Feb. 1, 2005, 1:09 p.m. CST
I'm talking about September of last year for 'Hunting'. And Tae Guk Gi is on my list. Also Get Shorty and Heat Special Editions come out this month as well. I figured you'd add them tho since you said your list is 1/2 done. Get well!
Feb. 1, 2005, 1:16 p.m. CST
FIRST for once in my sad life!!...bitches
Feb. 1, 2005, 1:19 p.m. CST
and i woulda gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddlesome kids. i am not finding wonderfalls on sale anywhere
Feb. 1, 2005, 1:28 p.m. CST
The best show currently on television. Too bad the ratings haven't been steller. HBO must renew this show for a third season, is it to early to start a save Carnivale letter writing campaign?
Feb. 1, 2005, 1:36 p.m. CST
by Trevor Goodchild
Is 'The Yearling' the film with a deer called Flag? I remember being traumatized by this as a wee boy if it is. Modern kids films are not disturbing enough these days. I bet the Willy Wonka remake does not contain chicken decapatation one.
Feb. 1, 2005, 1:37 p.m. CST
Morphine will do that to ya.
Feb. 1, 2005, 1:53 p.m. CST
It appears that Sam Neil is a hot chick.
Feb. 1, 2005, 2 p.m. CST
WONDERFALLS is pure, unadulterated joy with one of the wryest wits ever to grace television. (Visit robogeek.com for my full recommendation, and more info on the show.)
Feb. 1, 2005, 2:20 p.m. CST
That's Billy Zane in "Dead Calm", not Eric Roberts. But I can understand the way your mind made the association... Both have that sleaze vibe.
Feb. 1, 2005, 2:42 p.m. CST
He's also a hell of a wife beater.
Feb. 1, 2005, 2:58 p.m. CST
by Karl Childers
Nicole Kidman: Dead Calm THE movie-moment that made Tom Cruise dump Mimi Rogers over.
Feb. 1, 2005, 3:24 p.m. CST
by Goda Lecter
Jim Brown, not James Brown. Pay attention.
Feb. 1, 2005, 3:29 p.m. CST
you can probably thank the screen actor's guild for that one. agents, contracts, top billing, names above titles... all of that bullshit comes before common sense in the film industry.
Feb. 1, 2005, 4:13 p.m. CST
by Acne Scarface
brought to you by BUENA VISTA/DISNEY/MIRAMAX aka THE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF JAPANESE ANIMATION
Feb. 1, 2005, 4:26 p.m. CST
The "Sealab 2021: Season 2" DVD is freakin great. I bought that and Wonderfalls today
Feb. 1, 2005, 4:33 p.m. CST
I just saw this for the first time the other night and Goddamn! Barbara Hershey is F-ing HOT! And so naked for most of the movie. I was so jealous of David Carradine getting to frolic in the hay with her. I wanted to go back in time and...oh well, at least she'll always be there for me on DVD!
Feb. 1, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST
which was influenced by a moronic test audience. That WB best picture winner set sounds cool, although I wish the ORIGINAL cut of "Amadeus" was there, too (you know, the version that actually won the Oscar)
Feb. 1, 2005, 5:33 p.m. CST
to buy WONDERFALLS. I love that show. The last episode made me want to see more and continue to live in that little bubble of joy. Oh to see Jaye smile in that last moment... totally melted my heart. Time to see what bonus features there are....
Feb. 1, 2005, 5:50 p.m. CST
Gotta love it!
Feb. 1, 2005, 6:50 p.m. CST
Will it be out in the UK?
Feb. 1, 2005, 8:05 p.m. CST
Deadwood aside, there's not a damned thing on here that anyone should give a rats ass about. The second half sure as hell better have the Donnie Darko Directors Cut on it (Feb 15).
Feb. 1, 2005, 8:24 p.m. CST
Feb. 1, 2005, 8:28 p.m. CST
Sorry about that. Anyway, the director's cut of Donnie Darko is great. I Saw it in its theatrical run, even though that was very limited. If you're a fan of the film, it's a must. You'll notice some major changes with the music and so forth. It's a bit more understandable overall.
