Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

DVD - 2007
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Includes both seasons of this Golden Globe-winning series. Follow FBI special agent Dale Cooper as he tries to hunt down just who killed Laura Palmer in the sleepy town of Twin Peaks, Washington.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount, 2007
Edition: Definitive gold box collection full screen
ISBN: 9781415735107
1415735107
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama TWIN
Characteristics: 10 videodiscs (1501 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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David Lynch's bizarro, creepy world! Includes both seasons of this Golden Globe-winning series. Follow FBI special agent Dale Cooper as he tries to hunt down just who killed Laura Palmer in the sleepy town of Twin Peaks, Washington.


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Marinetti Apr 20, 2017

More uneven than the first season, this series still packs a punch.

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britprincess1ajax
Feb 02, 2017

The sophomore season of TWIN PEAKS takes off exactly where the first left off. With the whole town in trouble, there are many conflicts desperately in need of resolution. Who will live and who will die? Other than the police, you really have little sympathy for the rest of the crazy town. Personally, my heart lies with the oft-inept Deputy Andy Brennan. My fear that too many subplots and too many characters would subtract from the driving force of the show sadly came true. Some of the characters who soak up screen time are so unlikable that they go past devilish into frustrating and I can't wait for the scene to change. Characters begin to change, not developing but suddenly shifting, leaving audiences jarred. After the reveal of Laura's killer midway through the season, I lost substantial interest. The series began to peter out until it was the diluted remains of its former glory. With a finale that offers more questions than answers and leaves the fates of its characters hanging in the balance, the second season of TWIN PEAKS seemed to have no point to make. With all the bizarre pseudo-artsy drivel it loads up on but no message behind it, the series is reduced to gibberish and nonsense. Sorry, but I can understand why it was cancelled.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 17, 2015

Twin Peaks fans rejoice! The short-lived, but influential series is finally available in one deluxe box set. It remains one of the strangest, most enigmatic shows to ever air. Plunge back into the mystery of Laura Palmer's death, replete with wacky dreams, characters with secret lives, soap opera plots, owls, and lots and lots of black coffee. Nearly 2 decades after its run, Twin Peaks remains weird, funny, & compelling. It's brief life, while unfortunate, only enhanced its almost mythic status.

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Palomino
Apr 01, 2015

Am I high? ... for some reason I was expecting a sleazy, gritty, violent urban gorefest -- and then that music started! Now that I've seen it, I completely understand why nobody ever told me about this: it's indescribable. I have never, ever, had a DVD that won't start until I answer the important question "do I want to watch this with or without the log lady introductions". Um, WHAT??! As others have mentioned, season 2 just gets worse and worse, be warned even if you like it (I did!) you won't later.

BookReviewer2015 Nov 08, 2014

A very interesting and bizarre whodunit.

Part mystery, part sci-fi, part thriller, part romance, and all awesome!

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Monolith
Jul 12, 2013

A really unique piece of TV history. Unique, for the most part, due to the demented David Lynch. His bizarro flavor is all over this. Lynch's main maestro for many of his manic movies, Angelo Badalamenti, lays down an unforgettable theme song & a jazzy score here -- mandatory in setting the cool/eerie/menacing atmosphere. The show does drag on as series two progresses, with a fair amount of nonsense and tedium (personally, I wouldn't have minded if Nadine, her drape runners, her identity crisis, and her pirate patch had been written out entirely). It was funny to see David Duchovny as a she-male, and Heather Graham so young, one of several gorgeous young ladies in the cast. Another example being Sherilyn Fenn, as the spoiled saddle-shoed Audrey, with her cherry stem knot-tying talent (yowzah!). Altogether, I really enjoyed this soapy series. The finale was surreal -- a helluva trip, but it bummed me the (expletive) out, though. Are you kidding me?!? *THAT'S* HOW IT ENDS?!?!?

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melbl8tr
Oct 12, 2010

Twin Peaks was a very quirky series that gathered quite a cult following in the years after it first aired. Seeing it now it seems much more soap opera than mystery. Season One is the best and be forewarned - although the original murder mystery is solved the show was cancelled and the later mystery is left hanging.

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britprincess1ajax
Feb 02, 2017

"Now you listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman."

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britprincess1ajax
Feb 02, 2017

"Listen to me, Lucy Moran, you just listen. When the Tacoma Sperm Bank was looking for donors, naturally I applied. It's my civic duty and I like whales. A routine physical examination revealed that I'm sterile. Sure, I thought it meant that I didn't have to take a bath, but the doctors told me the truth. They told me I can't have babies. So what I wanna know now is why are you having one and how?"

TSCPL_KyleM Jun 02, 2016

Dale Cooper: "Damn good coffee!" [repeated line]

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Monolith
Jul 12, 2013

The Log Lady (introduction): "There is a sadness in this world, for we are ignorant of many things. Yes, we are ignorant of many beautiful things... things like the truth. So sadness, in our ignorance, is very real. The tears are real. What is this thing called a tear? There are even tiny ducts, tear ducts, to produce these tears should the sadness occur. Then the day when the sadness comes... then we ask: "Will this sadness which makes me cry; will this sadness that makes me cry my heart out -- will it ever end?" The answer, of course, is yes! One day the sadness... will end."

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Monolith
Jul 12, 2013

FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: "...Cooper, this old fool is obstructing a criminal investigation. Cuff him!" Dr. Will Hayward: "He won't release Laura's body for the funeral. He's not human!" Sheriff Harry S. Truman: "What's the holdup?" FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: "Please, Cooper. I do not suffer fools, gladly, and fools with badges -- never. I want no interference from this hulking boob -- is that clear?" Sheriff Harry S. Truman: "I've had just about enough of your insults." FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: "...Oh yeah? Well I've had about enough of, uh, morons and half wits; dolts, dunces, dullards and dumbbells... And you, chowder-head yokel; you blithering hayseed... You, you, you... You've had enough of me?" Sheriff Harry S. Truman: "Yes I have." (punches Albert in the face)

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Monolith
Jul 12, 2013

The Man From Another Place (talking backwards, subtitled): "Fire... walk... with... me..."

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