18 certificateBlue Velvet is a Film programme that first aired in 1986 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Blue Velvet is a 4 star programme

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Blue Velvet (1986)

Directed by
David Lynch

This is probably the film that best exemplifies the distinctive and disturbing work of director David Lynch. A cult thriller verging on film-noir, it shocked audiences when it was released in 1986, and is still incredibly powerful and surreal, 20 years on. An exploration of the darker nature of small-town America, its premise is relatively simple, but the delivery is exquisite, wrapped up in intricate, often impenetrable detail.

Callow youth Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) comes across a severed ear in a field. He goes against the advice of a police detective and decides to investigate the case. This brings him to the apartment of singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) where he finds that pimp and drug dealer Frank Booth (one of cinema's all-time out-and-out nutters, played with great aplomb by Dennis Hopper) is abusing her. He becomes Dorothy's guardian angel, and discovers the reason why Frank holds her in his evil grip. But that sado-masochistic revelation means he then fears for his own safety and that of his girlfriend Sandy (Laura Dern)...

A cult classic, Blue Velvet was also a success at the box office, winning Lynch an Oscar nomination and re-energising Dennis Hopper's career in the process. Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1986

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Isabella RosselliniIsabella Rossellini...Dorothy Vallens
Image for Kyle MacLachlanKyle MacLachlan...Jeffrey Beaumont
Image for Dennis HopperDennis Hopper...Frank Booth
Image for Laura DernLaura Dern...Sandy Williams
Hope Lange...Mrs. Williams
Image for Dean StockwellDean Stockwell...Ben
George Dickerson...Det. John Williams
Priscilla Pointer...Mrs. Beaumont
Frances Bay...Aunt Barbara
Jack Harvey...Mr. Tom Beaumont
Ken Stovitz...Mike
Image for Brad DourifBrad Dourif...Raymond
Jack Nance...Paul
J. Michael Hunter...Hunter
Dick Green...Don Valens