Blue Velvet 06/08/19
David Lynch’s first non-period non-fantasy is more weird and twisted than his mind-trips into other dimensions, distilling creepy perversity and deranged terror from the underworld of hometown, U.S.A.. Kyle MacLachlan returns from Arrakis, supported by Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, and Hope Lange, and terrorized by Dean Stockwell and especially Dennis Hopper, as the hopped up drug fiend Frank. Crime, mutilation, sex slavery! No, it’s not the life story of Trailers from Hell’s fearless reviewer Charlie Largent. David Lynch attacks his sordid storyline and scary characters with style, spirit and his peculiar brand of intense creativity. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.