TWIN PEAKS REVIEWED
“Twin Peaks” is one of the greatest American TV shows. In order to capitalize on the upcoming Showtime revival series, Paramount/CBS has re-released David Lynch’s TV masterpiece. While a more expensive set was release in 2014, this is almost the same release. However, the 10th disc of just special features was dropped. That’s OK, as most of the other special features have been moved over to the seasonal discs.
In terms of presentation, this is the best that either “Fire Walk with Me” or “Twin Peaks” has ever looked or sounded. Sure, I’m upgrading from the 00s release of the Gold Box, but it stands out. Still, due to the high bitrate on each disc, it’s DVD level in terms of how the episodes are spread across the set. The two versions of the Pilot take up most of the first disc alone. But, you’re a physical media maverick. Get up off your couch and change out the discs! You’re not some teenager!
I love that CBS/Paramount put out this edition, as the lower sell price is going to make it available to a ton more viewers. Be careful of how you store it, as it’s all 9 discs stored inside of a giant Blu case. Yeah, there’s a slipcover for collectors. It’s just that I can see this set dropping from a shelf at the right angle and busting open pretty hard. So, there’s that to worry about. But, don’t let that stop you from picking up one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Now, if we could just convince CBS/Paramount to give similar Blu-ray treatment to the rest of their classic TV series.
- Nearly 90 minutes of alternate/deleted scenes
- Interviews and more!
- 1.33:1, 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 7.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/20/16
- Video - 95%95%
- Audio - 99%99%
- Supplemental Material - 94%94%
- Show Score - 100%100%
The Plot Thus Far
On stunning High Definition Blu-ray, Twin Peaks: The Original Series, Fire Walk With Me & The Missing Pieces is a comprehensive collection with every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot; David 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 high definition Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; and hours of material which dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic.