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    1. The Twilight Zone - Season 1 (The
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    2. The Twilight Zone - Collection
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    3. The Twilight Zone - Season 3 (The
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    4. The Twilight Zone - Season 1 (1985
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    5. The Twilight Zone - Collection
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    6. The Twilight Zone - Collection
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    7. The Twilight Zone - Collection
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    8. The Twilight Zone - Collection
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    9. Twilight Zone:Seasons 2&3
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    10. The Twilight Zone - The Complete
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    11. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 2
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    12. The Twilight Zone - Season 2 (The
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    13. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 1
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    14. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 3
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    15. More Treasures of the Twilight
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    16. The Twilight Zone - Vol. 21
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    17. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 11
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    18. The Twilight Zone - Vol. 33
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    19. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 9
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    20. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 8

    1. The Twilight Zone - Season 1 (The Definitive Edition)
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    Asin: B00068NVMK
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    The complete first season of Rod Serling's classic, groundbreaking series exploring the fantastic and the frightening. ... Read more


    2. The Twilight Zone - Collection 4
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    Asin: B00007ELE7
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    Sales Rank: 3420
    Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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    Rod Serling's classic TV exploration of the uncanny, the unknown, and the unforgettable takes you beyond the deepest realms of imagination! Filled with twists, turns, and compelling characters, this legendary series has remained continuously on the air since its initial run and remains as fascinating, frightening, and thoroughly entertaining for viewers today. Each set contains nine DVDs; Collection #4 features Volumes 28-36, 28 episodes to tingle your spine including "Little Girl Lost," "Jess-Belle," "Miniature" and "A Penny for Your Thoughts." So pull up a seat and brace yourself for a fantastic voyage into...The Twilight Zone! ... Read more

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone - One Of My Favorite Shows
    If you buy one of these TZ Box Sets, you might as well buy the other four. Each set has nine volumes (sans the documentary Rod Serling - Submitted For Your Approval). My favorite episodes deal with Time Travel (No Time Like The Past, Back There, Walking Distance, Static, The Seventh Is Made Up Of Phantoms), Old Age (Kick The Can, Nothing In The Dark, The Trade-Ins, One For The Angels), The Civil War (The Passerby, An Occurrance At Owl Creek Bridge, Still Valley), and Paranoia (The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, The Shelter, 4:00). My other favorites are the four by Jack Klugman (A Passage For Trumpet, A Game Of Pool, In Praise Of Pip, Death Ship) and Burgess Meredith (Time Enough At Last, Mr Dingle Mr Strong, The Obsolete Man, Printer's Devil). If you are new to the show, watch these episodes first. They are the creme de la creme of the show.

    The series is excellent. However, it's deliberate attempts at humor are often misfires (The Whole Truth, The Bewitching Pool, I Dream Of Genie). The episode A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain is the "Spock's Brain" on the series, meaning it's the worst. The ending is bad; what were they thinking??? No wonder it didn't make the syndication package.

    The Sound Quality varies from each DVD. Some have two channel mono while others have HIFI mono. Closed Captioned doesn't work for any of the DVD's. There's usually only 3 or 4 episodes per DVD, unlike other Box Sets that fit 8 per DVD, thus lowering the price. This is a minor beef, because the show is worth the money.

    You will also notice that 3 episodes (Where Is Everybody, The Encounter, The Eye Of The Beholder) appear twice if you buy all five. Again, a minor beef since The Encounter is the only one of the three to be exactly the same on both separate DVD's.

    These Box Sets are now a bargain compared to when each volume is sold separately. I never tire of watching the episodes and reading the notes. I also recommend Rod Serling's Submitted For Your Approval. It gives insight to Rod Serling and his creation as told by friends, relatives and co-workers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent as always, though oriented toward die-hard fans
    Like the first 3 collections, this one has a great variety of episodes, and its fair share of A+ ones which are as fine as anything that has ever been shown on TV. Unlike the first 3 collections, this one has several rarely seen and/or double length episodes, and is even more of an acquired taste. Die-hard fans and collectors will want to own this set. Those exploring TZ might try one of the other 3 collections first. If you like, read my reviews of those as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best show, now on DVD
    This is hands-down my favorite television series, and now it's on DVD in superlative form. You can't go wrong with any of the five collections.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Now Entering...The Nostalgia Zone
    Having had a partial collection on video for many years now, I anxiously awaited the release on DVD. Finally! The complete series (156 episodes) has finally received the treatment it truly deserves. This series has held up well for 40+ years, and I have no doubt it will make it for at least another half century. Television writing was at its peak with this show, and the evolution of television filming (and videotaping) techniques is obvious over the course of this series. And the trademark twists at the end of each episode still take me by surprise!

