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FWWM FWWM 4K Blu-Ray Due 4/23

Jerry Horne

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French Steelbook (Potemkine). Upcoming Criterion 4K rumored.

Interviews:
Pacôme Thiellement (15')
Herve Aubron (28')
Interviews from the archives (14')
Journey through time: memories of the last 7 days of Laura Palmer (30')
Reflections on the Twin Peaks phenomenon (31')
Trailers (1992)
25th Anniversary Trailer (2017)
Picture gallery

Amazon France

FNAC (Steelbook)
 

Jordan Cole

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Sep 22, 2022
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As someone who does not have a 4K TV (I have a Panasonic plasma that I think looks beautiful)...From what I've seen at friends' houses, it doesn't seem the picture quality difference is that noticeable compared to say, going from DVD to blu-ray (or VHS to DVD.) Anyone have any opinions on this?
 

Tulpa

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As someone who does not have a 4K TV (I have a Panasonic plasma that I think looks beautiful)...From what I've seen at friends' houses, it doesn't seem the picture quality difference is that noticeable compared to say, going from DVD to blu-ray (or VHS to DVD.) Anyone have any opinions on this?

Depends on the transfer. Big gains can be had for movies shot on film. Especially older ones. Also depends on the film and how detailed the cinematography is. Some are more broad strokes. Also depends on viewing distance and screen size.

There’s lots of benefit in higher bitrates, too. Especially for busier films.

I wonder if they’re doing a new transfer or it’s the same 4K transfer they did a few years back.
 

Mr. Reindeer

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Apr 13, 2022
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Depends on the transfer. Big gains can be had for movies shot on film. Especially older ones. Also depends on the film and how detailed the cinematography is. Some are more broad strokes. Also depends on viewing distance and screen size.

There’s lots of benefit in higher bitrates, too. Especially for busier films.

I wonder if they’re doing a new transfer or it’s the same 4K transfer they did a few years back.
The booklet for Mulholland Drive indicated that there was a new transfer made for the 4K disc, presumably to maximize the benefits of that particular format, so I’d guess the same will be true here.

And yeah, 4K isn’t as eye popping a transition as VHS to DVD or DVD to Blu Ray, but it is pretty impressive, especially when a release has the correct TLC put into it.
 

neptuneater

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Apr 26, 2022
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..Really not getting how this is any different from the previous Criterion release? That one says "Restored 4K digital transfer supervised by director David Lynch" - was that not true 4K or something? Is the only difference here UHD?
 

LateReg

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Apr 12, 2022
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FWIW, and I could be wrong, this doesn't appear to have anything to do with Criterion. They may very well release a 4k UHD version of it in the future, but it appears that France will have first crack at this release. The extras on FNAC's page aren't those of the Criterion, and I'd be very surprised if Criterion were ever to release this in Steelbook packaging. It could very well be a new 4k remaster, possibly in coordination with Criterion for future release, or it could be a glossing over of the existing Criterion transfer, but this particular release won't bear the logo and could very well be different from what already exists or will later exist.
 

Tulpa

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..Really not getting how this is any different from the previous Criterion release? That one says "Restored 4K digital transfer supervised by director David Lynch" - was that not true 4K or something? Is the only difference here UHD?

The transfer was 4K on their end but not the actual disk itself. That was only 1080p.

It is rather misleading, to be frank.
 

underthefan

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Apr 12, 2022
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FWIW, and I could be wrong, this doesn't appear to have anything to do with Criterion. They may very well release a 4k UHD version of it in the future, but it appears that France will have first crack at this release. The extras on FNAC's page aren't those of the Criterion, and I'd be very surprised if Criterion were ever to release this in Steelbook packaging. It could very well be a new 4k remaster, possibly in coordination with Criterion for future release, or it could be a glossing over of the existing Criterion transfer, but this particular release won't bear the logo and could very well be different from what already exists or will later exist.
I believe you are correct, LateReg. This is a French release by Potemkine Films who also released a French Blu-ray restoration in 2017 (note this version did NOT include The Missing Pieces). Here's the link to order it from amazon.fr:

Twin Peaks : Fire Walk with me 4k Ultra HD [Blu-Ray]: Amazon.fr: Lee, Sheryl, Maclachlan, Kyle, Wise, Ray, Lynch, David, Lee, Sheryl, Maclachlan, Kyle: DVD et Blu-ray

It is possible that Criterion will release it somewhere down the line (since they own the US rights) but it is pure speculation at this point. Considering they just released Lost Highway in October and are releasing Inland Empire in March, it's pretty unlikely they will have another Lynch release before Oct/Nov at the earliest.
 
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