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|Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition |
The Complete Series
Actor: Kyle MacLachlan
Director: David Lynch
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
The highly anticipated complete series of one of the most acclaimed events in television history finally comes to DVD. This definitive Twin Peaks Gold Box Edition has been carefully supervised by David Lynch and will incl... more »
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David H. | 08/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From CBS Home Entertainment's own website:
Co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost and a large number of the cast and crew have returned to participate in this extraordinary new collection.
"Finally the pilot is together with the series. The picture looks clean with good color correction. The sound is really good," said David Lynch. "I think this is a great definitive Twin Peaks Gold Set - the Gold represents the highest quality. A lot of work has gone in to this, and in my opinion it has really paid off."
"Working closely with David Lynch, I believe we've put together the ultimate Twin Peaks DVD box set with the most unique, interesting and comprehensive collection of content possible that will more than excite the ardent fan and engage new ones," commented Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Home Entertainment. "And we drank some damn good cups of coffee along the way.'"
This 10-disc set includes "Greetings from Twin Peaks" collectable postcards and a plethora of special features, including hours of newly-minted bonus content, featuring exclusive cast and crew interviews and rare footage never before released on DVD, produced by award-winning DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika ("Alien Quadrilogy," "Spider-Man 2: Special Edition," "Blade Runner: The Final Cut.")
"Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks" is a collection of four new documentaries exploring the origins, production and impact of the show. The cast and crew, including co-creator Mark Frost, composer Angelo Badalamenti, singer Julee Cruise, actors Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Piper Laurie, Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee, Kenneth Welsh, Maedchen Amick, Miguel Ferrer and many others share their memories of creating the show in this in-depth piece covering the sensational and tumultuous evolution of TWIN PEAKS in four parts: "Northwest Passage: Creating the Pilot," "Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season One," "Where We're From: Creating the Music" and "Into the Night: Creating Season Two."
Co-creator and four-time Academy Award(R) nominee David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan and Maedchen Amick take an amusing look back at the series in "A Slice of Lynch," an all-new get-together of friends over piping hot coffee and sweet cherry pie.
"Return to Twin Peaks" follows a group of devoted fans to the 2006 Twin Peaks Festival, where the show's faithful have been regularly gathering for costume contests, celebrity sightings, trivia games and other wildness in the woods outside of Seattle. And an Interactive Map allows viewers to revisit the show's unforgettable locations as they appear today...and how to find them in real life.
Thought to have been lost forever, a selection of deleted scenes has been unearthed for this collection and approved by David Lynch, offering viewers additional clues and background on some of their favorite characters and locations in the series.
The collection showcases the phenomenon that was TWIN PEAKS with such archival nuggets as the "Saturday Night Live" opening monologue and "Twin Peaks" sketch featuring Kyle MacLachlan, the "Falling" music video featuring Julee Cruise, the Richard Beymer behind-the-scenes photo gallery, original network promo spots and many more rare gems!
Newly remastered from the original negative and personally approved by David Lynch, the episodes have never looked better. Moreover, viewers will have the option of enjoying the episodes in either new 5.1 Surround Sound or the original 2.0 network television audio.
So, um...there you go. Now grab a cup of coffee and a slice of cherry pie and order this baby!
An experiment that became groundbreaking television
calvinnme | 08/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's great to see that both seasons and the pilot are finally in one package. "Twin Peaks" was a fantastic show that was quite experimental for its time (1990-1991) that at it's worst was better than most everything else on TV. I wish the show could have survived longer, but with an awful second season time slot - Saturday at 10pm - it had no chance. The revelation of Laura Palmer's killer took the wind out of the sails somewhat just nine shows into the second season, but the true theme of Twin Peaks was about the evil in the woods that took the form of the killer and the seamy underbelly of what appeared to be everyday small-town life. The murder of Laura Palmer was just the surface of that. Three somewhat pointless episodes followed the one that revealed Laura's killer, but then the show bounced back with the Windham Earle storyline. Unfortunately many viewers had stopped watching the show by then. Perhaps the lasting legacy of "Twin Peaks" is that it made series with weird subplots, long story arcs, and oddball characters more acceptable to the networks. For example, I don't think that "The X-Files" could have made it to the air in 1993 had it not been for "Twin Peaks" preceding it and succeeding. After all, after a show where there is a dwarf that materializes on a bed, dances, and talks backwards, an alternate reality where clones are created and sent out to the world, and creamed corn as a symbol of suffering, the adventures of Scully and Mulder look as thematically tame as Dragnet.
