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August 3 2007

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks Gold SetWell, I certainly didn’t expect to do two DVD posts in a row, but this is too exciting to me not to.

Twin Peaks has gotten more VHS/Laser Disc/DVD releases than I can count, and every version has been missing the USA version of the pilot episode and, instead, had the European version.

Why is this a problem?

Well, in Europe, the pilot was an encapsulated movie. It revealed “Bob” as the killer of Laura Palmer, but Bob was not from the Black Lodge and hadn’t taken over Leland Palmer. (if you consider any of this spoiler… I don’t care, it’s 17 years old)

So all these releases were awkward to say the least. You’d watch the pilot, get an answer, then watch a series that totally ignored the “answers” you’d gotten.

Well, then the problem became that as fans clamored for a proper release, it seemed that no one entity owned the rights to every aspect of the series. For some odd reason some people owned some of the footage and others owned other portions of it. It was all very odd.

Somehow all the rights have been sorted out, David Lynch has returned to work on this new DVD set, and a good portion of the cast has come back to talk about it. No price has been announced yet, but I could really care less, because I’ll be getting it no matter what. October 30th is the release date, but Amazon hasn’t added it for ordering yet, but as soon as they do I will put it on my Upcoming TV DVDs page.

Here’s the entire press release with features, be warned, it’s lengthy.

TWIN PEAKS(TM) THE DEFINITIVE GOLD BOX EDITION

Loaded with All-New Exclusive Special Features and Beloved Vintage Materials,
All 29 Newly Remastered Episodes, Plus Two Versions of the Original Pilot,
This 10-Disc Collection Debuts October 30, 2007

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The highly-anticipated Definitive Gold Box Edition of the series that became one of television’s most acclaimed events finally arrives – with all 29 episodes plus both the original and European versions of the pilot – on October 30, 2007 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Considered both technically and artistically revolutionary when it debuted, TWIN PEAKS(TM) garnered 18 Emmy(R) nominations over the course of its two-season run with its cast of memorable characters, stunning cinematography and intriguing plot. 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.

DVD

TWIN PEAKS The Definitive Gold Box Edition is a 10-disc collection presented in full screen with English 5.1 Stereo Surround and English 2.0 Stereo. The DVD is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated 14A in Canada. The total running time is 25 hours, 1 minute. The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:

  • PilotSpecial Features: Log Lady Intro For Pilot International Version With Alternate EndingDisc Two:
  • Episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 3
  • Episode 4Special Features:
    Log Lady Intros For Each Episode

    Disc Three:

  • Episode 5
  • Episode 6
  • Episode 7Special Features:
    Log Lady Intros For Each Episode

    Disc Four:

  • Episode 8
  • Episode 9
  • Episode 10Special Features:
    Log Lady Intros For Each Episode

    Disc Five:

  • Episode 11
  • Episode 12
  • Episode 13
  • Episode 14Special Features:
    Log Lady Intros For Each Episode

    Disc Six:

  • Episode 15
  • Episode 16
  • Episode 17
  • Episode 18Special Features:
    Log Lady Intros For Each Episode

    Disc Seven:

  • Episode 19
  • Episode 20
  • Episode 21
  • Episode 22Special Features:
  • Log Lady Intros For Each EpisodeDisc Eight:
  • Episode 23
  • Episode 24
  • Episode 25
  • Episode 26Special Features:
    Log Lady Intros For Each Episode

    Disc Nine:

  • Episode 27
  • Episode 28
  • Episode 29Special Features:
    Log Lady Intros For Each Episode Deleted Scenes (4 scenes) Production Documents

    Disc Ten:

    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)
    • Image Galleries
        The Richard Beymer Gallery

      • Unit Photography
      • Twin Peaks Trading Cards
    • TV spots
      • Premiere Spots (8 Spots)
      • There’s No Place Like Home Spot
      • 1-900 Promo Ad
      • T-Shirt Ad
      • Holiday Greeting
      • Patriot Greetin


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    • Michele

      SO EXCITED!