Blue Velvet 1986
Written and directed by David Lynch (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive), Blue Velvet is a powerful and hallucinatory film that documents a young man's coming of age against a backdrop of perversion, sadomasochism, and violence. This is a film that delves into the black side of human nature in a way that few films have ever accomplished. It's a film that will stay with you—like the stuttery twitch-memories of a nightmare—long after its end credits scroll. Blue Velvet is about the moral rot underlying the American Dream.

College student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) discovers a human ear in a field. He contacts detective John Williams (George Dickerson), hoping that he would assist him in his search for the owner of the ear, but is quickly told to keep his mouth shut.

Together with the detective's daughter, Sandy (Laura Dern), Jeffrey launches his own investigation. Soon after, he meets the beautiful night club singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini), who often sees a drug-addicted loner (Dennis Hopper) who loves hurting people. Without realizing, Jeffrey quickly gets sucked up in a dangerous world where everyone has something to hide and life is cheap.


Director: David Lynch
Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Country: USA
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

BD50, 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 02:00:31 | 46.5 Gb + 14.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:

The Lost Footage - presented here is a rather substantial collection of deleted scenes and alternate takes that were gathered by David Lynch. In English, not subtitled. (54 min, 1080p).

"Blue Velvet" Revisited - this archival program was created by German filmmaker Peter Braatz who was invited to document the production of Blue Velvet in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1985. The program, which is described as a "meditation on a movie", features plenty of raw footage as well as various archival materials (Super 8 footage, photographs, and audio recordings), as well as original music by Cult with No Name, Tuxedomoon, and John Foxx. In English, with optional English SDH subtitles. (89 min, 1080p).

Room to Dream - presented here is an audio recording of David Lynch reading from Room to Dream, the book he coauthored with Kristine McKenna in 2018. In English, not subtitled. (19 min, 1080p).

Interviews -

1. • Angelo Badalamenti - in this video interview, composer Angelo Badalamenti discusses different stages of his career, as well as his involvement with Blue Velvet and the conception of its soundtrack. Also, there are some very interesting comments about the type of work he did with Isabella Rossellini and David Lynch's enthusiastic reception of his music. The interview was conducted in 2017. In English, not subtitled. (16 min, 1080p).

2. • It's a Strange World - this new documentary takes a closer look at the genesis of Blue Velvet. Included in it are clips from brand new interviews with props technician Shaw Burney, makeup supervisor Jeff Goodwin, second assistant director Ian Woolf, filmmaker Peter Braatz (Blue Velvet Revisited), extras and casting supervisor Mark Fincannon, and steadicam operator Dan Kneece, amongst others. The documentary also visits some of the locations where key sequences from the film were shot. It was produced in 2019. In English, not subtitled. (16 min, 1080p).

Mysteries of Love - in this archival documentary, different cast and crew members recall their contributions to Blue Velvet and interactions with David Lynch. Amongst them are: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, Dennis Hopper, producer Fred Caruso, and cinematographer Frederick Elmes. Also included are clips from vintage interviews with David Lynch. In English, not subtitled. (71 min, 1080i).

Test Chart - vintage testing footage done before the shooting of different sequences from Blue Velvet. With music. (2 min, 1080p).

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