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Criterion bringing David Lynch's Eraserhead to Blu-ray in September

06.17.2014by: Kevin Woods

David Lynch fans are certainly getting a treat as of late. Last month we shared the news that Lynch's "Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery" will be coming to Blu-ray on July 29 (pre-order that badboy right HERE) and now Criterion has announced that Lynch's seminal 1977 first feature ERASERHEAD will be released on Criterion DVD and Blu-ray in September.

Criterion will be releasing ERASERHEAD on September 16 and the disc will come packed with some very cool extras. If you've never experienced this nightmare-inducing cult classic this new release will give you the perfect opportunity to remedy that.

Is it a nightmare or an actual view of a post-apocalyptic world? Set in an industrial town in which giant machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making noise that is inescapable, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, like all the others, appears to be abandoned. The lights flicker on and off, he has bowls of water in his dresser drawers, and for his only diversion he watches and listens to the Lady in the Radiator sing about finding happiness in heaven. Henry has a girlfriend, Mary X, who has frequent spastic fits. Mary gives birth to Henry's child, a frightening looking mutant, which leads to the injection of all sorts of sexual imagery into the depressive and chaotic mix.

The ERASERHEAD release will include a new 4K digital restoration of the film, a 2001 "Eraserhead" Stories documentary, a new high-definition restorations of six short films by Lynch including SIX FIGURES GETTING SICK (1966), THE ALPHABET (1968), THE GRANDMOTHER (1970), THE AMPUTEE, PART ONE and PART TWO (1974) and PREMONITIONS FOLLOWING AN EVIL DEED (1996), all of which include a video introductions by Lynch. Finally it will include new and archival interviews with cast and crew as well as the film's trailer.

ERASERHEAD stars Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, and Judith Roberts.

I'll most certainly be scooping this one up. I haven't revisited ERASERHEAD in many years but I remember being totally disturbed by it.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of Lynch's ERASERHEAD? Will you be picking this up on Blu-ray?

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