70s Pete is even sleazier-looking than 60s Pete...
Great characters, fantastic scripts, a long-game season arc and a bunch of good twists make this very watchable TV.
26th Dec 2014Read more 4 star reviews
The Sheffield singer - best known to 80s kids as the guy who sang the Wonder Years theme tune With A Little Help From My Friends - has died at 70. Little background to how the reruns couldn't afford his amazing version here on Quartz
Bob Oderkirk interviews The Soft Pack, in the guise of Hal Clapp.
Bit late to the party on this one.
The Young Ones/Blackadder star has died at 56.
Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie lend their voices to Netflix's first jump into the Adult Swim waters. Aug 22.
#theentiremystery is coming: more details: http://andthemissingpieces.tumblr.com
DAVID LYNCH AND MARK FROST'S GROUNDBREAKING CULT PHENOMENON ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY DISC WITH THE LONG-AWAITED DEBUT OF NEARLY 90 MINUTES OF DELETED/ALTERNATE SCENES FROM TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery And The Missing Pieces
For The First Time Ever, Acclaimed Television Series And Feature Film Arrive In One Complete Box Set With Upgraded Picture, Newly Produced And Archival Special Features...All Under the Personal Supervision of David Lynch
Available July 29, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 15, 2014) - Twenty-five years after the shocking murder of Laura Palmer in the acclaimed series from legendary filmmaker David Lynch and writer/producer Mark Frost, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution will release TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY.
Arriving for the first time on stunning High Definition Blu-ray with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on July 29th, this comprehensive collection contains every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series' Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of Lynch's follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family, which includes a mesmerizing return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic.
Along with a newly transferred version of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, created from a 4K scan of the original negative, TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray box set boasts the long-awaited missing pieces from the original version of the film - nearly an hour-and-a-half of deleted/alternate scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - often referred to as the "holy grail" of Twin Peaks fandom. This feature-length experience has been directed and edited by Lynch exclusively for this release. Capping off more than 30 deleted/alternate scenes is an epilogue providing a fascinating glimpse beyond the cliffhanger finale of the TV series.
"During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before" said David Lynch. "They're here now, alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series."
"We set the bar very high with our prior complete series TWIN PEAKS DVD Gold Box," said Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Home Entertainment. "THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray had to be spectacular in terms of both content and presentation. We are confident that we hit the mark, and are bringing the fans something very special. None of this could have been possible without the day-to-day involvement of David Lynch."
TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY is loaded with special features. In the two-part feature "Between Two Worlds," Lynch himself interviews the Palmer family (Leland, Sarah and daughter Laura) about their current existence in this life and the next, and follows up with a discussion with the actors who portray them. TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY also features "Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories," an exclusive retrospective documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew who recount the making of the Twin Peaks movie and working with David Lynch. The collection also features high-definition versions of the Log Lady episode introductions, transferred from recently unearthed 16mm film negative, a selection of newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes from the television series, and three Twin Peaks photo galleries with over 130 behind-the-scenes images from David Lynch's personal never-before-released collection. Also new to this release are 10 vignettes of iconic Twin Peaks themes called "Atmospherics." Each features a unique montage of music, dialogue and video (including some rare outtakes) that appear as both menu backgrounds and as their own textless experience to further immerse fans in the mysterious world of Twin Peaks.
Additionally, the set features a massive collection of pre-existing special features, some of which have been re-mastered in high definition exclusively for this release, including the award-winning four-part documentary "Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks," and a newly extended version of the Gold Box featurette "A Slice of Lynch," featuring the complete and uncut conversation between David Lynch and actors Kyle MacLachlan and Mädchen Amick. Additionally, this 10-disc set houses an extraordinary archive of special features culled from the entire history of Twin Peaks on home video, including featurettes, cast and crew interviews, promotional reels, archival deleted scenes...and much, much more.
Winning a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama in 1991, and a fixture in all-time top TV series lists from TIME, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide, Twin Peaks follows the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who are stunned after the homecoming queen Laura Palmer is suddenly found murdered. The investigation that follows engenders an eerie chain of events with cataclysmic results felt across the entire town. The series features an ensemble cast including Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Ray Wise, Peggy Lipton and Warren Frost. Although shot after the series ended, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is the prequel to the television series, and focuses on the seven days leading up to Laura Palmer's death. Many of the TV series cast members reprise their roles in the film and are joined by others including Kiefer Sutherland, David Bowie, Chris Isaak and Harry Dean Stanton.
TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Series and Feature), original English Stereo 2.0 (Series and Feature), Latin American Spanish Mono (Series), Latin American Spanish Stereo (Feature), Brazilian Portuguese Mono (Series), French Mono (Series), French 5.1 (Feature), Italian Mono (Series), Italian Stereo (Feature), German Mono (Series), German 5.1 (Feature), Castilian Mono (Series), Castilian Stereo (Feature), Japanese Mono (Series), and Japanese Stereo (Feature). The 10-disc collection also includes English SDH, Latin American Spanish, French, Italian, German, Castilian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish subtitles (Series and Feature).
It will be available for the suggested retail price of $109.99 U.S. and $129.99 Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:
Pilot; Original Version; Alternate International Version; Episode 1; Episode 2; Special Features; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 3-7; Special Features; Season 1 Image Gallery; Twin Peaks Sneak Peeks (HD);
Log Lady Intros (HD); Previews and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 8-10; Special Features; A Slice of Lynch: Uncut (HD) - NEW!; Season 2 Image Gallery; Promos (HD/SD); Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 11-14; Special Features; Series Deleted Scenes; Series Deleted Scenes (HD) - NEW!; Outtakes (HD) - NEW!; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 15-18; Special Features; Return To Twin Peaks; Location Guide; The Glastonbury Archives; 17 Pieces of Pie: Shooting at the Mar T (AKA RR) Diner; Mark Frost Interview with Wrapped in Plastic; Learning to Speak in the Red Room; An Introduction to David Lynch; Lucy Bumpers; 1-900 Hotline; Production Documents; Image Galleries; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 19-22; Special Features; Postcards From The Cast; Twin Peaks Sneak Peaks (HD); Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 23-26; Special Features; Cast And Crew Interviews; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 27-29; Special Features; Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (HD); Northwest Passage: Creating the Pilot; Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season One; Where We're From: Creating the Music; Into the Night: Creating Season Two;
Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; The Missing Pieces: Deleted/Alternate Scenes (HD) - NEW!; Special Feature; Archival Interviews
Special Features; Between Two Worlds (HD) - NEW!; Palmer Family Interview; Actors Discussion; Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories (HD) - NEW!; Reflections On The Phenomenon Of Twin Peaks; US Trailer; International Trailer; Fire Walk With Me Photo Gallery - NEW!; Atmospherics (HD) - NEW!; Trees/Woods; Pie; Signs/Places; Coffee
Notes; Water; Donuts; Owls; The Ring; The Red Room
High Definition special features are denoted (HD). Configuration and names of special features are subject to change.
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Two new Fox shows - the US Broadchurch remake Gracepoint, starring David Tennant doing an American accent, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver and Nicke Nolte; and The Last Man On Earth a new goofball post-apocalypse comedy: "Phil Miller (Will Forte) was once just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank — now he’s humanity’s last hope. Will he ever find another person alive on the planet? Would hoping that she is a female be asking too much?"
More prequel rejigging of the Batman story.
Looking forward to this one: starts Jan 12 HBO, sometime in Feb on Sky Atlantic.
Pop culture's not sport, so these aren't in order (and some of them are probably in the "consumed this year" category).
Utopia; Breaking Bad (S5); Eastbound & Down (S4); Boardwalk Empire (S4); The Returned; The Fall; Arrow (S2); Orange Is The New Black; House Of Cards; The Walking Dead (S3); Game Of Thrones (S3); Top Of The Lake; Girls; Hannibal
Upstream Color, Computer Chess, Gravity, Robot & Frank; Margin Call; Sound Of My Voice; Another Earth; Django Unchained; Zero Dark Thirty
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"I'm working on a gravity belt"
Dead TV Peckham #deadtv #TV #television
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More Breaking Bad nonsense to tide us over until Monday... Spoilers BITCH!
New HBO show starting in January, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson playing bad cop/worse cop in the deep south.
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Heisenberg's getting poetic.
Dead TVs - regram from @ionisation
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Finally! Netflix UK are going to be showing the second half of Breaking Bad's final season (5B or whatever it's called) a day after the US TX - starting Monday 12 August.
What a gutter. The Sopranos star has died at 51, in Italy. Thanks for a great show Tony.
Poster for the end of the series... Almost wish they'd never show the last lot. Almost.
What's this? A US show on ITV1 on Saturday night? Heard good things about this drama following a pair of KGB spies living undercover in Washington in 1981.
