Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
David Lynch's 1986 thriller slated for Blu-ray in November will come loaded with almost an hour's worth of lost footage and more!
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 on 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 innocents 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.
The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will include 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include over 50 minutes of never-before-seen lost footage and a few outtakes.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Blue Velvet: 25th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 8.
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