Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

DVD - 2007
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Follow FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry S. Truman as they try to hunt down just who killed Laura Palmer in the sleepy town of Twin Peaks, Washington.
Publisher: [Hollywood, Calif.] :, Paramount :, CBS DVD,, [2007]
Edition: Definitive gold box edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781415735107
1415735107
Branch Call Number: DVD TV TWI
Characteristics: 10 videodiscs (1501 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Eldritch powers behind the universe, both benevolent and malign, doors that shouldn't be opened, secrets upon secrets. Excellent soundtracks.


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dmasterson
Apr 10, 2020

Fantastic start to a great show. Season 2 is stronger in my opinion. Twin Peaks is a surreal detective show with supernatural elements.

Hillsboro_BrianS Sep 25, 2019

"Now you listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King." --Albert Rosenfeld (Season 2, Episode 3)

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gkong94402
Aug 18, 2019

Binging the third season really messes with your brain and sense of reality, and makes the real world (the one you're living in) seem unreal and strange. If you resist its logic, you'll be sorely disappointed and frustrated, but if you surrender to it, you're in for an experience that is unlike any other you'll have with TV or even films. David Lynch is famous for favoring intuition over reason, and here, he's working at the peak of his creativity, while at the same time, offering up a retrospective of a lifetime of dreaming on celluloid. By adding actors from his stable, such as Laura Dern and Naomi Watts to the expansive original cast, Lynch unites the past with the present and then creates a work that defies linear time. The ending is unsettling and completely unexpected, even though we're told upfront to expect some aspects of it. I'm still haunted by it. When the third season was announced, I was worried that what we'd get is a greatest hits or walk down memory lane-type sequel. I should've known better.

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007Gatsby
May 12, 2019

Great show!

R.I.P. Peggy Lipton August 30th, 1946 - May 11th, 2019

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Maoisdead
Dec 09, 2018

Masterpiece television. I couldn't wait for the next episode to arrive. I don't know the last time I loved television this much. I've watched the whole 18 episodes again, and it was even better the second time around.

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VonHafenstaaad
Nov 29, 2018

To start with- I think this series is a masterpiece. Second- The new series will not be for everybody. While the characters and stories are present from the original run, this is as jarringly different from the original series as you'd expect given the passage of time and expected growth of both the fictional characters and the people making the show. It very much reflects David Lynch's evolution as a filmmaker and the evolution of Lynch/Frost as collaborators. This is not a traditionally episodic or serialized series, with it having been shot as one big movie, then broken down into individual episodes. Additionally, the storytelling isn't completely linear. Some storylines aren't resolved, many answers aren't given, but, much as with the original series, this is reflective of real life, something that can sometimes prove frustrating in entertainment.
At times, the show races, at others it moves at a slower pace. Some characters are grounded, others seem over the top. Some events hit far too close to home, others are so far out as to defy explanation. Ultimately, it's a show that dares to defy the conventions of traditional narrative television and challenges the viewer, not only to be patient, but to be willing to apply their own interpretations to events that aren't often spelled out in great detail. As said before, it is ultimately a polarizing show. But if you find it for you, you'll find it to be greatly rewarding.

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lindy919
Oct 20, 2018

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Mere words can not express how bad this sequel series is.
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Half of me thinks that David Lynch may be one of the greatest artistic con men of all time (alongside Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol) who has been able to convince the pretentious and fringe-of-society types that his works contain a deeper meaning; the other half more simply thinks that he is, hands down, the worst writer/director of all time.
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Most of the cast is filled out with actors that are so bad that you will never, ever see them in any other films. The remaining, well-known actors must have been directed, at Lynch's behest, to act as poorly as the first group.
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Timing is off; long awkward pauses; scenes that go on for seconds to minutes past when they should have ended; loads of filler material; loads of unfunny dialog and situations; loads of characters who seem to be either high or retarded; weirdness for the sake of weirdness; terrible dream sequences and special effects; the need to bring back every single character from the original show (save for those who turned it down or mercifully died); and, of course, the completely idiotic backwards talking with subtitles. It's all enough to make a sane person scream.
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TOTAL RUBBISH from the very first second of the first episode to the very final second of the final episode.
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oldwestfan
Oct 08, 2018

I've been an admirer of David Lynch. I enjoyed the original Twin Peaks, and I own dvd's of Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and The Straight Story.

