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Extended Edition March 12, 2013 12146
I'll just add my voice to the choir: Q2 has done yet another great service to all us Lynch fans. Ever since getting the original Blue Velvet Blu-ray and watching the 45 minute montage of deleted scenes, I've felt like the disc contained two halves of one whole movie, waiting to be put back together, which is exactly what we have here. Most crucially, Jeffrey's motivations and character, which always seemed underdeveloped in the original cut, are fully on display here, particularly given his rejection by his college girlfriend (the always awesome Megan Mullally). The first hour or so of the film is, as a result, a bit on the slow side, but that's all part of the effect of lulling the viewer into the small town tone and pace before unleashing our favourite nitrous-huffing sex fiend on all of us. Great fun all around, this is the only version of BV you need, and sits wonderfully alongside Q2's other definitive re-cuts of Lynch's ouevre.
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