    Technically, the digital remastering to DVD has brought new life to Rod Serling's brainchild. The video presentation is crisp and well defined, bringing out the subtle details so well, that you will find yourself completely absorbed in the nuances of Serling's vision, and the outstanding production values for this early 60's series (just keep in mind that this is pre-Computer Generation era). The audio was clear, and blissfully noise free, but a bit low on the volume when compared to the title and menu audio tracks (both on the geyeballh version of the earlier disks, and the intro sequences on the later disks). The shows are presented in their original format, so no widescreen version is necessary. And television always translates well to...well, television. Although the extras include a Rod Serling bio, a brief synopsis of each of the 5 seasons that the series ran, and a Twilight Zone history, these features are identical on each disc. The true gem of the extra features is the episode synopsis and review. Each disc is unique in this respect, with a plot summary and some background "inside info". Although mostly taken from the book "The Twilight Zone Companion," I found this feature to be the most interesting.

    Each collection has its ghitsh and gmissesh, but the series is, overall, a rewarding experience. The only "disappointments" that I found were the collection's lack of a subtitles option (which I really would have appreciated), and the fact that the episodes are not in order (which slightly detracts from observing the actual progression of growth within the series). That makes this more of a 4 1/2 star rating (but you can't do that, can you?). If you have ever enjoyed even one episode of this legendary series, you will not regret buying these collections. And if you've never seen it, give it a try...you'll be hooked.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sound Problems from Collections 2-5
    I am the world's biggest Twighlight Zone fan. Therefore, when the opportunity arrived to purchase all of the classic footage of this great series, I didn't hesitate. The problem that I'm having is that from Volume 13 on, which corresponds to the time Image Entertainment completely took over the DVD production, I am unable to play the sound from these DVD's through my TV or auxilliary speakers. The sound only comes through the speakers on the DVD itself. There weren't any sound difficulties with the first 12 Volumes. I don't believe it's the DVD player either, (portable Panasonic LTV175). Has anyone else had this problem? ... Read more


    3. The Twilight Zone - Season 3 (The Definitive Edition)
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    Asin: B00092ZLC6
    Catlog: DVD
    Sales Rank: 2842
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Description

    The complete third season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series exploring the fantastic and the frightening. ... Read more

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 for the boxset, 4 for the eps.
    Season 3 and the episodes from this classic series have once again been given the whole super-duper treatment. Good work guys!!

    By now the Zone's quality had slipped a little. Still,eps like "Nothing in the Dark", "The Dummy", "To Serve Man" and "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" remain unforgettable and still influence tv/ movies today.

    Features in this package include:
    -commentaries from William Windom, Leonard Nimoy, Cliff Robertson, Lois Nettleton, and Billy Mumy.
    - teasers for next week's shows
    - isolated soundtracks
    - audio recollections from a bunch of contributors
    - Serling's Night Gallery previews for next week's eps

    It's all good and dare I say it...gets better with Season 4 and the hour long episodes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars RELEASE DATES FOR SEASONS 4 AND 5 OF THE ORIGINAL SERIES
    Season 4 - 10/18/2005
    Season 5 - 12/27/2005

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another Exciting TZ Season!
    I'm totally enjoying the remastered "Definitive Season" releases with all the included bonus features.#3 here looks like another winner!I believe the remaining seasons will be out by years end.Meanwhile, I've got a stack of 3-4 episode DVD's and 2 episode VHS copies looking mighty lonely.For everyone in this situation, I think a good home might be a local library or even better a senior living centre.That would be a good demographic to donate to. ... Read more


    4. The Twilight Zone - Season 1 (1985 - 1986)
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    Asin: B00068NVLQ
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    Sales Rank: 3426
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    Description

    Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. ... Read more


    5. The Twilight Zone - Collection 5
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    Asin: B00007KK2H
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    Sales Rank: 3070
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Description

