Twin Peaks: Between Two Worlds - Part III
Part III combines and trims episodes 8 - 12.
- Blu-Ray (BD-25)
This really is an achievement. Somehow, Q2 has cut a third out of the show, and yet it still feels like what I loved about the original season. Slow, methodical and taking its sweet time in any given scene. I still have that feeling, but a lot has been excised. The choice of what to cut was spot on, I don't think there are any narrative issues with the main plots due to cuts. These edits manage to retain the pacing I loved but tell the story more efficiently. There are some minor nitpicks (the "between two worlds" font height, would like an intro to Ben a bit earlier, would like to see Steven being shitty before the hotel scene, ummmmm. I think that's all) but nothing that brings down my enjoyment. Here are some things that I loved:
- Insert of Laura in part 1
- Placement of log lady scenes in general
- Two ending scenes in part 1 are perfect
- Repurposing of Blunted Beatz
- Placement of the two 'thumbs up's
- Part 2 ends wonderfully - the Coop(ish) hero moment and then evil getting loose then bang, credits
- Placement of scene where Bobby sees Laura's picture - that scene will get me every time
- Flow of Mr C/Ray plotline
- The balance between the "real world" and the surreal interdimensional stuff felt just right for me
- The use of episode 1 and 8 footage in the final part 5 is inspired. I like how it made some of the connections more clear and played well together
Overall this is a fantastic way of experiencing the Return, a worthy alternative experience. It is of course on my shelf like all of Q2's David Lynch fanedits.
this is outstanding done, as always. but i'm missing painfully the 1945 happenings. this was a peace of art in film history.
why not move it (shortened) as an introduction to part one?
This review will cover the project as a whole as I binged through all 5 parts. I, like many others, eagerly anticipated Twin Peaks: The Return. I watched week after week with anticipation, bewilderment, awe, and frustration. What this edit does best is moves the story along at a quicker pace without sacrificing the work as a whole and removes the frustration. I love how this edit strips away a lot of the side stories that don’t progress the main story line. At the same time, enough is left in to make this still feel like a Lynch creation. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an edit of the series.