Blue Velvet (1986) Poster



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Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Un Chien Andalou (1929) (Short)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
The scene where Richard Wanley murders Frank in self-defence is referenced in Blue Velvet; a pair of scissors significant in both films, also dialogue, "Stop, Frank!", et al.
Love Letters (1945)
Uses theme song, and Love Letters' address is Meadow Farm.
Rear Window (1954)
Mon Oncle (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
Scorpio Rising (1963) (Short)
The entire subject matter and the use of the song "Blue Velvet" was lifted from the movie Scorpio Rising
Mary Poppins (1964)
mechanical robin with similar pose/role
All My Life (1966) (Short)
Straw Dogs (1971)
In both films, a woman is raped in her home while wearing a blue robe.

Referenced in 

Siskel & Ebert: Cult Video (1987) (TV Episode)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
The quote from Freddy, when he enters the room "Where's the fucking bourbon" is a link to the film Blue Velvet, where Frank says the same thing when he first enters the room.
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Poster is shown in a video store.
The Dark Side (1987)
Referenced in tagline.
Brain Damage (1988)
Severed human ear sequence
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The scene where Jessica Rabbit says "He Used To Make Me Laugh" is a reference to the charactor Dorothy Vallens
Snatcher (1988) (Video Game)
A character called Isabella Velvet appears in the game (who shares her given name with David Lynch's ex-wife and star of the film).
Unmasked Part 25 (1989)
On movie marquee
Mystery Train (1989)
Mitsuko thickly applies lipstick and kisses Jun, smearing it all over his mouth, mirroring a scene in 'Blue Velvet'.
Offerings (1989)
a severed human ear is found on a doorstep
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Siskel and Ebert quarrel about the film (in an archive clip).
Final Cut (1989)
Poster seen in video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel (referring to the nitrous oxide): "I got it from Dennis Hopper, I think."
Siskel & Ebert: Stanley & Iris/Homer and Eddie/Loose Cannons/Sweetie/The White Girl (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Sweetie" review.
Wild at Heart (1990)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
In Robocop 2 the drug under development is "Blue Velvet" and the scientist working on the drug is named Frank. When the drug is tested, Kane gives the Lynchian response "It's making my teeth wiggle."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Frank: Don't look at me! Don't ever look at me! Mommy!
Siskel & Ebert: The Hot Spot/Mr. Destiny/Memphis Belle/Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Hot Spot" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel mentions Roger Ebert's dislike of what David Lynch made Isabella Rossellini do in this movie.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.11 (1991) (TV Episode)
Scenes referenced by McShane & Proops during 'Theatre styles'
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Dennis Hopper/Rich Hall/Joan Embery (1991) (TV Episode)
Dennis Hopper talks about his earlier role
Pyrates (1991)
"Makes Blue Velvet look like National Velvet."
Wings: Crate Expectations (1991) (TV Episode)
Lowell guesses this was the movie Helen watched on her date with a man nicknamed "Red."
Ministry: Jesus Built My Hotrod (1991) (Video)
The line, "Let's hit the fuckin' road" and the tires screeching are sampled.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Marvin Nash's severed ear is a reference to this film's plot element.
Snatcher CD-ROMantic (1992) (Video Game)
The name "Isabella Velvet" comes from Isabella Rossellini, who acted in Blue Velvet.
True Romance (1993)
A line is said in True Romance ("No thanks? What does that mean?") that is meant to reference Blue Velvet. The actor that says that line in this film (Dennis Hopper) is also in True Romance.
Clerks (1994)
Jays Line "I'll Fuck Anything that Moves"
That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.11 (1994) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
References Dennis Hopper's character
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #2.226 (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in connection with Isabella Rossellini.
Evil Ed (1995)
Edward says "don't you fucking look at me!" several times
Bio-Dome (1996)
When Bud and Doyle are inhaling Nitrous Oxide, Bud mentions Blue Velvet.
Cybill: Educating Zoey (1996) (TV Episode)
Poster is visible in Zooey's room.
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane (1996) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
Karaoke (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
Lip-synching to Songs
X (1996)
Simmilar visual style.
Friends: The One with Frank Jr. (1996) (TV Episode)
Ross compliments Isabella Rossellini for the movie.
