Twin Peaks: Between Two Worlds - Part V
Part V combines and trims episodes 1, 8, 17, and 18.
- 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 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.
*I will add that this part offers an excellent conclusion to the series.