Mulholland Drive: 4K restoration for David Lynch’s masterpiece

Mulholland Drive - 4K restoration
StudioCanal and Criterion; Krzysztof Domaradzki

Lynch is piloting a reissue of the film for its 20th anniversary.

For its 20 years, the enigmatic surrealist and iconic drama of David Lynch Mulholland Drive, often considered one of his best films, gets a facelift with a new version restored in 4K.

Signed StudioCanal and Criterion and supervised by Lynch himself, this restoration is accompanied by a collector’s box and several theatrical releases in France and Germany.

When David Lynch didn’t want to explain Mulholland Drive: “I don’t like to dwell too much on the meaning of things …”

Thus, first presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 in the selection of Cannes Classics (20 years after the victory of the filmmaker, who received the prize for the best staging ex-aequo with The Barber des Frères Coen), this new version of David Lynch’s masterpiece will be released in 4K-UHD and Blu-ray in December: the video release is dated December 8, while theatrical release will be specified later. .

This restoration, supervised by the filmmaker, was started in 2016 by Criterion, before being completed a few months before Cannes thanks to the active help of the director, who accompanied the teams during the calibration process. The goal of this reissue? “Offering the public every detail they can get from the cinema version on a new edition armed with Dolby Vision technology. This new version therefore offers more detail than ever before” explains StudioCanal.

In December, moviegoers will therefore be able to enjoy a complete set of the film and find Naomi Watts in the double role of Betty / Diane, as well as Laura Harring, Justin Theroux and Melissa George.

This set consists of two 4K-UHD and Blu-ray discs including the bonuses of the 2017 Blu-ray edition, in Dolby Vision (2h27). The exclusive book featuring Anna Smith’s essay Gender, Identity, and Shattered Dreams: The Women of Mulholland Drive and Notes on Mulholland Drive by David Jenkins are also part of the package, as well as postcards and two posters, including the new visual by Krzysztof Domaradzki and the original poster.

A new restored version that should appeal to fans as it appealed to David Lynch, who was “very proud of the restoration work carried out”.

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