Being in Canada when the first Lost Highway DVD came out, I never imagined that it was a States-free release. And, since I didn't have the best home entertainment system in the late '90s, I never noticed the pan and scan. Just the mere fact that I didn't have to rewind it was good enough for me. But now, ten years later, Lost Highway is getting a new release -- one that isn't confined to the land of the maple leaf, and one that should screen well with its widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

However, there's a reason that I didn't include it as a feature on my post about new DVD releases -- it's still not that great. Sure, it isn't pan and scan, but is that really enough? After ten years and all this time, you'd think that there would be a release with some features and perks to make the disc worth it -- especially since the UK has a 2-disc edition.

DVD Beaver has an excellent comparison up about the myriad of Lost Highway discs to hit the various regions -- from aspect ratios and comparison screencaps to bitrate graphs. Where the UK release from 2006 has interviews with Lynch, Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, and Robert Loggia, plus some featurettes, this new North American release has... a keep case. Wait. There is, also, subtitles in English, Spanish, and French, so it has that over the old UK Cinema Club release. But, the review also states that the colors don't seem to mesh with the other releases.

All in all, it's not the greatest option for Lynch fans. If you're itching to have it on your shelves in any form, by all means, pick it up, but you might want to try for the UK version if you want something to really delight your inner, impatient fan.