The Director's Cut
David Lynch likes to shoot a lot of footage.
talk of a five hour cut when editor Mary Sweeney first put the film
And though the film's investors mandated a 2 hour and 25 minute running
time (to maximize the number of times the film could be shown per day
therefore sell more tickets) many fans hoped that the laser disc or DVD
releases would feature some or all of this new material either
back into the film or in supplamentary material at the end of the film.
Unfortunately it did not.
The new material featured appearances by more
the original cast memebers from the television series as well as
scenes with characters already present in the final cut. Characters who
would have appeared include:
Ed and Nadine Hurley
Doc and Eileen Hayward
Ben, Jerry, Sylvia and Johnny Horne
Major and Betty Briggs
Toad the Trucker
and Doctor Jacoby
There were also additional or extended scenes with
Leland and Sarah Palmer, Donna, Norma Jennings, Shelly Johnson, Agents
Desmond and Stanley, Sherrif Cable, Deputy Cliff Howard, Carl Rodd,
Cooper, Annie Blackburn, Phillip Jeffries, BOB, The Little Man From
Place, The Tremonds, Albert Rosenfeld, and Gordon Cole.
Some of the cut scenes include:
The uncut version of the film has never appeared,
as a bootleg, and from all accounts, including those by Lynch himself,
we will never see a restored version. Lynch did have final cut on the
so the version that we have is in fact the "Director's Cut."
There has been a great
deal of talk about Lynch putting together the cut scenes as short
films, complete with score and sound effects, which would be released
some time in the future on a Fire Walk With Me DVD, but the rights are
apparently tied up right now and the cut scenes have yet to appear.
Lynch is reportedly keen to make these scenes into short films but his
hands are tied right now.
- Sheriff Harry Truman singing to Josie
- Johnny Horne's birthday party
- A much longer scene with Phillip
some material set in Buenos Aires.
- Bobby Briggs' parents reading from The
- Doc Hayward performing magic tricks
- Several scenes in the Twin Peaks
- Scenes at Big Ed's Gas Farm
- A fight scene between FBI Agent Chester
- A scene with Cooper and Stanely in Sam
- Some scenes taking place after the
of the series
that involve Agent Cooper and Annie Blackburn.
- And even an off screen appearance by
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