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Reviewed by: Jennie KermodeRead Jennie Kermode's film review of Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery is a blu-ray boxset which, with the exception of the books, really lives up to its name. It includes every episode of the series complete with the Log Lady introductions (actually one of the weakest parts of the package) which were originally screened in the US but not the UK. There's a whole disc dedicated to special features, plus more on each of the other nine discs, including new material offering cast and crew insights into the making of the film and its story, and a meeting with the Palmer Family today. There's also the prequel film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and - what fans will be most excited about - 90 minutes of deleted or extended scenes presented as The Missing Pieces. One or two of these are comparatively weak or have sound problems, explaining why they weren't included in the first place, but there's a wealth of amazing stuff and it has been edited by David Lynch himself in a manner that makes it increasingly hypnotic. viewers will see another side to several of the series' characters and Special Agent Philip Jeffries, in particular, is given a lot of room to develop, revealing David Bowie's finest screen work since The Man Who Fell To Earth.
The whole package is beautifully presented in a stunningly designed box that appeals to the fingers as well as the eyes. The discs within are separated by a series of iconic images from the series (starting with Lynch's upgrade of Blue Velvet's fake robin), and there's a simple but charming secret hidden beneath them.
"You will see me again in 25 years," said Laura Palmer, and she didn't let us down. This is a must for Twin Peaks fans, a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to find out what the fuss is about, and a gateway to many more mysteries. It also provides an answer as such to the final question of the series: what happened to Annie?Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2014