Posted Thu Jan 4, 2024 at 10:33 AM PST by Tom Landy
The 2022 documentary focused on David Lynch's cinematic inspiration from The Wizard of Oz will be getting a Janus Contemporaries Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection on March 19.
The themes, images, and cultural vernacular of Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz continue to haunt David Lynch’s filmography—from his early short The Alphabet to his recent television series Twin Peaks: The Return. Arguably, no filmmaker has so consistently drawn inspiration—consciously or unconsciously—from a single work. Is Lynch trapped in the Land of Oz? If so, what can we learn about his body of work by taking a closer look at how it intersects and communicates with that legendary fantasy? In turn, what do Lynch’s films have to say about the enduring resonance of one of America’s most beloved classics? Through six distinct perspectives, Alexandre O. Philippe’s Lynch/Oz helps us reexperience and reinterpret The Wizard of Oz by way of David Lynch, delivering new appreciations of both.
The Blu-ray release will include Meet the Filmmakers, a new interview with director Alexandre O. Philippe and a trailer.
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