When David Lynch announced that he was bringing Twin Peaks back to television, there was a bit of skepticism. Could he really capture the mystery and weirdness of the original series. Would Showtime make him make it more approachable like how ABC executives did when they forced the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer to be solved faster? Viewers that subscribed to Showtime received 18 episodes of pure cinematic David Lynch. There was so much going on that the first big thought was “when are the Blu-rays coming out so I can frame by frame this scene?” The good news is with Twin Peaks: From Z to A, the new series, the original series and the movie are together so you absorb the whole experience with hours of bonus features. The set is limited to only 25,000 so don’t hope that Santa will get it for you. Here’s the press release from CBS Home Entertainment details with the fresh bonus features:
DELUXE EDITION BRINGS TOGETHER ALL THREE TV SEASONS, FIRE WALK WITH ME AND THE MISSING PIECES, A WEALTH OF NEW AND EXISTING SPECIAL FEATURES, AND EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLES IN A UNIQUE PACKAGING STRUCTURE
TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A
LIMITED TO 25,000 NUMBERED COPIES WORLDWIDE, BLU-RAY ONLY RELEASE TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. AND CANADA ON DECEMBER 10
VALUE-PRICED DVD AND BLU-RAY COLLECTIONS OF ALL THREE TV SEASONS, TWIN PEAKS: THE TELEVISION COLLECTION, TO ALSO RELEASE ON OCTOBER 15
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The whole universe of the hauntingly mysterious cultural phenomenon Twin Peaks is now packaged together in one definitive, limited edition: TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A. Limited to only 25,000 copies, the collection will hit shelves in the U.S. and Canada on December 10 (with international release dates to be announced at a later date).
TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A includes both seasons of the original series, with the U.S. and international versions of the pilot; A Limited Event Series, Fire Walk with Me and its deleted scenes: The Missing Pieces; never-before-released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of all 18 parts of A Limited Event Series; a brand new interview with Kyle MacLachlan (Special Agent Dale Cooper) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer); a newly produced featurette with Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy) and Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran); full-length, unedited versions of a number of the musical performances at The Roadhouse Bar from A Limited Event Series; many special features from previous Twin Peaks releases; and a 4K UHD disc of both the original pilot newly-transferred from film elements and “Part 8” of A Limited Event Series.
A 21-disc collection, TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A will be housed in packaging with an exterior adorned by a wraparound vista of haunting and majestic Douglas Fir trees. Once opened, a depiction of the infamous Red Room is revealed with its brown and crème chevron floor and brilliant red curtains. Sitting in front of the red curtain will be an exclusive die-cut acrylic figure of Laura Palmer kissing Special Agent Dale Cooper. This acrylic figure comes inside a plastic display holder held in place by magnets. Fans will have the option of leaving the figure in place inside The Red Room environment or removing and displaying it elsewhere. The plastic holder can also serve as an easel to display individual images from The Red Room Gallery, a curated set of 5” x 5” printed cards depicting memorable moments in The Red Room. Each package will also contain an individually numbered collectible certificate.
“It’s yrev very good to see you again old friends,” said David Lynch.
“From Z to A is the definitive box set for avid Twin Peaks fans,” said Ken Ross,
Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Home Entertainment. “With only 25,000 copies worldwide, this is truly a must-have collector’s item.”
Newly-Produced Special Features And Unreleased Behind-The-Scenes Footage
TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A will include over six hours of all-new special features:
• From the extensive behind-the-scenes footage of David Lynch making the A Limited Event Series (shot primarily by Jason S), 20-30 minute (approx.) pieces titled “Behind the Curtain” were edited and are included for each of the 18 Parts.
• A rare newly-shot interview of Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee who sit with longtime David Lynch collaborator Kristine McKenna to look back at their body of work on Twin Peaks as well as Fire Walk With Me.
• In a newly-produced featurette, fans can go “On the Couch” with Harry and Kimmy as Harry Goaz and Kimmy Robertson share fond Twin Peaks memories.
• As an additional treat for fans of A Limited Event Series, a compilation of full-length, unedited versions of many of The Roadhouse Bar musical performances.
4K Ultra HD Upgrades
Highlighting the visual artistry and sound design of two seminal episodes/parts, a special 4K UHD disc will be included that features a new ultra-high def transfer overseen by David Lynch of both versions of the 1990 Twin Peaks pilot, as well as the “phenomenal” (The New York Times) and “horrifyingly beautiful” (Vulture) Part 8 of A Limited Event Series.
TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A will also include all existing special features from the previous releases of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (including The Missing Pieces) and Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, culminating in over 20 total hours of new and existing special feature content.
TWIN PEAKS: THE TELEVISION COLLECTION
On October 15, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment will also release Twin Peaks: The Television Collection on Blu-ray and DVD. For the first time ever, these releases will present all three television seasons of Twin Peaks in one collection: Seasons One and Two of the original series and A Limited Event Series, along with a trove of previously-released special features.
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