Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

DVD - 2002
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A college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more. The strange world he's found lurking beneath his hometown picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger.

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TheeAvebury
Aug 01, 2017

This is more than a movie, it is a myth: It is a coming of age tale, an initiation tale, a descent into the underworld and resurrection tale. Jeffrey Beaumont ( Kyle MacLachlan ) discovers evil in society and the potential for evil in his own soul. He also discovers the artifices that we create to keep evil in check. And finds the strength within himself to do battle against it.

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patch666
May 10, 2017

Dont you fucking look at me !!!!

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Calvacade
Apr 19, 2017

" A weird, twisted masterpiece " sums it up pretty well. An unhinged examination of the horrors lurking beneath suburbia. It also proffers the " blinding light of love " to the protagonists in the story.

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 13, 2017

David Lynch peeks behind the picket fences of small-town America to reveal a corrupt shadow world of malevolence, sadism, and madness. From the opening shots Lynch turns the Technicolor picture postcard images of middle class homes and tree-lined lanes into a dreamy vision on the edge of nightmare. Blue Velvet is a disturbing film that delves into the darkest reaches of psycho-sexual brutality and simply isn't for everyone. But for a viewer who wants to see the cinematic world rocked off its foundations, David Lynch delivers a nightmarish masterpiece

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RobSW
Nov 25, 2015

I've seen most of David Lynch's movies and this is still the best, if only because it actually has a coherent ending.

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midnight_fleur28
Jul 06, 2014

This is a strange, bizarre film with many creepy scenes. I think some people could find this a little too disturbing to watch, but its not as bad as the shows today. I first saw this when I was 14, and I was able to watch it without being too freaked out, although it was rather shocking!

It has a fantastic cast of Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern and Dennis Hopper. Dennis Hopper is amazing!! So the acting is awesome. I think the film is trying to make a point about the hidden darkness in seemingly normal life. I truly think this is a film worth watching. Just don't expect a sweet, mild film. Expect it to be what it is ( weird, twisted and very disturbing, and in that sense, this is a unique masterpiece. )

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jun 18, 2014

Without a doubt, Blue Velvet is a prime example of director David Lynch's perpetually askew vision of things.

Typically, this film contains all of Lynch's "signature" filmmaking trademarks, from distorted characters, to polarized worlds, to the unearthing of the dark, sinister underbelly of a seemingly idealized small, American town.

When it came to being any sort of "enjoyable" movie-entertainment, all in all, I found Blue Velvet to be too-too terminally weird for its own good.

It sure seemed to me that David Lynch must've been completely hell-bent on making his little movie the "be-all-and-end-all" of total "strangeness". I mean, it certainly didn't take very long, at all, for Blue Velvet's story to become totally contrived to the point of being downright ridiculous.

Now, don't get me wrong here, Blue Velvet is most-certainly worth a view. Yes. That it is. But, you know, in the long run, it just can't (seriously) be taken at face value. It's the sort of film that "you see it, then dismiss it" as pure novelty. 'Cause, let's face it, Blue Velvet is nothing deeper, nor more profound, than just that.

P.S. - This film's story really had nothing whatsoever to do with anything "Blue Velvet" at all. Its plotline was, for the most part, only marginally connected to that sappy, old pop tune sung by Bobby Vinton (and also sung (very badly) by Isabella Rossellini).

Mocha6ft3 Apr 02, 2012

This is without a doubt one of the most unusual movies i have in my collection. I liked all the characters and the story. As far as HOMETHEATER, there is not much for sound freaks in this film. But it's still wise to play this on your system to give you a theater experience. The bad guy Frank, played by Dennis hopper, is completely off the wall. One of the weirdest and nastiest bad guys in my collection. "Momy,Daddy wants to F - -K!!" This movie is indeed strange, weird, bizarre, unusual, and sad. And i love it. There is one scene where the camera zooms in on a human ear that has very good sounds. I give this most unusaul film 5 stars!!! For story, characters, and one hell of a bad man named "Frank". Ben&Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream and Chocolate cake.

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Monolith
Mar 25, 2012

Bizarre, surreal 1986 gem from the uniquely twisted mind of visionary director/screenwriter David Lynch (Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, etc...). A 'neo noir' that was panned by the critics, it has since become a cult classic. The cast was selected flawlessly: Kyle MacLachlan, the wholesome good guy lead with the 'boy next door' looks and charm; his 'girl Friday', a 19 year old doe-eyed Laura Dern... sweet and innocent; Isabella Rossellini as the exotic and erotic Italian lounge singer (nutjob) in distress; Ah...and then there's (the late great) Dennis Hopper. (LOL). The demented, sociopathic, drug huffing, sadistic lunatic with his band of cackling crazies roaring around in their early 70's Dodge Charger. You can just see it in his eyes how much he enjoyed this role. I can't put my finger on it, but I've always loved this flick for some reason... David Lynch's work is eccentric, artistic... Maybe that's what it is. It stands out from the usual drivel.

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sdelao
Mar 21, 2012

A thrilling psychological masterpiece! Love David Lynch. The cast is awesome: Dennis Hopper, Kyle McLaughlin, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossallini. Recommend!

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Monolith
Mar 25, 2012

Radio announcer: "It's a sunny, woodsy day in Lumberton, so get those chainsaws out. This is the mighty "W.O.O.D.", the musical voice of Lumberton. At the sound of the falling tree, it's 9:30. There's a whole lotta wood waitin' out there, so let's get goin'."

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Monolith
Mar 25, 2012

Ben, Frank Booth, Roy Orbison: "A candy colored clown they call The Sandman... slips into my room every night..."

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Monolith
Mar 25, 2012

Jeffrey Beaumont: "It's a strange world, Sandy..."

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Monolith
Mar 25, 2012

Jeffrey Beaumont: "Why are there people like Frank? Why is there so much trouble in this world?" Sandy Williams: "I don't know. ...I had a dream. In fact, it was the night I met you... In the dream, there was our world, and the world was dark, because there weren't any robins... and the robins represented love. And for the longest time there was just this darkness. And all of a sudden, THOUSANDS of robins were set free and they flew down and brought this BLINDING light of love. And it seemed like that love... would be the only thing that would make any difference... and it did. So, I guess it means... there is trouble 'til the robins come."

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Monolith
Mar 25, 2012

Frank Booth (& Roy Orbison): "...In dreams... I walk with you... In dreams... I talk to you... In dreams... you're mine... all the time... Forever..."

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midnight_fleur28
Jul 05, 2014

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mariednguyen
Sep 27, 2013

Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery film written and directed by David Lynch. The movie exhibits elements of both film noir and surrealism. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The title is taken from The Clovers' 1955 song of the same name. Although initially detested by some mainstream critics, the film is now widely acclaimed, and earned Lynch his second Academy Award nomination for Best Director. As an example of a director casting against the norm, Blue Velvet is also noted for re-launching Hopper's career and for providing Rossellini with a dramatic outlet beyond the work as a fashion model and a cosmetics spokeswoman for which she had until then been known.

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