Back in 1990, David Lynch had conquered pop culture. After years of being a cult filmmaker with Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, Lynch became a name your mother asked you about. Why? Because Twin Peaks altered TV watching. He brought his special touch of weirdness to primetime and people wanted to know who killed Laura Palmer. But he didn’t forget cinema as Wild At Heart proved he could bring his magic touch to material that wouldn’t get past a broadcast network censor. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Lynch (using the novel by Barry Gifford) created a world where Nic Cage ruled with his fashion statement, “This is a snakeskin jacket! And for me it’s a symbol of my individuality, and my belief… in personal freedom.” Now Wild Heart is getting a proper Blu-ray release with an interview with Giffords and over an hour of extended and deleted scenes from Shout! Factory as part of their Shout Select line. The Blu-ray comes out May 22, but if you order director from Shoutfactory.com, you’ll get the disc and a poster two weeks early. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
“This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.” – Lula Fortune
Virtuoso filmmaker David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet) brings his singular vision to the screen once more with Wild At Heart, an incendiary tale of love, violence and snakeskin jackets.
Adapted from the novel by Barry Gifford, Wild At Heart stars Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) and Laura Dern (Inland Empire, Jurassic Park) as Sailor and Lula, a pair of young lovers on the run from Lula’s mother Marietta (Dern’s real-life mother Diane Ladd, in an Academy Award®-nominated role). Sailor and Lula’s journey takes them into the dark heart of America, where dangers and temptations lurk … and where only their love can truly protect them. But even their all-consuming passion may not withstand the sinister presence of Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe in an unforgettable performance).
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
Tags: David Lynch, Nic Cage, Shout Select, Wild at Heart