    Rod Serling's classic TV exploration of the uncanny, the unknown, and the unforgettable takes you beyond the deepest realms of imagination! Filled with twists, turns, and compelling characters, this legendary series has remained continuously on the air since its initial run and remains as fascinating, frightening, and thoroughly entertaining for viewers today. Each set contains nine DVDs; Collection #5 features Volumes 37-43 plus "Treasures..." and "More Treasures of The Twilight Zone," 29 classic episodes including "The Eye of the Beholder," "The Howling Man," "The Masks," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," and many more! So pull up a seat and brace yourself for a fantastic voyage into... The Twilight Zone! ... Read more

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone - One Of My Favorite Shows
    If you buy one of these TZ Box Sets, you might as well buy the other four. Each set has nine volumes (sans the documentary Rod Serling - Submitted For Your Approval). My favorite episodes deal with Time Travel (No Time Like The Past, Back There, Walking Distance, Static, The Seventh Is Made Up Of Phantoms), Old Age (Kick The Can, Nothing In The Dark, The Trade-Ins, One For The Angels), The Civil War (The Passerby, An Occurrance At Owl Creek Bridge, Still Valley), and Paranoia (The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, The Shelter, 4:00). My other favorites are the four by Jack Klugman (A Passage For Trumpet, A Game Of Pool, In Praise Of Pip, Death Ship) and Burgess Meredith (Time Enough At Last, Mr Dingle Mr Strong, The Obsolete Man, Printer's Devil). If you are new to the show, watch these episodes first. They are the creme de la creme of the show.

    The series is excellent. However, it's deliberate attempts at humor are often misfires (The Whole Truth, The Bewitching Pool, I Dream Of Genie). The episode A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain is the "Spock's Brain" on the series, meaning it's the worst. The ending is bad; what were they thinking??? No wonder it didn't make the syndication package.

    The Sound Quality varies from each DVD. Some have two channel mono while others have HIFI mono. Closed Captioned doesn't work for any of the DVD's. There's usually only 3 or 4 episodes per DVD, unlike other Box Sets that fit 8 per DVD, thus lowering the price. This is a minor beef, because the show is worth the money.

    You will also notice that 3 episodes (Where Is Everybody, The Encounter, The Eye Of The Beholder) appear twice if you buy all five. Again, a minor beef since The Encounter is the only one of the three to be exactly the same on both separate DVD's.

    These Box Sets are now a bargain compared to when each volume is sold separately. I never tire of watching the episodes and reading the notes. I also recommend Rod Serling's Submitted For Your Approval. It gives insight to Rod Serling and his creation as told by friends, relatives and co-workers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars La creme de la creme
    This collection is in many respects similar to the other 4. But it contains more than its share of the very best episodes, as well as an interview of Rod Serling conducted by Mike Wallace just before TZ began its highly successful run. The interview frankly addresses the practical issues of using TV as a medium of serious expression. Even more disturbing, in my own view, is Serling's chain smoking as a manifestation of the stress inherent in being a creative artist in a society that neither understands nor warmly receives them.

    In any case, this collection is excellent for TZ aficionados, for new fans sampling it, and for those on your gift lists who are hard to buy for. If you like, see also my reviews of the 4 previous collections.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best show, now on DVD
    This is hands-down my favorite television series, and now it's on DVD in superlative form. You can't go wrong with any of the five collections.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Now Entering...The Nostalgia Zone
    Having had a partial collection on video for many years now, I anxiously awaited the release on DVD. Finally! The complete series (156 episodes) has finally received the treatment it truly deserves. This series has held up well for 40+ years, and I have no doubt it will make it for at least another half century. Television writing was at its peak with this show, and the evolution of television filming (and videotaping) techniques is obvious over the course of this series. And the trademark twists at the end of each episode still take me by surprise!

    Technically, the digital remastering to DVD has brought new life to Rod Serling's brainchild. The video presentation is crisp and well defined, bringing out the subtle details so well, that you will find yourself completely absorbed in the nuances of Serling's vision, and the outstanding production values for this early 60's series (just keep in mind that this is pre-Computer Generation era). The audio was clear, and blissfully noise free, but a bit low on the volume when compared to the title and menu audio tracks (both on the geyeballh version of the earlier disks, and the intro sequences on the later disks). The shows are presented in their original format, so no widescreen version is necessary. And television always translates well to...well, television. Although the extras include a Rod Serling bio, a brief synopsis of each of the 5 seasons that the series ran, and a Twilight Zone history, these features are identical on each disc. The true gem of the extra features is the episode synopsis and review. Each disc is unique in this respect, with a plot summary and some background "inside info". Although mostly taken from the book "The Twilight Zone Companion," I found this feature to be the most interesting.

