Squeeze the pop funkos closer and place the gold set and the VHS of the original pilot atop of one another and you might just have enough room to add another “Twin Peaks” must-have to your shelf.
Announced today (though rumoured for weeks now), Criterion are releasing a brilliant new do-over of “Fire Walk With Me”. While the release components are donut-sweet (those deleted scenes, currently only available on the ‘Entire Mystery’ Blu-ray are on here), it’s the delicious audio and video presentation that’ll really get dampen lips.
No doubt released to cash-in on the well received “Twin Peaks – The Return” (Showtime), the 1992 prequel snags plum treatment from Criterion, with a 4K digital transfer and a 7.1 surround sound audio line. The release hits October 17 (shortly after the latest incarnation of “Twin Peaks” winds up on TV).
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) – October 17th
In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder. Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine—a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
• Restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Lynch
• 7.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, supervised by Lynch
• Alternate original 2.0 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
• The Missing Pieces, ninety minutes of deleted and alternate takes from the film, assembled by Lynch
• New interview with actor Sheryl Lee
• Interviews from 2014 by Lynch with actors Lee, Ray Wise, and Grace Zabriskie
• PLUS: An interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch