Blue Velvet (Blu-ray) (1986)
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
UPC 14: 00883904238874
Sales Rank: 5908
Category Keywords: Black Comedy Cult Film Disturbing Essential Cinema Kidnapping And Missing Persons Mystery Psychodrama Psychos Recommended Sex Theatrical Release Thriller
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It's a Strange World.
|f you've never taken a trip into the mind of director David Lynch, this is the place to start. At once beautiful, horrifying, erotic and surreal, this 1986 controversial masterpiece is about the evils that can exist in even the most perfect of places. When college student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) investigates a mystery in his small town, he unwittingly opens the door to an underworld of murder, sex, kidnapping and blackmail. Dennis Hopper gives one of the big screen's most unforgettable performances as Frank Booth, a twisted drug sniffing villain with (how does one put it delicately?) "mommy issues." Voted "one of the greatest films of all time" by Entertainment Weekly.|
"...a startling mixture of the heartfelt and the horrific... Newsweek
"...the work of a genius... Pauline Kael
"...disturbing and magical... Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteDirector David Lynch follows up 1984's DUNE with this electrifyingly original thriller. After returning to his hometown of Lumberton, North Carolina, in order to visit his sick father, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) discovers a severed human ear in a vacant field. He befriends Sandy Williams (Laura Dern), the daughter of the detective assigned to the case, and uses her information to investigate the situation himself. This leads Jeffrey to Dorothy Valence (Isabella Rossellini), a sexy nightclub singer whose involvement with a raving psychopath named Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) begins to answer some important questions. Unfortunately, it also draws Jeffrey one step closer to Frank, a menacing figure who inhales from a nitrous-oxide tank and preaches the pleasures of drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. The film contains such a unique blend of comedy, drama, and suspense that the line between the three is blurred, making for an unsettling yet highly invigorating viewing experience. Lynch manages to create a world onscreen that is superficially normal but tinted with a weirdness that is all his own. It is this twisting of reality that makes BLUE VELVET an oddly familiar yet completely unique motion picture, featuring an unforgettable performance by Dennis Hopper.
Blue Velvet - 25th Anniversary Edition - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: El Bicho Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/12/2012 7:28 PM
|I was working as a movie theater usher in Huntington Beach, California when David Lynch's Blue Velvet was released 25 years ago. No film during my 18-month tenure matched the intense reaction it generated in viewers. Not Full Metal Jacket, not Top Gun, not Leonard: Part 6. Seemed like at least one couple walked out of every Blue Velvet showing, most times before it ended, angered by what they witnessed and demanded their money back. Apparently these folks only knew his Oscar-nominated The Elephant Man and hadn't caught a midnight screening of Eraserhead....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Patricia Norris - Production Designer|
|Frederick Elmes - Director of Photography|
|Duwayne Dunham - Editor|
|Gloria Laughride - Costume Designer|
|Angelo Badalamenti - Composer|
|David Lynch - Screenwriter|
|David Lynch - Director|
Plot SummaryA deeply shocking and insidiously funny film, David Lynch's offbeat vision uncovers the nasty underside of small-town America. When a young man finds a human ear in a field, he embarks on an investigation into the dark world of a dangerous psychopath, which leads him to a beautiful nightclub singer. Truly an auteur film, if there is such a thing, BLUE VELVET is a bizarre, disturbing work that stands as one of the best films of the 1980s.
|"I'm seeing something that was always hidden...I'm in the middle of a mystery, and it's all secret."----Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan)|
|"The town that knows how much a woodchuck chucks."----Lumberton radio deejay|
|"Why are there people like Frank?"----Jeffrey|
|"It's a strange world, isn't it?"----Jeffery|