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    Added on: 7/11/2002 14:52
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    Twin Peaks: Season One (UK)

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    "I just know I`m going to get lost in those woods tonight" - Laura Palmer
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 411 mins
    Retail Price: £49.99
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    First broadcast in the UK in 1990, Twin Peaks became the most talked about TV show of all time
    Created by David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Eraserhead) and Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) the series managed to confuse, bemuse and amuse
    Based in the small American town of Twin Peaks the series followed Agent Cooper in his attempts to solve the murder of Laura Palmer
    Running for 30 consecutive episodes and featuring The Log Lady, dwarves talking backwards and cherry pie, Lynch and Frost led viewers on a surreal journey with no easy answers.

    Contains episodes 1-7 plus the pilot.

    Special Features:
    Disc 1:
    Deleted scenes
    Script notes
    Log Lady introductions (also available in German dubbed audio)
    Easter egg (hidden feature)
    Disc 2:
    Deleted scenes
    Script notes
    Log Lady introductions (also available in German dubbed audio)
    Easter egg (hidden feature)
    Disc 3:
    Deleted scenes
    Script notes
    Log Lady introductions (also available in German dubbed audio)
    Easter egg (hidden feature)
    Disc 4:
    Interview with series co-writer and co-director Mark Frost (16 mins)
    `Learning To Speak In The Red Room` featurette (4 mins)
    `An Introduction To David Lynch` featurette (22 mins)
    `17 Pieces Of Pie` featurette
    `Postcards From The Cast` featurette (60 mins)

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Mono Spanish
    Dolby Digital Mono German
    Dolby Digital Mono Italian
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    Tim Hunter
    Lesli Linka Glatter
    Duwayne Dunham
    Tina Rathbone
    Mark Frost
    David Lynch

    Lara Flynn Boyle
    Madchen Amick
    Michael Ontkean
    Kyle MacLachlan

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    Well, the series anyway. Before I watched this, I had never seen any David Lynch works, now, after watching this, I want to get everything! Well, maybe not Dune...
    This series had such a powerful effect on me, and, is without doubt the greatest TV show I`ve ever seen, far and away better than it`s modern equivalent, 24. Screened in 1990, Twin Peaks opens on the small town of Twin Peaks, on the US, Canadian border. The best way to describe the show is a soap-cum-comedy-cum-thriller-cum-murder mystery. It is essentially, in the way it is acted and shot a soap opera, but concerns the devious goings on of the main characters in the town. The series opens on Laura Palmers mysterious death, and the rest of the series revolves around the very odd Detective Cooper trying to discover whodunnit, but it does have several other storylines around this, like the Wood Mill books, the Hotels Viking Deal and also drugs thrown in as well. Although only one episode is directed by Lynch in this series, the show is very, very Lynchian/wierd, and I highly recommend it to everyone, but particularly those who enjoy murder mystery or comedy, of a very dark and surreal nature. Don`t expect to know whats going on at all, it`s very confusing, and by the end of the series, it leaves umpteen cliffhangers, and I for one cannot wait for series two to be released.

    The video quality of Twin Peaks, for a TV series from 1990 is incredible. It has been remastered beautiffuly, and the wonderful colour palette is brought to the fore in each episode. There is some lack of detail, but this is due to the softness of the look of the show, as it is meant to be filmed in the style of an old soap. This gives it a wonderful 50`s yet timeless look, but none the less, it is the best you will ever see it, except for one episode...The pilot episode has not been remastered as it was put onto the R2 set at the last minute. The actual series was mastered by an American Company, and the rights bought to R2, so the pilot episode, not available on the R1 oxset was never remastered. It is still reasonable though, and an essential inclusion.

    We have lost the DTS off the R1 boxset, but the 5.1 is still very good and very well mixed from the original source. Surrounds are well used, and while it isn`t, and I didn`t expect it to be of reference quality, for a 10 year old TV show, it sounds remarkably good, with all the dialogue and the wonderfully haunting soundtrack being well produced. There are however some odd noises that appear at certain points in the show. They are some background horn/beeping sounds, but as they only appear when a certain location is on show, I assume it is background noise, and meant to be there. The pilot is only in 2.0 stereo, but is still of good quality.

    Now, I haven`t watched all the extras, as alledgedly they reveal Laura Palmers killer, and I don`t wish to know this till i see the inevitable release of the second series.There are however commentaries on every episode (none from Lynch), episode notes, interviews (none with Lynch) and a few short but insightful featurettes. The commentaries I have heard do sound excellent and well worth a listen. Most of the extras are on the fourth disc. Also of note are the menus systems, which use the haunting soundtrack and beautiful imagery to really create a mood for the series. Leaving the menu on creates great background music to!

    The best TV show I have ever seen, and far better than many films I have seen, this is an essentail purchase. It is wonderfully remastered, with a nice set of extras, and wonderfully packaged. A little expensive at it`s full price of £50 (for only 7 eps. plus the pilot thats a lot) but well worth it. If you can get it cheaper than that (mine cost £25) great. Buy it now, and remember, that`s damn fine coffee...
    posted by cartoonjonah on 14/4/2004 01:02