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[Place of publication not identified] : Absurda, [2014].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
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2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. 
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[Place of publication not identified] : Absurda, [2014].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: New 4K digital restoration; Short films (with introductions by David Lynch): Six men getting sick (1967, 1 min. film loop), The alphabet (1968, 4 min.), The grandmother (1970, 34 min.), The amputee (1974, 5/4 min.), Premonitions following an evil deed (1995, 58 sec.); TV calibration; Trailer. Disc 2: 1979 (interview with director David Lynch and cinematographer Frederick Elmes shot by filmmaker Tom Christie); 1982 (trailer for Eraserhead produced by twins Douglas Brian Martin and Steven M. Martin, with cinematography by Frederick Elmes); 1988 (director David Lynch and actor Jack Nance take a drive to one of the locations for Eraserhead in this excerpt from an episode of the French television program Cinéma de notre temps, recorded in 1988 and broadcast April 23, 1993); 1997 (footage featuring director David Lynch, actors Jack Nance and Charlotte Stewart and director's assistant Catherine Coulson revisiting locations for the film, interviewed by Toby Keeler); 2001 (85 min. documentary about the making of the film made by David Lynch in 2001); 2014 (interviews with director's assistant Catherine Coulson, actors Charlotte Stewart and Judith Anna Roberts, and cinematographer Frederick Elmes). Booklet features an interview with Lynch from filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley's 1997 book Lynch on Lynch.
Creation/Production Credits
Camera and lighting, Frederick Elmes & Herbert Cardwell ; sound, Alan R. Splet & David Lynch ; edited by David Lynch ; Lady in the radiator song composed and sung by Peter Ivers ; pipe organ by "Fats" Waller.
John Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near, V. Phipps-Wilson.
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.
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DVD format, NTSC, region 1, widescreen 16x9, 1.85:1 presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.

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