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‘Twin Peaks’ Reborn With David Lynch-Approved Blu-ray Box Set

Posted by , on May 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm 

“During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before. They’re here now alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series.” — David Lynch

The long, long wait is coming to a close, and it may have been worth all our impatience: years after David Lynch made clear his intentions to release a significant amount of deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, it’s been announced that the entire series, film, and 90 minutes of previously unseen footage from the latter will be given a Blu-ray release on July 29, packaged under the banner of Twin Peaks — The Entire Mystery. While 2007′s Gold Box collection was a more-than-worthwhile way to explore David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s landmark series, given the inclusion of every episode and extensive features, we now have a proper comparison in which it can only pale — not just for the inclusion of that 1992 film and its long-missing side material, but the wealth of extras scattered throughout.

In addition to porting over seemingly all material found in the Gold BoxSecrets from Another Place, A Slice of Lynch, Log Lady introductions, commercials, etc. — it also contains special features from the individual seasons’ DVD releases, heretofore unavailable outside those (in one case, out-of-print) sets. Contents of the footage remain a bit unclear, excepting what’s briefly previewed in a below video, but the press release more or less confirms the presence of new material that Ray Wise had spoken of in January: as a conclusion to the deleted / alternate scenes — described as a “feature-length experience [that] has been directed and edited by Lynch” — we can expect “an epilogue providing a fascinating glimpse beyond the cliffhanger finale of the TV series.” Perhaps even more significant than the Fire Walk with Me material is Between Two Worlds, in which “Lynch himself interviews the Palmer family (Leland, Sarah and daughter Laura) about their current existence in this life and the next.” Is this the closure fans have so long (ahem) pined for?

Add a set of “newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes from the television series,” photo galleries, as well as “Atmospherics” — “a unique montage of music, dialogue and video (including some rare outtakes) that appear as both menu backgrounds and as their own textless experience to further immerse fans in the mysterious world of Twin Peaks” — and The Entire Mystery is currently the most-promising home video release of 2014, regardless of whatever medium it might represent. At long last, it seems the story of this northwestern town is no longer dead as a doornail. All you have to do, now, is pre-order.

Below, a preview of the new footage, a shot of Lynch unboxing that material, and images of the set itself:

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 15, 2014) – Twenty-five years after the shocking murder of Laura Palmer in the acclaimed series from legendary filmmaker David Lynch and writer/producer Mark Frost, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution will release TWIN PEAKS – THE ENTIRE MYSTERY.

Arriving for the first time on stunning High Definition Blu-ray with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on July 29th, this comprehensive collection contains every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of Lynch’s follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family which includes a mesmerizing return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic.

Along with a newly transferred version of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, created from a 4K scan of the original negative, TWIN PEAKS – THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray box set boasts the long-awaited missing pieces from the original version of the film – nearly an hour-and-a-half of deleted/alternate scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – often referred to as the “holy grail” of Twin Peaks fandom. This feature-length experience 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.

“During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before” said David Lynch. “They’re here now alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series.”

“We set the bar very high with our prior complete series TWIN PEAKS DVD Gold Box,” said Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Home Entertainment.

“THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray had to be spectacular in terms of both content and presentation. We are confident that we hit the mark and are bringing the fans something very special. None of this could have been possible without the day-to-day involvement of David Lynch.”

TWIN PEAKS – THE ENTIRE MYSTERY is loaded with special features. In the two-part feature “Between Two Worlds,” Lynch himself interviews the Palmer family (Leland, Sarah and daughter Laura) about their current existence in this life and the next, and follows up with a discussion with the actors who portray them. TWIN PEAKS – THE ENTIRE MYSTERY also features “Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories,” an exclusive retrospective documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew who recount the making of the Twin Peaks movie and working with David Lynch. The collection also features high-definition versions of the Log Lady episode introductions, transferred from recently unearthed 16mm film negative, a selection of newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes from the television series, and three Twin Peaks photo galleries with over 130 behind-the-scenes images from David Lynch’s personal never-before-released collection. Also new to this release are 10 vignettes of iconic Twin Peaks themes called “Atmospherics.” Each features a unique montage of music, dialogue and video (including some rare outtakes) that appear as both menu backgrounds and as their own textless experience to further immerse fans in the mysterious world of Twin Peaks.

