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directed by David Lynch
France / USA 1992

"We Live Inside a Dream"


The television show began famously with the discovery of high-school coed Laura Palmer's (Sheryl Lee) plastic-wrapped body. Fire Walk with Me is the story of how she got that way. It is a necessarily grim story as the promiscuous and increasingly hysterical Laura juggles two teenage boyfriends, bad boy Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) and sensitive James Hurley (James Marshall); S&M playmates Jacques Renault (Walter Olkewicz) and Leo Johnson (Eric DaRe); and the many men she picks up while hooking. That list doesn't include "Bob" (Frank Silva), the man who she claims has been sneaking in through her bedroom window since she was 12 to rape her, and who she is beginning to suspect is actually her father, Leland (Ray Wise).

Like the series, Fire Walk with Me is filled with symbolism and dream imagery, much of it connected to the show's Man from Another Place (Michael J. Anderson) and the Red Room. In the film, the line between the everyday world and the Red Room is hazy with Laura meeting two of the room's denizens, Mrs. Tremont (Frances Bay) and her grandson; and FBI agents Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), Gordon Cole (Lynch), and Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) receiving a visitation from long-lost agent Phillip Jeffries (David Bowie) who claims to have visited there.

Excerpt from Pam grady's review on Reel.com found HERE

Posters

Theatrical Release: June 3rd, 1992

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Comparison:

New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC vs. mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL vs. mk2 - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Guillaume Mareri for all the Screen Caps!

 

1) New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT

2) mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE

3) mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - RIGHT

 

Box Covers

 

   

Same as the New Line Home Entertainment Edition

 

Distribution

New Line - Alliance Atlantis

Region 1 - NTSC

mk2
Region 2 - PAL
mk2
Region 'B' -
Blu-ray
Runtime 2:14:42 2:09:08 (4% PAL speedup) 2:14:46.041
Video

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.60 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.72 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Feature: 33,306,080,632 bytes

Disc Size:  31,066,798,080 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Total Bitrate: 24.93 Mbps

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian)

 

Bitrate:

mk2 (French)

 

Bitrate:

mk2 Blu-ray

 

Audio English DTS, DD 5.1, DS 2.0 & French DS 2.0

English DTS, DD 5.1 & French DD 5.1

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1959 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1959 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio French 1996 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1996 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitles English, French, none French, none French, (SDH), French, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: New Line - Alliance Atlantis

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer
• Documentary

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2002
Amaray

Chapters 41

Release Information:
Studio: mk2

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Collector Booklet (40 pages)
• Electronic Press Kit (interviews) 20'
 

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 2004
Digi-pack

Chapters 59

Release Information:
Studio: mk2

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Feature: 33,306,080,632 bytes

Disc Size:  31,066,798,080 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Total Bitrate: 24.93 Mbps

 

Edition Details:
 Electronic Press Kit (interviews) - 19:45 in HD!
 

Blu-ray Release Date: November 3rd, 2010
Standard Blu-ray case

Chapters 16

 

Comments

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were ripped directly from the Blu-ray disc.

NOTE: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray Boxset is reviewed HERE

ADDITION: MK2 - Region 'B' Blu-ray - December 2010': Not much to say - MK2 has taken their previous HD-master and put it to English-friendly 1080P Blu-ray disc. It has the same color hues as the 2004 DVD. It looks decent - there is some depth, detail rises and the 2 1/4 hour feature covers more than 30 Gig with a reasonable bitrate. With this particular source - this is probably as good as it will look.

Audio also advances with a lossless track and there are optional French subtitles. The disc is region 'B'-locked.

Extras duplicate the last PAL DVD with the 20-minute Electronic Press Kit including a short featurette, interviews and a trailer. Unfortunately, we lose the 40-page collector's book (which was in French). No sign of this in Region 'A' and fans of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me will wish to indulge for the a/v upgrade.

Gary Tooze

***

VIDEO: The Region 1 is unquestionably sharper, but has some excess blue ( see the TV screen in 3rd capture) and it is slightly zoomed on with some picture being lost on all 4 edges. Saying that though skin tones and contrast levels are far superior on the NTSC edition and that is our recommendation.

AUDIO: Both have a DTS English track. But the sound on Jacques Renault' bar scene is still far to low, and not subtitled on the PAL edition (if French subs are not displayed). The NTSC does offer an additional 2.0 track for the original English.


EXTRAS: There are too few. I'm still waiting for a sizeable edition (announced by MK2 for 2005) with a David Lynch's commentary track, but the PAL release has a 40 page booklet and some interviews. 

-Guillaume and Gary Tooze

 



DVD Menus

(New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT vs. mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)


 

 

mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

 


 

CLICK EACH BLU-RAY CAPTURE TO SEE ALL IMAGES IN FULL 1920X1080 RESOLUTION

 

Subtitle sample

 

1) New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP

2) mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE

3) mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


Screen Captures

1) New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP

2) mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE

3) mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP

2) mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE

3) mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP

2) mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE

3) mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) New Line - Alliance Atlantis (Canadian) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP

2) mk2 (French) - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE

3) mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 

More mk2 (French) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray Captures

 


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Image:

Blu-ray

Sound:

Blu-ray

Extras:

PAL

 

DVD Box Covers

 

   

Same as the New Line Home Entertainment Edition

 

Distribution

New Line - Alliance Atlantis

Region 1 - NTSC

mk2
Region 2 - PAL
mk2
Region 'B' -
Blu-ray

 



 

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