All new eps up on Netflix May 26
Amazon are jumping into the "I'm a TV studio too" game with 8 new comedy pilots - Alpha House, starring John Goodman as a US senator with cameos by Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert; musical Browsers starring Bebe Neuwirth; Onion News Empire, starring Jeffrey Tambor; teachers toon sitcom Those Who Can’t; Dark Minions, written by Big Bang Theory co-stars Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie; toon Supanatural about some superpowered divas; Betas, starring Ed Begley Jr and Jon Daly; and Zombieland - a spin-off from the movie. One of them's got to be ok, right? Vote them in or out right on the Amazon/Lovefilm interface.
BB Creator Vince Gilligan and Bryan "Heisenberg" Cranston talk to @Collider about shooting the final season - spoilerific if you're not up to date.
Feat. Heisenberg Homer
Next time on... The all-new series of Arrested Development has got an "air" date: 26 May, with all 15 eps going live at the same time on its new home Netflix.
Steven Soderbergh's "last" directing job: Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon his secret lover. Coming to HBO May 26 / Sky Atlantic soon after hopefully.
Classy drama, expanding the original show to fill the Washington landscape, with added David Fincher style.
15th Mar 2013Read more 3.5 star reviews
Jane Campion's forthcoming TV mini series, highly recommended. Kind of a New Zealand version of The Killing with better cinematography. Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan feature among a great cast.
The Roobarb animator has died;
here's his Oscar-winning short about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Update: Axed by The Man.
St Vincent covers a song from Bob's Burgers
The pirate chic trend continues as newly-wounded one-eyed-dude The Governer returns to keep Wilson Wilson from C4's Utopia company. Here's a new poster for the second half of The Walking Dead S3 - back on AMC in the US Feb 10; hopefully the UK transmission won't take too much longer to arrive on FOX
Flawless police whodunnit from Jane Campion. NZ's entry into the "unmissable TV" category.
21st Jan 2013Read more 4 star reviews
Ep1 of this stylish new conspiracy thriller is v good. Starts 15 Jan, C4
Utterly derivative, but still entertaining PI series - with Guy Pearce doing an Aussie version of Wallander.
20th Dec 2012Read more 2.5 star reviews
In alphabetical order, here's 12 things I enjoyed in 2012...
Ben Affleck turns in another great actor/director turn as a CIA agent heading to Iran to rescue hostages during the 1979 revolution with the flimsiest of bad cover stories: a fake Hollywood studio looking to shoot a Star Wars ripoff. Great beards, trenchcoats, 70s soundtrack - and it's all (pretty much) true.
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Fresh take on modern R&B, adding Sly Stone psych jams to the digital mix.
Game Of Thrones S2
Adding more families, more magic, more dastardly plots and more blood/guts/sexposition to an ever-expanding world.
Cue a stream of "new Sex And The City" / "they're so shocking" / "why is their NY so white?" articles - all interesting points, but it's easy to get sucked up in the phenomenon and lose sight of just how well written this is. Makes up for HBO canning How To Make It In America. Kind of.
The Killing III
Focused finale for Forbrydelsen, with Sarah Lund finding love in a hopeless place (another dark room in Denmark where the lights don't work but it's OK because she's got her torch. And Borch).
Total Oscar-bait, will be v surprised if anything manages to beat this when they're dishing them out. Spielberg back to his epic best, showing the mechanics of US government during the Civil War as Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) charms, cajoles and tricks his way to the abolition of slavery.
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Aussie psychedelia with bags of personality and tunes.
Toy - Toy
Two tracks pushing beyond the 7 min mark, tight Krautrock beats and Chameleons-style riffing - a promising, solid debut in a post-Horrors space that had multiple repeats at Chimp Towers.
The Walking Dead S3
Zombie action ramped up, more plots, more characters, less time to think "hey, what about..?"
Also CONSUMED & ENJOYED
Modern Family S4, Boardwalk Empire S3, Homeland S2, The Fear, Fresh Meat, Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes, The US Office, Nurse Jackie S4 (another standout performance from Bobby Cannavale - almost as crazy as Gyp Rossetti), Skyfall.
think yule dig this. This video uses “Pay To Cum” the first Bad Brains song I ever heard in late 1983. The song rules and so does this Peanuts mash-up. This video provided more sheer joy than I’ve felt in a while. Now that I have kids who love Sponge Bob and The Ramones this kind of thing makes me very happy. Watch it and forget that you’re a cynical asshole for a minute or two(literally). Peace together, not a piece apart. Happy holidaze.
With the final digital switch off taking place today, Ceefax is a thing of the past.
Nucky Ducky Thompson, Clucky Luciano and Agent van Cuckoo fight it out on the Birdwalk in another great Sesame Street sketch. Beaking Bad next please.
so it's ITV4HD without ads? yes, I will be watching