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Inland Empire Comes to Criterion on Blu-Ray

New edition announced in time for March Flash Sale

The Criterion Collection has announced the arrival of Inland Empire on Blu-Ray. The 2006 David Lynch psychological thriller has a new 4K-restored version of his first digitally shot film. The release has 75 minutes of new footage. Also included are bonus features highlighted by an actors’ conversation between longtime David Lynch collaborators Laura Dern & Kyle McLachlan. Set in Hollywood, Inland Empire takes an actress (and the audience) through a nightmarish gauntlet of the macabre and surreal.

Criterion lists this set of special features for the release:

  • New HD digital master, made from the 4K restoration supervised by director David Lynch, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed stereo soundtracks, newly remastered by Lynch and original rerecording mixers Dean Hurley and Ron Eng
  • Two films from 2007, LYNCH (one) and LYNCH2, by blackANDwhite, the makers of David Lynch: The Art Life
  • New conversation between actors Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan
  • More Things That Happened, seventy-five minutes of extra scenes
  • Ballerina, a 2007 short film by Lynch
  • Reading by Lynch of excerpts from Room to Dream, his 2018 book with critic Kristine McKenna
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Excerpts from Richard A. Barney’s book David Lynch: Interviews

That isn’t the only news for David Lynch fans. Those wishing to discover or re-visit his surrealist storytelling with odes to 1940s noir and 1950s melodrama can do so at the Criterion Collection website. Criterion has announced their March flash sale, selling all in-stock films for 50% off (until Noon EST March 22nd). David Lynch has many films in the collection including Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Dr. (2001), Inland Empire (2006), and the 2016 documentary based on him David Lynch: The Art Life.

David Lynch's oscar campaign
David Lynch campaigns for Laura Dern and Inland Empire

Criterion also has an opportunity for David Lynch fans new and old to watch/rewatch his films. On their Criterion Channel streaming service for the month of April, they will be curating and featuring the films of David Lynch.

Visit for more information of purchasing the films of David Lynch or subscribing to the Criterion Channel to stream his film next month.

Written by Seth Lamey

Film Studies graduate from Winona State University. Cinema management experience and multimedia film criticism/analysis work.

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