Five years in the making, 'Eraserhead' contains all of the trademark attributes of a Lynch film - haunting visuals, an ethereal score, unsettling sound design, and, most notably, a black sense of humour - creating a world onscreen thatis exhilarating, terrifying, and truly unique.
Crappy 4:3 version on the DVD.
- Eraserhead review by CP Customer
Far more of a grotesque abomination than any of the imagery in this film is the fact the the DVD is in 4:3 not the original 1.85:1. Call me film snob if you want, but I want the rest of my image, almost as if Lynch might have carefully composed his images.
I tried the Bluray version at first, but when that didn't work on either of my Bluray players, I sent it back and got this instead, not realising it was 4:3. Boo.
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Too arty-farty or just honestly, crap?
- Eraserhead review by AD
I have a raised tolerance for watching intolerable films. This one however, took the biscuit.
Horror? Nope. Even by 1977 standards it’s dismal. The special FX look as if they’re from silent era movies.
Deep and meaningful? Maybe. Sadly I appear to be well out of my depth trying to guess meanings that even Lynch is unable to articulate. I Googled around a bit for enlightenment. And failed. Frankly, I don’t want to work that hard trying to polish this turd.