Inland Empire [Blu-ray]
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Criterion sets up a new interview with Laura Dern, conducted by Kyle MacLachlan, to further cover the film's unorthodox beginnings and unusual shoot. She is both Nikki and the character she plays in the film Sue Blue, alongside Justin Theroux’s Devon as her lead; her Polish husband is concerned about possible infidelity as the film’s director (played by Jeremy Irons) proceeds. So kann man diesen Film und alle Filme in diesem Film vielleicht nicht verstehen, aber sicher erfühlen.
The image is presented in 1080p and despite the source material being shot with a digital handheld Sony camera (not exactly the best in image definition) the picture and sound are truly captivating and immersive; High Definition brings an all-new dimension for the movie; very little grain, great colour depth and detailed contours that perfectly renders the onirical visions shown on screen. It is, however, full of inventiveness and dream logic that defies description but remains seared into the memory. Studiocanal have announced they are set to give David Lynch‘s mysterious and enigmatic film Inland Empire a re-release in Cinemas later this month. The plot itself, highly confusing actually, sometimes feels nothing else but an excuse for Lynch's pleasure to showcase his most loved elements; double identities, dancing women, stroboscopic lights, scary glares, smoke and anything included in his Manual of the Weird, but is indeed a great example of self-celebrative cinema; a resume of Lynch's journey through filmmaking; not pretentious at all but a dazzling and unexpected essay of its own. Don’t be put off with the seeming confusion and try to grasp it as a typical linear story - just let it soak into your awareness and absorb into your sub conscious, and that part of you which ‘knows’, as it will have an effect.
Inland Empire stars frequent Lynch collaborators Laura Dern and Justin Theroux, as well as Jeremy Irons, Karolina Gruszka and the late, great Harry Dean Stanton, and follows: Nikki (Dern), a once-celebrated actress who lands the lead role in a film by director Kingsley Stewart (Irons) alongside co-star Devon (Theroux). surround DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed stereo soundtracks, newly remastered by Lynch and original rerecording mixers Dean Hurley and Ron Eng (so you can hear that terrifying sound design in crisp, ear-splitting quality).
These two things would meet because, as he explains, he spent all this time building his site only to realize anyone could get through it in a few hours (if that), pushing him to make digital shorts to be hosted on the site. Inland Empire" es, casi con toda probabilidad, la película de David Lynch más radical y personal del director norteamericano. Having built his career as both an actor and director of silent cinema with comedic short films starring his wildly popular Little Tramp character, Charles Chaplin confounded audiences when he followed up his first feature, The Kid, with a serious melodrama—sans the Tramp! That's kind of fun, but the really inexcusable thing about Studio Canal using their old subtitle files rather than either the original US subs or the new-and-improved subs that Criterion has advertised is that the film's opening sequence once again lacks a crucial subtitle that has always been there in US theatrical and DVD releases of the film, but has been absent from the UK releases. That was certainly a problem with "Lost Highway" which did include an actual 4K disc in the US Criterion edition.Die Abtreibung in Eraserhead, der Mord in Lost Highway oder die verschmähte Liebe in Mulholland Drive. This reaches its apex in the film’s second hour, where a sense of confusion and lack of pace seriously tests the patience. The story focuses on Nicki Grace (a bold and fabulous Laura Dern), an actress who is about to shoot the biggest role of her career alongside Hollywood leading man Devon Berk (Justin Theroux). Yet, the documentary is more focused on providing a portrait of Lynch rather than any “making-of,” so it’s not as insightful in this area as it could be.
By far the best of these is Lynch One, an 85-minute documentary about Lynch and the filming of Inland Empire. Personally I enjoy these movies in much the same way as I might enjoy the lyrics to a Bob Dylan song, or looking at an abstract painting: you may not be sure you quite 'get' it, but it can still be an interesting and enjoyable experience. Again, it ends up being disappointingly brief compared to other excerpts from these recordings, but it's still a fun listen.Next up is a very short, 6 minute interview shot in 2006, where Lynch offers brief thoughts on Inland Empire and his previous work. A brand new 4K restoration of David Lynch’s 2006 surrealist masterwork starring Laura Dern in one of her finest roles. Personalmente, no he podido comprobar esta cuestión pues no dispongo de ninguna edición en DVD de la película para poder realizar la comparación. While sharper, it retains its digital video grain without the smeary and sometimes harsh overlit look it had before.