Archive 2004

November 25th 2004

Review of the new Wild at Heart DVD up at LynchNet

Mike Dunn gives a great review and has screenshots comparing the Region 2 with the new Region 1 Transfer.

November 23rd 2004

More Menu and Interview Screenshots plus a Review of the MK2 FWWM DVD

Click to check them out over at Ecranlarge.com

First Review of the MK2 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me DVD Region 2

See the first review in French of the new DVD by clicking below. Apparently the final specs on the DVD are as follows:

40 Page Booklet

Original Film Cel

DVD Limited to 20,000 Copies

5.1 English DD & DTS

5.1 French DD

20 Minute Clip of Interviews that seem to be from an Archive (Thank you MK2 !)

Click here to read the review

The most interesting fact is that according to the person that sent me the review, the sound in the Pink Room scene now matches the theatrical version, which leads me to believe that New Line had tinkered with the audio mix submitted by Lynch and Neff. I should have a copy of my own in the next few weeks and will verify this as well.

Special thanks to Emmanuel Delune for the great review.

November 22nd 2004

Wild at Heart David Lynch Interview Clip Posted Online

MGM has posted a quick clip from the interviews section of their Wild at Heart DVD featuring David Lynch speaking about the new transfer. You can check it out by clicking below. Windows Media Player is required.

300k – Lynch on the DVD Transfer

56k – Lynch on the DVD Transfer

November 17th 2004

Wild at Heart DVD Contest Coming Soon – 1st Prize is a WAH DVD Signed by David Lynch!!!

Keep checking back here in the next few days for our upcoming Wild at Heart DVD Contest. 1 Winner will win a signed copy of the new Wild at Heart DVD courtesy of MGM.

October 9th 2004

Twin Peaks Season 2 Article Posted at Lynchnet – Worldwide Release?!!

Mike Dunn over at Lynchnet.com has posted an interesting article on the release of Twin Peaks Season 2, citing that the delay may be attributed to Paramount waiting to do a worldwide release (US Included) of Season 2 when the rights revert back to Paramount in September 2005. This is good news for US and somewhat more of a delay to the rest of the world that were told that Season 2 would be released Q2 2005. It still may, come out in Q2, but it would make sense for them to try and time them to avoid loss of sales to those importing the DVD from overseas. One other bit of news it that I have yet to confirm that Paramount will be using the original negatives to do the transfer for Season 2. This would be quite a shame if they didn’t match the Season 1 transfer quality after this incredibly long wait for the fans.

MK2 Still In Talks With Lynch for a 2005 FWWM Collectors DVD Release

It seems that as before, MK2 has been getting lots of support from the fans to release FWWM on DVD with Deleted Scenes. I have gotten word back from MK2 that they are in fact trying to meet with Lynch once more in hopes to come to an agreement, and will be pushing their 2 Disc Collectors DVD of FWWM back to 2005. They will in fact still be releasing a single disc version in December of the film with a 5.1 English and French audio mix. In speaking with MK2, they sounded optimistic to explore every possibility. You may continue to send letters of support to: editions@mk2.com.

September 18th 2004

Wild at Heart DVD Available for Pre-Order

You can now pre-order Wild at Heart from Amazon.com. Click below to place your order.

August 31st 2004

Wild at Heart Region 1 US DVD Specs Updated!!!

Taken from DVDtimes.co.uk:

2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English DD5.1 & 2.0 Surround, Spanish Mono
English, French and Spanish Subtitles
Love, Death, Elvis & Oz
30-min Making-of Documentary
Interactive Map
Dell’s Lunch Counter – featuring all new interviews with Lynch, Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Diane Ladd and Sheryl Lee
65 Photo Animated Image Gallery
David Lynch Profile
David Lynch on the DVD talking about the new transfer
Original 7-minute EPK Featurette
4 TV Spots
Original Theatrical Trailer

Also, just confirmed, Lynch and Neff did complete a new 5.1 sound mix.

August 24th 2004

No Deleted Scenes on December 8th from MK2

Today I was contacted by the Marketing Manager of MK2. Below is a press release she put together specifically about the inclusion of Deleted Scenes for their December 2004 DVD release:

PRESS RELEASE

TWIN PEAKS, FIRE WALK WITH ME
ON DVD DECEMBER 8TH MK2 EDITIONS

Since May 2002, fans from all over the world have been asking us to edit the original cut scenes from “Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me.”

As early as 2002, New Line, the American editor of the DVD, had tried to include these cut excerpts into its edition, but had been forced to give up for financial reasons.

We have tried several times to contact David Lynch and his associates to find a technical and financial solution to the problem.

We had thus stopped exporting the film worldwide in 2002 and 2003, and had delayed the French editing of the DVD.

Despite a few sporadic contacts, mail without answers and missing appointment on David Lynch’s side has made us take the decision not to deprive the French audience anymore from this major film that is also an important work in David Lynch’s filmography.

