If you think you’ve seen, read, and talked about everything Blue Velvet-related, there’s (somehow) a new piece to the puzzle. It’s taken 30 years, but the resulting Blue Velvet Revisited sounds like it’s worthy of the legacy. So goes the description for its original soundtrack (via Filmmaker Magazine), “In 1985, a young German filmmaker Peter Braatz was invited by David Lynch to Wilmington, North Carolina, to document the making of his new film. Over the following three months Braatz was given unrestricted access to set, cast, crew and director, collating hours of behind-the-scenes footage, in-depth interviews and over a thousand photographs.”
Now, at long last, this material is seeing the light of day, and even just a first, extended preview is full of enticing bits. It’s at once intimate (Lynch working out his process) and distanced, with the footage of Isabella Rossellini and Frank Booth’s crew not unlike experiencing the film as a citizen of Lumberton. How much it actually gets at the heart of this indelible film remains to be seen, but the fact that we already have gems to sort through is a fine sign.
Watch the trailer below, and read about it more here:
In 1985, a young German filmmaker Peter Braatz was invited by David Lynch to Wilmington, North Carolina, to document the making of his new film. Over the following two months Peter was given unrestricted access to set, cast, crew and director, collating hours of behind the scenes footage, in depth interviews and thousands of photographs.
The resulting ‘No Frank In Lumberton’ film, released in 1988 with highly limited distribution, has never been commercially released. Over 70% of the footage collected on set was never ever used. UNTIL NOW.
Featuring exclusively never before seen footage, the feature length ‘Blue Velvet Revisited’ will finally offer the most intimate, revealing and definitive insight into one of the greatest films of the 1980s, and one of the world’s greatest ever directors.
Blue Velvet Revisited is expected to be released in October.