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(aka 'Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (The Complete Series)')

Directed by David Lynch
USA 1990

 

Product Description: On stunning High Definition Blu-ray, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery is a comprehensive collection with every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of David Lynch’s follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with series creator Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family which includes a mesmerizing return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic.

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Twin Peaks is an American Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody- and Golden Globe-winning television serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, first broadcast on April 8, 1990 and last broadcast on June 10, 1991. Although created by Lynch and Frost, most of the 30 episodes are by different writers and directors. The show is set in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. The primary filming took place in Snoqualmie and North Bend, Washington.

The central plotline is the story of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and his investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), a popular, local student and homecoming queen whose plastic-wrapped body is found on a river bank.

Initially, the ABC Network broadcast Twin Peaks, and, in its first season, it was one of the most successful television programs on ABC; in the second season, low viewer ratings led to cancellation. Despite this, it became a pop culture touchstone, and inspired a film prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). The series also later influenced several television series, including Northern Exposure, Picket Fences, Wild Palms, American Gothic, The X-Files, Carnivāle, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Wolf Lake, Eerie, Indiana, and Night and Day. Many of these were said to be "the next Twin Peaks" due to their examination of the human condition and the dark side of American suburban life.

Because of its success, in the mid-to-late 1990s, Bravo re-aired Twin Peaks in the U.S. from 2003-2004. Currently, NBC Universal's horror-themed cable channel Chiller, which launched on March 1, 2007, is airing the series. Twin Peaks was ranked on TV Guide' magazine's "Top 25 cult shows" at No. 20, and one of the "Top 50 Television Programs of All Time" by the same guide at No. 45. In 2007, Channel 4 (UK) ranked Twin Peaks #9 on their list of the "50 Greatest TV Dramas". Also that year, Time included the show on their list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time".

Excerpt from Wikipedia located HERE.

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Theatrical Release: April 8th, 1990

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Paramount (Gold Box Edition) - Region 1, 4 - NTSC vs. Paramount (The Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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2) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - RIGHT

 

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Distribution Paramount Home Video - Region 1, 4 - NTSC Paramount
Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 47 minutes x 29 episodes (plus pilot - 1 1/2 hours, extras) 

Original Pilot: 1:34:03.886

International Pilot: 1:52:55.101

29 Episodes X 0:46:59.358 (average)

Fire Walk With Me - 2:14:52.834

Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.71 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

Disc 1: 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 46,686,835,088 bytes

Int. Pilot: 20,800,868,352 bytes

Video Bitrate: 18.99 Mbps - 20.06 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Sample Bitrate:

Pilot Blu-ray Bitrate:

Sample: Episode Blu-ray Bitrate:

Audio English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0), DUBs: Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0) DTS-HD Master Audio English 4942 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 4942 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio German 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio French 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Italian 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Portuguese 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Japanese 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles English, Spanish, Portuguese, None English (SDH), Spanish, Danish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese, none
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Paramount Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• International Pilot

• Deleted Scenes
• Featurettes
• Music Video
• SNL skits
• Log Lady Intros
• Interactive Map
• Stills Galleries

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2007

Custom Case
Chapters: various

Release Information:
Studio: Paramount

 

Disc 1: 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 46,686,835,088 bytes

Int. Pilot: 20,800,868,352 bytes

Video Bitrate: 20.06 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
• Disc One:
• Pilot
- Original Version
- Alternate International Version
• Episode 1 & Episode 2
• Special Features
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Two:
• Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6 & Episode 7
• Special Features
- Season 1 Image Gallery
- Twin Peaks Sneak Peeks (HD)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Previews and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Three:
• Episode 8, Episode 9 & Episode 10
• Special Features
- A Slice of Lynch: Uncut (HD) – NEW! (55:33)
- Season 2 Image Gallery
- Promos (HD/SD)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Four:
• Episode 11, Episode 12, Episode 13 & Episode 14
• Special Features
- Series Deleted Scenes
- Series Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW! (8:19)

   Cooper and Donna talk About Picnic
   Picnic
   Cooper and Truman at Gazebo
   Mayor's Speech
   Lucy and Raccoons
   16mm Period Piece
   Booby Coaches Shelly
   Lucy and Deputy Andy
   Jerry's Wandering Eye
   27 Going on 6
   Lucy, Andy, and Donuts
   Something About Johnny
- Outtakes (HD) – NEW! (2:14)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Five:
• Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 17 & Episode 18
• Special Features
- Return To Twin Peaks
- Location Guide
- The Glastonbury Archives
–17 Pieces of Pie: Shooting at the Mar T (AKA RR) Diner
–Mark Frost Interview with Wrapped in Plastic
–Learning to Speak in the Red Room
–An Introduction to David Lynch
–Lucy Bumpers
–1-900 Hotline
–Production Documents
–Image Galleries
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Six:
• Episode 19, Episode 20, Episode 21 & Episode 22
• Special Features
- Postcards From The Cast
- Twin Peaks Sneak Peaks (HD)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Seven: • Episode 23, Episode 24, Episode 25 & Episode 26
• Special Features
- Cast And Crew Interviews
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Eight:
• Episode 27, Episode 28 & Episode 29
• Special Features
- Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (HD)
–Northwest Passage: Creating the Pilot
–Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season One
–Where We’re From: Creating the Music
–Into the Night: Creating Season Two
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Nine:
• Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
• The Missing Pieces: Deleted/Alternate Scenes (HD) – NEW!
(1:31:25 - found on 9th disc - see below)
• Special Feature
- Archival Interviews
5:25)

