Home Entertainment Guide: October 2022 | TV/Streaming

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Special features
Behind the scenes featurettes:
Lifting the Veil: History
The Wedding Party: Cast
Until death do us part: design
Deleted and extended scenes, including an alternate ending
Outtakes & glitches

“Lost Highway” (criterion)

I remember when Lost Highway was released a quarter century ago between the success of Twin Peaks and Mulholland Dr. that it was viewed as a disappointment, even for David Lynch fans. Like many of his works, critical acclaim has increased over the years, and it’s a film I find richer and more intriguing each time I get a chance to watch it. From now on, all viewings of this twisted gem will be through a fantastic 4K upgrade of the Lost Highway Criterion Edition. Co-written by Lynch and the great Barry Gifford, it’s the story of a musician (Bill Pullman) I couldn’t even get my head around. Patricia Arquette and Robert Blake co-star with Pullman, who is then replaced by Balthazar Getty, who lives a completely different life. Lynch plays with mood and suspense here rather than narrative, and this film etches itself into your psyche in a way that is destined to make you uncomfortable. The Criterion Edition is a must-have, even for the casual Lynch fan.

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Special features
New 4K digital restoration supervised and approved by director David Lynch with new 5.1 surround DTS HD master audio soundtrack
Alternative uncompressed stereo audio track
For the 4K UHD Edition: A 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch, a 1997 feature-length documentary directed by Toby Keeler and starring Lynch and his collaborators Angelo Badalamenti, Peter Deming, Barry Gifford, Mary Sweeney and others, along with footage from the set of Lost Highway
Lynch and critic Kristine McKenna read excerpts from their 2018 book Room to Dream
Archival interviews with Lynch and actors Patricia Arquette, Bill Pullman, and Robert Loggia
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: Excerpts from an interview with Lynch from filmmaker/author Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch

“Top Gun: Maverick”

It’s hard to believe, but it’s also undeniably true: in 2022, Mr. Tom Cruise will be the biggest movie star alive. Relying on himself and his fan base, the legendary actor kept Top Gun: Maverick despite pressure from the studio to release it in a streaming form during the pandemic. He knew Top Gun fans would come when the time came, but little did Cruise know it would become the biggest film of his career, grossing $1.5 billion worldwide. I have a shocking confession to make: after a summer of personal setbacks that left me with almost no time to go to the theater, I haven’t seen it yet. I usually wait until I’ve seen myself to write something in this column, but it only came in this week and I wanted to make sure readers know it’s out there so they can get their own copy . I have a feeling a lot of people will. (And maybe I’ll come back and share my critical thoughts after the weekend, but the truth is you know whether or not you want to add this one to your collection. I’m basically the last person on earth to see it. )


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