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101 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent conclusion to the series
Firstly a warning: If you have yet to see both seasons of the Twin Peaks Series THINK VERY CAREFULLY before buying this. Not only does it give away Laura Palmer's killer (a twist that'll ruin everything up to mid-Season 2), but will make very VERY little sense (even for an avid Lynch fan).

For those, however, how have traversed the awesome TV series this film...
Published on 15 Aug 2006 by P. Godfrey

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
After looking forward for a blu-ray release of this film for so long, this version is sadly disappointing. Not only are there no extras whatsoever (the coveted deleted scenes are missing, and even the documentary and EPK stuff from previous releases are absent here), but there are several moments in the film where the audio pitch drops suddenly for a brief moment, which...
Published on 5 Jun 2012 by D.A. Hassler-Forest


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101 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent conclusion to the series, 15 Aug 2006
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P. Godfrey "mcbpete" (SW England) - See all my reviews
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Firstly a warning: If you have yet to see both seasons of the Twin Peaks Series THINK VERY CAREFULLY before buying this. Not only does it give away Laura Palmer's killer (a twist that'll ruin everything up to mid-Season 2), but will make very VERY little sense (even for an avid Lynch fan).

For those, however, how have traversed the awesome TV series this film is a must. Even though it is set up 7 days prior to the TV series it reveals mysteries and depths behind the characters of the show and answers some of the questions that you may have had (although as always with a Lynch film, it raises equally as many questions). Much more dark in atmosphere than the episodes, the film goes much into the depth of Laura's psyche and the horrors she has to face (The ending along with the haunting sound of "Requiem in C Minor" will almost have you in tears). Although some may find the lack of humour (deeply prevalant in the TV shows) somewhat un-nerving, it does add a tremendous weight to the characters and story so much so it'll make you want to re-watch the episodes again to see them in a new frame of reference.

To conclude, a fantastic film that completes the whole Twin Peaks series but only if you've watched the regular shows first.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth owning both R1 & R2 versions., 11 July 2010
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M. Mabberley (Crawley, UK) - See all my reviews
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Even if you already own the Region 2 version of Fire Walk With Me, it's worth obtaining a copy of the Region 1 version as well, if you have a DVD player that will play Region 1 DVDs.

For two reasons: 1) On the US release there is a 30 minute feature not on the R2 version, catching up with the cast and crew from the series and the film, in 2000. 2) The US release has the option of subtitles throughout, which are essential for some scenes in the film where it's just not possible to understand the dialogue. I am not thinking of the Paradise Club scene, where subtitles are provided anyway, but the scene where the One Armed Man confronts Leland Palmer when he's driving with Laura and the scene where Laura meets up with James at the school early on in the movie.

