Twin Peaks Sea­son Three

A pure hit of Lynch

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re­leased OUT NOW! 2017 | 15 | Blu-ray/dVd

Di­rec­tor david lynch Cast Kyle Ma­clach­lan, david lynch, Miguel Fer­rer, Naomi Watts

It’s easy to for­get how shy Twin Peaks was of its own way­ward­ness dur­ing its first sea­son. Its cre­ators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, only be­gan to bring in its meta­phys­i­cal, ex­tra-di­men­sional themes in a strik­ingly weirded-up sec­ond series. But that be­tween-sea­sons ramp­ing-up was noth­ing com­pared to the nar­ra­tive up­scal­ing of Show­time’s 26-years­later re­vival. The net­work’s boss promised us the “pure heroin ver­sion of David Lynch”, and, boy, this is the good shit.

De­spite – or per­haps be­cause of – its some­times point­less di­gres­sions, ag­o­nis­ing longueurs and dan­gling plot threads, this third sea­son of Twin Peaks is ar­guably an even greater, richer and more re­ward­ing work than its game-chang­ing pre­de­ces­sor. Long-term diehards may have been lust­ing for a re­turn to the fuzzy, small-town warmth of the first series, but Lynch’s re­visit is al­most an ex­er­cise in anti-nos­tal­gia. There’s lit­tle here that’s com­fort­ing or joyous – even Agent Cooper, the series’ em­blem of good­ness and de­cency, is barely in it (in his pure form, at least). But by not giv­ing us the Twin Peaks we ex­pected, Lynch and Frost gave us the series we de­served.

Ex­tras The DVD’s cen­tre­piece is Im­pres­sions, a set of 10 half-hour doc­u­men­taries. You also get a three-part promo fea­turette, the Comic-Con Panel, a mon­tage of Rancho Rosa lo­gos, and a gallery. The Blu-ray adds 80 min­utes’ more fea­turettes: two di­rected by Richard Beymer (Ben Horne) on shoot­ing in the Red Room, and a third doc­u­ment­ing the cast’s re­turn to the small towns where the series filmed. Steve O’Brien

Robert Forster, who plays Sher­iff Harry tru­man’s brother, was David Lynch’s orig­i­nal first choice to play the sher­iff.

Meet me in the Red Room.

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