Blue Velvet (Blu-ray)

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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.

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Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 223704548
UPC 883904238874
UPC 14 00883904238874
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Black Comedy
Cult Film
Disturbing
Essential Cinema
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Mystery
Psychodrama
Psychos
Recommended
Sex
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Director 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.
Plot Summary
Summary A 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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "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)
Quote "The town that knows how much a woodchuck chucks."--Lumberton radio deejay
Quote "Why are there people like Frank?"--Jeffrey
Quote "It's a strange world, isn't it?"--Jeffery
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...A visionary masterpiece..." 12/14/1989 p.23
New York Times "...An instant cult classic....It confirms [Lynch's] stature as an innovator, a superb technician, and someone best not encountered in a dark alley..." 09/19/1986 p.C12,Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1986" 12/28/1986 p.II,19
Los Angeles Times "...The most brilliantly disturbing film ever to have its roots in small-town American life. Shocking, visionary, rapturously controlled, its images of innocence and a dark, bruising sexuality drop straight into our unconscious where they rest like depth charges..." 09/19/1986 p.C1
Entertainment Weekly "...The movie hasn't lost its power to shock as well as mesmerize..." 06/07/2002 p.53
Directors
David Lynch
Actors
Isabella Rossellini
Dennis Hopper
Kyle MacLachlan
Cast & Crew
George Dickerson - Star
Laura Dern - Star
Angelo Badalamenti - Star
Isabella Rossellini - Star
Brad Dourif - Star
Dennis Hopper - Star
Hope Lange - Star
Jack Nance - Star
Dean Stockwell - Star
Kyle MacLachlan - Star
Priscilla Pointer - Star
Frances Bay - Star
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1986
UPC 00883904238874
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 120 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
  
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Los Angeles Times Hypnotic and unsettling!
Newsweek ...a startling mixture of the heartfelt and the horrific...
Pauline Kael ...the work of a genius...
Rolling Stone ...disturbing and magical...

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