Additionally, the set features a massive collection of pre-existing special features, some of which have been re-mastered in high definition exclusively for this release, including the award-winning four-part documentary “Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks,” and a newly extended version of the Gold Box featurette “A Slice of Lynch,” featuring the complete and uncut conversation between David Lynch and actors Kyle MacLachlan and Mädchen Amick. Additionally, this 10-disc set houses an extraordinary archive of special features culled from the entire history of Twin Peaks on home video, including featurettes, cast and crew interviews, promotional reels, archival deleted scenes…and much, much more.

Winning a Golden Globe® for Best Television Series – Drama in 1991, and a fixture in all-time top TV series lists from TIME, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide, Twin Peaks follows the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who are stunned after the homecoming queen Laura Palmer is suddenly found murdered. The investigation that follows engenders an eerie chain of events with cataclysmic results felt across the entire town. The series features an ensemble cast including Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Ray Wise, Peggy Lipton and
Warren Frost. Although shot after the series ended, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is the prequel to the television series and focuses on the seven days leading up to Laura Palmer’s death. Many of the TV series cast members reprise their roles in the film and are joined by others including
Kiefer Sutherland, David Bowie, Chris Isaak and Harry Dean Stanton.

TWIN PEAKS – THE ENTIRE MYSTERY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Series and Feature), original English Stereo 2.0 (Series and Feature), Latin American Spanish Mono (Series), Latin American Spanish Stereo (Feature), Brazilian Portuguese Mono (Series), French Mono (Series), French 5.1 (Feature), Italian Mono (Series), Italian Stereo (Feature), German Mono (Series), German 5.1 (Feature), Castilian Mono (Series), Castilian Stereo (Feature), Japanese Mono (Series), and Japanese Stereo (Feature). The 10-disc collection also includes English SDH, Latin American Spanish, French, Italian, German, Castilian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish subtitles (Series and Feature).

It will be available for the suggested retail price of $109.99 U.S. and $129.99 Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:
Pilot
Original Version
Alternate International Version
Episode 1
Episode 2
Special Features
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Two:
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Special Features
Season 1 Image Gallery
Twin Peaks Sneak Peeks (HD)
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Previews and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Three:
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Special Features
A Slice of Lynch: Uncut (HD) – NEW!
Season 2 Image Gallery
Promos (HD/SD)
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Four:
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Special Features
Series Deleted Scenes
Series Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW!
Outtakes (HD) – NEW!
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Five:
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17
Episode 18
Special Features
Return To Twin Peaks
Location Guide
The Glastonbury Archives
17 Pieces of Pie: Shooting at the Mar T (AKA RR) Diner
Mark Frost Interview with Wrapped in Plastic
Learning to Speak in the Red Room
An Introduction to David Lynch
Lucy Bumpers
1-900 Hotline
Production Documents
Image Galleries
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Six:
Episode 19
Episode 20
Episode 21
Episode 22
Special Features
Postcards From The Cast
Twin Peaks Sneak Peaks (HD)
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Seven:
Episode 23
Episode 24
Episode 25
Episode 26
Special Features
Cast And Crew Interviews
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Eight:
Episode 27
Episode 28
Episode 29
Special Features
Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (HD)
Northwest Passage: Creating the Pilot
Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season One
Where We’re From: Creating the Music
Into the Night: Creating Season Two
Log Lady Intros (HD)
Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Nine:
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
The Missing Pieces: Deleted/Alternate Scenes (HD) – NEW!
Special Feature
Archival Interviews

Disc Ten:
Special Features
Between Two Worlds (HD) – NEW!
Palmer Family Interview
Actors Discussion
Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories (HD) – NEW!
Reflections On The Phenomenon Of Twin Peaks
US Trailer
International Trailer
Fire Walk With Me Photo Gallery – NEW!
Atmospherics (HD) – NEW!
Trees/Woods
Pie
Signs/Places
Coffee
Notes
Water
Donuts
Owls
The Ring
The Red Room

Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery is now available to pre-order. Have you done so yet?


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