David Lynch recognizes true beauty in wood.
Last night at the Vista Theater in Los Angeles, David Lynch, the American Film Institute, and the home entertainment divisions of CBS and Paramount held an unusual event: the theatrical premiere of deleted scenes from Twin Peaks and the feature film Fire Walk With Me. We don’t see too many theatrical premieres for deleted scenes, but in this case it was a feature-length footage presentation with David Lynch, much of the cast, and some of the crew of Fire Walk With Me in attendance.
The event really began with a short introduction from David Lynch, and anyone who hoped that he might talk about the context of the footage or the history of the show would find that Lynch had something else in mind. His short speech almost reads like a eulogy to the Twin Peaks character who suffered the strangest fate of any in the series, as he extols the grace and value of wood. Watch his introduction after the break. Read More »
“You’ve been dead for around 25 years now.” So begins this interview between Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch and Leland Palmer. Specifically, that’s Lynch speaking not to the actor Ray Wise, but to Wise in character as his Twin Peaks alter-ego. It’s part of what is sure to be the strangest bonus feature on the upcoming Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray set, in which Lynch speaks to the Palmer family as they exist now. (Or something.) Now you can watch a clip of the interview below. It’s the first new legit Twin Peaks material in many years, and that alone warrants a look. Read More »
On July 29 we’re going to see the first new Twin Peaks material to arrive in 22 years. And while this stuff isn’t exactly “new” — it is footage that David Lynch shot for Fire Walk With Me — it is footage that fans have hoped to see ever since laserdisc and DVD made the presentation of deleted scenes a common practice. The scenes feature characters from the TV show who were cut from the movie, and entire minor plot lines. Were you upset that your favorite character from the show wasn’t given time in the film? These scenes will probably have you covered.
David Lynch has always talked about being game to release this footage. The issue was simply money. Not that he wanted to be paid to do it; he wanted to finish the footage properly so it would be mixed and color-timed to fit in with the existing film. And now, for the blu-ray box set — dubbed The Entire Mystery, Lynch’s wishes, and ours, have been granted.
Below, watch a teaser for the Twin Peaks blu-ray set — a teaser which features some of that deleted material.
Update: We’ve added specs for the 10-disc set, and an image of the packaging. The set will feature all episodes of the TV show, including both versions of the pilot, and the theatrical version of Fire Walk With Me in addition to deleted scenes and extras.
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