Eraserhead

Eraserhead

DVD - 2001
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A nightmarish collage of images which blends the grotesque and the absurd, the deeply disturbing and the darkly humorous. Henry is the nerdish central character who lives in a squalid apartment with a strange girl and their monstrous baby. The extraordinary special effects create an eerie, dream-like world with a logic all its own.
Publisher: [England?] : Absurda, c2001
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc ([85 min.]) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Eraserhead DVD 2000

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TheeAvebury
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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danmatt
Sep 08, 2017

...everything is fine...

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breemu
Jul 21, 2017

Weird, but compelling.

AL_ELENA 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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Delta
May 28, 2015

One of the strangest movies I have ever seen. Now it's a a cult classic.

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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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1aa
Apr 11, 2015

A boring, slow and strange tale; the symbolism is somewhat obscure, and some of the special effects are crude.

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Monolith
Nov 09, 2013

Mr. X: "Well Henry, what do you know?" Henry Spencer: "Oh, I don't know much of anything."

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Monolith
Nov 09, 2013

Mr. X: "I thought I heard a stranger. We've got chicken tonight. Strangest damn things. They're man made. Little damn things. Smaller than my fist. But they're new. Hi, I'm Bill." Henry Spencer: "Hello there. I'm Henry." Mrs. X: "Henry works at LaPelle's Factory." Mr. X: "Oh. Printing's your business? Plumbing's mine. For thirty years now. I've watched this neighborhood change from pastures to the hell-hole it is now!" Mary X: "Dad!" Mrs. X: "Bill!" Mr. X: "I put every damn pipe in this neighborhood. People think that pipes grow in their homes. But they sure as hell don't! Look at my knees! Look at my knees!!"

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