|release date||April 3 2007|
|starring||Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sherilynn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle|
SynopsisThe body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.
Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990-91) was almost prescient in its ability to indicate the future of dramatic television, but the program suffered in the ratings because it premiered a full 10 years ahead of the cultural zeitgeist and many viewers didn’t quite know what to make of it. As a series, it was the first to cast its central mysteries aside in favor of intricate character interaction and suspense—much like ABC’s Lost—and its cultish fans, initially rabid about the series, became frustrated by the lack of resolution being provided each week. This increased apathy eventually led to the series’ premature demise after 29 episodes over 2 seasons. Although the entire series has been available on grainy extended-play VHS for some time, Twin Peak: The First Season wasn’t available on DVD until 2001. After years of disheartening delays, Twin Peaks: The Second Season is finally being released on DVD this week, ending the shirt-rending anguish of its numerous admirers. …Read More