Reviewed by: Donny Broussard
Lara Flynn Boyle
What's it about
There has been a murder in the town of “Twin Peaks” and Special Agent Cooper is there to solve it.
Is it good movie?
David Lynch and Mark Frost are the most unlikely pair of writers to team up for a hit television show, but in 1990 that’s exactly what they did, and “Twin Peaks” is the fruit of their labor. Having seen Lynch’s film “Blue Velvet” prior to catching “Twin Peaks” on the boob tube had me waiting intently in front of the television set for the pilot to grace the screen, and when the credits rolled I was asking myself the most important question of that entire year; “Who Killed Laura Palmer?"
Laura’s body washed ashore in the small town of Twin Peaks, and audiences everywhere became fascinated with figuring out the identity of her killer. And on the trail of said killer is Special Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), an eccentric FBI agent that spends an obscene amount of time talking into a tape recorder. Along with Agent Cooper is a cast of characters that could only live in a world created by David Lynch.
The actors are all top notch, but Kyle Maclachlan is the glue that holds it all together. He is a prefect fit for this role, and accented with other top notch actors like Ray Wise and Sherilyn Fenn “Twin Peaks” was pure prime time magic. Along with this amazing cast was what might be the most amazing musical score to ever accompany a television series.
This series is one that will be forever etched into my memories because it was a show that didn’t question the intelligence of its audience. It has some haunting visuals as well as some very memorable characters. This is a set that is well worth the price.
Video / Audio
Audio:The audio was awesome in it’s newly remastered state, but the viewer has the choice to use the original 2.0 sound if they so choose.
International Version of the Pilot - This is definitely worth checking for the ending alone.
Deleted Scenes - These are some of the coolest deleted scenes ever! I wish some of them would have made it into the series.
Secrets from Another Place - A feature-length documentary that brings together key members of the cast and crew to talk about the origins of the show. This feature alone makes this set worth every penny.
A Slice of Lynch - this was my favorite feature on this set and features David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, and John Wentworth sitting and talking about their experiences during filming.
Return to Twin Peaks - is a detailed look into the lives of the devoted followers of the series at the 2006 “Twin Peaks Festival.”
Log Lady Introductions - A complete collection of the introductions by the Log Lady. Good stuff!
Saturday Night Live - features Kyle MacLachlan and the SNL cast spoofing “Twin Peaks.” This is one of my favorite episodes of SNL and worth watching more than once.
Interactive Map - A map that lists all the shows locations and how to find them. This is a pretty cool feature for any uberfan.
“Falling” - Music video for Julee Cruise’s haunting song. Lynch has great taste in music.
“Twin Peaks” is a solid series with a solid cast that only gets better with repeat viewings. This is an amazing box set with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. The only thing that could have made it better would have been the inclusion of “Twin Peaks:Fire Walk With Me.”