I hope one day there will be a release with all the deleted scenes I have heard so much about, particularly those featuring characters from the TV series that were cut from the final version of the film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twin Peaks, 13 July 2008
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This is Twin Peaks from the perspective of the victim of the main story so if you are expecting any big explanations as to some side bits raised in the second season then you wont get any. A great movie all the same with some seriously disturbing and deliciously surreal moments reminding us why we all love the mind of David Lynch.
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62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware, but enjoy..., 12 Oct 2005
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FILM: This film works most efficiently if you have seen both seasons of the TWIN PEAKS series, as it's power resides in the inevitability of Laura's demise (this is not to say it is by the numbers and there are no surprises in store) and images from the later episodes of the series (which, yes, occur a long time later chronologically). It is considerably darker, however, than the series with the humour more or less restricted to the opening half hour, which sets up the entire TWIN PEAKS story, but once Laura Palmer is introduced, the story is (appropriately, to say the least) extremely dark and void of the light tone which characterised the television series. It is, like much of David Lynch's canon, a film that will surprise you and find beauty and truth in the strangest images and places. As long as you are aware of Lynch's earlier work (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Lost Highway seem to be the better films to serve as a prelude of what to expect over Eraserhead, Dune or The Elephant Man), the darker scenes/moments should not come as too much of a surprise. If you expect more of the TV series, you will, I'm afraid, be disappointed. But with an open mind, you will enjoy this film on it's own, strong merits.
DVD: Anyone aware of David Lynch's adamant refusal to discuss his own films or any previous DVDs by the director will not be suprised by the lack of a director's commentary. However this DVD features the film in a beautiful new anamorphic widescreen transfer and 5.1 or DTS sound, a huge booklet with some interesting thoughts and analysis on the film and a making of featurette from 1992. This is as close to a SPECIAL EDITION of Lynch's film as one could get and I would say it is the best DVD presentation available of any of David Lynch's films anywhere, on any region (Though Sanctuary Entertainment's Special Editions of DUNE and BLUE VELVET are fantastic, too.)
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darker than the TV series, 10 Aug 2005
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When this film came out, most Twin Peaks fans hoped it would neatly wrap up all the strange goings on from the series. But Lynch, baffling as ever, made a prequel which was WAY darker in tone than TV (at the time) would allow.
This is a genuinely disturbing film, shot through with Lynch's customary bizzare brilliance. If you loved the TV show, you may not like the film (it bombed when originally released), but keep an open mind and its plot, acting and imagery will haunt you.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 5 Jun 2012
After looking forward for a blu-ray release of this film for so long, this version is sadly disappointing. Not only are there no extras whatsoever (the coveted deleted scenes are missing, and even the documentary and EPK stuff from previous releases are absent here), but there are several moments in the film where the audio pitch drops suddenly for a brief moment, which is extremely distracting. I find it incredible that a release like this from a major distributor of a film with such a devoted fan base has received this kind of shoddy treatment, and hope sincerely that the error will result in a recall that at least corrects this technical issue. Until then, it's a very poor product.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD, but No Extras, 14 Aug 2001
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This review is from: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me [DVD] (DVD)
This is an awesome movie. The video transfer is awesome. The audio is average. The only problem is that it doesn't come with the hour of Deleted Footage that director David Lynch has chosen to be added. New Line's Region 1 DVD version coming next year will have this. Second Sight should have waited and opted to license the Deleted Scenes from New Line. Buy this if you want a good transfer and a Region 2 disc, but if you are an extras person like me, you're out of luck this time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray dialogue inaudible, 22 Sep 2013
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P. Suthers (London, London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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While the picture transfer to Blu-ray is fairly good, something seems to have gone horribly wrong with the sound transfer.
The dialogue is so quiet it is impossible to watch this disk in a domestic environment without subtitles.
The original film was Dolby Stereo, also known as Pro-Logic in home cinema systems, when decoded Dolby Stereo routes the dialogue to the centre speaker. It sounds like the Dolby Stereo was decoded to Left Centre Right & Surround, but only the Left & Right being transferred to the 2.0 Linear PCM on the disk.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As fresh as it was then., 7 July 2009
Can't believe over 20 years have passed since I first watched this movie. I enjoyed it then as much as I did now. David Lynch is very much an acquired taste and this movie is a little more main stream than some of his other offerings (Lost Highways etc), that said its not for the faint hearted and is certainly more hard core than the TV servies!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Void of the Object of Desire, 5 Nov 2008
This is most certainly a departure from the Twin Peaks TV series. Shot in a more distinctively Lynchian style with greater use of sound design and lighting effects the overall atmosphere is one of menace and nihilism. Those who appreciated the humorous touches and points of mysticism in the TV series will probably find the films brutal schizophrenic approach to the subject matter disturbing. Laura Palmer is a far more sympathetic and human character in this film than in the TV series where her story is told by others and a general sense of enigma is propagated regarding her status and the reasons behind her death. Fire Walk with me however is at its most basic a film about the horrors of incest and sexual abuse, but filtered through Lynchs twisted symbolism and narrative disjuncture.

Contrary to other reviewers I found the performance of Sheryl Lee to be excellent with what is undeniably difficult material. Trying to express the extreme mood swings and emotional turmoil of a person on the edge of psychosis is no easy job for an actress but her performance is both engaging and poignant, especially when the character reaches the point of resignation where death seems a better choice than life.

It is undeniably uneasy viewing and the cameo of David Bowie is really quite pointless, but perseverance and fidelity to the horrors of the Real (as opposed to religious obscurantism) will reap rewards for any Twin Peaks fan.
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