Lost Highway (1997)
Brass Eye: Drugs (1997) (TV Episode)
'Dennis Potter' (Hopper) in Blue Velvet is suggested as something that would frighten children.
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
Sniper Wolf mentions a love letter being a bullet from her gun just as Dennis Hopper's charachter does
Pleasantville (1998)
Nobody (1998) (Short)
The Faculty (1998)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) (TV Episode)
"Frank Booth Cam."
Human Traffic (1999)
A poster is displayed in Jip's bedroom.
Spank (1999)
The film is referred to in cafe talk conversation mentioning actor Dennis Hopper but accidentally stating the director is David lean instead of David Lynch ; Characters plan to open a cafe named after this movie, and a 'Blue Velvet' cafe is seen throughout the movie.
Buddy Boy (1999)
Spaced: Gatherings (1999) (TV Episode)
The quote "It's boil in the bag perversion for sexually repressed accountants and 1st year drama students with too many posters of Betty Blue, The Blues Brothers and Big Blue and Blue Velvet on their blue bloody walls!"
Very Mean Men (2000)
The film is mentioned.
BlackMale (2000)
The Cell (2000)
In both films, protagonist observes from the chiffonier father's cruelty against a child.
Vulgar (2000)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001) (Video Game)
The conversation between Conker and the barrel is taken verbatim from Frank and Jeffrey's "Go for a Ride" dialogue.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
The sequence where a Roy Orbison song is lip-synched to ominous effect is mirrored in Club Silencio; Betty claims to be from Deep River, Ontario. This is the name of the apartments in Blue Velvet, which David Lynch also directed.
Silent Hill 2 (2001) (Video Game)
James hides in a hanging-wardrobe, looking the strange things Pyramid Head is doing with the dummies, just like Jeffrey in Blue Velvet.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues (2002) (Video)
Mentioned by Tony Scott.
Dawson's Creek: In a Lonely Place (2002) (TV Episode)
Audrey tells Pacey that happiness freaks her out, like those manicured lawns at the begnning of Blue Velvet.
Irreversible (2002)
Rapist inhaling drugs while wanting to be called Daddy, lawn with hose and little dog in the final scene
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) (Video)
Mentioned by Lynch.
Gilmore Girls: They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? (2002) (TV Episode)
Dave tells Lane that her description of the dance contest reminded him of the film.
Scoring Resident Evil (2002) (Video)
This Is Automat (2002) (Video)
Dead End (2003)
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps: Fish (2003) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen
High Tension (2003)
The scene when the main character is hiding in the closet watching the violence outside is a shot-for-shot homage to the scene in Blue Velvet that introduces Frank's character
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
Tarnation (2003)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) (Video Game)
Sniper Wolf mentions a love letter being a bullet from her gun just as Dennis Hopper's character does
13 Going on 30 (2004)
There is a poster for the film in Matt's apartment.
Hitman: Contracts (2004) (Video Game)
Closer (2004)
In a scene in 'Closer', one of the character's quotes a line in Blue Velvet
Resident Evil 4 (2005) (Video Game)
There is an item in the game named a Velvet Blue.
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
A clip is shown when the main characters see it in the cinema.
Film Geek (2005)
DVD is shown in a video store. Also, a film advertisement is shown in Scotty's apartment.
The Curse of El Charro (2005)
in a very Lynchian setting someone says "Fuck that (foreign) shit!" before recommending an American beer
Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
movie is mentioned
The Gits (2005)
One of the songs by The Gits is titled from a famous line from the film. They also explain it is from David Lynch's Blue Velvet.
This Divided State (2005)
A shot where a crossing guard helps kids cross the street in the beginning of the film mirrors a similiar shot in the beginning of Blue Velvet.
Peep Show: Sectioning (2005) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions the time at university when he and Mark watched this film as part of "All the Blues".
Gamers (2006)
Trivia question on the radio
Enter the Sandman (2006) (Short)
This film uses the exact same segment of Roy Orbison's 'In Dreams' as David Lynch's film.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.197 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'B' Movies" category
Screenwipe: Episode #2.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Brooker says "The Baby Mind Reader" is like this film.
The Last Time (2006)
One of the salesmen yells into the phone as the camera passes by Frank Booth's famous line "Fuck you, you fucking fuck!"
Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
In the pub where Boris hits a man hangs a poster of this movie
Sale of the Century (2006) (Video Game)
Referenced by name.
Greg the Bunny: Blue Velveteen (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Supernatural: What Is and What Should Never Be (2007) (TV Episode)
White picket fence, roses, and a man doing yardwork.
Law & Order: Captive (2007) (TV Episode)
Cassady refers to the severed ear on the lawn. Ed mentions that he loves the film.
The Cinema Snob: Video Violence (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Cited by director Chris Sivertson as influence.
Entourage: No Cannes Do (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Billy
Le son de Lynch (2007) (TV Short)
This documentary analyses the main place that David Lynch gives to the sound in his movie Blue Velvet
Sleepwalking (2008)
Hopper revises his famous "don't you fucking look at me" line
The Cinema Snob: The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
The Strangers (2008)
It is referenced.
Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
On one poster, Patrik has on a "FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING FUCK!" shirt. This is a famous line by Frank Booth.
Sons of Anarchy: Better Half (2008) (TV Episode)
Tig mentions the film in dialogue
Game Boys (2008)
Poster is seen in Steve's home.
Friday the 13th (2009)
A character around the campfire says 'Heineken? F*ck that European sh*t! This is Pabst Blue Ribbon!". This is almost identical to a line in Blue Velvet
Skins: Effy (2009) (TV Episode)
Effy's line of "Hit me" is a reference to this film.
NCIS: Hide and Seek (2009) (TV Episode)
Looking for a body, finding just an ear, DiNozzo says "Holy Blue Velvet McGee".
Analyse (2009) (Short)
Jeff disappears from the camera, like Frank and the characters behind him in a scene from Blue Velvet (1986). Ironically, one of those characters is also named Jeff.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.99 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $600 clue in the category "Dog Catching"
The Cinema Snob: Video Violence 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Dolemite (2010) (TV Episode)
"Is this Blue Velvet all of a sudden?"
The Cinema Snob: Top Ten Best Cinema Snob Moments of 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen.
Hanging Perverts (2010)
Mentioned by Narrator.
United States of Tara: Dr. Hatteras' Miracle Elixir (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: 2011 Teachers Tournament Quarterfinal Game 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
incorrect response in "Elizabeth Taylor Films" category
The Cinema Snob: Nekromantik (2011) (TV Episode)
"He dreams of, I don't know, finding a severed ear in the grass and then investigating it?"
Adventure Time: Marceline's Closet (2011) (TV Episode)
Finn and Jake hide in a closet, just like Jeffrey in the David Lynch movie.
Bunheads: Better Luck Next Year! (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Fanny.
The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (Video)
Referenced in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Casper (2012) (TV Episode)
"...and she's Isabella Russolini from"
Spine Chillers: Frontier Style (2013) (TV Episode)
One scene directly references the movie.
Fantasmes! Sexe, fiction et tentations (2013) (TV Movie)
still shown
Blue Highway (2013)
Title is mentioned
Life Itself (2014)
Roger Ebert's review on this movie was mentioned.
Asylum (2014)
Mentioned in commentary
Eroddity(s) (2014)
Title mentioned.
Murder of a Cat (2014)
A young adult man persists in discovering what secrets hides a person who resides in the same area as him.
Nostalgia Critic: Is Tree of Life Full of Shit? (2014) (TV Episode)
another film audiences were split in their feelings toward
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Hindsight: I Never... (2015) (TV Episode)
on Sebastian's list of recommendations at the video store
The Wolfpack (2015)
Blue Velvet is mentioned as third when they tell they also have horror movies
Only Connect: Episode #11.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Features in the missing vowels round.
Speedy Ortiz: My Dead Girl (2015) (Video)
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones (2015) (TV Movie)
Alison (2015)
A robin is seen in the film's epilogue as a sign of hope.
Relájate y Goza: Carrera de espermatozoides (2016) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Manhunter: Francis Is Gone Forever - An Interview with Tom Noonan (2016) (Video)
Tom Noonan mentions auditioning for it
Dead of Summer: Mix Tape (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Trick or Treat (2016) (TV Episode)
"Which is no Blue Velvet..."
