AUDREY IN BONDAGE: THE RANSOM TAPE

Twin Peaks Archive has recently rescued a phenomenally rare Twin Peaks VHS tape from obscurity and disintegration. Obtained directly from a crew member, the tape is unofficially titled: 'Twin Peaks Video Outtakes: Audrey In Bondage'.


One of the scenes from episode 10 involves the filming of a drugged up Audrey Horne by Emory Battis and a 52-Pick Up girl for the purposes of blackmailing Ben Horne. The tape in question is in fact the original tape from inside the camcorder. What's fascinating is that the tape stays on to include the scene setup, cast and crew joking around, multiple takes, direction from director Lesli Links Glatter and so on and so forth. Considering the age of the tape, it is fine condition. There is a tracking line near the bottom of the screen, however, the audio is pristine. A few more years and who knows? This tape may have been unplayable.


DOES THE 'BEN KILLING MADDY' FILM EXIST? FORGOTTEN SOMEWHERE IN A CREW MEMBERS COLLECTION?

8 comments:

Gerry said...

Sweet deal Jerry, I can't wait

C H A R L E S said...

If this has anything to do with the picnic video, I'll shit. From happiness, that is.

Tonya J said...

Jerry, that book of Paula's photos sounds great! At least someone is willing to share their collection with the fans. I'm not sure I'll have the money to afford a keepsake like that, but it's a wonderful idea and I hope it happens.

Gerry said...

Wow Jerry that is some incredible stuff you got going on. Are you ever going to open a online museum or have a live museum at the festival? Your the a best twin peaks fan around!!!

A Treasury of said...

The "Ben Killing Maddy" tape that is mentioned in the post - why would there be a tape, I'm wondering? Was it stated somewhere that if Ben had killed her it wasn't in the Palmer living room the way Leland did, but revealed on some sort of grainy VHS tape? Spooky - explain, please.

John Chagaris said...

Lynch filmed a scene where Ben killed Maddy. I personally think it was to throw off the cast and crew so that nothing would be leaked. I really want to see that it would be amazing.

Jerry Horne said...

John, it has been confirmed that Lynch shot Ben, Leland and BOB killing Maddy to keep people in the dark. Lynch does not have the footage. It is assumed that the footage is lost. Also, because of the secrecy of the scene, no photo stills are known to exist.

Mike B. said...

this looks very interesting. Do you think you will be able to make this clip available at some point? thanks.