- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 25, 2008
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH) - Optional
- Interactive Features:
- 10-Part Multi-Angle Interview with David Lynch
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Patricia Arquette &
Natasha Gregson Wagner,
Giovanni Ribisi &
David Lynch &
Tom Sternberg &
Director of Photography:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I like to remember things my own way...How I remember them. Not necessarily the way they happened."
- Fred Madison (Bill Pullman)
Sight and Sound - 09/01/1997
"...A truly terrifying picture....It works on the evocation of unease through subtle sounds and blaring doom metal..."
USA Today - 02/21/1997
"...Titillating....Amusing Lynch trademarks abound..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/21/1997
"...Lynch displays his peerless gift for creeping us out with a minimum of means -- the sheer anticipation of horror..."
New York Times - 02/21/1997
"...Coolly ominous....[The film] constructs an intricate puzzle out of dream logic, lurid eroticism, violence, shifting identities and fierce intimations of doom..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/21/1997
"...Beautifully made....LOST HIGHWAY is best at creating a sense of unease....Lynch has put together some thoroughly spooky situations..."
Uncut - 03/01/2006
3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]ightmare visionary David Lynch slipped the moorings of conventional narrative altogether..."
Oddball auteur David Lynch takes viewers on another surreal journey in this highly enigmatic neo-noir. The story concerns a jazz musician (Bill Pullman) who is tormented by his cheating wife (Patricia Arquette), haunted by a spectral demon, and ultimately accused of his wife's brutal slaying, which he doesn't remember. Then "plot two" takes over as the musician switches roles with a mechanic who launches an affair with the seductive moll (Arquette again) of a dangerous gangster. Lynch leaves it up to the audience to connect the dots, which makes for a challenging, though exhilarating, motion picture.
Film Noir |
Love Triangle |
Switching Roles |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: February 21, 1997.
- Lynch introduces the LOST HIGHWAY screenplay with this statement: "A 21st-century noir horror film. A graphic investigation into parallel identity crises. A world where time is dangerously out of control. A terrifying ride down the lost highway."
- LOST HIGHWAY is Lynch and Barry Gifford's first effort writing an original screenplay together, although the pair has collaborated before. (Lynch adapted Gifford's WILD AT HEART and also filmed two Gifford teleplays for the HBO series HOTEL ROOM.)
Fred and Renee's house is actually one of Lynch's Los Angeles homes. Lynch also designed the furniture.