David Lynch’s first cut of Blue Velvet was four hours long. Since he was contractually obligated to deliver a two hour film, lots of stuff got cut. For some time the deleted scenes were thought lost, but here they are. Lynch doesn’t do Director’s Cuts: the deleted scenes stand alone and the movie remains its what it is. Lost Footage: 1. Frank beats Willard in a bar. 2. A neighbor sees Jeffrey’s dad unconscious in his yard. 3. Jeffrey is recalled from college when his father suffers a brain hemorrhage. Summoned from a school dance (where he watches a date rape in progress – !) Jeffrey gets the bad news on a dorm phone. 4. Jeffrey calls Louise. 5. Jeffrey first sees Sandy while eating cake with her mother. He also meets Sandy’s boyfriend Mike at this time. 6. Jeffrey and Sandy go to the Slow Club. 7. Jeffrey’s mom criticizes him for coming back home late. 8. Jeffrey calls Louise again. 9. Jeffrey talks to aunt Barbara before going out. 10. At the Williams house Jeffrey makes Mike jealous by hanging out with the couple. 11. Jeffrey calls Dorothy but it’s Frank who answers the phone. Jeffrey goes to Dorothy’s apartment. She leads Jeffrey to the apartment roof. Doro

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