Feb. 1, 2005, 8:31 p.m. CST
Feb. 1, 2005, 8:58 p.m. CST
Ray Harryhausen was just on The Screen Savers on the G4 cable network. He seemed pretty quick for his age. he was pushing his new dvd. they showed a lot of footage. harry is right--the dvd looks totally awesome. Veeeerrrry trippy.
Feb. 1, 2005, 9:11 p.m. CST
Now let me preface this by saying I haven't seen it yet, so I don't know one way or the other, but I've heard many fans call the Donnie Darko Director's Cut the paint by numbers version for idiots that couldn't understand or didn't 'get' the theatrical version and what was going on originally. Thoughts and opinions on this?
Feb. 1, 2005, 10:28 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Or is this a special-edition reissue that has flown underneath my radar? Anyways, just bought Cheers season 4 (Woody kicks ass).
Feb. 1, 2005, 11:36 p.m. CST
That's geek dedication, typing a dvd column with an IV in your arm and pins in your ankle. btw, HOLY SHIT Dead Calm! I remember that flick....Nicole naked RULES.
Feb. 1, 2005, 11:56 p.m. CST
by Trader Groucho 2
And thank you to whoever coined that one.
Feb. 2, 2005, 12:05 a.m. CST
Probably just a cheap straight-to-video sequel, like that third "Species" movie last month. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006Z2LH4/104-8230173-7814318?v=glance&s=dvd
Feb. 2, 2005, 2:12 a.m. CST
Then again you did warn us that this was only 1/2 of your picks. Still.
Feb. 2, 2005, 2:56 a.m. CST
by El Che
Harry, call me when you get your prescription for "oxy." Maybe we can talk turkey. Ciao, babe.
Feb. 2, 2005, 8:25 a.m. CST
...but I do want to say that I like this new quick talback thingy.
Feb. 2, 2005, 8:33 a.m. CST
by Monkey Chops
Harry, dude, you may be a lover of film, but you're just as much a perv as the rest of us. :) Hope you recover soon.
Feb. 2, 2005, 8:40 a.m. CST
Thank you for showing you know absolutely nothing about Jim Brown.
Feb. 2, 2005, 8:53 a.m. CST
by Miami Mofo
but NO ONE refers to the Godfather of Soul as Jim! Btw, this new quick talkback form is kinda neat.
Feb. 2, 2005, 9:13 a.m. CST
Hello all. I used to post here frequently, but then I stopped, I've decided to give it a go again though. "Saw" comes out February 15th, and "I (Heart) Huckabees" comes out on the 21st. Both films seemed to be love them or leave them movies, but they were definitely highlights in my movie year.
Feb. 2, 2005, 10:03 a.m. CST
I bow out of work with a cold and yet you're right here with the goods day in, day out. And hell, I get paid to do my job.
Feb. 2, 2005, 11:35 a.m. CST
It's a stupid issue, but unless he is someone you hang out with, and you will pardon my skepticism, you can't possibly know some of his friends/acquantices/jail buddies/pros DON'T refer to him as Jim.
Feb. 2, 2005, 11:40 a.m. CST
For part 2.It's SE is being released on the 22nd. Fuck, that film is a crime masterpice.
Feb. 2, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST
Great thriller (and yes, when Nicole fucks Billy to make him believe she's with him, it's hot!) But the over-the-top ending is a dissapoinment. Still very strong film though.
Feb. 2, 2005, 1:16 p.m. CST
But theyve been showing it every weekend for like 5 straight weeks. I watched it twice, and im still baffled with how good this movie is. I cant wait to hear the commentaries.
Feb. 2, 2005, 1:23 p.m. CST
You couldn't even post before without filling out the old 27b/6... Bloody paperwork.
Feb. 2, 2005, 1:43 p.m. CST
by Spike Fett
But you knew that, right Harry?
Feb. 2, 2005, 2:54 p.m. CST
Quit advertising for Amazon. I'm sure you're doing well enough to where you don't need their sponsorship. Folks, help support the smaller Internet retailers. Try Deepdiscountdvd and Deepdiscountcd. They offer anything you can get at Amazon, only cheaper, and they ship right away. Amazon's trying to monopolize the on-line business and it shows by the way the run their business. I'm sure there's plenty of you that can attest to that. I've been screwed by the Internet giant more times than I can count. I go out of my way to find alternatives. And I'm much happier for it. Believe you me, in the long run you will be happier too... Think of it as Blockbuster versus the mom and pop neighborhood video parlors. You'll find that these smaller businesses will appreciate your business more.
Feb. 2, 2005, 3:15 p.m. CST
Three Kenji Misumi movies in a beatiful box (the best edito in the world: www.wildsideproject.com/), New police story, Kung fu hustle, Mean creek, The specials, Anazapta, Garden state, Combat shock, Bone, a Patrick Dewaere (one of the 10 best actors of all time, IMHO) box, Blackmail is my life, If you were young: rage,...
Feb. 2, 2005, 5:08 p.m. CST
by Ray Garraty #47
Feb. 2, 2005, 9:09 p.m. CST
they're great. i've watched jason and the argonauts 5 times. "help me get rid of these infernal harpies!!"
Feb. 2, 2005, 10:10 p.m. CST
I've only watched the episodes on TV, but I got the dvd and after I finish Kung Fu Sesaon 2, it's all wonderfalls :)
Feb. 2, 2005, 11:35 p.m. CST
He'll buy and watch Stripperela more than all these movies combined. 45 seconds at a time - if you know what I mean...
Feb. 2, 2005, 11:41 p.m. CST
I just bought a DVD of The Big Blue Directors cut. What happened in the original US cut that made the ending happier? Does he come back to the surface or what?
Feb. 3, 2005, 9:06 a.m. CST
Really looking forward to the Scorcese collection and the early Harryhausen. But as for the Jim Brown thing...I hate Spike TV Lee, activists and wife beaters so I'll skip that nonsense.
Feb. 3, 2005, 10:08 a.m. CST
I couldn't give half a shite about the DVD'S but this quick talk back roxoxoxoxoxoxrs!!!!
Feb. 3, 2005, 10:20 a.m. CST
....it's BMX Bandits - should be available everywhere for no more than $15. Oh, and the SG-1 season 7 boxset is here at the end of the month, but SG-1 is an acquired taste, to say the least!
Feb. 3, 2005, 11:05 a.m. CST
As a very big fan of "Darko," I like the original theatrical cut a lot more. The Director's cut didn't do anything for me, and as others have said here before, it's dumbed-down and explains WAY too much. Serious fans will want to see both, but if someone has not seen the movie before, I'd easily recommend seeing the original cut first.
Feb. 3, 2005, 4:36 p.m. CST
Dead Calm is a REMAKE of Knife in the Water?? I see the general similarities, but never connected the two, until your post. This is true? DC has none of the jazzy playfulness of KitW. I watched DC in my late teens and fell in love. I discovered KitW a decade later, and adore both films. This is a lot to consider...research must be done...
Feb. 3, 2005, 5:27 p.m. CST
They're gonna be obsolete! All the new game systems use HD-DVD/Blue-Ray! NTSC is being phased out! The end is near! (Unless you're planning to buy all your fav movies a THIRD time...)
Feb. 3, 2005, 8:12 p.m. CST
In KNIFE, the young man is picked up by a couple before they set sail, and it it's a drama, not a thriller
Feb. 3, 2005, 10:53 p.m. CST
Feb. 4, 2005, 11:34 a.m. CST
Of all the DVDs being put out in February, I'm most partial to the remastered "Raging Bull." Harry mentioned it as one of the films in the Scorcese box set, but it's also being released as a stand-alone DVD on 2/8/05. The film is FINALLY remastered in 5.1 with serious attention paid to details in the video transfer. Can't wait.
Feb. 4, 2005, 1:53 p.m. CST
How long did VHS stick around? Ok, now consider that it takes the average dumbass consumer years to accept a new format. Do you think they are gonna wanna upgrade again and have to buy movies again when HD DVD rolls out? NO! DVD will be around for years and years. It's quality and versatility is more than enough for 99% of the population.
