As stores open this morning carrying the first season of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” on DVD for the first time, New Line Home Entertainment – with timing as well conceived as anything in that mysterious town – has revealed plans to release the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on DVD in February.
“Through the darkness of futures past, the magician longs to see. One chants out between two worlds: “Fire Walk With Me.””. The film which, like a good detective novel, recounts the events of the week leading up to the death of high school Laura Palmer – the event which spurred the short-lived television series. Far darker and more explicit in tone than the series, “Fire Walk With Me” delves fully into the darker evils surrounding Twin Peaks than with the residents of the town. In true Lynch style the film answers many questions left unanswered by the series only to open dozens more.
New Line has held off on the DVD for quite some time in an effort to include as much supplemental material from the film whose production is confusing as its storyline. Like many Lynch films, rumors concerning the amount of unused footage range from several minutes to several hours. In any case, several excised scenes were filmed and discarded. With a franchise like “Twin Peaks” where any piece of information is intriguing, demand for this footage from fans was high and New Line has pursued the rights in earnest. Unfortunately, there is no indication that the DVD will carry these scenes they fought so hard for. The film will be presented in anamorphic widescreen with audio in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. A documentary on the history of the film will also be included. Any further information regarding deleted scenes will be posted here if and when it becomes available.
The disc is coming on February 26th 2002. $19.95 is the price you’ll have to pay to get the DVD wrapped in plastic.