Disc Ten:
• Special Features
- Between Two Worlds (HD) – NEW! (Palmer Family Interview / Actor's Discussion - total = 38:20)
- Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories (HD) – NEW!
(29:37)
- Reflections On The Phenomenon Of Twin Peaks
(31:21)
- US Trailer
- International Trailer
- Fire Walk With Me Photo Gallery – NEW!
- Atmospherics (HD) – NEW! (13:14)
–Trees/Woods
–Pie
–Signs/Places
–Coffee
–Notes
–Water
–Donuts
–Owls
–The Ring
–The Red Room

Blu-ray Release Date: July 29th, 2014
Custom packaging Blu-ray case (see image)

     

 

Blu-ray Package

 

 

Comments:

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

ADDITION: Paramount (The Entire Mystery) - Region FREE Blu-ray - July 2014: Firstly, this review will be incomplete - there is so much in this package to watch, but I hope to provide some facts that people keep inquiring about.

Yes, this is region FREE - and more than likely - the same Blu-ray set sold all over the world. It gives you this option as an initial screen:

So, some may wish to check-out pricing of other regions - UK seems quite cheap - depending on your shipping!

I am watching this constantly - and all I am looking for is anomalies. I see an image with some infrequent compression artifacts, but a lot of pleasing texture. The SD image in the Definitive Gold Box set was fabulous. This 1080P supports the same color scheme (but richer, deeper colors in HD.) The lossless audio is awesome. Stay tuned for more comments!

NOTE: Greg tells us in email: "I watched every episode, movie and Missing Pieces in the Twin Peaks box and whatever minor flaws exist, there is one major one that I'd to know if you've noticed/encountered. In Episode 9, the audio is out of sync for the first half of the episode. It is slight at first, but the audio is disarmingly out of sync during the scene where Ben and Jerry discuss the ledgers while eating a cheese pig (maybe 15 to 20 minutes in). I tried it on two different players and had my brother look at the scene out of his own box set and he encountered the same problem. I haven't seen anyone bring this up yet, even as they've been complaining of the far less out of sync audio in the Missing Pieces, which is barely noticeable.

NOTE: John tells us in email "Regarding the audio sync issues for the Twin Peaks Blu-ray set, I tested episode 9, "cheese pig" scene on my PS4. The sync issues were very prominent, until I turned the video playback 1080p/24HZ setting from "Auto" to "Off". The sync issues were gone or nearly gone after that." (thanks John!)

Other than this, what a box! Great visuals and audio that surpassed my expectations!
"

NOTE: Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me is different from the French mk2 Blu-ray from 2010. See the bottom of review!

The 10 Blu-ray disc Broken down:

Disc One:
• Pilot
- Original Version
- Alternate International Version
• Episode 1 & Episode 2
• Special Features
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Two:
• Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6 & Episode 7
• Special Features
- Season 1 Image Gallery
- Twin Peaks Sneak Peeks (HD)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Previews and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Three:
• Episode 8, Episode 9 & Episode 10
• Special Features
- A Slice of Lynch: Uncut (HD) – NEW! (55:33)
- Season 2 Image Gallery
- Promos (HD/SD)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Four:
• Episode 11, Episode 12, Episode 13 & Episode 14
• Special Features
- Series Deleted Scenes
- Series Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW! (8:19)
   Cooper and Donna talk About Picnic
   Picnic
   Cooper and Truman at Gazebo
   Mayor's Speech
   Lucy and Raccoons
   16mm Period Piece
   Booby Coaches Shelly
   Lucy and Deputy Andy
   Jerry's Wandering Eye
   27 Going on 6
   Lucy, Andy, and Donuts
   Something About Johnny
- Outtakes (HD) – NEW! (2:14)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Five:
• Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 17 & Episode 18
• Special Features
- Return To Twin Peaks
- Location Guide
- The Glastonbury Archives
–17 Pieces of Pie: Shooting at the Mar T (AKA RR) Diner
–Mark Frost Interview with Wrapped in Plastic
–Learning to Speak in the Red Room
–An Introduction to David Lynch
–Lucy Bumpers
–1-900 Hotline
–Production Documents
–Image Galleries
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Six:
• Episode 19, Episode 20, Episode 21 & Episode 22
• Special Features
- Postcards From The Cast
- Twin Peaks Sneak Peaks (HD)
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Seven: • Episode 23, Episode 24, Episode 25 & Episode 26
• Special Features
- Cast And Crew Interviews
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Eight:
• Episode 27, Episode 28 & Episode 29
• Special Features
- Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (HD)
–Northwest Passage: Creating the Pilot
–Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season One
–Where We’re From: Creating the Music
–Into the Night: Creating Season Two
- Log Lady Intros (HD)
- Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Nine:
• Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
• The Missing Pieces: Deleted/Alternate Scenes (HD) – NEW! (1:31:25 - found on 9th disc - see below)
• Special Feature
- Archival Interviews 5:25)