    Each collection has its ghitsh and gmissesh, but the series is, overall, a rewarding experience. The only "disappointments" that I found were the collection's lack of a subtitles option (which I really would have appreciated), and the fact that the episodes are not in order (which slightly detracts from observing the actual progression of growth within the series). That makes this more of a 4 1/2 star rating (but you can't do that, can you?). If you have ever enjoyed even one episode of this legendary series, you will not regret buying these collections. And if you've never seen it, give it a try...you'll be hooked.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Now entering...The Nostalgia Zone
    Having had a partial collection on video for many years now, I anxiously awaited the release on DVD. Finally! The complete series (156 episodes) has finally received the treatment it truly deserves. This series has held up well for 40+ years, and I have no doubt it will make it for at least another half century. Television writing was at its peak with this show, and the evolution of television filming (and videotaping) techniques is obvious over the course of this series. And the trademark twists at the end of each episode still take me by surprise!

    Technically, the digital remastering to DVD has brought new life to Rod Serling's brainchild. The video presentation is crisp and well defined, bringing out the subtle details so well, that you will find yourself completely absorbed in the nuances of Serling's vision, and the outstanding production values for this early 60's series (just keep in mind that this is pre-Computer Generation era). The audio was clear, and blissfully noise free, but a bit low on the volume when compared to the title and menu audio tracks (both on the geyeballh version of the earlier disks, and the intro sequences on the later disks). The shows are presented in their original format, so no widescreen version is necessary. And television always translates well to...well, television. Although the extras include a Rod Serling bio, a brief synopsis of each of the 5 seasons that the series ran, and a Twilight Zone history, these features are identical on each disc. The true gem of the extra features is the episode synopsis and review. Each disc is unique in this respect, with a plot summary and some background "inside info". Although mostly taken from the book "The Twilight Zone Companion," I found this feature to be the most interesting.

    Each collection has its ghitsh and gmissesh, but the series is, overall, a rewarding experience. The only "disappointments" that I found were the collection's lack of a subtitles option (which I really would have appreciated), and the fact that the episodes are not in order (which slightly detracts from observing the actual progression of growth within the series). That makes this more of a 4 1/2 star rating (but you can't do that, can you?). If you have ever enjoyed even one episode of this legendary series, you will not regret buying these collections. And if you've never seen it, give it a try...you'll be hooked. ... Read more


    6. The Twilight Zone - Collection 3
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    Asin: B00007ELE6
    Catlog: DVD
    Sales Rank: 3182
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Description

    Rod Serling's classic TV exploration of the uncanny, the unknown, and the unforgettable takes you beyond the deepest realms of imagination! Filled with twists, turns, and compelling characters, this legendary series has remained continuously on the air since its initial run and remains as fascinating, frightening, and thoroughly entertaining for viewers today. Each set contains nine DVDs; Collection #3 features Volumes 19-27, 33 episodes including such fan favorites as "Mirror Image," "Night Call," "The Big Tall Wish" and "Long Live Walter Jameson." So pull up a seat and brace yourself for a fantastic voyage into...The Twilight Zone! ... Read more

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone - One Of My Favorite Shows
    If you buy one of these TZ Box Sets, you might as well buy the other four. Each set has nine volumes (sans the documentary Rod Serling - Submitted For Your Approval). My favorite episodes deal with Time Travel (No Time Like The Past, Back There, Walking Distance, Static, The Seventh Is Made Up Of Phantoms), Old Age (Kick The Can, Nothing In The Dark, The Trade-Ins, One For The Angels), The Civil War (The Passerby, An Occurrance At Owl Creek Bridge, Still Valley), and Paranoia (The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, The Shelter, 4:00). My other favorites are the four by Jack Klugman (A Passage For Trumpet, A Game Of Pool, In Praise Of Pip, Death Ship) and Burgess Meredith (Time Enough At Last, Mr Dingle Mr Strong, The Obsolete Man, Printer's Devil). If you are new to the show, watch these episodes first. They are the creme de la creme of the show.

    The series is excellent. However, it's deliberate attempts at humor are often misfires (The Whole Truth, The Bewitching Pool, I Dream Of Genie). The episode A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain is the "Spock's Brain" on the series, meaning it's the worst. The ending is bad; what were they thinking??? No wonder it didn't make the syndication package.

