Twin Peaks Blu Announced!

I don’t think I need to pronounce just how much I love David Lynch and Mark Frost’s “Twin Peaks”. I’ve gushed about it many-a-time here. I’ve spoken of when and how I first discovered the series, I’ve spoken of the day I checked out the spin-off film “Twin Peaks : Fire Walk With Me”, and I’ve supported the petition to have the latter film’s deleted scenes restored and released for years now.

Interest in “Twin Peaks” – on a wider scale, anyway – surged last year when rumours surfaced that Lynch was considering bringing the series back to the box. The interest continued when word leaked that the Lynch was shooting some ‘new footage’ (for something – - we can only assume it’s the Blu-ray) featuring original cast members like Ray Wise (‘Leland Palmer’) – who has actually been flaming the fire that is the ‘Twin Peaks is returning!’ rumour mill with various comments he’s made to the media in recent times, and once again when it was confirmed that plans were afoot to bring to Blu-ray the series and “Fire Walk With Me” – complete with those deleted scenes we’ve been wanting to see for near twenty years.

Today, also known as ‘the greatest day in a Twin Peaks-fans life!’, CBS Home Entertainment announced an entire “Twin Peaks” Blu-ray set – complete with the 90 minutes of deleted scenes we’ve been hankering for since Cooper asked about Annie’s whereabouts.

While I attempt to relax, you enjoy the press release and official teaser.

SYDNEY, Australia. (May 16, 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 mesmerising 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 exclusively from JB Hi Fi from July 29. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:
• Pilot
o Original Version
o Alternate International Version
• Episode 1 & Episode 2
• Special Features
o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Disc Two:
• Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6 & Episode 7
• Special Features
o Season 1 Image Gallery
o Twin Peaks Sneak Peeks (HD)
o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o Previews and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Disc Three:
• Episode 8, Episode 9 & Episode 10
• Special Features
o A Slice of Lynch: Uncut (HD) – NEW!
o Season 2 Image Gallery
o Promos (HD/SD)
o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Disc Four:
• Episode 11, Episode 12, Episode 13 & Episode 14
• Special Features
o Series Deleted Scenes
o Series Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW!
o Outtakes (HD) – NEW!
o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Disc Five:
• Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 17 & Episode 18
• Special Features
o Return To Twin Peaks
o Location Guide
o 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

o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Disc Six:
• Episode 19, Episode 20, Episode 21 & Episode 22
• Special Features
o Postcards From The Cast
o Twin Peaks Sneak Peaks (HD)
o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Disc Seven:
• Episode 23, Episode 24, Episode 25 & Episode 26
• Special Features
o Cast And Crew Interviews
o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Disc Eight:
• Episode 27, Episode 28 & Episode 29
• Special Features
o 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
o Log Lady Intros (HD)
o 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
o Archival Interviews
Disc Ten:
• Special Features
o Between Two Worlds (HD) – NEW!
Palmer Family Interview
Actors Discussion
o Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories (HD) – NEW!
o Reflections On The Phenomenon Of Twin Peaks
o US Trailer
o International Trailer
o Fire Walk With Me Photo Gallery – NEW!
o Atmospherics (HD) – NEW!
Trees/Woods
Pie
Signs/Places
Coffee
Notes
Water
Donuts
Owls
The Ring
The Red Room

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So there it is!

Oh, and here’s the beautiful teaser they’ve released for the set!