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freakerdude

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Twin Peaks to be on 4 separate DVD sets?
« on: September 01, 2003, 06:28:00 AM »
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This has got to be ridiculous or something is very wrong. Amazon has the first season's episodes 1-7 for $36. Being that there are 29 episodes, that equates to a 4 DVD minimum......and at $36 a piece! Will the forthcoming pilot DVD be $26 like the import version now available? All together, that's a whopping $168 even with Amazon's free shipping.

I bought the VHS version many years ago and want to upgrade but this is just too much.....not to mention the slow releases.  I am not willing to shell out $142 for the four and possibly five DVD set unless they package it with the pilot and drop the price under a bill   :rainbowafro:

Updated: actually I just found series one for $28 with free shipping but no mention of handling.

http://www.digitaleyes.net/Details.cfm?info=ART10089DVD
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Twin Peaks to be on 4 separate DVD sets?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2003, 08:34:20 AM »
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It should be $36 for the entire box set of 4 dvds from the first season, not $36 per disc. You can also get it at dvdplanet for $29, and you might as well get it because the pilot will probably never be released here in a legit disc, but you might want to check into that import thats out there somewhere.

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Twin Peaks to be on 4 separate DVD sets?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2003, 08:43:57 AM »
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Quote from: EEz28
It should be $36 for the entire box set of 4 dvds from the first season, not $36 per disc.


Season one, I just found out from you and on amazon, contains 4 DVDs. But this only contains 7 episodes. So you still have to buy 4 sets. Why not package them all together? Maybe I'm just bitching about the complete price......unlike that bitching avatar you have. Damn!!!!!

BTW, the pilot import is @ amazon for $25.49 free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005V54S/qid=1062423960/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-1718020-7371139?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846
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Twin Peaks to be on 4 separate DVD sets?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2003, 01:52:52 PM »
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Yeah, it's only seven episodes, but my advice is to pick up that first season set.  There's commentary for every episode and other random extras.  It's a great looking set (and the menus are amazing).  Snag that import too, it's the only way you're gonna get the original pilot.

As for where season 2 is... well, that's anyone guess.  There's plenty of Lynch sites on the 'net to tell you the latest news (www.lynchnet.com, www.dugpa.com).  The forecast is dreadful to say the least.  You would think a whoring company like Artisan would get to act together b/c s.1 sold so well, but who knows.  It won't be out any time soon, so don't fret about spending the money now.

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2003, 08:58:13 PM »
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Snag that import too, it's the only way you're gonna get the original pilot.

I have the VHS version and here are some excerpts on the pilot import DVD quality from 2 amazon customer reviews:

still a stunning story but with awful quality, November 28, 2002 - "Twin peaks remains one of the best tv series ever so it's a shame that the image and sound quality of this dvd are very, very poor. Image quality looks like a bad videotape copy, and sound is just horrible. (sounds like a very badly encoded mp3 file) "

It IS complete, and essential, but aud/vid drags rating down, August 10, 2002 "I'd give five stars for a better transfer of this wonderful pilot. Visually, it's not nearly as good as it should be, compared with the beautifully transferred First Season collection -- but it *is* better than VHS and will last longer.
DO NOT BELIEVE THE REVIEW THAT SAYS THIS IS A SHORTENED VERSION. THIS *IS* THE COMPLETE PILOT. Proof: It's ninety minutes long. The pilot was originally aired in a two-hour time-slot. At that time, 15 minutes of commercials per hour was standard. (It's more like 17 or 18 now.) Two hours minus thirty minutes is ninety minutes. The VHS version was, again, padded out with extraneous footage and a pointless, jury-rigged ending, and that's why it was rather longer. But THIS is the version you need to see before you watch the First Season collection. There's a rights problem that prevented the pilot from being packaged with the rest of the first season--who knows if it will ever be resolved? This version of the pilot may be the best we'll get for a long long time, and if you have 5.1 Surround playback, it's not half bad."
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Twin Peaks to be on 4 separate DVD sets?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2003, 04:01:49 PM »
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you could always buy the region 2 version (IF you have a region 2 player). pilot episode IS on that one. i wish i had known that before i bought the region 1.
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