WILD AT HEART: COLLECTOR’S EDITION REVIEWED
“Wild at Heart” is one of those movies that grew on me. When I was a kid entering middle school, Twin Peaks was what all of the smart kids watched. Did we understand a damn minute of it? No. We thought it was a cop show about the guy from Dune loving pie. Being the overachiever, I wound up trying to watch more material by Lynch. That means making a double feature taped off HBO VHS of Dune and Wild at Heart. I watched Dune a lot and watched Wild at Heart in utter confusion.
David Lynch fans all have their favorite movies. Some enjoy Elephant Man or Blue Velvet. Others really enjoy Fire Walk with Me. By 1999, I was head over heels in adoration for Wild at Heart. I didn’t love it like I loved a Star Wars or Coen Brothers movie. This was a piece of surreal art that made me want to understand more films like it. Over the years, I would read papers about the Wizard of Oz imagery. Hell, I saw a University Press piece about Cousin Del. It seemed that forever, every single film nerd had a boner for this movie.
Then, it faded around the time Inland Empire hit. Lynch fell out among the movie nerds, as they looked to the moderns and vintage fellows who dabbled in the bizarre. All the while, I wondered…what’s so hard to understand about a man, his love and his snakeskin jacket? This is a Juvenile Delinquent movie about identity crises, surviving abuse and redefining family in the modern era. But, it’s handled by an artist with white trash aesthetic and the purest of hearts. Wild at Heart remains one of the best films of the 1990s and you need to check out this new release.
- NEW Interview With Novelist Barry Gifford
- Extended And Deleted Scenes (76 Minutes)
- Love, Death, Elvis And Oz: The Making Of Wild At Heart
- Dell’s Lunch Counter: Extended Interviews
- Specific Spontaneity: Focus On David Lynch
- Lynch On The DVD Process
- Original 1990 Making Of EPK
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Image Gallery
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1