“It’s like the song ‘Amazing Grace.’ The footage was lost but now it’s found.” – David Lynch
IT’S STILL A STRANGE WORLD…
25 YEARS LATER
David Lynch’s Modern Day Masterpiece Debuts On Blu-ray November 8
With Over 50 Minutes Of Never-Before-Seen Lost Footage
LOS ANGELES (September 14, 2011) – From the mind of David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, “Twin Peaks”) comes a visionary story so startling, so provocative, so mysterious that it will open your eyes to a world you have never seen before. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the anniversary of a groundbreaking American cinema classic when the BLUE VELVET: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION makes its curtain call on Blu-ray November 8. For the first time ever, fans will see over 50 minutes of deleted scenes from the film, thought to have been lost for the past 25 years, with a transfer and color correction supervised by Lynch himself.
Beneath the surface of small-town serenity lies a dark domain where innocence dare not tread and unpredictability is the norm. It is the haunting realm of BLUE VELVET. In this “shocking, deeply disturbing, startling mixture of the heartfelt and the horrific” (Newsweek), clean-cut Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”) realizes his Mayberry-like hometown is not-so-normal when he discovers a human ear in a field. His investigation catapults him into an alluring, erotic murder mystery involving a disturbed nightclub singer (Isabella Rossellini, Death Becomes Her) and a drug-addicted sadist (Dennis Hopper, Speed). Soon, Jeffrey is led deeper into their depraved existence past the point of no return.
Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Directing (Lynch) and a Golden Globe® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Hopper), BLUE VELVET features brilliant supporting performances from Laura Dern (Wild at Heart), Dean Stockwell (“Quantum Leap”), Hope Lange (Peyton Place) and David Lynch mainstay Jack Nance (Eraserhead).
Fans of Lynch’s filmmaking may also enjoy his solo debut as a musical artist, Crazy Clown Time, which is due out November 8 from Sunday Best Recordings / PIAS in America. Lynch produced and wrote the album’s 14 original songs, which spotlight him on guitar and vocals. Critics are already buzzing about the collection of dark and quirky pop, which is available on CD and LP as well as digitally.
BLUE VELVET: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Blu-ray Special Features
Over 50 minutes of never-before-seen Lost Footage
A Few Outtakes
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BLUE VELVET: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Blu-ray (Catalogue #123887)
Street Date: November 8, 2011
Pre-book Date: October 12, 2011
Screen Format: 16:9
Audio: English 5.1 DTS – HD
Subtitles: English for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 2:00 hours
Closed Captioned: Yes