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Twin Peaks - The First Season (Special Edition) (1990)

Kyle MacLachlan , Michael Ontkean , Caleb Deschanel , David Lynch  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer
  • Directors: Caleb Deschanel, David Lynch, Duwayne Dunham, Lesli Linka Glatter, Mark Frost
  • Writers: David Lynch
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
  • Run Time: 336 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JKES
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,243 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Twin Peaks - The First Season (Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Contains episodes 1-7 (complete first season except the pilot)
  • Newly remastered
  • Directors' audio commentaries
  • On-camera interviews with the cast
  • Interviews with cinema & TV experts
  • Archival materials from the fanzine "Wrapped in Plastic"
  • Log Lady introductions

Editorial Reviews

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Twin Peaks devotees, who have kept the mystery alive on myriad Web sites, will jump at the chance to return to the spooky town that might just be the anti-Mayberry. Rarely syndicated, the Twin Peaks television series has lost none of its quirky and queasy power to get under your skin and haunt your dreams. So brew up a pot of some "damn fine coffee," dig into some cherry pie, and lose yourself in David Lynch and Mark Frost's murder mystery and soap opera, which unfolds, in one character's words, "like a beautiful dream and terrible nightmare all at once." Twin Peaks was a pop culture phenomenon for one season at least, until the increasingly bizarre twists and maddening teases so confounded audiences that they lost interest in just who killed Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). This series was a career peak for most of its eclectic ensemble cast, including Kyle MacLachlan as straight-arrow FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, Michael Ontkean as local Sheriff Harry S. Truman, Sherilyn Fenn as bad girl Audrey Horne, Peggy Lipton as waitress Norma Jennings, and Catherine Coulson as the Log Lady. Alumni enjoying current success include Lara Flynn Boyle ("The Practice"), as good girl Donna Hayward, and Miguel Ferrer ("Crossing Jordan"), hilarious as forensics expert Albert Rosenfield (who has absolutely no "social niceties"). This four-disc set contains the first season's seven episodes, minus, curiously, the series pilot. Newcomers will be scratching their heads over the "Previously on Twin Peaks" prologue, but an accompanying booklet sums up the story. Special features include episode introductions by the Log Lady (originally broadcast on Bravo), commentaries by assorted episode directors (but not Lynch), and features from the archives of the fanzine Wrapped in Plastic. --Donald Liebenson

