"I'll see you again in 25 years" were the memorable words spoken by Laura Palmer to Special Agent Dale Cooper when they crossed paths in the Black Lodge on March 25th, 1989. The women of the Palmer family always did have a penchant for prophetic visions so, naturally, Fox-Paramount appears geared to usher out a Twin Peaks Blu-ray collection towards the end of March 2014.
Fans of surrealist filmmaker, David Lynch, and geeks alike should be more-than-familiar with the serial drama and prequel film, Fire Walk With Me, that left us both unnerved and wary of any small town that serves "damn good coffee" and cherry pie (if you are not, SHAME on you!). VHS and DVD editions have come and gone but the one feature that viewers have been clamoring has always appeared as near-extinct as the majestic pine weasel... the 45+ minutes of deleted footage from Fire Walk With Me. These scenes, for as long as memory serves, have been plagued with legal disputes regarding studio rights as well as Lynch's own refusal to release them unless the quality is nothing short of beautiful. However, like Phillip Jeffries, nothing stays lost forever.
Welcome to Twin Peaks has received preliminary cover artwork for the Blu-ray set from Fox-Paramount. The collection, billed as Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, is said to include "missing pieces" and "Fire Walk With Me deleted scenes". Dugpa.com has a fantastic script-to-screen breakdown of scenes that were potentially filmed for the feature but trimmed down during the editing process due to time constraints. Rest assured that many of these scenes include iconic Peaks characters like Nadine Hurley, Josie Packard, Lucy Moran, and Pete Martell.
While none of this is iron-clad, it is the closest that viewers have come to finally having our countless online petitions answered.
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