Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Twin Peak Videotapes
From: (Cisco's Buddy)
Date: 1990-12-11, 02:25

In article <90337.090052ADMN8647@Ryerson.CA>, ADMN8647@Ryerson.CA (Linda Birmingham) writes...

} This has nothing to do with the recent episode but I'd like to asked
} whether it is common for networks to sell video tapes of shows like
} Twin Peaks?  Has any one out there heard that they will be marketed.

It's not at all common for networks (actually, more likely the production
company) to market a show on videotape, especially while the show is in
first-run. They'd lose a potential audience that way. The idea is to
provide (on the networks) something that their audience can't get
elsewhere. Tapes of TV shows are generally not marketed until well after
the show is off the air.

There are some random exceptions. A videotape of the 2-hour pilot for
MOONLIGHTING had been released while the show was still on network. And
at least one tape containing the pilot and first season finale of BEAUTY
AND THE BEAST was released while the show was still running on CBS.

It's possible we'll see the Euroversion of the TP pilot released on tape
here, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

In article <1577@lot.ACA.MCC.COM>, ables@lot.ACA.MCC.COM (King Ables) writes...

} I read in a Laser Disc catalog recently that they are supposed to be
} releasing TP on LD soon... they were raving about some of the music
} and surround sound quality of it, [...]

This I haven't heard. However, the *Euroversion* of the TP pilot *has*
been released on disc in Japan. This may be what you're seeing described.

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