The DVD, to be released on December 8th 2004 in France, will thus be edited with as much care as any of the other MK2 products, but these cut scenes will unfortunately be missing.

We still hope – as all David Lynch fans worldwide do – to have these cut scenes included in a future version of the DVD, but this responsibility and willingness has to be shared by David Lynch himself.

MK2 Editions

August 23rd 2004

Wild at Heart Special Edition DVD Release Slated for a December 7th Release

According to a post today in the Digital Bits Rumormill, Wild at Heart is set to release on December 7th. The video transfer has been re-color timed and approved by Lynch. Rumor has it that Lynch was very involved with this release. Extras to include interviews with cast and crew, as well as a stills gallery and more. I have also confirmed that there will be no Deleted Scenes with this release, as Lynch did not want them to be released.

Special Thanks to Adam Santangelo for the heads up.

August 22nd 2004

Twin Peaks Season 2 International Release Q2 2005

Word has it that the world outside of US and Canada will be seeing Twin Peaks: Season 2 on DVD in Q3 2005. Lets hope that those transfers are as good as the Season 1 set.

Wild at Heart Special Edition

Well, no recent update on the Wild at Heart Special Edition DVD, however, if all goes as planned, we should hear an announcement in the next month or so if it truly is going to be released this December. Below is a shot of the proposed artwork for the French Special Edition.


August 10th 2004

MK2 Releases Specs for their Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me DVD… No Deleted Scenes

Today I was alerted to what seems to be the specs for the upcoming MK2 FWWM DVD. According to the specs over at DVDFR.com, MK2 will be releasing 2 versions of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on DVD on December 8th, 2004 cited as an “Edition Collector” as well as an “Edition Prestige”.

Both releases will be identical and carry the following Specs:

Disc 1 – Original Theatrical Version

Disc 2 – “Bonus”

In the specs, there were absolutely no mention of Deleted Scenes.

August 3rd 2004

News Back from MK2 on the DVDNET.fr Article from May 1st

It’s been nearly three months since I wrote MK2 regarding an article published by DVD-NET.fr regarding Deleted Scenes on the upcoming French MK2 FWWM DVD. Here is what they finally had to say:

I’m sorry to tell you that the DVD NET.fr announcement is a mistake. At the moment we are still waiting for an answer from David Lynch in order to include the deleted scenes on the DVD; we don’t know how, neither why the DVD website has released the statement about the deleted scenes. However, we are working on bonus features, but we can’t divulge anything for the moment.

With December 2004 just months away, it seems that unless work were to start now on the Deleted Scenes, there is no way it will make it for this release. Take into account that it will take roughly 2 months to finish and transfer the scenes, and about 2 months for the discs to be at the replication plant, and that would put us right into December.

Wild at Heart Extras Wrapped Up

I have been told that the extras for the US Wild at Heart DVD have been completed. Tentative release date is December 2004. Recent talks of MGM getting acquired by either Warner or Sony could drop this release into limbo. (Remember that Lost Highway DVD that was supposed to be out by now) We will have to wait and see. Thankfully Sony and Warner are a little better about their catalog titles.

Updates and Stuff

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. As always, I have been working like a dog. I did however, manage to get myself married and take a quick honeymoon over at the Salish. :) Hopefully news will start pouring in towards the later half of September.

June 28th 2004

Possible Dune SE in the Works from Universal

Today theDigitalBits.com reported in their rumormill that Universal is in the works of putting together a Dune Special Edition. No confirmation so far. Too bad we still haven’t heard anything on their Lost Highway DVD that was supposedly going to be released this year. :(

Thanks to St. Mark for the heads up.

June 24th 2004

Twin Peaks Season 2 DVD International Release Pushed Back to 2005

I’ve received word from Paramount International that the International release (non US) of Twin Peaks: Season 2 on DVD has been pushed back to 2005. No word as to why yet another delay. More details as they come.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me DVD Mention on DVDRAMA.com

I looks like French DVD site DVDRAMA.com has a blurb on the upcoming MK2 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me DVD. Listing it as a December 2004 release, the loose English Translation is as follows:

An edition filled with “surprises.”

So far, no indication of any Deleted Scenes, and sad news is that word back from contacts close to Lynch indicate that it does not look so good. All we can do is keep sending those letters. Click below for the original article.


Also to note, the correct email to address to send emails to MK2 is editions@mk2.com. The other ones no longer work.

Special thanks to Vincent Théval and Carl Smith for info.

May 5th 2004

Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Lynch, and James Marshall Expected at this Years Twin Peaks Festival 2004!!!

Great news for those venturing up to the Twin Peaks Festival this year. For the first time ever, Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Lynch, and James Marshall are expected to attend this years Twin Peaks Festival. Also in attendance will be John Neff of Blue Bob, Don Davis, and Charlotte Stewart.

Tickets are still available!. Click to find out more on this years Twin Peaks Festival 2004.

