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Average of 237 ratings: 3.3 Stars

1977 M Contains Violence.

From auteur David Lynch comes this nightmarish classic in which a young man living in an industrial wasteland comes to grips with parenthood. Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) inhabits a surreal world rife with grotesque characters and bizarre creatures, not the least of which is his own child, a hideously deformed, squalling aberration. A study in the macabre, this early film features the arresting imagery and dark humor characteristic of Lynch's work.

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85 minutes

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Widescreen 1.85:1
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Feature-length interview with David Lynch on the making of the film

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3 by Sehrah

This film is unsettling to its core.

It's its own weird kind of amazing that will stick with you for a very long time.


This is NOT the film you make your friends watch... Read more

5 by mortiis28

Two words seems to sum up this artistic peice of cinema more than anything else can - DAVID LYNCH.

If you have never seen anything of his before, see it before you see this. This was his first... Read more

4 by dvd-ite

I am not pretentious film people. But I am an artist and I enjoyed it.

Early Lynch. A strange and slow moving film that is clever with its pop culture references (for the time it was made) and... Read more

0.5 by slinger

I don't know what is worse the film or the pretentious tripe called reviews for this film. Lynch must have been on seriously bad drugs when he made this travesty of a film. Half way through you'll just... Read more

3.5 by Psy

Very strange and very Lynch. I suspect that, in part, Lynch was living out his own fears and obessions through this movie. It could be about so many things: postapocalypic worlds, fears of parenthood... Read more

4 by jlpetterson

Lynch has enchanted and thrilled us ever since this, his first full-length feature film which has since become a cult phenomenon. And rightly so. While not easy to watch, it is stunning. Lynch's cinematography... Read more