On second viewing it doesn't have the same visceral rush as first viewing. It is still however, great fun and funny with some great action sequences. It is mainly carried by the great chemistry between the leads who are all excellent.
In many ways Blue Velvet is the gateway film for me. It is absolutely the film that showed me the light and made me realise that there was a world out there that was a million miles away from the mainstream American cinema that I had previously been exposed to. Somewhat bizarrely I have 80’s thrash metal giants Anthrax to thank for introducing me to this film and therefore setting me on the journey that has led to my career…
An astonishing film that absolutely pulled the rug out from under me on first viewing. Another film that seems to have disappeared with very little fanfare or press on it’s initial release. Gael Garcia Bernal is incredibly unsettling in this harrowing tale of a young man’s mission to connect with the father he never met (William Hurt also superb). Without giving too much away the final act of this film is devastating.