twilight Time last spring and Twin Peaks/Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me coming from Paramount next month, 2014 is shaping up to be the year that the greatest living director is finally getting his due on blu-ray.
But that's not all! Among Criterion's other September titles are two other Psychobabble favorites for the 23rd: Jack Clayton's 1961 Turn of the Screw adaptation The Innocents (and film that, like Eraserhead, was on my list of films that deserve the Criterion treatment) and Roman Polanski's horrific 1971 version of Macbeth (a film that was almost on that list but wasn't for some reason).
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