Impending Twin Peaks Revival In Japan With Launch Of

Two decades ago, Japan was one of those countries that completely succumbed to Twin Peaks. According to this 1992 New York Time article describing the mania, “several thousand fans attended mock funerals for Laura Palmer in Tokyo and two other cities“. Another telltale sign of the early 90s, Japanese Twin Peaks craze  were the (awful) Georgia coffee commercials starring many of cast members, including Kyle Maclachlan.

Now that Hulu has launched its Netflix-like subscription service in Japan (for ¥1,480 or about $19.19 per month), the show is available for instant streaming to millions of fans from the heyday, as well as a whole new audience. Will the hype start all over again? Watch and see…

Random fact: the scene in which Maddy Ferguson freaks out over a stain appearing on the carpet, was shown in Japan with a ripple overlay of Bob. I don’t know about you, but the cheesy effect kills it for me.

Finally, and I know you didn’t ask for them, here are the two other Twin Peaks-themed George Coffee commercials:

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Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me Laserdisc LD English Audio Japanese Subtitles Japan Current Price: $39.99
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Ending: 8 days 22 mins
TWIN PEAKS - Matte Poster, Fire Walk With Me, Laura Palmer, Dale Cooper JAPAN Current Price: $24.99
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Ending: 7 days 22 hrs 8 mins
Twin Peaks Pilot (DVD, 2001, Japan America) David Lynch Kyle Maclachlan RARE OOP Current Price: $5.99
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Ending: 29 days 2 hrs 37 mins
Twin Peaks Guide Disc 8" Laserdisc LPR-050 Drama Kyle MacLachlan Japan Current Price: $39.8
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Ending: 21 days 8 hrs 45 mins
RARE! Season 1 Twin Peaks Japan Version DVD Collection 1 -6 Current Price: $99.99
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 19 days 5 hrs 39 mins
Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me (1992) Japan Theat Poster Print 11x17. David Bowie Current Price: $10.99
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Ending: 18 days 23 hrs 27 mins
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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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