Lynch appeared on Morning Becomes Eclectic earlier this week and spilled the beans on an upcoming Blue Velvet Blu-ray release. Most interesting is that the Deleted Scenes that were thought to have been destroyed have been found!!! Here is an excerpt from the interview:
JB: Another question from Twitter was regarding the upcoming, I guess there is a Blu Ray edition of Blue Velvet, and the question was are there any special features or have you done anything different for that edition?
DL: Man oh man. You know, there is a thing called b-negative, or outtakes, or lifts, that don’t make it into the film. And in the old days, those things sat around and maybe became dangerously close to being tossed away. Then the internet comes, and people want to see deleted scenes and things like this, so those things become more and more valuable.
So, one day I looked into seeing where the lifts were because some of these scenes on their own would be beautiful to see again. So I find out that Dino, the producer, doesn’t know where they are. They’ve gone. His company went bankrupt, it was taken over by another company, and then it was sold to other companies. No one knew where they were, they were gone. So depressing.
Lately, those have been found. Somewhere up in Seattle. It’s incredible. I’m seeing stuff I thought was gone forever. And hopefully some of those scenes (some of them aren’t worth putting back together) will end up on the new Blu Ray. We did a 5.1 a while back and it was horrible. And now Dean and I did a new one and it is so thick and beautiful. It’s the mix, but it’s 5.1 killer beauty.
Read or listen to the whole interview here.
Update: Also of note theDigitalBits reported in December that Blue Velvet would be released in early 2011 by MGM and that France will see it in February, so it is possible that the Deleted Scenes could be released in France first.
Check out stills of the Deleted Scenes below: