Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer

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Original Release Date:
1992
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135
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210
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Brief Synopsis:
'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me' is the prequel film to the cult favorite television show 'Twin Peaks'. It chronicles the last seven days of Laura Palmer's life leading up to her death. When originally released nearly an hour and a half of deleted and extended footage had been cut, and for over twenty years fans have been clamoring for this footage.
Intention:
To produce a version that re-incorporated as many of the deleted and extended scenes as possible.
Additional Notes:
Version 2.5 Changes: Subtitles (finally) added Version 2 Changes: corrected date legends, re-incorporated two of the three scenes originally kept out (Bobby giving Laura $10k, and Bobby testing drugs in the woods), moved Laura/James scene at her house to where it originally was supposed to be according to the script to make room for the re-inserted two scenes, Laura wrapped in plastic was shown twice (second one was cut), minor tweaks to about half a dozen transitions based on notes provided by Neglify, minor color correction fixes, removed the comma after "Teresa" in the title
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Twin Peaks Soundtrack Design @ mixcloud.com
Special Thanks:
I’d like to thank theslime, addiesin, and Neglify for their recommendations, support and feedback. Extra special thanks to jlyon1515 who supplied the legends for this edit as well as the cover art.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • Blu-Ray
Editing Details:
Re-incorporate all but one deleted scene, re-organized some scenes, added originally scripted legends, minor editing to existing scenes that overlapped with alternate shots in extended scenes, color correction.
Cover art by jlyon1515 (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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Like others have said, this is the definitive version of FWWM, no question. I don't even know how to gush about this edit properly, it's just the best.

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Been meaning to leave a review for awhile, this feels like the film David wanted to release before the studio wasn't kosher with such a long runtime for daily box office sales/screenings, I don't even watch the theatrical cut any longer after Q2 made this, there's so many little nuggets in the deleted scenes that should be seen before watching the final season of the series.

Thankfully after many many many years Mk2 restored these deleted scenes, I'm very glad Q2 was able to re-insert these scenes back into the film and create this.

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While I do love Lynch’s final cut, there has always been something “incomplete” about it. Q2 remedies this by giving us what is, in my opinion, the definitive version of this film.

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Never seen the theatrical cut, watched this edit immediately after seeing the series for the first time (using MisterCooper's Mid-Season 2 fanfix), and it's absolutely brilliant, cannot see anything that would give away its unofficial origins. The three and a half hours fly by, looking forward to diving into Season 3 sometime soon.

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I watched through all of the original Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me recently. I was going to watch The Missing Pieces before moving onto The Return, but I decided instead to experience the bulk of it in the form of being reintegrated into the film - cue Q2. Thanks so much for putting this together! I have no regrets about watching the material in this form.

Visual editing is seamless. I did notice one audio transition, but it was niticky. My main gripe here (which it seems only one other reviewer mentioned) is that some of the dialogue is very quiet. It's quiet in the original film, but portions here are exceptionally so, and this (as far as I could tell) was only during some deleted portions. I had to crank up my volume and still couldn't really hear at times, and then had to turn it way down again for the following scene. Either way though, I think this is a film/edit in which subtitles would be valued.

Many have said this - the result of an exhaustive extended edition is that the pacing is affected by unneeded time away from Laura's narrative. But Q2's intent was to make a full extended cut and it is nicely done. Plenty of the scenes add a lot and, while they don't necessarily answer questions, they bring a bit more clarity to parts of the narrative and help things feel a little less random and rushed. Bowey's scene, for example, and also the initial dinner scene with Laura's father teaching them a foreign language - that scene is pretty pivotal IMO, since it so starkly contrasts his character for the rest of the film. Seeing him as the "good" dad makes the rest all the more impactful.

Overall, great to see everything integrated and I'm glad that I had the option to view the deleted scenes in a rewatch of the film rather than in isolation. I do think that a lot of these scenes improve the film and that a balanced cut is the way to go; one that leaves out stuff that is more or less irrelevant to the main plotline with Laura.

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