    The Sound Quality varies from each DVD. Some have two channel mono while others have HIFI mono. Closed Captioned doesn't work for any of the DVD's. There's usually only 3 or 4 episodes per DVD, unlike other Box Sets that fit 8 per DVD, thus lowering the price. This is a minor beef, because the show is worth the money.

    You will also notice that 3 episodes (Where Is Everybody, The Encounter, The Eye Of The Beholder) appear twice if you buy all five. Again, a minor beef since The Encounter is the only one of the three to be exactly the same on both separate DVD's.

    These Box Sets are now a bargain compared to when each volume is sold separately. I never tire of watching the episodes and reading the notes. I also recommend Rod Serling's Submitted For Your Approval. It gives insight to Rod Serling and his creation as told by friends, relatives and co-workers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars As excellent as the other Twilight Zone collections
    The streak of brilliance that turned depictions of the paranormal to explain man to himself into a true American classic is as evident in this collection as in the others. The excellent DVD reproductions enhance the pleasure of watching it. TZ is uncanny in many ways, including in its ability to focus one minute on the distinctive bond between man and dog, and the next on the danger, ever present then as now, of nuclear annihilation. Seriously consider this item as a gift for those who "have everything" or are hard to buy for. If you like, see also my further comments on TZ collection 1 as they apply here, too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best show, now on DVD
    This is hands-down my favorite television series, and now it's on DVD in superlative form. You can't go wrong with any of the five collections.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Now Entering...The Nostalgia Zone
    Having had a partial collection on video for many years now, I anxiously awaited the release on DVD. Finally! The complete series (156 episodes) has finally received the treatment it truly deserves. This series has held up well for 40+ years, and I have no doubt it will make it for at least another half century. Television writing was at its peak with this show, and the evolution of television filming (and videotaping) techniques is obvious over the course of this series. And the trademark twists at the end of each episode still take me by surprise!

    Technically, the digital remastering to DVD has brought new life to Rod Serling's brainchild. The video presentation is crisp and well defined, bringing out the subtle details so well, that you will find yourself completely absorbed in the nuances of Serling's vision, and the outstanding production values for this early 60's series (just keep in mind that this is pre-Computer Generation era). The audio was clear, and blissfully noise free, but a bit low on the volume when compared to the title and menu audio tracks (both on the 'geyeball'h version of the earlier disks, and the intro sequences on the later disks). The shows are presented in their original format, so no widescreen version is necessary. And television always translates well to...well, television. Although the extras include a Rod Serling bio, a brief synopsis of each of the 5 seasons that the series ran, and a Twilight Zone history, these features are identical on each disc. The true gem of the extra features is the episode synopsis and review. Each disc is unique in this respect, with a plot summary and some background "inside info". Although mostly taken from the book "The Twilight Zone Companion," I found this feature to be the most interesting.

    Each collection has its 'ghits'h and 'gmisses'h, but the series is, overall, a rewarding experience. The only "disappointments" that I found were the collection's lack of a subtitles option (which I really would have appreciated), and the fact that the episodes are not in order (which slightly detracts from observing the actual progression of growth within the series). That makes this more of a 4 1/2 star rating (but you can't do that, can you?). If you have ever enjoyed even one episode of this legendary series, you will not regret buying these collections. And if you've never seen it, give it a try...you'll be hooked.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential to Your TZ DVD Collection!
    The 3rd and 4th installments of Image Entertainment's Twilight Zone DVD "Collections" hit the shelves January 7th, with the 5th and final one due February 25th. In case you are wondering about cost you figure to save by purchasing these over the individually-sold volumes. But for the casual fan who only wants certain episodes, individuals are still the way to go.

    Collection 3 contains 9 more volumes of the original DVD releases (this time Vols. 19-27 are collected) in more compact and efficient (but also cool) cases. These are housed in a keepsake box that makes for easy storage. The stand-outs from Collection 3 include...

    --A Most Unusual Camera: A camera that snaps pictures of the future? Certainly qualifies as unusual...

    --Five Characters In Search of An Exit: Why have five characters (a soldier, a jester and a ballerina, among them) awoken to find themselves in an empty room with no doors or windows??? One of the single coolest episodes in the series!

    --People Are Alike All Over: Roddy McDowall plays an astronaut who, while stranded on an unknown planet, learns just how much this episode's title rings true!

    --Elegy: Indescribably cool!

