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New 'Twin Peaks' Set 'Gives the Fans What They Want'

27 Jul, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey

SAN DIEGO — While hunting down everything that’s included in the Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray Disc collection, available July 29, CBS Home Entertainment GM and EVP Ken Ross had a simple idea in mind.

“Our philosophy is very simple: give the fans what they want,” he said, speaking during a July 26 panel at San Diego Comic-Con International about the new boxed set from Paramount Home Media Distribution. “Create a true fan experience. We are committed to having physical products that you can touch and feel.”

Fans were treated to some of the never-before-seen scenes included in the massive set, which has the 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; every episode from the complete TV series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ pilot; newly transferred Log Lady introductions; picture upgrades to shots in the series; “Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories,” a retrospective documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew; three "Twin Peaks" photo galleries with images from Lynch’s personal collection; 10 vignettes of iconic "Twin Peaks" themes called “Atmospherics”; and pre-existing special features, including the four-part documentary “Secrets From Another Place: Creating 'Twin Peaks.'”

“They almost looked like VHS bootlegs,” Blu-ray co-producer Brian Kursar sneered while discussing the original Log Lady intros, which were never seen by American audiences.

Ryan Adams, one of the restoration and remastering executive project managers for the collection, said putting together the best “Twin Peaks” collection possible was personal for everyone on the project.

“It came together in a way that was more spectacular than I could have ever imagined,” Ross said. “There was so much [to include].” He relayed the story of how the project managers discovered nearly 90 minutes of lost footage, when they were hoping to get maybe 30.

“The myth is a reality Tuesday,” he said, smiling. 

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