For fans of Twin Peaks, 2017 has been an incredible, defining year. First, the long-talked about third season made its way to Showtime as an 18-part film, written by series co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch, with every hour directed by Lynch himself. Familiar faces mingled with new ones, though nobody would disagree that the new series was a tour de force delivered by Kyle MacLachlan, who not only returned as Special Agent Dale Cooper, along with two brand new characters. The series picked up 25 years after Cooper became trapped in the Black Lodge with his doppelgänger roaming free. While the ratings weren’t outstanding, the quality of the series was incredible, and its making many a Best of 2017 lists.
This week sees the release of Twin Peaks: The Limited Event Series on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring hours of incredible behind the scenes footage that take you up close and personal into David Lynch’s creative process. The Blu-ray is the version to pick up, as it contains a bonus disc of footage that absolutely is a must-experience for fans. The packaging is a gorgeous slipcase that features Cooper’s various guises. For anyone looking to delve deeper into the world of Twin Peaks, this is 100% a must have.
But wait! If you’re going to purchase Twin Peaks: The Limited Even Series, you need to get Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier along with it. Mark Frost has penned this immensely readable novel, written in the voice of Special Agent Tammy Preston, which does the unthinkable in Twin Peaks – it actually answers questions. What exactly happened to Audrey Horne? It’s in the book. How are we supposed to take the final moments of the penultimate episode? It’s in the book.
With so many questions left unanswered by the series (and don’t complain, this is David Lynch we’re talking about), Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier is an absolute gift for fans.
But that’s not all. For the toy lovers out there, the fine folks at Funko (I love me some alliteration), have released some outstanding Twin Peaks action figures. The four pack included Special Agent Dale Cooper, The Log Lady, BOB and Laura Palmer, wrapped in plastic.
And finally, what’s wrong with a little self-promotion. My book Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks is a look at the phenomenon of the first two seasons of the series, and the impact it made on popular culture. Lots of folks involved with Twin Peaks said nice things about the book, and hopefully you will too!
This is the water, and this is the well, and these are the most-have Twin Peaks purchases for the fan in your life this holiday season.