I ♥ RETRO – BLUE VELVET

Rating: R18+
Length: 119 mins
Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
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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 psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Although initially receiving a divided critical response, the film is now widely acclaimed as one of the greatest films of the 1980s 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.

Since its initial theatrical release, Blue Velvet has achieved cult status, generated significant academic attention with regard to its thematic symbolism and is widely regarded as one of Lynch’s best works. The film is consistently ranked among the greatest American films of all time by various publications, including Sight & Sound, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and BBC Magazine. In 2008, Blue Velvet was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest mystery films ever made.

An American masterpiece – Empire

“An essential experience for anyone who is a fan of the movies.” – Uproxx

“Blue Velvet remains one of American art cinema’s most unflappably cool creations” – Indiewire

“Crack a Pabst Blue Ribbon and bask in the weird, weird glory” – Paper Magazine

Official Trailer