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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (Blu-ray)

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    Ronald Epstein

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    In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder. Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine—a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
    • Restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Lynch
    • 7.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, supervised by Lynch
    • Alternate original 2.0 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
    • The Missing Pieces, ninety minutes of deleted and alternate takes from the film, assembled by Lynch
    • New interview with actor Sheryl Lee
    • Interviews from 2014 by Lynch with actors Lee, Ray Wise, and Grace Zabriskie
    • More!
    • PLUS: An interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch


    • United States
    • 1992
    • 135 minutes
    • Color
    • 1.85:1
    • English
    • Spine #898

      October 17, 2017


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  2. TravisR

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    My guess is that this disc is going to be for the hard hardcore fan or the rare person who wants FWWM but doesn't already have the box set. They might have a couple interviews (Sheryl Lee and Ray Wise) and a critic talking about the movie. I wonder if they'll even be able to get the deleted scenes since the rights are or were apparently complicated.
     
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    Yeah, I'm willing to buy this again if there's something new and substantial included, but I couldn't imagine what that could possibly be. Kinda similar to the way the Criterion Dr. Strangelove BD didn't add much over the Sony BD.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see if it's a new transfer. The transfer for the movie in the Blu-Ray set was a step down in quality from the transfers for the TV episodes.
     
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    I over estimated- the only new extra is a Sheryl Lee interview but at least the deleted scenes are included.

    I have to admit that one new interview is making it tough for me to want to rebuy this. That being said, I'm sure I'll break and pick it up during the B&N sale in the fall.
     
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    Perhaps, but in the case of Strangelove, I think the Exhibiters' Trailer with Kubrick narrating and containing alternate takes/views makes the Criterion upgrade a must have. Plus there's the little envelope full of stuff!
     
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    Does anyone here have this? I could use confirmation that the Criterion BD's deleted scenes are the same ones on the 2016 BD.

    I have to assume they are - they run almost exactly the same length - but the 2016 disc split them into 33 chapters and here we get only 17 chapters.

    Again, I'll be shocked to learn the two compilations of cut footage differ, but I hope that someone can confirm 100%...
     
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    A late response is better than no response but yeah, the run time is the virtually same (Criterion's is two seconds shorter) on both releases. Like you said, there's less chapters for some reason but the run times match at the chapter marks that are on the Criterion release. Both releases present the deleted scenes as one 1:31:25 piece (1:31:23 for Criterion) so if a chapter begins at 10:00 on the box set, the same chapter will begin at 10:00 or 10:01 on the Criterion release.

    EDIT: For the record, nearly all of the other FWWM interviews & documentaries from the Blu-ray box set aren't included on the Criterion release. The only ones carried over are the "Actors' Discussion" with Sheryl Lee, David Lynch, Ray Wise & Grace Zabriskie and the trailers.
     
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    Is there any word if this is a new transfer? I would think the one created in 2014 for the box set which was supervised by David Lynch would be just fine, but the Digital Bits is insisting it's a new transfer. I no longer find them reliable. What say you, Travis?
     
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    I'm definitely not an authority but it looks the same to me.

    EDIT: From the book included with the disc:
    If Criterion did a new transfer, I don't think it would make sense that CBS (who did the work on the Twin Peaks box set) would have been involved.
     
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    I just didn't believe the Bits report, which I haven't seen anyone claim - and I just looked it up again to quote, and it's been changed. The original review stated that the transfer was in 4K and was a tremendous improvement over the BD from the box set, and further stated that the sound had been remixed again. Both of these things aren't true. The review now correctly states that it's the same transfer and sound mix as the CBS BD.

    I honestly don't get it. The reviewer went out of his way in the original version to knock the CBS version and praise the Criterion. This criticism has been removed and there's no editor's note to point out that the article had been corrected. I understand that Criterion has a lot of fans, but this is taking it to a whole new level if you can look at both discs, from the same master, and actually convince yourself that the Criterion is magically superior to a degree not possible when they're based on the same master. It's either that, or the guy was trying to shill for Criterion. I'm not sure what's worse. But the old version of the review advised people it was worth a double dip, and there's nothing like that to be found in the new version of the review.

    I remember when the Digital Bits had journalistic standards, I miss those days.
     
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    I always just assumed it would be the same transfer. The box set transfer was perfectly good and since it's a re-release, why would Criterion spend a lot of money on a new transfer?

    Also, I added a bit to my previous post about the transfer from the booklet.
     
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    Same here. Thanks for posting the additional info. I think somebody at Digital Bits just got a little too fanboy-happy for Criterion when writing it, and I'm guessing someone called them out on it behind the scenes and then they quietly changed it.

    I have nothing against Criterion, but I also don't automatically think their name on something means that it'll be automatically better. I'm grateful to your insights and appreciate that the Bits changed their tune, as it saved me a double dip that I don't really need to make right now.
     
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