Which First? Twin Peaks or Fire Walk with Me

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  1. david_shy

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    OK, I know she's dead & wrapped in plastic, but I missed out on Twin Peaks after the first few episodes

    I've just purchased the First Season on DVD, as well as Fire Walk with Me

    Fire Walk with Me is a "prequel" to Twin Peaks, and was made after Twin Peaks - is this the best viewing order with the advantage of hindsight?

    Or should I start with Twin Peaks?
     
  2. Vincent Matis

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    Start with TP (the series), otherwise many surprises will be spoiled...
     
  3. Tony Mirra

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    Aside from revealing Laura Palmer's killer, the prequel makes several references to the series that you would be completely oblivous to without having watched.

    I showed the prequel to my wife, who had never watched the show, and she was completely lost.
     
  4. Bill Williams

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    I agree. Start with the TV series first. If you've got a copy of the Region 0 DVD of the original pilot episode, show that first, then go with the Artisan DVD of Season 1. Then you'll have to fall back to your VHS tapes of Season 2 before watching FWWM.
     
  5. MatthewLouwrens

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    Definitely start with the TV show - I see you're in Melbourne, so good news! the r4 release of season 1 has the pilot (unlike the r1 release). Then try to find the second season - you may find it in good video stores, although the visual quality will probably be pretty bad. Then, and only then, watch FWWM.
     
  6. JonZ

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    Another reason to go region free.

    You can get the entire series on DVD outside region 1.

    As for the order. as others have said....

    -Pilot
    -Season1
    -Season2
    -Fire Walk With Me
     
  7. Vince Maskeeper

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    There is a section in the FAQ AND PRIMER about this.

    -V
     
  8. MatthewLouwrens

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    The only version version with the entire series is from Korea (I think) and is by reputation awful quality. Season 2 is reportedly coming out later this year (but not for region 1), and quality should be comparable to the current season 1 release.
     
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    I don't remember where it's from either, but it does indeed suck. Worse than VHS quality.
     
  10. Eric Brunton

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    Vince, I have never been able to find this in the FAQ/Primer section. I don't remember the problem exactly, but either the link wasn't working, or the topic wasn't there. Can you provide us with the link to the topic in the primer section. Thanks!
     
  11. Roger_R

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    The entire series DVD-set was released by Manga Films in Spain. It looks bad when viewed on a PC monitor, but on TV it's good enough. About the same quality as regular TV broadcasts. The sound has clicking in some scenes and it is a bit heavy on the treble. You can hear what they say though...
     
  12. Matt Stone

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    It doesn't look or sound nearly as good as the laserdiscs, so I'm waiting for a decent release (even if it forces me to go region-free).
     
  13. Vince Maskeeper

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  14. MatthewLouwrens

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    Spain - that's where the release was from. Thanks Roger.

    I first saw TP on video tapes from the video store. The quality was truly awful. But the show is great enough to overcome poor visual quality.

    But, given that there is probably going to be a better quality release of season 2 by the end of the year, I would advise you to wait, domn't get this poor quality Spanish release, watch a VHS of season 2 if you can find one, otherwise just wait six months for the DVD release.
     

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