Feb. 4, 2005, 9:41 p.m. CST
...that the Oscars suck. I wouldn't watch half of those movies for any reason.
Feb. 5, 2005, 8:18 a.m. CST
...it's based on the 60's pulp novel by Charles Williams. In fact at one point in time it was an Orson Welles project, but like most of his plans it never finished due to budget issues and death of its star, Lawrence Harvey.
Feb. 5, 2005, 11:48 a.m. CST
Considering activists come in all stripes... what the talkradiokneejerk FUCK is that supposed to mean??
Feb. 7, 2005, 9:42 a.m. CST
Feb. 7, 2005, 3:19 p.m. CST
on feb 15th!
Feb. 9, 2005, 9:05 p.m. CST
The month grows late.
Feb. 10, 2005, 7:02 a.m. CST
by Wild At Heart
Beats about 1500 Jessica Albas. What a woman.
Feb. 10, 2005, 7:41 a.m. CST
by capt jack aubrey
<<Love this movie. This is one of those Charlton Heston flicks that I hadn
Feb. 10, 2005, 7:55 a.m. CST
Here's a Donnie Darko Director's Cut DVD review from the R2 release a few months back, special features may be a little different now; http://www.tpsreport.co.uk/news/fullnews.php?id=29
Feb. 10, 2005, 9:14 a.m. CST
Thanks again for a thought-provoking list, Harry. After these monthly overviews, I always run right to Netflix and toss about two-thirds of your recommendations on my rental list. And then go to Best Buy and buy one or two more.
Feb. 10, 2005, 9:58 a.m. CST
Heat, HEAT HEAT!!!!! Finally, I was about to panic and buy the single shitty-assed edition. God bless Michael Mann.
Feb. 10, 2005, 10:12 a.m. CST
I could of sworn Harry last year you ripped on Heat quite a bit. Particularly about the "forced" coffee scene between Bobb D and Al. Anyways, I love the film, no complaints.
Feb. 10, 2005, 10:29 a.m. CST
Oh, and DD sucks.
Feb. 10, 2005, 11:03 a.m. CST
And get well soon. I'll definitely be picking the Heat and Get Shorty special editions. Like Harry I haven't seen either of those movies in years so it'll be interesting to see how they've held up. And KazamaSmokers, I know activists come in all stripes...and I hate them all. Btw, you shouldn't make assumptions. I don't listen to talk radio. My opinions are my own.
Feb. 10, 2005, 11:28 a.m. CST
Thank God. PAL has been kicking its ass for decades.
Feb. 10, 2005, 11:52 a.m. CST
Great movie. My favorite scene is the one where Michaelangelo goes down to the local bar and starts sketching the nearby drunks, then uses their faces for the apostles in the Sistine Chapel. Other than that, not really a whole lot to like this month. Haven't seen the two Dassin flicks, so I'll check those out, Tae Guk Gi and Huckabees are already in my Netflix queue, and I caught part of a Deadwood ep on HBO and didn't much care for it, but I'll rent that also and give it a fair shake.
Feb. 10, 2005, 12:43 p.m. CST
Nobody has picked up on the Release of AMERICAN ASTRONAUT, the Billy Nayer Show film from 2001? Finally after only screening at a few places, it is being released on DVD by Facets.
Feb. 10, 2005, 1:12 p.m. CST
by George Newman
that body is nothing like jake's build, bahahahahhahaha
Feb. 10, 2005, 1:36 p.m. CST
For the guy that said he's bummed they never did a season 2 twin peaks collection, the rights were just acquired again, so there should be a collectiont his year.
Feb. 10, 2005, 1:54 p.m. CST
How long must I wait to see the dancing Mr. Palmer again! It seems like aeons.
Feb. 10, 2005, 2:08 p.m. CST
One of the funniest scenes I've ever seen on TV was in an episode of Twin Peaks. I'll not even try to do it justice by describing it here, but it involves Cooper, the cops and the one-armed man (in full "possessed" mode) lined up and leaning against a wall, drinking coffee. The fans will know the scene.
