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'Twin Peaks' Getting Remastered in Blu

19 May, 2014 By: John Latchem

David Lynch’s cult classic TV series “Twin Peaks” is getting a high-definition makeover for a definitive new Blu-ray boxed set. CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have slated Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery for release July 29 as a 10-disc set at $109.99.

The set will include all 30 episodes of the 1990-91 series remastered in HD with English 7.1 DTS-HD master audio, as well as both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ original pilot, the 1992 follow-up film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, plus new and archival special features, all assembled under the personal supervision of David Lynch.

This marks the first time both the series and the film will be available in the same collection. This will be the North American Blu-ray debut for Fire Walk With Me, presented as a new transfer from a 4K scan of the original negative.

“Twin Peaks” follows the investigation of an FBI agent (Kyle MacLachlan) into the murder of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), and the impact it has on the small northwestern town where she lived. The ensemble cast also included Michael Ontkean, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Ray Wise, Peggy Lipton and Warren Frost. The film starred many of the TV series cast, as well as Kiefer Sutherland, David Bowie, Chris Isaak and Harry Dean Stanton.

The centerpiece of the bonus materials is 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film, edited by Lynch exclusively for this boxed set. The collection also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the story behind the series. There’s also 30 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the series, including an epilogue providing a glimpse beyond the cliffhanger finale of the show.

“During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened which have never been seen before” Lynch said.

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