Twin Peaks Season Three
A pure hit of Lynch
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.