Criterion’s “Blue Velvet” Includes Lost Footage

Criterions Blue Velvet Includes Lost Footage

One of the most anticipated Criterion releases of this year has to be David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” which comes to the collection on May 28th.

Kyle MacLachlan starred in the original as a young man home from college who discovers a severed ear in the grass. This brings him face to face with a mysterious lounge singer (Isabelle Rossellini) and a vulgar psychopath (Dennis Hopper) who will stop at nothing to keep the singer in his grip. Laura Dern also stars.

Now it has been confirmed the disc set will include not just a brand new 4K digital restoration of the movie, but will also have ‘The Lost Footage,’ a 51-minute compilation of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch himself.

The footage was found in Seattle in 2011 in an early rough cut with Lynch saying in a radio interview at the time: “It’s incredible. I’m seeing stuff I thought was gone forever.” The disc set will also boast “Blue Velvet Revisited” – a feature-length meditation on the film by Peter Braatz, along with the 70-minute documentary “Mysteries of Love”.

Source: KCRW & Indiewire