Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Fire Walk With Me

DVD - 2017
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In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets, but especially Laura Palmer. In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2017]
Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition
ISBN: 9781681433585
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA TWI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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DVD,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Fire walk with me

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Calvacade
Feb 22, 2018

As hard as it may be to watch, Fire Walk With Me is a beautiful, underrated movie that is essential to Twin Peaks. This edition features " The Missing Pieces "- 90 minutes of deleted scenes from the movie- this is definitely worth watching.

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Maoisdead
Feb 22, 2018

Very underrated and misunderstood masterpiece. An absolute must see for any true Lynch fan.

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dennismmiller
Feb 20, 2018

Fire Walk With Me is a frustrating movie. It is unlikely to interest anyone who is not a fan of the original show, but it is very different from that show. It begins with a half-hour long murder investigation, with a new cast of characters and conflicts, then abandons it and them entirely. Although the remainder takes place entirely within the locale of the show, it is narrowly focused on Laura Palmer, and few of the extensive supporting cast return even for cameos (most notably, Ben Horne is entirely absent despite having played a significant role in Laura's life). At the same time, there are some unforgettable scenes, and while the film doesn't explain anything (or even resolve any of the cliffhangers from the show), what we get effectively draws us deeper into the mystery. Ultimately, though, the movie stands or falls based on Laura Palmer, and while Sheryl Lee gives a fine performance, she is given a nearly impossible task. In the show, everyone seemed to know their own version of Laura, and the attempt to reconcile all of these different aspects into a single character never really succeeds.

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TheeAvebury
Jan 23, 2018

Twin Peaks is a cult classic for good reason. As good now as it was originally.

peter Frampton and david bowie were schoolmates.

JCLAmandaH Sep 01, 2017

Definitely watch after Seasons 1 and 2, but only if you're ready for an intense ride into madness and despair. Gone are the side characters that made the TV series so quirky and soap operatic, and what's left is a study of a very troubled young woman in the days leading up to her horrific death. You'll get some answers, but the main reason to watch is that it takes a storyline that was rooted in fantasy horror in the show and grounds it in reality, showing the torment abuse victims live through and giving some catharsis to this heavy subject matter. You will feel sad and unclean, but that's kind of the point. Powerful, moving, and important.

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TheeAvebury
May 15, 2017

One of the most brilliant, saddest, disturbing, and beautiful movies ever made. This is the story of Laura Palmer and how her life spun out of control before her death. Sherryl Lee should have gotten an Oscar for her performance. She captures the erratic mood changes of the abused and drug-addicted Laura perfectly.
This movie has been somewhat maligned, but I think it's an extremely powerful movie.

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 22, 2017

If you have seen the ENTIRE Twin Peaks television series, you MUST watch this film. It serves as a prequel to the series. In other words, if you have NOT seen the TV series, do NOT watch this film. Watch the ENTIRE TV series first (from the pilot episode to the final episode. Even many events from the final episode have a direct effect on the movie) and THEN watch this movie.

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IulianHectorNarada
Oct 14, 2015

Mulholland Drive is David Lynch’s best movie. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is his second best. Everyone should watch both at least once.

Donna: “Do you think that if you were falling in space...that you would slow down after a while, or go faster and faster?”

Laura: “Faster and faster. And for a long time you wouldn't feel anything. And then you'd burst into fire. Forever... And the angels wouldn't help you. Because they've all gone away.”

lasertravis Jan 09, 2014

Worthwhile, but not necessary, prequel to the fantastic tv series Twin Peaks. I wouldn't watch it til after the show even though it's a prequel. Not nearly as cool as the series, but it kept my attention. It was rated R, which led to an edgier feel. Topless Sheryl Lee and Moira Kelly didn't hurt either. Could have been much better had more of the tv cast seen fit to attend.

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