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See David Lynch Behind the Scenes of the Red Room From Twin Peaks in an Exclusive Video
David Lynch’s directorial process is infamously mysterious. The prolific director is known for an unconventional creative operation that involves old-school Hollywood magic tricks, transcendental meditation, and, in his words, “Room to dream.” We rarely get to peek behind the curtain of Lynch’s secretive productions. But in the new limited edition Blu-ray box set, Twin Peaks: From Z to A, which is available today on Amazon, fans are finally given unprecedented access to the hallowed Black Lodge of Lynch’s imagination. And, as you can see in the exclusive clips from the box set that we’re debuting on Esquire today, the 73-year old artist was just as inspired as he’s ever been, during production of the beloved Twin Peaks return series on Showtime.
Twin Peaks: From Z to A [Blu-ray]
$129.99 (17% off)
Twin Peaks: From Z to A is the decades-sprawling, comprehensive evaluation of the franchise that fans have been waiting for since the series concluded back in September 2017. Including not only Blu-ray versions of the three complete seasons of the series, but also 4k Ultra HD transfers of the original Twin Peaks pilot from 1990, and the critically-praised “Part 8” of the Showtime series, this box is the best way to experience Lynch’s vision for a demon-ridden Pacific Northwest other than catching a screening in theaters. But the collector’s edition is not limited to only episodes from the three seasons of television. You’re also getting Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the controversial and fiery feature length film from 1992, and a towering stack of bonus content. There’s a 90-minute interview with Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee about the history of Lynch’s work, full-length versions of all the musical performances seen in Showtime series (even including one performance not aired in the show), and a talk with Harry Goaz and Kimmy Robertson, who exchange memories of their time working on Twin Peaks.
What’s most exciting, though, are the “Behind the Curtain” featurettes in the new collection. Back in 2017, 10 behind-the-scenes short films were included in the DVD release of the Showtime series, giving fans an immersive look at Lynch’s production. But, a lot of footage, apparently, wasn’t used in those 10 films. Now, we’re getting the full scoop, with over seven hours of new on-set footage for all 18 parts of Season Three of the series. Esquire is debuting two exclusive clips from the “Behind the Curtain” set, which shows the master at work in the iconic Red Room. Rarely do we hear Lynch even speak at all about the purgatory-like zone beyond worlds. Here, we’re seeing him play in his own transcendental toy box, interacting with series stars Kyle MacLachlan (who he calls “Kale”) and Sheryl Lee.
If, like me, you’re a diehard fan of the franchise, this limited edition box set feels like the last remaining part of the Twin Peaks fan experience. Aside from all the content included, there’s also a hefty amount of physical goodies in the box, with glossy 5×5 photograph prints from the Red Room set, an acrylic figurine of Laura Palmer and Agent Cooper, and elegantly-designed disc cases that pay tribute to the wavy white-and-black floor of the Black Lodge. But, if you want in on the kickass collectible set, you better purchase soon–there are only 25,000 copies worldwide, so you’re going to want to get yours soon.
Now, if you need me, I’ll be heading over to Glastonbury Grove to return to the Red Room for a while. I’ll see you in 25 years.
Dom Nero is a staff video editor at Esquire, where he also writes about film, comedy, and video games.