Eraserhead

Eraserhead

Blu-ray Disc - 2014 | Director approved Blu-ray special edition Widescreen edition.
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An obscure man with a vertical head of hair is living with his spaced-out girlfriend and their fetus-like child. By the end of the film, Henry is decapitated and processed into erasers in this bizarre horror film which closely approaches a nightmare.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
Edition: Director approved Blu-ray special edition Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781604658958
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray ERA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sound, black and white ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 book.
digital, optical, rda
video file, Blu-Ray, rda

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VonHafenstaaad
Dec 05, 2019

What can you say about this movie? It's by far the weirdest film you will ever see. This is Lynch in his young, raw state. He calls this the most "spiritual film" he's done. Full of the usual unexplained pieces that make you scratch your head as you ponder the meaning. Definitely not for everyone, most people will really hate it and feel revolted by it. But if you love Lynch and you like weird movies, this is going to satisfy you for awhile.

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purplecheetah98
Dec 03, 2019

Absolutely bizarre

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Jer40
Jun 07, 2018

The classic that, along with "El Topo", helped create the midnight/cult movie genre!

David Lynch's mysterious brand of visual/psychological existential horror/comedy started here. His earlier shorts didn't quite have the blacker-than-black comedy come to fruition until "Eraserhead".

Yeah, it's weird. Yeah, it's slow. Yeah, it's a bit harsh on the senses. If you wanted something "easy", go find a "weird" movie like "Forrest Gump" to be entertained.

There are two types of people who watch movies: Those who purely want an escape and to be entertained, and those who, in addition to those aspects, want to be challenged and possibly learn something from the experience. Neither path is correct or wrong; I think it's far more worthwhile to take in movies for everything they can possibly give to you, however.

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RoyalJellyIII
Jan 04, 2018

David Lynch creates a unique cinematic world in his first full length film- one that is disturbing and bizarre- and yet it parallels our own in many ways. This movie isn't for everyone- but that doesn't mean that this film isn't a classic- IT IS A CLASSIC! I'm not sure when the term " slow " began being used to describe films that have a different pace from the split second attention span/ bon bon films that have become standard fare for most people nowadays- but " slow " isn't a catch all term that can be slapped on anything that doesn't fit certain aesthetic criteria- ie. what is considered to be " normal ".

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yumsushi
Dec 24, 2017

It's quite amazing how little Lynch has evolved as a director over the years and how overrated his nonsensical work continues to be.

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breemu
Jul 21, 2017

Weird, but compelling.

ArapahoeElena Jun 24, 2017

David Lynch at his David Lynch-iest. Our protagonist navigates relationships with self and others in a strange, dystopian-looking world. Shot over several years and with minimal dialogue, this movie is an unnerving classic of the genre and very thought provoking, to say the least.

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lantz45
Jun 01, 2017

This is a nightmare - revolting - very sad - emotionally hurtful - true horror - taboo - macabre - complete with an unlikable protagonist - violates all moral expectations - a Dance of Death - 1/2 star because it is a well executed Black comedy/Cringe comedy!

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booksmile
Aug 18, 2016

What's going on? Ewwww. Slow and disturbing and disgusting. Someone must have had ongoing nightmares and decided to make a movie about them.

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ogonczyk19
Apr 21, 2015

Perhaps the only truly surrealistic film in the history of the world cinema.

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