by Tony Dayoub
One of my all-time favorite films, Blue Velvet, is now available for the first time ever on Blu-ray. A week from today, I should have a review up at my other outlet, Nomad Editions: Wide Screen, where I'll focus on the 50 minutes of lost footage that appears on the disc as a bonus feature.
To celebrate this release, I am happy to give away a free copy of the new 25th Anniversary Blu-ray (courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.) to each of the first FIVE people who can correctly answer a question related to the bonus footage (hint: if you go back through some of my recent tweets you can easily find the answer). But first, the rules:
The following rules apply:
1. Your full name and mailing address (no P.O. Boxes) MUST be included with your entry. (This is necessary to notify the winner, and to arrange shipping of the prizes. Specific mailing address information will be kept confidential.)
2. Please write BLUE in the subject line of your email.
3. Only ONE entry per person please!
4. The giveaway is open only to readers who reside in the continental U.S.
5. Relatives of Cinema Viewfinder's staff are not eligible to participate.
Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. Eastern time, today, November 9th, and the winner will be notified later this evening.
All entries MUST be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
And now, the question:
What future sitcom star did Lynch cut out of Blue Velvet and is featured in the "lost" footage included on the new Blu-ray?
Update: The correct answer is:
Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) who plays Jeffrey Beaumont's college girlfriend.
And the winners are:
Jake Cole of Auburn, AL
Zachary Herrmann of Brooklyn, NY
Tim Coe of Chicago, IL
Rob Wall of Los Angeles, CA
Ian W. Hill of Brooklyn, NY
Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned to this site for more contests like this in the future.