Fred Madison, a saxophonist, is accused under mysterious circumstances of murdering his wife Renee. On death row, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton, leading a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred’s paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent.
Supervised by director David Lynch, this new digital transfer was created in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner from the 35 mm original camera negative. The near-field remaster of the original 5.1 soundtrack was made from the 35 mm magnetic track and mixsupervised by Lynch and rerecording mixer Ronald Eng.
United States, 1997, 134 minutes, rated R, Directed by David Lynch
“It looks fantastic, it has a wildly eclectic cast, and most of all, it’s pure, unadulterated Lynch.”– Stephen Silver, TILT MAGAZINE
“Beyond subversive and downright ahead of its time.”– Christopher Runyon, MOVIE MEZZANINE
“It's one of the downright spookiest films I've ever seen, and it gives me chills just to recall it.”– Jeffrey M. Anderson, COMBUSTIBLE CELLULOID
“Dark and disturbing, unrelenting and unsettling, gorgeously made, sizzlingly sensual yet coldly fatalist... “– Ray Pride, NEWCITY
“A deliciously delirious descent into [Lynch’s] own mental mise-en-scene. Lost Highway pushes the envelope of sight and sound, and merges these two most important elements of film into a hallucinatory orgy.”– Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“Behind ‘Mulholland Drive’ and ‘Blue Velvet,’ it's probably my favorite David Lynch film.”– Andy Klein, FILM WEEK (KPCC - NPR LOS ANGELES)