David Lynch's surreal "Mulholland Drive," which has quietly gone on to scoop a big share of the 2001's critics' prizes, will make its way to DVD on April 9, according to the DVDfile.com website.
The dark, surreal film -- about the adventures of an ingenue actress from small-town Ontario in Los Angeles's underworld -- has earned Lynch his highest praise in years.
DVDfile.com said the disc won't come with any special supplements, but will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound. Production notes, filmographies, and the advertising trailer will also be included.
The National Society of Film Critics and New York Film Critics Circle named "Mulholland Drive" best film, and the former presented star Naomi Watts with the prize for best actress. The National Board Of Review selected Watts as the year's best "breakthrough" performance.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Toronto Film Critics Association both named Lynch best director, and the Online Movie Critics Society Awards lauded Watts as best actress and best breakthrough performance, hailed Lynch as best director, composer Angelo Badalamenti for best score, and tied with "Memento" for best film.
Lynch won best director at the Cannes Film Festival, in a tie with Joel and Ethan Coen (for "The Man Who Wasn't There'). The film also earned four AFI Film Award nominations: movie of the year, best director (Lynch), best female actor (Naomi Watts), and best composer (Angelo Badalamenti).
The Golden Globes nominated the film for best director, best drama picture, best score, and best screenplay. Director of photography Peter Deming was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for best cinematography. He was also nominated for Cameraimage's Golden Frog award.
The Boston Society of Film Critics named "Mulholland Drive" best picture and Lynch best director, while Watts was declared runner-up for best actress. Watts won the Las Vegas Film Critics Society and San Diego Film Critics Society awards for best supporting actress.