Blue Velvet (Criterion)

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Blue Velvet (Criterion)

Postby Jerry Horne » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:45 pm

5/28/19

New 4K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, both supervised by director David Lynch

Alternate original stereo soundtrack

“Blue Velvet” Revisited, a feature-length meditation on the making of the film by Peter Braatz, filmed on-set during the production

The Lost Footage, fifty-one minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch

Mysteries of Love, a seventy-minute documentary from 2002 on the making of the film

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Re: Blue Velvet (Criterion)

Postby IcedOver » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:37 pm

Okay, but I'm not sure how much better it could look than the BD already out. They should release his four movies that don't have American BDs.
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Re: Blue Velvet (Criterion)

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:48 am

IcedOver wrote:Okay, but I'm not sure how much better it could look than the BD already out. They should release his four movies that don't have American BDs.


I thought the same thing, just as I did when Criterion announced FWWM. But I am glad to finally get a release of the Braatz documentary!
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Re: Blue Velvet (Criterion)

Postby Jerry Horne » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:15 pm

Mr. Reindeer wrote:
IcedOver wrote:Okay, but I'm not sure how much better it could look than the BD already out. They should release his four movies that don't have American BDs.


I thought the same thing, just as I did when Criterion announced FWWM. But I am glad to finally get a release of the Braatz documentary!


Agreed. That's the main draw here.
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Re: Blue Velvet (Criterion)

Postby AXX°N N. » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:34 am

IcedOver wrote:Okay, but I'm not sure how much better it could look than the BD already out. They should release his four movies that don't have American BDs.

I'm dying for a Lost Highway release. It's insane that it and Straight Story have no official releases since their bare-bones dvds...

On the bright side, the MGM bluray is a sort of odd man out in my collection. I dislike that it plays the movie right off the bat, and the packaging is very slight.

Also, I think it used the same print source as was used for their special edition DVDs. I believe I've seen others compare for instance that the deleted scenes look crisper because they were scanned more recently, with newer tech. So, it will be nice to have a much better archival-quality scan, and have it be much less weird that the deleted scenes aren't in better quality than the film itself.
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Re: Blue Velvet (Criterion)

Postby IcedOver » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:15 pm

AXX°N N. wrote:I'm dying for a Lost Highway release. It's insane that it and Straight Story have no official releases since their bare-bones dvds..


Yeah, if they're going to give it a transfer that is made for BD, that's probably worthwhile.

"Elephant Man" and "IE" also don't have U.S. BDs. The latter will probably come through Criterion, but the former probably not because it's a very studio film. "Straight Story" continues to be disrespected by Disney. They barely released it theatrically and haven't released it on BD. I wonder why they even picked up the rights to that beautiful movie. I wouldn't be surprised if Shout Factory did "Lost Highway". They do a lot of Universal movies, and I believe "Wild", which they put out, is currently a Universal property, as is "LH". They're as good as Criterion.
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Re: Blue Velvet (Criterion)

Postby AXX°N N. » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:31 pm

The advantage with Criterion is they can do fancy-schmancy new scans. The scan for the Wild at Heart BR by Shout is, I believe, the same scan as the Universal special edition DVD release, similar to Universal's last BV BR being the same scan as their most recent DVD release. At least Inland Empire had a great Lynch-produced DVD set, and Elephant Man a good release with extras (plus even more in the Lime Green set). I have no idea what the prospects are for anyone being able to negotiate the rights for Straight Story back from Disney, but I do know they're notoriously high sellers. There's probably better chance for On the Air or Hotel Room, given the fact that HBO & ABC might be willing to actually release themselves.
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