Blue Velvet(Movie, 1986)

| 2h | Genres: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Blue VelvetRating: 3.9/5 (with 11911,191 votes)
Blue Velvet is a 1986 neo-noir mystery thriller film written and directed by David Lynch. Blending psychological horror with film noir, the film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, and Laura Dern, and is named after the 1951 song of the same name. The film concerns a young college student who, returning home to visit his ill father, discovers a severed human ear in a field that leads to him uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy and entering a romantic relationship with a troubled lounge singer. The screenplay of Blue Velvet had been passed around multiple times in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with several major studios declining it due to its strong sexual and violent content. After the failure of his 1984 film Dune, Lynch made attempts at developing a more "personal story", somewhat characteristic of the surrealist style disp... ()
Movie poster of Blue Velvet

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Duration: 2h 1min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 1min
Also available at on: DVD

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Awards & Nominations for Blue Velvet

Academy Award for Best Director

About Blue Velvet

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

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Trailer for Blue Velvet + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer(Trailer, 1:26)

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Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: North Carolina
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 26 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Slovenian (SL), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/19/1986 (World premiere: 01/01/1986)
Appearing Characters: Frank Booth
Director: David Lynch
Producer: Fred C. Caruso, Dino De Laurentiis, Richard Roth
Screenwriter: David Lynch
Film Editor: Duwayne Dunham
Director of Photography: Frederick Elmes
Production Designer: Patricia Norris
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Blue Velvet – Verbotene Blicke"
"Terciopelo azul"
"Velluto Blu"
"블루 벨벳"
"Zilais samts"
"Синий бархат"
"Terciopelo Azul"
Budget: 6,000,000 USD
Revenue: 8,618,766 USD (= 144%)

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