I was a huge “Twin Peaks” fan, a mystery mixed with a soap opera filtered through the twisted imaginations of series creators Mark Frost and David Lynch. And I still contend that the last act of Season 1, Episode 2 is some of the best 7 minutes of TV… ever.
I mean, we are talking 1990… on ABC, one of the major broadcast networks… prime time… with freaking forward-backward talking midgets.
Nowadays it probably feels pretty tame, but I can’t help but think “Twin Peaks” helped lay the groundwork for other series that stretched what was possible on TV. So yesterday when my Twitter feed blew up with this news, I knew it was blog post bound.
On July 29, “Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery” will be released, the complete series, a 10 DVD high definition collection in Blu-Ray format. Here are a few excerpts from the bonus tracks.
In “Between Two Worlds,” David Lynch interviews the Palmer Family — Leland, Sarah and daughter Laura — about their current existence, 25 years after Laura’s murder.
Locating original picture negative that was thought to be lost, CBS was able to upgrade image quality on numerous shots throughout the TV series for the new Blu-ray release. Notice the enhanced detail, improved color and overall superior quality in these examples.
David Lynch and Mark Frost’s groundbreaking cult phenomenon, TWIN PEAKS — THE ENTIRE MYSTERY, arrives on Blu-ray July 29th with the debut of nearly 90 minutes of deleted/alternate scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The long-awaited missing pieces from the original version of the film is often referred to as the “holy grail” of Twin Peaks fandom, and can only be found as part of this collection.
Presented as a feature-length experience, “The Missing Pieces” has been directed and edited by Lynch exclusively for this release. Capping off more than 30 deleted/alternate scenes is an epilogue providing a fascinating glimpse beyond the cliffhanger finale of the TV series.
Any “Twin Peaks” fans out there? What are your favorite memories of the series?