Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (The Complete Series) (1990)
Art House & International, Cult Movies, and Drama TV show
Season 1 Twin Peaksdevotees, who have kept the mystery alive on myriad Web sites, will jump at the chance to return to the spooky town that might just be the anti-Mayberry. Rarely syndicated, theTwin Peakstelevision series has lost none of … see full wiki
Finally, finally, finally - Twin Peaks is available on DVD and not only that, but it has been remastered and it looks amazing. Most of us hardcore fans were used to watching the horrible VHS version with his unprecedented lack of clarity and color balance. This is truly Twin Peaks like you've never seen it before.
In this ten-disc set, you get all the episodes, the pilot, and a nice selection of extras. The pilot is available in both the domestic version, and the extended international version. The Log Lady intros are available, but they don't seem to have been remastered and are somewhat fuzzy.
I've heard a number of complains about the sound, usually regarding the music covering dialogue. Lynch is absolutely meticulous with his sound design, which leads me to believe that the balance is no accident. In Twin Peaks, the music is almost another character itself. While it IS more forward in the mix than what we're used to, Lynch clearly feels that it's important enough to put it in the foreground at times.
The extras are all pretty decent and informative, but I would have liked some episode commentaries and other features that we usually find on TV show DVDs. Lynch is no fan of commentary tracks, but seeing as his involvement with the entirety of Twin Peaks is, at times, periphery, I thought there might have been a chance for some of the other directors involved to step in and tell a few stories.
Overall, it's an essential purchase for all Lynch fans, and probably for anyone who likes weird, but great television.
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