Feb. 10, 2005, 3:03 p.m. CST
by Lord Bullingdon
A pet peeve of mine. i'll forgive you due to your injury, though...
Feb. 10, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST
Know why LOTL: SEASON 3 isn't on the list? Because RHINO Home Video isn't planning on releasing it! Their sales with Season 2 weren't as big as Season 1, so they've scrapped the project altogether - even though their website has an advert for LAND OF THE LOST: THE COMPLETE BOXED SET. Punks. They won't even respond to inqueries by e-mail. And Season 3 would finish off the set, not that anyone cares besides us 1970's Saturday Morning TV geeks...
Feb. 10, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST
...it'll still be six months before any of these come out in NZ anyway.
Feb. 10, 2005, 5:13 p.m. CST
Thats coming out this month too. Though I hear its not quite as good as previous seasons. Not too surprising though, how can season 4 be topped? The Faith spinoff is closer to reality than ever, bring it on!!!
Feb. 10, 2005, 5:43 p.m. CST
by Big Papa
I recommend doing your dvd shopping at Deepdiscountdvd.com instead of at Amazon.com. I ordered Angel Season 5 from Deepdiscount, and got it in the mail today! It doesn't even hit shelves until Tuesday! Nor is this the first time I've pre-ordered a dvd from them and gotten it early. I get just about every movie I pre-order from them at least a couple days early, sometimes more. Plus, they charge less than Amazon. Free shipping! To oh_rigninal, I thought Angel Season 5 was one of the best seasons.
Overstock is good too.
Feb. 10, 2005, 6:08 p.m. CST
I have two films that I am DYING to see on DVD. I know this is off topic, and that I'm a bastard. Sue me. The first film is "The Grave," ....frickin' badass... http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0116446 (note: only pay attention to the stoked user comments, trust me this film rules) this was back when I thought the Pate brothers were going to be a directing team that would rival the Coens, sigh. The second film is Salva's "Nature of the Beast" http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0113939 which is a film that is so good it is only a shade below "The Hitcher." PLEASE, SOMEONE, PUT THESE FILMS ON DVD WITH AT LEAST A FEW EXTRAS. Tks.
Feb. 10, 2005, 7:26 p.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
It totally falls apart in the end and actually gives you a headache. This movie sucks. Saw being the 2nd worst film on this list.
Feb. 10, 2005, 9:14 p.m. CST
were they totally let Lucas and Spielberg have it with the special edition of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the kids go straight to Skywalker Ranch to put a stop to it?!?? either way, that to me is one of the funniest and my favorite SP episode. Its like that classic courtroom scene in the Clerks cartoon.
Feb. 10, 2005, 9:57 p.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
It has some near-fatal 'Hollywood-isms' that undermine it, right down to the soldier showing everyone the photo of his beautiful wife then dying horribly minutes later.
Feb. 10, 2005, 11:15 p.m. CST
I've said it before-- if the French audio track on this disc isn't the legendary Jean Reno dub, I'm not buying it. But none of the online reviews I've read so far say anything about it! Anyone have a link to a DVD site that regularly critiques alternate language tracks?
Feb. 10, 2005, 11:25 p.m. CST
...This version has less features than the original release. Sure it has a snazzier cover but what's the point? There's nothing special edition about this release at all.
