Twin Peaks Blu-Ray To Include Footage Currently Being Restored By David Lynch [UPDATED]

David Lynch is said to be closely involved in the “restoration” of Twin Peaks for its upcoming Blu-ray release. But with a Full HD version already completed and available on iTunes US, exactly what could he be restoring?

Twin Peaks Blu-Ray To Include Footage Currently Being Restored By David Lynch
In its print edition of April 28, 2014, Home Media Magazine writes that the CBS team is currently working on a Blu-ray-ready version of Twin Peaks and that David Lynch is “helping with the restoration“, just like he did with the digital remaster for the Definitive Gold Box Edition on DVD. Following David Lynch’s spontaneous announcement in January, this is another confirmation that the Twin Peaks Blu-ray is happening. But specifically the fact that CBS, right holder of the show but not the film, is working with the co-creator means that we’ll either see an enhanced digital remaster, different from the perfectly fine 1080p download of both seasons currently on iTunes US, or that we’ll see some new footage from the show.

Or maybe both?

David Lynch already mentioned that we’re going to see things nobody has seen before, and ever since Mark Frost said they were going to be released at some point, one would quickly assume that the director is exclusively referring to the much desired deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. But let’s not forget there are still countless scenes that didn’t make it into the aired show, like the one with Josie Packard inside the Black Lodge that was shot for the final episode. So if David Lynch is overseeing the CBS team’s restoration work, we could well be in for a bigger treat when the Blu-ray finally hits the shelves this summer. [UPDATE: We definitely are!]

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UPDATE (May 2014): Proof! Paramount sent out some stills to illustrate how the early ’90s visual effects have been improved under supervision of David Lynch. I guess you could say the owls have become a little bit more what they seem on the Blu-ray.

Twin Peaks special effects enhanced on Blu-ray

Twin Peaks special effects enhanced on Blu-ray

Twin Peaks Blu-ray with improved visual effects

Digitally enhanced owl on Twin Peaks Blu-ray

Twin Peaks Blu-ray restoration by David Lynch
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Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.


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  1. Was Joan Chen actually shot in the black lodge for the final episode? Or was it a stand in? I seem to remember seeing pictures of a different actress seen from only the neck down (because Josie’s head was stuck in the drawer pull or something)

    • This is my hope! I was under the impression that footage was lost but man, it would be amazing if they have it.

  2. I don;t think that things are 100% lost when it comes to “Twin Peaks”. My log told me the for the right price everything can be found..

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