David Lynch

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Home from college, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) makes an unsettling discovery: a severed human ear, lying in a field. In the mystery that follows, by turns terrifying and darkly funny, writer-director David Lynch burrows deep beneath the picturesque surfaces of small-town life. Driven to investigate, Jeffrey finds himself drawing closer to his fellow amateur sleuth, Sandy Williams (Laura Dern), as well as their person of interest, lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini)—and facing the fury of Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper), a psychopath who will stop at nothing to keep Dorothy in his grasp. With intense performances and hauntingly powerful scenes and images, Blue Velvet is an unforgettable vision of innocence lost, and one of the most influential American films of the past few decades.

Film Info

  • David Lynch
  • United States
  • 1986
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
  • Spine #977

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • 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 2.0 surround sound­track
  • The Lost Footage, fifty-three minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch
  • “Blue Velvet” Revisited, a feature-length meditation on the making of the movie by Peter Braatz, filmed on-set during the production
  • Mysteries of Love, a seventy-minute documentary from 2002 on the making of the film
  • Interview from 2017 with composer Angelo Badalamenti
  • It’s a Strange World: The Filming of “Blue Velvet,” a 2019 documentary featuring interviews with crew members and visits to the shooting locations
  • Lynch reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book he coauthored with Kristine McKenna
  • PLUS: Excerpts by McKenna from Room to Dream

Cover by Fred Davis

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • 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 2.0 surround sound­track
  • The Lost Footage, fifty-three minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch
  • “Blue Velvet” Revisited, a feature-length meditation on the making of the movie by Peter Braatz, filmed on-set during the production
  • Mysteries of Love, a seventy-minute documentary from 2002 on the making of the film
  • Interview from 2017 with composer Angelo Badalamenti
  • It’s a Strange World: The Filming of “Blue Velvet,” a 2019 documentary featuring interviews with crew members and visits to the shooting locations
  • Lynch reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book he coauthored with Kristine McKenna
  • PLUS: Excerpts by McKenna from Room to Dream

Cover by Fred Davis

Blue Velvet
Cast
Isabella Rossellini
Dorothy Vallens
Kyle MacLachlan
Jeffrey Beaumont
Dennis Hopper
Frank Booth
Laura Dern
Sandy Williams
Hope Lange
Mrs. Williams
Dean Stockwell
Ben
George Dickerson
Detective Williams
Priscilla Pointer
Mrs. Beaumont
Frances Bay
Aunt Barbara
Jack Harvey
Mr. Beaumont
Ken Stovitz
Mike
Brad Dourif
Raymond
Jack Nance
Paul
J. Michael Hunter
Hunter
Dick Green
Don Vallens
Fred Pickler
Yellow Man
Sparky
The dog
Credits
Director
David Lynch
Produced by
Fred Caruso
Screenplay by
David Lynch
Director of photography
Frederick Elmes
Edited by
Duwayne Dunham
Sound designer
Alan Splet
Music composed and conducted by
Angelo Badalamenti
Production designer
Patricia Norris
Executive producer
Richard Roth
Casting by
Johanna Ray
Casting by
Pat Golden

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A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet

In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.

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