4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Release: Blue Velvet

4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Release Date: June 25, 2024
Price: 4K UHD/Blu-ray Combo $34.99
Studio: Criterion

David Lynch’s provocative and bizarre 1986 mystery-drama Blue Velvet digs into the darkness and danger that lies beneath the surface of a serene small town.

Home from college, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan, Showgirls) makes an unsettling discovery: a severed human ear, lying in a field.


In the mystery that follows, by turns terrifying and darkly funny, 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, Everything Must Go), as well as their person of interest, lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini, Death Becomes Her)—and facing the fury of Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper, Apocalypse Now), 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 late twentieth century.


This director-approved 4K UHD/Blu-ray edition contains the following features:


• 4K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, supervised and approved by director David Lynch

• Alternate original 2.0 surround soundtrack

• One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features

• 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

• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

• Excerpts by McKenna from Room to Dream

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.