Twin Peaks Pilot DVD

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  1. Joshua Moran

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    OK, I have never seen Twin Peaks but I plan on getting the Box Set as soon as it comes out which I think is next week. Anyway I know that this has been covered but I want to be sure. Is the Silver Screen or what ever Pilot DVD that is region free the good ending that does not show the killer? or is it the one with the killer?
     
  2. Richard Travale

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    This is the pilot that does NOT have the ending attached to it.
     
  3. Greg_Y

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    It's the version that was shown on American TV as the pilot. No killer revealed.

    PS: Did anyone else smack themselves for not figuring out who the killer was? I remember the National Enquirer or some other rag sheet revealed it to be ... (not really a spoiler but )

    Deputy Andy, who is *not* the killer.
     
  4. Chris PC

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    I remember watching the show a bit, but I never fully watched it all. I will be buying the box det when it comes out. Silly question, but the thing is full frame, right [​IMG]
     
  5. Vince Maskeeper

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    Yes. Fullframe, OAR.

    Region free.

    NO tacked on ending

    -Vince
     
  6. Dwayne

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    Just recently purchased two copies and I'm still waiting for them to arrive. One's for myself and the other is a Christmas present for a friend that will go along with the box set.

    This is the only video release that has the broadcast ending. I wonder if Warner will release this version or the stupid one when they finally decide to put out a disc.
     
  7. Greg O' Connel

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    Could anyone point me to a link where I can buy the pilot on DVD?
     
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    Ebay is pretty much your best bet at this point...
     
  9. Jacob Perry

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    I have seen the pilot but it was the one with the tacked on ending where the killer is revealed. My question is does this then ruin the latter episodes which I was looking forward to seeing?

    And what was up with the 25 years later and the midget that was talking backwards?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  10. Greg_Y

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    I had no idea there was a version where the killer was revealed. Where did this version come from? What is the origin of that version?
     
  12. richard plumb

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    from what I understand, the 'spoiler' pilot was shown in Europe, where I come from.

    I watched the whole thing but don't remember thinking 'doh, they've shown the killer'. Maybe its just something you notice in hindsight? By the time I found out, I certainly didn't remember.

    My wife will be watching this for the first time, so should I seriously avoid the Euro pilot?
     
  13. RogerB

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    And it was this European, theatrical version that was released on laserdisc here in the US. Sold mine on Ebay long ago... [​IMG]
     
  14. Gabe D

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    Jacob- The tacked on ending doesn't exactly spoil the series, because it has a different resolution to the case. You should just forget you ever saw it. (Although, clips from it turn up later during a dream sequence.)
     
  15. GregMT

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    I got the Pilot from Scarecrow video at:www.scarecrow.com. Nice service there. Can't say whether or not they've got more, but it's worth a look.
     
  16. Mike Franklin

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    While surfing the net for some info on Twin Peaks I came across this FAQ, it explains everything in detail. So if you dont want to spoil anything dont read it!
    http://www.twinpeaks.org/faqeps.htm#top
     
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    Yeah, don't worry about the Euro-ending pilot spoiling the series. It was an ending shot in case the pilot wasn't picked up, so it could be sold as a stand-alone film. Personally, I don't think that the Euro ending is all that great.

    The whole 25 years later sequence shows up later in the series as a dream, as does some of the conversation with the one armed man, and one shot of Bob at the end of the bed.

    By the way, has anyone else noticed the reflection in the mirror above the couch that Grace Zabriski is lying on at the end of the pilot? The same shot is in the Euro-pilot, about 20 or so minutes from the end. It's when she wakes up from her bad dream.

    I had taped the whole show off of TV when it originally aired, and my strange friends and I would often pull all-night coffee and pie viewing sessions to see how much we could get through. One time we watched the WHOLE SERIES.

    Anyhow, none of us had noticed the reflection until probably our third attempt at all-the-way-through viewing. "JESUS, WHAT'S THAT IN THE MIRROR?" We rewound and rewatched it probably a dozen times.

    If I remember correctly, this shot is also at the end of the "previously, on Twin Peaks" montage at the start of the first episode, so all of you who have the box set and don't have easy access to the pilot can check it out.

    I love Twin Peaks. I cannot wait to get this set.
     
  18. Jason Bovberg

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    I bought a copy off eBay last week for $14, but its cover looks different from the covers I'm seeing posted here and in other forums. Mine doesn't have that big Silver Screen banner on the left side. Otherwise, it appears to be the same. It is from Republic Entertainment and has a little Catalyst Logic logo in silver. Is this just a new cover? it looks professional. I'm a little hesitant to peel off the shrinkwrap.
     
  19. Ted Todorov

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    Was the pilot aired in the US as the first episode? And if so why isn't included in the box? If I'm going to get the box, then I should get the pilot??

    BTW, a local B&M (Kim's Video on St. Marks place) has a whole pile of them.

    Ted
     
  20. Vince Maskeeper

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    Without a doubt.
     

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