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The holidays are approaching and if you’re anything like me, you want to avoid the crazy crowds in stores. It’s online shopping all the way, so I’ve gathered together a list of great gifts for Twin Peaks fans.
The Return box set will be available on December 5th and is currently available for pre-order. The Limited Series set includes all 18 episode of The Return in addition to 6 hours of bonus features. Available formats: Blu-ray and DVD.
The Entire Mystery is a massive set that includes the entire original series, both the U.S. and International versions of the pilot episode, the theatrical release version of Fire Walk With Me, as well as The Missing Pieces—90 additional minutes of deleted and extended scenes from FWWM. The set also includes the Log Lady introductions for each original series episode, a featurette with David Lynch and the Palmer Family (Sheryl Lee, Grace Zabriskie, and Ray Wise), as well as hours of other special features. It’s the Holy Grail for Twin Peaks fans (and well worth the money IMO). Available formats: DVD and Blu-ray.
This Criterion Collection Special Edition Blu-ray of Fire Walk With Me has been remastered under the supervision of David Lynch (both video and audio) and includes a bunch of great bonus features: The Missing Pieces, a new interview with Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), as well as interviews with Lee, Ray Wise, and Grace Zabriskie, and an interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch. Available format: Blu-ray.
The Secret History of Twin Peaks, which came out before The Return, is full of info—some of which directly relates to the new series. It is essential reading for any Twin Peaks fan. Available in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats.
The Final Dossier, which was released after The Return, provides some answers to questions that the series did not answer. Of course, in true Twin Peaks fashion, the book also raises more questions. Another essential read for Twin Peaks fans courtesy of Mark Frost. Available in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats.
This is an oldie but a goodie and provides a wealth of backstory for Laura Palmer’s life starting at age 12. Written by David Lynch’s daughter Jennifer back in the original series days, it stands up to repeated readings and makes the death of Laura Palmer that much more tragic. Any viewing of Fire Walk With Me and The Missing Pieces is enhanced by reading The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer.
Any Twin Peaks fan knows that a large part of the series’ allure is it’s incredible score. This release is dominated by Angelo Badalamenti tracks from The Return but also includes some other new instrumental tracks from the series. Available formats: MP3, Audio CD, and vinyl.
The Return provided us with some truly excellent musical performances at The Roadhouse, which (along with a few other tracks) are available in this collection. Available formats: MP3, Audio CD, and vinyl.
There are a number of Funko Pop! collections (as well as individual characters) available that make great gifts for the collector.
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Finally, if you’re looking for a fun stocking-stuffer, try the Great Northern Room 315 Keychain.
With this handy list you should be able to satisfy that Twin Peaks fan in your life (or add to your own list). Happy Shopping!