Feb. 11, 2005, 12:04 a.m. CST
How could you not even mention one of the few movies in which Kevin Costner is a likable guy? I actually thought the car was going to fly down the rails the first time I saw this film. LOL
Feb. 11, 2005, 12:34 p.m. CST
Would that be "a large house, made of wood, filled with many rooms, each alike etc?" I prefer the scene where Andy discovers Leo Johnson's boots - that still cracks me up! I'm still amazed that my 13 year old self managed to have the foresight to record every episode of TP back in the early 90s. I recently introduced my current girlfriend to this wonderful series, and she was pretty into it also. The season 1 boxset is pretty cool, I can't wait for the second one, although ith is more than twice the length than the first season, so I hope they pay as much attention to detail as they did in the first one. Not enough people know about Twin Peaks, and I'm something of a preacher for the show. I consider it to be the greatest tv drama of all time, in any country. I back this statement up with the fact that the majority of decent TV shows of the last 14 years owe a debt to this show. Here's just a few shows that I can think of off the top of my head which which were shaped by Twin Peaks. Some of them simply wouldn't exist at all: The X-Files, Northern Exposure, Eerie, Indiana, Ally McBeal (and therefore, indirectly, Sex & the City), 6 Feet Under, The Sopranos, Desperate Housewives, Stargate SG.1 - there are loads more, but you get the picture. I can't say this enough times: Twin Peaks revolutionised the way TV shows were produced - it should be given maximum props
Feb. 11, 2005, 1:03 p.m. CST
I don't recall exactly what he said at that moment. What was funny was that he too was enjoying a refreshing cup of coffee, leaning against the wall with everyone else while in possession mode. Everyone else was carrying on a normal conversation and he suddenly chimes in with one of his cryptic rumblings. No matter if your body is housing an evil, bizarre, non-corporeal entity -- there's always time for a cup of joe.
Feb. 11, 2005, 3:24 p.m. CST
DocPazuzu. Agreed. Twin Peaks was a great show...But the middle episodes got far too soap-opera-y and you could feel Lynch's influence slipping off into the ether as he became less and less hands-on in the show...But when he came back for the last few episodes, it returned to full strength. My point is that is it not "the best" television by a long shot mainly due to a weak middle.
Feb. 11, 2005, 3:28 p.m. CST
I clicked, and clicked, and clicked, and Amazon still wouldnt work. GET OFF YOUR LAZY ASS AMAZON!
Feb. 11, 2005, 4:29 p.m. CST
I as many are, am totally in love with Jaye. I want to be William Sadlers son in law
Feb. 11, 2005, 4:48 p.m. CST
I'll check out the HUCKABEE'S and MOTORCYCLE DIARIES discs, but February is looking like a really slow month for Blockbuster. March is looking much more interesting, with INCREDIBLES, GRACE AND THE STORM, SLEEPAWAY CAMP, WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW discs dropping.
Feb. 11, 2005, 5:56 p.m. CST
I agree that Twin Peaks was weak in the middle, but they got back on track near the end, and were really building up steam when it reached the end of the final season. I will never forget the image of Cooper, possessed by "Bob," looking into the mirror, smashing his face into it, and laughing maniacally as he repeatedly asked himself, "Where's Annie?" - I thought we'd find out when Lynch made FIRE WALK WITH ME, but what a trainwreck that turned out to be. Anyone else recall seeing David Duchovney dressed as a woman during that final season? It was a hoot. Windom Earl needs to be brought to justice, and we need to know what happened after he ran off with Annie...
Feb. 11, 2005, 5:57 p.m. CST
by Stifler's Mom
Where did you find release details? I caught it at the PBIFF and I'm dying to own a copy. The coolest, most intriguing little movie I ever "discovered." Snuck in to a screening cause I liked the title and it blew me away.
Feb. 11, 2005, 6:28 p.m. CST
by Big Rock
"In the world of film the name Sturges amongst most film geeks conjures up John Sturges" ... I don't think so.
Feb. 11, 2005, 11 p.m. CST
Anyone who 'gets' Get Shorty can't be all bad. But there is a certain irony. Harry may soon be one of those characters in the Industry who take themself WAY too seriously. GS is the first Elmore Leonard book that the Suits in Hollywood didn't f*ck up (then QT nailed Jackie Brown). This will be my first DVD double dip. Anyone on this board who really believes they are a true movie fan should watch this movie often. Chili Palmer loves movies and just wants to make them - he's surrounded by people who are more interested in the trapping of the stardom and not the joy of telling a story via the medium.
Feb. 12, 2005, 1:12 p.m. CST
Ow I am hung the fuck over.
Feb. 13, 2005, 4:05 a.m. CST
I lost interest during the first third of the second season and just couldn't pick it back up. Then I watched Fire Walk With Me recently and decided that it was worth the effort. I also came to the conclusion that if David Lynch ever did pornos, they'd easily be the best ones ever made.
Feb. 14, 2005, 4:37 p.m. CST
It's rude. It's stupid. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch called it rudely fun. It's out on DVD. Order it today if you appreciate morons.
Feb. 15, 2005, 7:59 a.m. CST
triflic: yup, no kidding. The second season did lose its way a little in the middle - due, of course, to Lynch playing less of a role. Who could forget the bizarre way that they killed off Josie Packard, and some of the lame dialogue between Billy Zane and Sherilyn Fenn. That makes the show a flawed masterpiece, but it is nontheless a masterpiece, and it's hardly surprising that over the course of 30 episodes, some were weaker than others. So, if you prefer, just take the first season on its own, and you will find that it is the greatest pice of television of all time. Sorry, my mind is not going to be changed on this subject after 10 years of studying TV programmes and the impact they have had! Doc Pazuzu: Yep, the scene you are talking about is the scene I quoted - that's what Mike (the 1-armed man) says in that scene, althought I never quite picked up on the humor of it. You're right, it is funny. There was some great comedy moments in Twin Peaks. One of my favourites is the various ways in which Cooper is pleasantly stunned by all the beautiful things he sees in TP - being a city boy, he just isn't used to it. There's a time when he and Truman go to visit Leo Johnson, and Cooper suddnely stops what he's doing, and in an awed voice says "Look! Ducks, in the water!" - it cracks me up every time. Buddapest: ok, here's what happened: Wyndham Earle really should never have messed with the creatures from the Black Lodge - he is, after all, only human, whereas they are demons. He asked for Cooper's soul in exchange for Annie's, at which point Bob turns up and destroys Earle, explaining to Coop that Earle simply doesn't have the right to ask for anybody's soul, so Bob says that he is going to take Earle's soul for himself. Bob can't possess Coop either, so he takes control of a doppelganger (who looks like Coop) instead. That's the being which we see at the end of the series, looking in the mirror, and asking "how's Annie?" (not "where's Annie?"). The real Dale Cooper is still stuck in the Black Lodge, and will be for at least 25 years. Time is not linear in the Lodge, which means that those inside the Lodge can appear to people in the real world at various points in time. For example, someone who entered the lodge in 1995 could then appear in the dreams of somebody living in 1990 - effectively, they could travel backwards in time, in a sense. Annie does exactly this, and tries to change the course of history by appearing to Laura Palmer in a dream, telling her to write in her her diary that the "good" Dale Cooper is still locked in the Black Lodge. Laura, being the scatty cokehead she is, fails to do this. Cooper also appear to himself in his own dream, the infamous first dream sequence from the first season. That is why he looks much older in the dream, because at that point he's been stuck in the Lodge for 25 years, and for some reason that is the first window of opportunity for him to pass messages back to the real world in the form of dreams. So, to answer your question: Earle is killed by Bob, Cooper is still stuck in the Lodge, and Annie is set free from the Lodge, but before that happens, she appears to Laura Palmer in a dream. Hope this clears the matter up for you. The real question is, does Cooper ever escape from the Lodge? I would dearly love Lynch to make some kind of sequel for the 25th Anniversary of Twin Peaks, but that isn't really his style, so I'm afraid Coop is most probably stuck there forever.
Feb. 15, 2005, 9:22 a.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2005, 9:53 a.m. CST
I really, really, would like to see that, I remember being amazed at how the behavior of the ATF had been completely covered up - they are effectively responsible for the deaths of all those people,no matter how misguided Koresh and his follwers were. Great Doc if you get to see it.
Feb. 20, 2005, 4:20 p.m. CST
... no Fandango, the greatest movie ever made (tm)? Come now, what gives? I dare anyone not to be moved by this priviledge of youth...
Feb. 21, 2005, 8:35 a.m. CST
... in the words of Gardner Barnes - "Almost darlin' - but not quite"
Feb. 28, 2005, 9:01 p.m. CST
I don't know about you guys, I am getting the Brotherhood of the Wolf 3 disc set that is coming out on March 1st!!! Screw the Canadians who got this first!