May 3rd 2004

Readers Confirm with MK2 that Deleted Scenes are Not Going to Happen

Upon reading my last article, a few readers have contacted MK2 to get confirmation on the Deleted Scenes. It would seem that MK2 is contradicting the article at DVDNET-FR.com. Over the last day, DVDNET-FR has even changed their article to “Unconfirmed”. The only thing that is certain is that MK2 will release the DVD in December 2004. I implore you all to keep sending those emails of support to editions@mk2.com.

May 1st 2004

DVDNET-FR.com Reports MK2 to Release Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me w/ Deleted Scenes Region 2!!??!

Reported by the famous French DVD website DVDNET-FR.com, MK2 plans on releasing Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on DVD this December. What is of particular interest to fans worldwide is that the article mentions that MK2 claim they will be releasing Deleted Scenes with this release. IF this happens, you can guarantee that New Line will be right behind this with a US re-release.

Anyone living in France, I urge you to contact MK2 and let me know what they say on this matter.

Also, remember that you can still send letters of support to MK2 letting them know that hey need to seal this deal. Check out the FWWM Fight for Deleted Scenes Official Website:

Special thanks to Jean Martin and Christophe Graciot for forwarding me the link.

April 24th 2004

Digital Bits Rumor Mill Reports Wild at Heart in December

It looks like the Digital Bits has picked up on our story about the upcoming Wild at Heart DVD. They did a follow-up with their contacts at MGM and it looks like the plan is to release the Wild at Heart DVD in December. Also to note that for those of you that haven’t yet picked up the MGM Blue Velvet Special Edition, MGM will be issuing a price cut for this DVD in December as well.

April 2nd 2004

Dune Region 2 DVD Review at DuneInfo.com

There’s a great review of the new Region 2 Dune DVD up at DuneInfo.com. You can check it out by clicking here.

Small bit of Lynch Trivia: Did you know that David Lynch turned down an offer from George Lucas to Direct Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to direct Dune instead? One can’t help but wonder what his version would have been like.

March 15th 2004

Every Week, Once A Week, Give Yourself a Gift – Twin Peaks Worldwide Episode Viewing and Discussion

The good folks over at the Twin Peaks Gazette have a great idea for a coordinated weekly Twin Peaks episode viewing and discussion forum. Each week, members will watch an episode of the series (in order) starting with the original broadcast pilot and then going week to week. Starting March 22nd, each Monday morning, a new discussion thread will be created with the name of the episode as the subject. The idea is that everyone will be on the same page and able to discuss the Episodes together in the Twin Peaks Theater Forum. If you want to participate, you have from now until March 22nd to watch the Pilot.

Below is a partial schedule:

March 22: Pilot

March 29: Episode 1

April 5: Episode 2

April 12: Episode 3

April 19: Episode 4

April 26: Episode 5

May 3: Episode 6

May 10: Episode 7

May 17: Episode 8

February 27th 2004

Lynch/Neff Potential Future Project with Chrysta Bell

David Lynch and John Neff have recently finished writing and recording two new songs with female Austin, TX based song artist Chrysta Bell. On Chrystas website, she describes her work with the duo as “haunting and mysterious, lush and passionate”. There is an amazing clip of Chrysta with Dutch Rall on the Dutch Rall Official Website site that is simply breathtaking. I really hope these songs get a proper release.

Wild at Heart US DVD Status

David is finishing the color timing of the new transfer. The soundtrack will most likely be the original LCRS mix. It seems that Lynch is no longer interested in doing any more 5.1 mixes of his older films. One thing however is that other than a great transfer, unlike MGM’s Blue Velvet Special Edition DVD, this DVD will have no extras or documentaries.

Twin Peaks Season 2 International DVD from Paramount

Still no word back from Paramount. If I hear anything I’ll post it on the site.

January 26th 2004

New UK Blue Velvet and Dune 2 Disc Special Editions on the Way!

Yesterday, DVDTimes posted information on two upcoming Lynch DVD Special Editions this coming April. You can check out the specs by clicking on the links below:

Blue Velvet UK Region 0 SE

Dune UK Region 0 SE

The extras seems to be a bit different on the Blue Velvet DVD than the US release and it is supposedly encoded for Region 0. Retail is £19.99.

January 20th 2004

Unconfirmed Rumors of International Season 2 Release

Keep in mind that the following has not been confirmed, but since I have received more than a few emails on this, I am going ahead and posting it. Unconfirmed information has been released that Paramount International plans on releasing 3 different sets of Twin Peaks Season 2.

Standard Season Two Box 1:

Contains the first half of Season 2 (Episodes 8-18)

No Extras

4 Disc Set

Standard Season Two Box 2:

Contains the second half of Season 2 (Episodes 19-29)

No Extras

4 Disc Set

Deluxe Full Season Two Box Set:

Contains the all Episodes for Season 2 (Episodes 8-29)

8 Disc Set

Bonus 9th Disc with Extras TBA

Remember, none of this has been confirmed and all information is subject to change. Release date pushed back to March 2005.

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