This "limited event series" (if only responsible editing made it more so) actually spends very little time in Twin Peaks, and feels like Lynch has taken advantage of the original's popularity by using it as a simple money-grab 25 years later: the well appears to have run dry of genuine full-feature inspiration, as he's only done short subjects in the last 12 years since 2006's unsuccessful Inland Empire.

And the Emperor has no clothes here; more interesting than this tapping into the past is the mass delusion of those hyperventilating over Lynch's supposed psychological underpinnings, hidden metaphors, and deep symbols here, by extension basking in their own superior cleverness, while actually choking down a shamelessly protracted exercise of self-indulgence, along with terrible pacing and structure, unsympathetic cardboard characters, drawn-out barely endurable scenes screaming for editing, plot lines that go nowhere, and endless filler filler filler. It is forced, charmless, and with much bad acting even within the context of Lynch's stylized universe. With a Showtime budget, Lynch fully indulges in look-at-me faux stream of consciousness with enhanced graphics, some of it very unpleasant at that, apparently counting on an audience out there to clasp their hands enthrallingly and swallow Agent Cooper's EVIL TWIN (okay, "doppelganger" as his Jungian shadow side, ooooh see? We all have a dark side!), as well as other dimensions, entities, UFO's, nuclear explosions, and other Lynchian grab-baggery wrapped up in Laura Palmer's murder 25 years prior, and not recognize a simple waste of film from what has been a generally successful innovative filmmaker. Only Bigfoot was missing. The effort here resembles a well-funded experimental film school project trying too hard to impress, and which would have never expanded to a wider public audience preening about the artistic genius and grand vision behind it. It's sort of an X-Files salad taken to excruciating lengths.

And one small giveaway of his indulgence is casting himself in the major role of FBI director, to no applause. I imagine that additional credit helped pad his paycheck.
If you're anticipating being tickled cute by coffee and cherry pie references, that doesn't come to full fruition until briefly late in the series, and you'll be sorely disappointed if you're waiting to hear Laura Palmer's touching theme regularly swelling to gratifying emotional mini-peaks each episode. But what you will hear and see filling up the end of almost every episode prior to the credits is more inexplicably stupid filler: impossibly cool indie-electronic synthpop bands playing in a rural country road house filled with middle-aged townies. Seriously.

The first several episodes were tolerable with some interesting elements but most went nowhere I could discern. Giving it the benefit of increasing doubt while waiting to see where all was leading, my patience wore thinner and thinner as the terribleness was becoming more apparent, then episode 8 on disc 4 "Gotta Light?" really crossed the Rubicon. Don't say you weren't warned.

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GroundSuppression
Mar 17, 2018

David ducovney i m speaking more as a woman now

ArapahoeJeremiah Feb 24, 2018

This series will appeal to people who have watched and enjoyed the original Twin Peaks series. It's fascinating to see most of the original cast revive their roles (25 years later). All the episodes are co-written and directed by Lynch - who provides his usual mixture of mystery, comedy, and horror.

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Lexikal
Jan 22, 2013

Dale Cooper: "What does Bob want?"

The One-Armed Man: "He is Bob, eager for fun. He wears a smile. Everybody run!"

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Lexikal
Jan 22, 2013

Dale Cooper: "Diane... 10:00 a.m. at the Great Northern. I've just been in a hotel room with the One-armed Man... or what's left of him. In another time, another culture, this man would have been a seer, a shaman priest... possibly a leader. In our world, he's a shoe peddler, and lives in the shadows."

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Lexikal
Jan 22, 2013

Dale Cooper: "Windom Earle's mind is like a diamond. It's cold, and hard, and brilliant."

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