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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 Blu-ray dialogue inaudible
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...
Published 21 months ago by P. Suthers


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic., 9 Jan. 2015
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Underrated film by Lynch. It's a masterpiece. Fantastic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars So, what's it all about then?, 10 July 2007
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Because I'm none too sure. I've had this on DVD for about five years waiting for the reissues of the TV series because I wanted to watch them again before I watched the film. The film is rather typical Lynch territory, bending the seemingly normal into something strange and often unpleasant and is *much* stronger stuff than the TV series.

The film starts with something approaching a plot, but it's plain early on that it's not going to be easy to follow, after Gordon Cole sends two agents on a difficult case by having additional instructions given to them by a female mime in a red wig. On the car journey to the crime scene the senior agent explains to his side-kick what the mime was telling them. It's complex, but makes a certain kind of sense once its explained. Pretty much like this film.

This isn't twin peaks the film, it's not funny, but it is confusing, almost distracted, as if Lynch had ideas for powerful scenes, but wasn't sure how to string them into a movie. The acting of some of the main characters is strange, but I suspect that's them following directors orders rather than incompetence. One scene in a nightclub manages to be erotic, and deeply disturbing all at the same time, all the while the dialogue is (intentionally) almost inaudible because of the row the band is making. It's probably the best scene in the whole film, though there are others nearly as good.

Watch it, be mystified, don't expect a linear plot or a answers to many of those questions you were left with at the end of the TV series. Not Lynches finest, but you can't watch the TV series and not watch this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 16 Feb. 2015
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Classic film, recommend to any David Lynch fan
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4.0 out of 5 stars Twin Peaks in name only, 23 Jan. 2014
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Albatross "Never argue with idiots" (Suburbia) - See all my reviews
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The TV series of Twin Peaks was widely regarded as `monumental' and some of the most original TV-viewing ever made. However, it's second (and untimely last) season was dogged by cast in-fighting, schedule changes, production difficulties and network pressure to tell the writers what to writer. Therefore, it was cancelled, but left behind not only a lasting legacy among loyal fans, but also a `cliff-hanger' ending which had Twin Peaks' followers begging for some sort of resolution.

Therefore, many were pleased when a film was made straight away - everyone thinking it would pick up where the series left off. It didn't. And it paid the price.

What the fans (and cinema audiences in general) got, was a darkened version of their beloved show which seemed to belong to a different story entirely. In short... `Fire Walk With Me' couldn't win. It wasn't the `ending' TV viewers were hoping for. And yet it relied heavily on people having watched the series to really understand what was happening. Half the cast were missing and it became a prequel to the series, showing us the last week of murder victim Laura Palmer's life. However, if you watched the TV series, you'll already know what happened to her, so watching what we already knew seemed a little pointless.

The TV version of Twin Peaks had a certain charm. Yes, it covered (very) adult subject matter, but it also had a quirkiness which gave it a healthy dose of light-heartedness. The film however only has the darkness with none of the humour. A lot of fans found this jarring. In some ways Fire Walk With Me is more in keeping with (writer/director) David Lynch's later works: Lost Highway and Mullholland Drive, both of which are `dark only' in tone.

However, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is a good film (believe it or not). But, I can totally see why it wasn't successful. For a start, if you haven't watched the TV series then you'll probably have no idea what's happening. But, if you watch the film before the series then you'll totally ruin the series (should you ever decide to watch it) as the film has MAJOR spoilers for the TV show. Despite lacking all the `favourite' characters from the show you will find a damn fine horror movie which is both hauntingly atmospheric and visually stunning. Just don't expect to understand what's happening if you haven't watched the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bob's your Daddy!, 15 Aug. 2009
Although TP: FWWM isn't Lynch's best work it still packs a hefty punch, and contains most of his trademark touches, both lucid and opaque. The exploration of Laura Palmer's self-indulgent descent into hedonistic hell can be a little tedious at times but is utterly mesmerising for the most part. Laura is about as self-destructive as a teenager can get, although it's clear from very early on that she's being prodded towards the precipice by a number of external influences. The Palmer family is a fragile and disturbed unit and tragedy is inevitable. There are some particularly memorable scenes, especially those inside the The Bang Bang Bar, which Laura frequents in order to satisfy her desperate urges.

Lynch and Engels have fashioned a fascinating and engrossing study of the last few days of an anguished life. If you're familiar with the wonderful TV series the outcome is known, but there is still plenty of tension and Laura's demise remains a brutal shock. As a companion piece to the ground-breaking TV series, or if you just enjoy Lynch's work in general, this is essential viewing.

It's also worth mentioning the score by Angelo Badalamenti, which is haunting throughout. And, of course, the marvellous Twin Peaks theme is used again here, and it's always a joy to hear that melancholy guitar!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 May 2015
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Fantastic film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Nov. 2014
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Great film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality Blu Ray, 24 Feb. 2014
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A really good companion to the series, but worth saving till you've watched both seasons.
Overall, the blu ray conversionis worth it, with Lynch's distinct visual style really coming clear with the enhanced colour definition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 May 2015
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Excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Feb. 2015
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