Blue Velvet…1986 USA crime mystery thriller by David Lynch just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray with new lost footage included in the extras, not restored to the film itself

Posted: 7 November, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Blu ray Special Footage exclusive amazon co uk Blue Velvet is a 1986 USA crime mystery thriller by David Lynch.
Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2014 High Fliers Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd November 2014

Thanks to Jon.

Note that Amazon have published a long running time as if this was some sort of Director’s Cut. This is misleading, the movie is the same running time as it has always been. Although extra material has been included, this is only as deleted scenes on the DVD extras. The extra material has not been restored to the film itself.

Lost Footage

Originally running a lot longer, Blue Velvetwas cut toapproximately two hours (120 minutes) for distribution. The missing footagewas put in storage and thought lost, until now. Some of the missing scenes are:

  • A couple of scenes at the college where Jeffrey attends which takes place during a dance where two of his friends are on the dance floor with him watching when another friend tells him he has a call from home and he learns about his father’s stroke and tells his roommate he has to leave immediately.
  • The hospital scene is longer with more dialogue with Jeffrey trying to communicate with his incapiated father in his hospital bed and talking to a doctor who explains his father’s condition.
  • A scene as Jeffrey’s home with the doctor giving Mrs. Beaumont an injection to calm her down over the stress of her husband’s plight.
  • Jeffrey having coffee with Mrs. Williams as he’s waiting to talk to Detective Williams about his find of the severed human ear. Jeffrey also meets Sandy for the first time at the house.
  • An extended scene of Jeffrey with Dorothy in her apartment after Frank Booth leaves and finding another severed human ear in the bathroom sink.
  • An argument between Jeffrey and Sandy over his continued obsession in the Dorothy Valens case.
  • A rooftop scene during Jeffrey’s second visit to Dorothy where she confides in him about her messed up life and wants to throw herself off the roof of the building. But Jeffrey stops her and they kiss for the first time.
  • A dinner scene where Jeffrey has dinner with Sandy and her parents where her boyfriend Mike joins them and grows suspicious at the table of the relationship between Sandy and Jeffrey.
  • A very surreal scene at the seedy nightclub “This Is It” where Frank and his three henchmen take Jeffrey and Dorothy through the dark, dimly lit place filled with topless waitresses, one of the lights her nipples on fire. Frank then beats up a man and throws him across a pool table for not fixing his jacket pockets for he “lost his trophy.” This explains how Jeffrey found the missing ear in the field behind the hospital, it apparently fell through a hole in Frank’s jacket pocket.
  • A final epiloge scene at the police station where Jeffrey and Sandy give their statements to the press of the case and of Williams explaining that they found Dorothy’s young son at the nightclub, Frank’s henchmen are dead after the shootout at the warehouse, and the nightclub owner Ben and a few others have been aprehended at the club during the raid.

Presumably the lost footage is supplied as a DVD extra rather than being re-incorporated into the movie.

Promotional Material

It’s like the song ‘Amazing Grace’ the footage was lost but now its found – David Lynch. Available for the first time the definitive 2 disc edition of David Lynch s classic Blue Velvet. Now containing 52 minutes of previously unseen footage this is a must have for fans of this iconic, ground breaking movie. Synopsis Returning home to visit his father who is in intensive care at the hospital, Jeffrey Beaumont stumbles upon a human ear in a field. With local police seemingly uninterested, Jeffrey teams up with Sandy, a police officer s daughter, and decide to do their own investigation. Their enquiries lead them to nightclub singer, Dorothy Vallens, who is involved with Frank Booth, a violent and evil man who doesn t like a couple of kids looking into his affairs. What Jeffrey and Sandy’s investigation uncovers is that a dark underworld exists in their hometown, where evil lurks behind the white picket fences. Extra features:

  • 52 minutes of never before released lost footage
  • Mysteries of Love documentary
  • Siskel & Ebert At the Movies
  • Four Vignettes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
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