At last, on Tuesday September 16, David Lynch’s iconic artifact of the unconscious “Eraserhead” — long in the Janus Films archives — gets the Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment.
Accompanying the 1977 classic will be Lynch’s eerie short films “Six Men Getting Sick” (above), “The Alphabet,” “The Grandmother,” “Premonitions Following an Evil Deed” — a Lynchian title if there ever was one — and more.
Here are eight spooky images from the newly burnished shorts, all presented in new transfers and of course supervised by Lynch himself, who was closely involved in the vibrant Blu-ray restoration of “Blue Velvet.”
Will we ever see “Mulholland Dr” on Blu-ray in the US? “Inland Empire”? “Lost Highway”? Various region-free versions float the Amazon Marketplace, but Criterion has teased a possible “Mulholland” Blu-ray in the past. We shall see.
You can watch the shorts on Hulu here, along with “Eraserhead.” But nothing beats Lynch on a big screen in a dark room.