Disc Ten:
• Special Features
- Between Two Worlds (HD) – NEW! (Palmer Family Interview / Actor's Discussion - total = 38:20)
- Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories (HD) – NEW! (29:37)
- Reflections On The Phenomenon Of Twin Peaks (31:21)
- US Trailer
- International Trailer
- Fire Walk With Me Photo Gallery – NEW!
- Atmospherics (HD) – NEW! (13:14)
–Trees/Woods
–Pie
–Signs/Places
–Coffee
–Notes
–Water
–Donuts
–Owls
–The Ring
–The Red Room

I will write more on the quality and extras soon!

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ON THE DVD Boxset: This Paramount ' Definitive Gold Box Edition' represents 10 dual-layered discs containing some 29 episodes and supplements from the 'anti-Mayberry' - dark and brooding Twin Peaks. The discs are coded for regions 1 and 4 in the NTSC standard ready for sale in South American as well with Spanish and Portuguese subs and DUBs offered as options. It is housed in a custom case with stacked clear -plastic holders that open in a book-style format.

The image looks tremendous - almost as exceptional as high-definition. It has a dark appearance with excellent color balance, contrast , black levels and detail. It shows some very minor digital noise but overall some of the best looking TV on SD DVD I have ever seen. When the 5.1 track is called upon - it is up to the task - dialogue is always clear and audible with subtitle options available. Outstanding transfers.

Fans will be quite pleased with the inclusion of not only the pilot episode but also the 'international' version of the pilot. On the last disc we have some featurettes - Running about 30 minutes is A Slice of Lynch it offers talking head comments from David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, and the sound editor John Wentworth. There is a humorous look at Twin Peaks fan festivals and a most enjoyable - Secrets From Another Place. This has more interviews (cast and crew) and a fair amount on production and development - quite worthwhile. Two Saturday Night Live pieces are included - satire stuff with Kyle MacLachlan plus filler in the form of a music video, TV spots, an interactive 'map' of the town, some stills galleries etc. . There are also four deleted scenes on the previous disc (#9) but I can't say they held any viable interest for me.

NOTE: They are supplements from the two stand-alone boxes (Season 1 and 2) that are not included in this Gold Edition set - namely the commentaries from the first season box set and the interviews from the second season (plus a few other tidbits).

Fans who don't own one of the two previously releases Season boxsets will want to pick this up for sure. For those that already own Season 1 and 2 - it will be a decision based on how much you adore the show. The extras, pilot and image quality may be enough to swing over many for double-dipping. This is a very impressive collection.

NOTE: Artisan's release "Twin Peaks: Season 1” is frequently criticized for its over-saturated image. Although Lynch and company used red filters while shooting the series, Artisan's release conveys orange skin tones and inaccurate color schemes.  

Gary W. Tooze


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1) Paramount (Gold Box) - Region 1, 4 - NTSC - TOP

2) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


1) Paramount (Gold Box) - Region 1, 4 - NTSC - TOP

2) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


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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

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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. Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Guillaume Mareri for all the DVD Screen Caps!

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

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

3) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - 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
Paramount
Region FREE -
Blu-ray
Runtime 2:14:42 2:09:08 (4% PAL speedup) 2:14:52.834
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

Disc 9 Size: 45,447,299,693 bytes

Feature: 31,356,229,632 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Video Bitrate: 22.99 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:

Paramount Blu-ray

 

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

English DTS, DD 5.1 & French DD 5.1

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
DTS-HD Master Audio English 4361 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 4361 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio German 192 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio French 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Italian 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Japanese 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles English, French, none French, none English (SDH), Spanish, Danish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese, 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:
Paramount

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc 9 Size: 45,447,299,693 bytes

Feature: 31,356,229,632 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Video Bitrate: 22.99 Mbps

 

Edition Details:
• See The Entire Mystery box set above
 

Blu-ray Release Date: July 29th, 2014
Custom packaging Blu-ray case (see image)

 

Comments

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

NOTE: The 'Entire Mystery Box set' that includes Fire Walk With Me -(Disc 9) appears to be different from their 1080P transfer (although same file size, bitrate etc.) that was available via mk2 (this actually starts with the mk2 logo!) and was compared by us in 2010 HERE (duplicated captures below). The mk2 is much greener! 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. Stay Tuned!

This disc also includes "The Missing Pieces: The Deleted or Extended Scenes" - and it runs 1:31:25, as well as archival interviews with Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, and Madchen Amick (just like the mk2 disc).

Gary Tooze

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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

 



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Paramount (The Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray

 


 

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

 

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

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

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

4) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


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

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

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

4) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


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

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

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

4) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


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

2) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 

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

2) Paramount (Entire Mystery) - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


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Distribution Paramount Home Video - Region 1, 4 - NTSC Paramount
Region FREE - Blu-ray




 

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