By Jeff Jensen
Updated November 02, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT
De Laurentiis/The Kobal Collection

It was 25 years ago that director David Lynch saved his career after the disaster of Dune by turning Kyle MacLachlan into a small-town voyeur/detective and Dennis Hopper into a gas-huffing demon with Blue Velvet (1986, R, 2 hrs.). The EXTRAS on the Blu-ray anniversary edition have more than 50 minutes of ”newly discovered” scenes the director nixed. They are unmistakably Lynchian — absurd, deadpan, and amusing — but Lynch was wise to cut them, especially a needless intro that would’ve destroyed the rhythm of the opening act. Still, they’re definitely worth watching, just to appreciate the choices that shaped a masterpiece. A