For years, fans of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s short-lived ABC series Twin Peaks have pined for a peek at deleted scenes from Lynch’s prequel film, Fire Walk With Me. Websites would ruefully inform you of their existence, but resignedly admit there was nothing you could do to see them except sign a petition, send an email, beg and plead and promise to spend money. But, hey, that pressure finally came to something: on July 29, CBS and Paramount will release a new box-set, Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery, Entertainment Weekly reports; it will not only unite the series and the film in the same set for the first time but also feature 90 minutes of excised footage—the same deleted scenes that once seemed as though they’d be as impossible ever to see as Orson Welles’ original cut of The Magnificent Ambersons.
This is the third Peaks DVD set being sold to fans: the first and second seasons were initially released separately—without the pilot, because of rights issues—and later combined along with the first episode in a definitive gold box edition. (The series also received several VHS releases of varying frustrations, or existed on your own DIY collection of Maxells in SLP mode with Bravo corner bugs and commercials edited out in-VCR.) The new Bluray set’s transfers were personally overseen by Lynch. “During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before,” he said in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly. “They’re here now alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series.”
No price has been announced, and there’s not even an Amazon listing yet. But there’s a trailer!
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