Lose yourself in David Lynch and Mark Frost's murder mystery-soap opera, which unfolds, in one character's words, "like a beautiful dream and terrible nightmare all at once".
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"). -Donald Liebenson
"Don't search for all the answers at once," says a giant appearing to FBI Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a vision. "A path is formed by laying one stone at a time." In Twin Peaks, that's easier said than done. Over the course of two seasons, that path went nowhere and everywhere. "Bureau guidelines, deductive technique, Tibetan method, and luck" don't cut it here. It also takes a little magic, which is what makes David Lynch and Mark Frost's bracingly original serial drama one of TV's ultimate trips, and still the stuff that fever dreams are made of. With the DVD release of season 2, die-hard Peakers can rekindle their obsession with this macabre, maddening, sinister, and surreal series set in the rural Pacific Northwest community whose bucolic surroundings hide "things dark and heinous." (If you're new to Twin Peaks, best to get the lay of the land by watching the brilliant feature-length pilot and the instant-cult-classic first season, which capture Twin at its peak.) Three main mysteries drive season 2. First, there's the still (!) unresolved murder of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). Then, there's the question of who shot Cooper in the season 1 cliffhanger. And finally, ultimately: What about Bob? With its dream logic, bizarre behavior, and nightmare imagery, much of what transpires goes right by you. Some subplots (Sherilyn Fenn's sexpot Audrey held captive at the bordello, One-Eyed Jacks) are easier to latch on to than others (amnesiac Nadine believes she's an 18-year-old high schooler) And, yes, that's a pre-X-Files David Duchovny as Dennis/Denice, a transsexual DEA agent.
In Twin Peaks' second season, the truth is out there, but we are entering A Few Good Men territory. When Laura's killer is at last revealed in episode 16, no doubt many will not be able to handle the truth. The teases, red herrings, and out-and-out gonzo looniness will try the patience of viewers with a more conventional bent. But, as Cooper observes at one point, "All in all, [it's] a very interesting experience," with enough doppelgangers, allusions, pop-culture references, and in-jokes to keep bloggers buzzing. If, for example, you get any pleasure from recognizing Hank Worden, who played Mose in The Searchers, as "the world's most decrepit room service waiter," then Twin Peaks may just make you feel right at home.
All Episodes from Season 1 and 2 plus:
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The series is fantastic and highly recommended. The dvd's are region locked to Europe and seem to be using a newer form of encoding as the player which usually can handle overseas discs wont play these. Also the box came slightly damaged with one of the discs loose inside. Upon further inspection there is a slight mark on the disc and the circle which holds the disc in place is missing half of its plastic teeth things so that's why the disc keeps falling out. Other than that, nice looking box set.
Twin Peaks is one of the best TV series of recent decades, if not the best. David Lynch is a genius, and this is nothing like anything that came before. A must buy!
Black Friday and I couldnt resist as I read the Diary of Laura Palmer and have wanted to see David Lynch's version of the characters ever since seeing his equally lauded Mulholland Drive. Christmas viewing sorted!!
What a series! Weird and wonderful right from the start. Recommended to all mystery/thriller fans!
Zavvi was the cheapest place that I could find this boxed set and it was free postage. it arrived quickly and overall I am very pleased.
watch it 1st round still plays with your head
One of the oddest TV shows you might ever see with a cast of oddball characters, great soundtrack, acting mixing from good to somewhat soap opera style which David Lynch seems to do is many of his films. It's worth the watch and sticking with because you will laugh and often get creep out by some of the people
Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition may be the most hauntingly original work ever done for American TV. Its ambitious style, paranormal undertones and engaging murder mystery made Twin Peaks an unexpected hit. Its characters, particularly MacLachlan's Dale Cooper, were unorthodox for a supposed crime drama, as was Cooper's method of interpreting his dreams to solve the crime.
One of the greatest TV shows of all time gets its own well deserved (and received might I add) boxset. Comprising every episode of the series and with more extras to enjoy, this boxset is most definitely worth its price on gold.
Twin Peaks captured the Zeitgeist of the early Nineties and was the talk at water-coolers and school-grounds everywhere. "She's dead -- wrapped in plastic" said in a Southern drawl became parlance and it seemed a precursor to the X-Files. David Lynch's world is collected in this definitive DVD box set with all episodes included (except for the movie Fire Walk With Me). Here's a chance to revisit the town of Twin Peaks and it's equally haunting music and atmosphere. Yes, we know who killed Laura Palmer now, but the spooky journey to find out why and how is still fun and a thrill. Before the confusing story arcs and twists of series like 'Lost', Twin Peaks was the first!
Twin Peaks is mind blowing entertainment...
This is just a dream box set. The amazing remastered picture and audio means it is better than it was all those years ago back on BBC2. Get this and watch it Thursday evenings. Without Twin Peaks there would have been no Killing, after all it's ripped straight from this small town.....another case for Special Agent Dale Cooper?
Ordered as a present for someone else, but I know they were very pleased with the quality of the product.
Superb sell and an excellent show. Recommend to all.
There will never be another show like this in the future! I first got into Twin Peaks a few years back as they we're showing repeats of it on t.v at stupid o'clock in the morning, Since then I have had my eye on this collection box set. I have to say this is just fantastic! The episodes look really clean and it also has a lot of nice extras! It's creepy, mysterious, strange and laugh out loud funny, plus it features some damn fine coffee!
Wow, what can I say about this cult box set? It's absolutely fantastic, the box set has all you could ever ask for if your a 'Twin Peaker' and all remastered as well. The box set is so well packaged as well with clear and precise info on all 9 DVD's, you just want to watch them time and time again. I really don't know how Zavvi.com can give us so much for so little...... what a brilliant Christmas present, a damn fine box set! Sorry about the pun!
For me, Twin Peaks is the best TV series I've seen in my life. I love the history and the music, and I think David Lynch is an absolute artist!
Excellent boxed set of this David Lynch classic.
Twin Peaks is a great, if confusing, watch. The set arrived quickly and in excellent condition.
Great item. Got everything you want to see! Awesome price.