David Lynch ha comunicato di aver ritrovato una versione rough-cut di Blue Velvet, con molte scene inedite, che riteneva di aver perduto nel corso degli anni.
Queste scene verranno recuperare per il nuovo Blu-ray del film, che Lynch sta supervisionando:
There is a thing called b-negative, or outtakes, or lifts, that don’t make it into the film. And in the old days, those things sat around and maybe became dangerously close to being tossed away. Then the internet comes, and people want to see deleted scenes and things like this, so those things become more and more valuable.
So, one day I looked into seeing where the lifts were because some of these scenes on their own would be beautiful to see again. So I find out that Dino (De Laurentiis ndr), the producer, doesn’t know where they are. They’ve gone. His company went bankrupt, it was taken over by another company, and then it was sold to other companies. No one knew where they were, they were gone. So depressing.
Lately, those have been found. Somewhere up in Seattle. It’s incredible. I’m seeing stuff I thought was gone forever. And hopefully some of those scenes (some of them aren’t worth putting back together) will end up on the new Blu Ray.
Secondo Slash Film:
Blue Velvet footage is a sort of holy grail. There are stills from some of the excised scenes and thanks to a 1991 issue of Video Watchdog, we know a lot about what was cut.
There is footage of Jeffrey (Kyle MacLachlan) at college, where he sees a date rape in the making before getting the call that his father has suffered a heart attack. There is an earlier introduction of Laura Dern‘s character in her family home, and footage of her boyfriend Mike. Better yet, there’s a scene where Jeffrey catches Dorothy Valens (Isabella Rosselini) flushing an ear down the toilet and then a strange rooftop scene between the pair. A few other scenes exist, including at least one with Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) and a police station scene that visually prefigures Twin Peaks. (See the image with the log in the gallery below.)
Non si sa ancora quali di queste scene sarà recuperata da Lynch, ma certo sarà interessante scoprirle.