The Truth in 'Drunk Fiction' (2016) (Short)
Film poster
David Lynch: innsikt (2017) (Short)
Chromatics: Shadow (2017) (Video)
Dear Dictator (2017)
Mentioned and Anton of disguises as one of the characters.
Bad Poetry, Cheap Beer (2017) (Short)
Sidney quotes Dennis Hopper's character Frank Booth.
The Cinema Snob: My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
Also from DEG.
Winners (2017) (Short)
Poster on the wall.
Mandy (2018)
When Jeremiah Sand tells his followers not to look at him, he uses exactly the same repetitive phrasing as Frank in Blue Velvet.
Velvet Cry (2018) (Short)
A scene that has an homage to this movie
The Cinema Snob: Persecuted (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
The Cinema Snob: Wild Guitar (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob says, "Weird thing is no one knows who this dancer is. She snuck in here after dancing on top of Frank Booth's car."

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1986 (1987) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #6 pick.
Siskel & Ebert: The Movies That Made Us Critics (1988) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert's most unpopular review was for this movie. A clip is shown.
Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
hose with dog scene
Siskel & Ebert: You Blew It! (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film are used.
Visions of Light (1992)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Cinéma, de notre temps: David Lynch: Don't Look at Me (1993) (TV Episode)
Several clips from Blue Velvet are featured.
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997) (TV Movie)
This film contains scenes from Blue Velvet.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #96 on the list.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Indie Sex: Taboos (2001) (TV Movie)
It's featured in this
Mysteries of Love (2002) (Video)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Frank Booth is #36 on the "Villains" list.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back (2003) (TV Series)
Clips from this movie shown.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part I: 100-81 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 84 on the list
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Bernard, Walt, and Sophie see a showing of Blue Velvet
Edge of Outside (2006)
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
featured in documentary
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #8 on the "Mystery" list.
Great Directors (2009)
Clips shown
Isabella Rossellini - Aus dem Leben eines Schmetterlings (2010) (TV Movie)
Scenes and Isabella Rossellini's comments.
At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when Margaret chooses it as one of her top three international movies.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.17 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during the "Hot & Now" segment
What Is Cinema? (2013)
Clips shown
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: Pop Goes the Soundtrack (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 23 in the Countdown
One Hit Wonderland: Lullaby by Shawn Mullins (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in Dennis Hopper montage
Lost in Adaptation: Dune (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones (2015) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
Dex and Coman vs. David Lynch (2016) (Short)
Shown in the background video
Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider (2016)
Clips shown
EW Reunites: The Cast of Twin Peaks (2017) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
Renegade Cut: Blue Velvet (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Diego Araujo (2017) (TV Episode)
The characters discuss the movie and its title sequence is shown.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Red Velvet (1989)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest (1995) (TV Episode)
Like Frank Booth, Todd drives a 1970s-era Dodge or Plymouth muscle car, and says "lets take these turds out to the country", which is very reminiscent of Frank announcing to take Jeffery out to the country to intimidate victims.
Bio-Dome (1996)
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
when Gex can't breathe, he says "Daddy wants air!" in the same way that Frank Booth says "Daddy wants blue velvet!"
Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Spoofed famous scene
Theatre Usher (2004) (Short)
character is a spoof of Dennis Hopper's character in Blue Velvet
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Bearded Billy/The Nerve (2004) (TV Episode)
Billy puts lipstick on Grim and yells "Don't look at me!"
Conker: Live and Reloaded (2005) (Video Game)
The conversation between conker and the blue barrel in Windy.
American Dad!: Dungeons and Wagons (2006) (TV Episode)
Stan and Francine get involved in streetracing, and in one scene Roger is seen huffing gas in the same fashion as Dennis Hopper in this movie.
Greg the Bunny: Blue Velveteen (2006) (TV Episode)
General spoof of the Blue Velvet plot-line and famous scenes from the film.
Barely Blue Velvet: A XXX Parody (2013) (Video)
Adult parody of the film.
Beetlejuice 2 (2014) (Short)
Spoofs a scene fom the film.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl & Greg's films ("Brew Vervet")
Stone Quackers: Blue Feathers (2015) (TV Episode)
Characters and situations directly spoof this film.

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