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The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)

A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.

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The Amputee (1974)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A double leg amputated woman sits and writes a long meandering letter while her ineffective nurse attempts to attend to her stumps.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch
The Alphabet (1968)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Peggy Lynch
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting.

Director: David Lynch
Les Français vus par (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1988, the Figaro magazine asked to a few famous directors a series of short movies, to celebrate the 10 years of the revue. The thematic : The French seen by - The movies have been released for the French revolution bicentenary.

Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Golchan, Jack Nance
DumbLand (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A series of 5-minute line animations (drawn in the rough style and with the minimalist plots of David Lynch's The Angriest Dog in the World comic strip) featuring an angry and violent Neanderthal, and his family and neighbors.

Stars: David Lynch
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Laura Dern, Nicolas Cage, Julee Cruise
Rabbits (2002)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Scott Coffey, Rebekah Del Rio, Laura Harring
Darkened Room (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

John's struggle to get out of a locked room with a sinister secret inside.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jordan Ladd, Etsuko Shikata, Cerina Vincent
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Man approaches a Women in a field.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Fisk, Peggy Lynch
Absurda (2007)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A journey into absurdity.

Director: David Lynch
Eraserhead Stories (Video 2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The enduring hope that humanity may or may not persevere. A tale of love and abandonment.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch, Jack Nance
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Jeffe Alperi ...
Policeman ("Lumiere and Company") (archive footage)
Robert Chadwick ...
Father ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
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Amputee ("The Amputee") (archive footage)
Eddy Dixon ...
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Rick Guillory ...
Howdy ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Gun Twirler ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Policeman
Stan Lothridge ...
Policeman ("Lumiere and Company") (archive footage)
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Himself - Narrator
Peggy Lynch ...
Girl ("The Alphabet") (archive footage)
Virginia Maitland ...
Mother ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
Dorothy McGinnis ...
Grandmother ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
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Pete ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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This collection of David Lynch's short films cover the first 29 years of his career. Each film is given a special introduction by the director himself. His earliest underground films Six Figures Getting Sick (1966), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970) and The Amputee (1974) are showcased as well as two requisitioned works well into his successful career The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) and his addition for Lumière and Company (1995). Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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Completely disappointing collection of "rarities"...
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so excited when I discovered this was available! I couldn't wait to see it. What a waste of energy! It's kind of like that rarities CD by your favorite band you found in the back of the rack at your local music store. Being a hard core fan you were certain that it was a valuable discovery. But once you heard it it became obvious why these dogs never made it onto a real album. This DVD is only recommended for 'completionists' who must have everything Lynch has done. "Six Men Getting Sick" is somewhat visually interesting but short and repetitive. It lacks the power of Lynch's later work "The Grandmother" is quite simply an immature work. It's tedious and looks like a student film. But it was the 70's...It's interesting only if you hope to psychoanalyze the director. But you can see, briefly, the seeds of some of his trademark images and sounds. "The Alpahabet" is forgettable (No really! I can't remember this one at all!) "The Amputee" is pointless. "The Cowboy and the Frenchman" is just plain silly. "Lumiere" is the only worthwhile one in the bunch. Without dialog Lynch tells a disturbing tale comparable with his best work. I had to watch this one several times. But it runs less than 2 minutes. Hardly worth the trouble of renting or buying the DVD.


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