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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Genre: Mystery Suspense

Reviewed In Issue 58 (Mar 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Phoebe Augustine, David Bowie, Eric DaRe, Miguel Ferrer, Pamela Gidley, Heather Graham, Chris Isaak, Moira Kelly, Peggy Lipton, David Lynch, James Marshall, J

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a 31-minute documentary. Note: the disc is chapter encoded (rare for a David Lynch movie on DVD), but there isn

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N5081
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Sexuality, graphic nudity, language, and brief drug use
(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 135
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Lynch
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch's prequel to his television series, and concerns the last days in the life of Laura Palmer (Lee), whose body, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits images that are sharp and detailed, but depth and clarity are lacking at times. Colors are vibrant and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast seems a bit low, and visual information is limited in the darker scenes. Edge enhancement can be extremely distracting, but pixelization is occasional. The source element is revealing of infrequent artifacts and some film grain. (Suzanne Hodges)

The remastered 5.1 soundtracks are both characteristically balanced toward the screen. Voices are spread amongst the screen channels, and their fidelity is somewhat noticeably dated. The low-end presence is rather subtle, yet providing ample deep bass foundation to the music with gentle .1 LFE activity. The surrounds are very subtle for this soundtrack. Occasional dropouts can be noticed in the original audio as well. The DTS