A car on Mulholland drive gets into an accident and everyone inside it dies except for a woman. Completely desorientated she wanders off and enters an appartment where the owner just left upon her arrival. The next day the owner’s niece, Betty, arrives and finds the woman in the shower. She believes it’s a friend of her aunt but she soon finds out that the woman, called Laura, in fact has amnesia. She doesn’t remember a thing but her bag contains a blue key and a lot of money.
The two women start to bond and decide to find out what happened and who Laura actually is.
Sound and Vision:
Mulholland Drive dates from 2001 and has been cleaned up a bit for this Blu-ray release. The dreamy atmosphere is shown through a rather soft look at times but overall the image is decent with dynamic colors, good level of depth and only minor filmgrain present.
The DTS-HD soundtrack has a strong preference for the front channels but does at times open up the sound towards the rear. The subwoofer also gets its piece of the action but don’t expect a blockbuster action track.
– Introduction by Thierry Jousse
– In the blue box
– On the road to Mulholland Drive
– Back to Mulholland Drive
If you look at the total span of the extras (almost two hours) you would think you get a lot of value, but you’re wrong. Just like the movie the extras are weird and don’t really contain a lot of information that gives you much insight.
That David Lynch has some weird ideas is well-known. Plenty of people have seen Twin Peaks and the strange twists in the story there. Well, Mulholland Drive starts off as a rather dark thriller and ends up with a similar twist that will leave you with a feeling of “WTF!?”. Yup, after two and a half hours of watching, I had no clue what the movie was about.
Lynch manages to keep you interested all the time, but in the end leaves you with more questions than answers and that can be frustrating. However, fans of Lynch’s work will be happy to see this one finally arriving on Blu-ray and we can say without any problem that the transfer was done quite good and that the extras are in line with the movie: they don’t give much answers and are good to waste your time with.