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112 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly remarkable television July 13, 2003
Format:DVD
In the spring of 1990, the ABC network treated it's viewers to a most unusual viewing experience; the David Lynch and Mark Frost creation "Twin Peaks". A hybrid murder/mystery, primetime soap opera, darkly funny comedy and super- natural thriller...Twin Peaks was all of these and yet at the same time none. It would use what on other shows would be clichés to create a richly woven tapestry so original, thought provoking and emotionally truthful that it re- defined what television at it's best could truly be. At times it was hilarious and absurd, other times it was heart-wrenching in it's honesty of human emotion and suffering, and still other times it was deeply chilling and disturbing with images you can't easily shake off days after...and sometimes it was all these things at once. There had never been anything even remotely like it on TV before and (so far) nothing like it since. It's influence can be seen in countless other programs...but only elements, no one has achieved the true artistry that "Twin Peaks" had. Being a mid-season replacement series, the whole of it's first season was only 7 episodes and had much of America asking the question "Who killed Laura Palmer?".
The series' was set in the fictional, northwestern town of Twin Peaks, where the murdered body of local homecoming queen, Laura Palmer is found on a beach wrapped in plastic. This event sets the stage for the arrival of FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and the subsequent investigation as to the identity of her killer. It is this investigation that will uncover the quiet trappings of this small mountain town to reveal dark secrets hidden within and and even darker things lurking without. He will encounter a remarkable cast of characters, all with their own personal agendas.
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309 of 337 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars art collides with television October 1, 2001
Format:DVD
Twin Peaks rates as one of the most singularly innovative additions to network telelvision. David Lynch's obsession with making the everyday middle-american world beautifully strange (the word "awe" with its horrific element intact is useful here) and Mark Frost 's (St Elsewhere) quirky writing meld seamlessly in this soap opera that exposes to much beneath its surface. The episodic nature of television often strains to create new episodes that maintain sturdy characters while repeatedly playing the same scenario over and over. In this case the characters are superficial, common and quirky. But rather than falling into the dull routine of love triangles and deceit (although TP has these in abundance) Lynch and Frost immediately disrupt quiet american life with a murder--a dead prom queen, Laura Palmer, floats up to Pete Marshall shattering his early morning fishing routine. The town is cast into chaos. FBI agent Dale Cooper, played perfectly by Kyle MacLachlan, enters the town wide-eyed and appreciative of its tranquil simplicity. Using holistic methods, Cooper unravels the black underbelly that provides the illusion of innocence. Playing between superficial soap opera moments and some of the most horrific and surreal moment ever shown on TV, Lynch and Frost use the weekly format to delve deeply into the dark forces and evils which exists within beauty. And the show is ultimately beautiful in its raw exploration that reveals fear is always obliterated by love--not justice or truth. The show's inteligence survived its first season by hiding behind the murder mysery of Laura Palmer. Lynch and Frost planned to leave this mystery unsolved indefinitely in order to explore all corners of Twin Peaks. Read more ›
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twin peaks definitely out on DVD Summer 2000 (region 2)! December 14, 1999
By Zanda
Format:VHS Tape
Twin Peaks, mega mega tops. Probably one of the best series ever. Downside is that the VHS quality is very very poor. I have received an e-mail from Artisa (the production people) and they say they WILL be releasing it on DVD in Summer 2000 (earlier in the States). If you only buy one thing next year, make sure it's Twin Peaks.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twin Peaks DVD in November 2000 June 5, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Have just been informed that Artisan Entertainment (artisanent.com) will be releasing the entire Twin Peaks series on DVD in November 2000. Mysticism... Humor... David Duchovny in drag. David Warner on TV. David Lynch with a hearing aid! And Harry S. Truman! Peggy Lipton! Diners!
The owls are not what they seem!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Public service announcement: Pilot easily obtainable November 13, 2001
Format:DVD
"Twin Peaks" enthusiasts should know that a decent international/all-region DVD of the "Twin Peaks" pilot is easily obtainable from several venues, principally E-Bay and many specialty DVD retail sites. For a very reasonable price, I purchased a new, sealed copy from a vendor on E-bay. Though it may possibly be trimmed a few minutes from the edition that originally ran on network TV (as the running time is ninety minutes exactly, instead of the 100 minutes or so that most TV movies run without commercials), this international edition flows nicely, has great image quality, and DOES NOT have the cheap tacked-on ending "resolving" the mystery that other foreign editions reportedly do. It has the same creepy cliff-hanger fans remember (Mrs. Palmer screaming and the mysterious gloved hand digging up the hidden necklace). Just make sure you get the edition I'm talking about; the cover of the DVD I purchased shows photos of five or six of the main characters suspended above a black-and-white tiled floor. So, those who are hesitating to get the season one box set from Amazon or another source because the pilot is missing shouldn't worry. Just grab the pilot from one of the places I mentioned and you'll be all set for season one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Fun, unique, often funny, and always interesting. It stood alone in 1990 as being something different from all the other programs that was on TV at the time. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Loren w Christensen
1.0 out of 5 stars No more prime video for you!
Love the show. Only watched 4 episodes. Then Amazon removed the show from Prime. Would be nice to know how long a show is available on Prime.
Published 11 days ago by Steve Meyer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I actually loved watching the Amazon Instant Prime video until today, when the free access disappeared. FAIL, Amazon, FAIL.
Published 18 days ago by A New Yorker
3.0 out of 5 stars Great until Instant Video magically disappeared
Loved it until we got half-way through the season and Amazon magically stopped offering it on Instant Video on our account. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Libby
2.0 out of 5 stars May Laura Palmer rest in peace.
I missed the original airings of Twin Peaks (busy in the military). So when it popped up on Amazon Prime, I thought I'd catch up on some cultural context. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Too slow and horrible acting. A dark soap opera.
Published 22 days ago by Susan Twardochleb
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a cult thing, or the right kinda mind thing, or pie
I'm pretty sure you have to really want to watch them all again to love it -which I easily categorize myself into. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Alesha R. Adamson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A soap opera for zoobies.
Published 28 days ago by Geoffrey A. Petrasek
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
An old favorite.
Published 29 days ago by Brendon
4.0 out of 5 stars Ver well written series.
I had forgotten just how good this series was. This was so well written and very well acted. It kept my attention the full time that it was on. I recommend it!
Published 29 days ago by Steve Plain
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Can I watch this w/o seeing the pilot?
They give a synopsis of the pilot in the box. But you might be better off with the complete collection coming out soon--both seasons plus the pilot.
Aug 16, 2007 by Chris McKenzie |  See all 2 posts
2nd Season?
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More rumors abound confirming what's been speculated for a while now, that Paramount is going to release Season 2 of Twin Peaks (finally!) this fall. The latest article comes from an Australian site, Moviehole.net:
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