Summary: Wild At Heart is a film the understandably did and will continue to divide viewers, but one that for Lynch fans, remains thrilling, amusing and occasionally quite touching in its own strange way. The transfer on this Blu-ray release would seem to be comparable to those available in other territories, though the inclusion of all of the extras from MGM’s special edition DVD in addition to the isolated score and liner notes make this the one to go for.
Excerpt: I might as well just get this out the way: Wild at Heart is my favorite movie. As a man who likes his sex scorching, his violence graphic, and his profanity plentiful, no movie comes even close to delivering the things that I want per minute than this bizarro romance-fantasy from David Lynch ( Inland Empire ).
Excerpt: Wild at heart and weird on top. That's the world that Sailor (Nicolas Cage) and Lula (Laura Dern) are fighting to survive in director David Lynch's adaptation of Barry Gifford's book. Nearly every station on the radio is talking about death and destruction, gangsters and murderers seem to roam the street at will, and an ominous atmosphere hangs over everything, even in lonely desert towns far away from civilization.
Conclusion: David Lynch maybe doesn't seem to be a touchy-feely sort of guy, but if you look just beneath the frenetic surface of Wild at Heart , there's a fairly basic love story that plays out like a post-modernist take on an old Douglas Sirk melodrama. Despite its patent oddities, Wild at Heart is surprisingly sweet natured, if it's also just as (probably unsurprisingly) bizarre, surreal and downright strange. It's David Lynch--did you expect anything less?
Conclusion: And so the trend continues - we have another very good release of a classic David Lynch film that gets a Blu-ray release in a number of European markets but not in North America. However, unlike Inland Empire , Mulholland Drive , Lost Highway , Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and The Elephant Man , I have a very, very good feeling that Wild at Heart will appear on Blu-ray in North America in 2011. For those who cannot wait, the UK release is a very good alternative.