As for the extra features of each disc, that will probably eventually appear in the product description. Until it does, I have the information here:
Disc 1: Pilot
Log Lady Intro For Pilot
International Version With Alternate Ending
Discs 2 -8 : Episodes 1-26 with Log Lady intros for each episode.
Disc 9: Episodes 27-29
Log Lady intros for each episode.
Deleted Scenes (4 scenes)
Disc 10: Special Features
A Slice of Lynch
Northwest Passage: Creating The Pilot
Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season 1
Where We're From: Creating The Music
Into The Night: Creating Season 2
Saturday Night Live Featuring Kyle MacLachlan (Monologue and Twin Peaks Sketch)
Return To Twin Peaks
Interactive Map (8 Pods)
"Falling" Music Video
Georgia Coffee Commercials (5 Spots)
The Richard Beymer Gallery
Twin Peaks Trading Cards
Premiere Spots (8 Spots)
There's No Place Like Home Spot
1-900 Promo Ad
DELICIOUSLY WEIRD! THE BEST TELEVISION - EVER!!!
NeuroSplicer | Freeside, in geosynchronous orbit | 08/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sure, everyone has his/hers favorite TV shows, and preferences shift with seasonal mood, age and experiences. However, THIS IS TELEVISION AT HER BEST! The frivolity of the 80's gave way to the seriousness of the 90's - all painted in 50's Americana nostalgia of innocence lost.
Atmospheric, mysterious, intriguing, smart,...Words are just not capable to describe this prematurely terminated series! Every time I watch it I discover another moment, another gem I treasure. Too bad the network executives decided to, first, meddle with the plot and, when this backfired, they treated this masterpiece as filler material. No wonder ratings floundered resulting in the series eventual cancellation.
True, the 25 years are not up yet. However, I think that Agent Cooper has remained trapped in the Waiting Area long enough. Let's all petition David Lynch for a long-awaited movie or TV mini-series to tidy things up.
This particular BoxSet is everything Season 2 was not: excellent picture and sound quality AND all the missing Extras! Commercials, trailers and product spin-offs...
My advice: if you already own Season 1, sell it, avoid Season 2, and buy this one.
Own it and make weekends out of it. Once in a blue moon a certain magic manifests amongst us. One that never fades.
And there is always music in the air.
How do I know? A gentle giant told me.
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 11/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's hardly anything at all to say about Twin Peaks that hasn't already been said since the show's premiere and demise; both of which occured in what seems like an eternity ago. For those unfamiliar with the cult show from David Lynch and Mark Frost, Twin Peaks is the story of murdered homecoming queen Laura Palmer (the gorgeous Sheryl Lee), whose body is discovered washed ashore and wrapped in plastic. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Lynch favorite Kyle MacLachlan) is assigned to the case, and what follows is a dizzying, mistifying trip that literally must be seen to be believed. Featuring an incredibly oddball cast of characters and a dark, sinister tone that underlines the series from beginning to end, Twin Peaks still ranks today as one of the most original, and influential, shows to ever grace network television. There's no easy answers to be found, and there are plenty of confusing moments, but in the end, everything comes together in an incredibly strange way that is simply beautiful; even if the ending of the series is left unresolved (but picked up upon in the feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, released after the series' demise from New Line, and hence is not featured in this set). Everyone that populates Twin Peaks leaves their mark, especially MacLachlan as the black coffee and cherry pie loving fed; while the rest of the cast includes Michael Ontkean as Sheriff Harry S. Truman, and features familiar faces like Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Wise, Joan Chen, Lynch favorite Jack "Eraserhead" Nance, Miguel Ferrer, a young Heather Graham, Billy Zane, Michael J. Anderson, a pre X-Files David Duchovny (as a trannie FBI Agent no less), and even Lynch himself. This Definitive Gold Box Edition collects both seasons of the series and a horde of extras (although none of the ones included with the single released second season), as well as Lynch's breathtaking pilot. The first season is by far the better of the two, with the second season making the big revelation that will either have you with your jaw hanging to the floor or swearing at your television. Either way you look at it, whether you are a new to town or a returning visitor, Twin Peaks will astound you like no modern network TV show can ever hope to do today. If you doubt these words, or the words of the other reviews here, take a trip to Twin Peaks and see for yourself."