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

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1992
Original Running Time:
135 minutes
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210 minutes
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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.
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  • 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.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1992
Original Running Time:
135 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
210 minutes
Available in HD:
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
Other Sources:
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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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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A splendid way to re-watch FWWM prior to enjoying The Return. One of Lynch's great achievements and this edit gives you even more of a good thing. This edit is the only way to fly.

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Let me start off by saying that I'm not sure if the quiet dialogue in some scenes may be because of my setup or if it was the source. No one else has mentioned it, so it must be something on my end. Aside from that.....

This was a GREAT edit! Some of the additions really let this film breathe and you could get more into the oncoming terror that was inevitable as you watch poor Laura in her last days. As an extended edition, this was super well done and achieved it's goals. Is this the go to from now on? I wouldn't say so. The check-ins with the other residents from Twin Peaks isn't necessary to the main plot. This is more of a companion piece to view after watching the original run of the series and it is a must. If you just want to watch the essential last days of Laura, you may want to stick with the original film, though that could use its own tweaking for sure given how much better Laura's last days are told in this extended edition. Awesome job Q2!!!!!
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I first watched 'Fire Walk With Me' perhaps twenty years ago on a late night TV screening before I'd ever seen a frame of Twin Peaks. I thought it was quite brilliant, with scenes, sounds and images forever burned into my brain. It wasn't until last year, after the complete Twin Peaks blu-ray came out, that I watched the show this movie was a prequel to. With the show coming back I thought it was time to view the "missing pieces" and Q2's fanedit.

Q2 has integrated the deleted material fantastically well visually and audibly. I don't think it makes the film better, as it interrupts the primary "fall of Laura Palmer" narrative but it sure is wonderful to see it all together in order. It feels closer to the Twin Peaks tone but I'd still like to see somebody fully edit the material into a few traditional style episodes. Lose the Chris Isaac prologue, add TP opening titles, tone down some of the more insane stuff, eliminate non-TV show related threads etc (Hint Q2!).

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CONFESSION: I'm a Twin Peaks nut.

Admission: Despite being a fan, I really can't get over the many self inflicted wounds that the series (and film ) inflict upon itself....but that's David Lynch for you.

This edit does a masterful job of integrating all the available material for a full experience.
Full marks.

The downside is pacing and narrative.

I've watch this twice now...once when it cam out, and more recently. I Can't ignore the impact on pacing and focus that the additional material has despite much of it being tasty morsels of PEAKNESS.

The new series suffered from the same issues, and as such this imapct NARRATIVE and my ultimate enjoyment of the piece.

I would love to see a more aggressive edit around this material in time to bring this into a more cohesively paced experience, but save to say, its still a hell of a ride, and pleasurable for the most part. I won't dwell on what worked and what did not, since that hjas been covered in previous reviews.

My scores for Narrative and enjoyment would be a 9 for the original, and the downgrade reflects the weight of material.

Nevertheless this is a Highly Recommended for fans.
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While my appreciation for David's theatrically-released version has grown over time, and while I understand how its leaner focus on the Palmer family makes for so harrowing a narrative, I find that this edit's restoration of the so-called Missing Pieces creates the juxtaposition between the quaint Americana and the seedy underbelly that had so many fans fall in love with the original series. Further, by lengthening the amount of time the viewer spends with Agent Desmond in Deer Meadow, the underlying ideas of it as an inversion or shadow of the original story are allowed to percolate, whereas the theatrical version plays much more "yeah, we couldn't get Kyle back for this" and "why are we not even in Twin Peaks in the Twin Peaks movie?" for general audiences.

When screening the series for people who haven't seen it, I will show them the theatrical version first such that they can understand the cultural context of its reception, but for my own use, for my own money... this is the version I go to and think of when I reflect on Fire Walk With Me.

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The Whole Shabbang in one great go - thats Fire walk with me from Q2.
Any fan of Twin Peaks needs to see this.

When i was younger and Twin Peaks FWWM came out, no one i know liked it.
I was already fairly alone with my love for Twin Peaks, and still am in my Bubble, but seeing Fire i just knew something is speaking to me on a weird, underlined Level.
Years later the Missing Pieces came out in that glorious Box and i never knew how to watch them properly.

What Q2 has done with this edit is what every fan has wanted to see for over 20 years. And yes, you can strill weatch the Missing Pieces on its own, but the extended scense just add so much to the story and tie in with the TV series so good that i loved seeing it in one go.

This is one of the best Extended Edition i have seen so far !

Thx for the work !

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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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