Monday, February 4, 2008

TWIN PEAKS – DEFINITIVE GOLD BOX COLLECTION

David Lynch and Mark Frost’s mind bending 1990-1992 murder mystery/surreal soap opera, TWIN PEAKS, has had a twisted history on home video, but finally, someone’s managed to pull all the pieces together for one incredible, comprehensive, definitive DVD release.

When a high school senior named Laura Palmer is found dead, wrapped in plastic on the bank of a Washington river, eccentric FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan, DUNE) is assigned to investigate. Arriving in the rural community of Twin Peaks, Cooper meets a variety of odd and unusual characters and discovers that the pretty murder victim was, in life, the center of a swirling mass of dark secrets.

Way back in 2001, Artisan released Season 1 on DVD sans Pilot, and it wasn’t until earlier this year that Season 2 finally made it to DVD from CBS/Paramount. However, this new "Gold Box Collection" has it all—the rare pilot TV movie, the home video/European theatrical version, and every one of the 29 episodes including the Bravo Network Log Lady introductions written & directed by Lynch. The set also includes collectable post cards. Please note that it doesn’t contain all of the supplements found on the previous First Season and Second Season box sets, but the series’ devoted fans will already have these sets anyway.

The episodes look and sound better than they ever have, with new, high-def transfers, fully restored and remastered under the direction of co-creator David Lynch. Extras are bountiful: there are exhaustive behind-the-scenes documentaries, deleted scenes, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s TWIN PEAKS sketch, on-air promos, TV spots, Japanesse coffee commercials with the PEAKS cast, an on-screen conversation between Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan and lovely Madchen Amick, the "Log Lady" introductions shot by Lynch for Bravo’s TP reruns, still galleries and tons more.

For TWIN PEAKS fans, this is a must-buy, and it’s highly recommended for anyone interested in innovative, imaginative television.

BUY: Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (The Complete Series)