After a long wait during which Lynchophiles expanded the cult of “Twin Peaks” online, the series was finally released on DVD. Now, both seasons of the cult phenomenon, as well as both the U.S. and international versions of the feature-length pilot, are available as a part of one set. Not included – which would have made for a truly definitive set – is the theatrical film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

However, the episodes, with re-mastered picture and 5.1 surround sound, look and sound great, and the inclusion of the previously unavailable pilots is welcomed. Also in the set is a feature-length documentary about the creation of the series with interviews featuring the show's creators and actors, a round-table discussion between Lynch and his collaborators and the “Saturday Night Live” parody featuring guest host Kyle MacLachlan.

The series is a surreal, noir-ish soap opera, following FBI agent Dale Cooper (McLachlan) in his investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer and his interaction with the many quirky inhabitants of Twin Peaks. In typical Lynch fashion, the ostensibly normal collides with the weird and nightmarish in an altogether original blend of black humor and bizarre creepiness.

This was and is groundbreaking television, pushing the limits of what TV could be and setting the stage for additional sophisticated and original shows. So brew up some coffee, sit down with a slice of cherry pie and cuddle up with your psychic log for some damn fine television.

Grade: A

Twin Peaks – The Definitive Gold Box Edition is currently available.