    This Collection, does however, contain many of the episodes that fans universally consider to be clunkers (namely Black Leather Jackets, He's Alive, Spur of the Moment and The Big Tall Wish), but this doesn't harm the overall quality of the Collection. It is as essential, in my book, as the other four. ... Read more


    7. The Twilight Zone - Collection 1
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    Asin: B0000714AP
    Catlog: DVD
    Sales Rank: 667
    Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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    Description

    Rod Serling's classic TV exploration of the uncanny, the unknown, and the unforgettable takes you beyond the deepest realms of imagination! Filled with twists, turns, and compelling characters, this legendary series has remained continuously on the air since its initial run and remains as fascinating, frightening, and thoroughly entertaining for viewers today. Each set contains nine DVDs; Collection #1 features Volumes 1-9, 35 episodes including such fan favorites as "Time Enough at Last," "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," "The Invaders" and "To Serve Man." So pull up a seat and brace yourself for a fantastic voyage into...The Twilight Zone! ... Read more

    Reviews (25)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A blockbuster collection!
    For all Twilight Zone fans, you've hit the jackpot with this outstanding collection of episodes in the first installment.

    Featuring 35 episodes over 9 discs, it is a true gem of a deal and certainly worth the money. There are Twilight Zone sets that can be purchased that are in chronological order but if you're not that picky, you only have to look this far to be completely satisfied. Each program is digitally remastered and reveals an impressive video quality considering this material is more than 2 decades old. Very few digital artifacts are present and detail is excellent.

    The DVD set has some nice special features offered also which adds to the enjoyment including: Rod Serling Biography, Twilight Zone history, Episode reviews, Cast Information, and Season by Season commentary. There are 4 other collections that complete the entire set and give you every episode ever done (156 total I think). They all have the special features too and are wonderfully done.

    Even if you are not a Twilight Zone fan but are intrigued by science-fiction, fantasy, the unknown, the uncanny, or whatever else, you will probably find yourself immensely pleased with the content offered here. A very highly recommended collection that is exceptionally well done at a nice price. Enjoy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Still not in chronological order -- but does it matter?
    For those of us in the know, all TZ episodes have been available on DVD for quite some time, but in 40-some odd volumes that contained 3 to 4 episodes each and left you broke after about 20 volumes. Now, As I write this, we are a couple months away from being able to own the entire Twilight Zone series in a collection of 5 box sets,... Has Image Entertainment finally given TZ fans something worth emptying their pockets for? You bet.

    Okay, so they still haven't put the series in chronological order. Don't wait -- this will probably never happen. It's an anthology series and there is no continuity here that absolutely demands you have the episodes in order. But what Image has done is put 9 volumes in each box set (Vols. 1-9 are contained in Collection 1) and made the cases a little more compact. These are great cases, by the way, and the box isn't just something to throw away either. The episodes in Collection 1 are among the most memorable: "To Serve Man", "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", "Time Enough At Last", "The Lonely", "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street", "The Invaders", and "It's A Good Life", to name only a few of the 35 episodes.

    Quite simply, these releases (meaning not only Collection 1, but the 4 others) mean that you'll be able to own the series on DVD for [much less money than]it would cost you to buy the volumes individually...

    2-0 out of 5 stars Why TZ Will Not Be Released By Season
    Well, at least in my opinion it won't be, which is a shame. The reason why involves the potential lack of profit in doing so.The reason is not chronological order; with a show like the Twilight Zone, this means nothing. We're not talking about a series that has any type of continuity. Each episode was its own, with no cross references.

    The problem is that the quality of the show went down in its fourth season, and took an even sharper dip during its fifth and final season. Don't get me wrong, there were some gems to be found; "Living Doll", "Death Ship", "Steel", "The Masks", and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" are some that come to mind. But I think most fans of the series will agree with me in that the gold mine lay in the first three seasons.

    So don't hold your breath for a season release. The company that did so would likely lose money on the final two sets.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone - One Of My Favorite Shows
    If you buy one of these TZ Box Sets, you might as well buy the other four. Each set has nine volumes (sans the documentary Rod Serling - Submitted For Your Approval). My favorite episodes deal with Time Travel (No Time Like The Past, Back There, Walking Distance, Static, The Seventh Is Made Up Of Phantoms), Old Age (Kick The Can, Nothing In The Dark, The Trade-Ins, One For The Angels), The Civil War (The Passerby, An Occurrance At Owl Creek Bridge, Still Valley), and Paranoia (The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, The Shelter, 4:00). My other favorites are the four by Jack Klugman (A Passage For Trumpet, A Game Of Pool, In Praise Of Pip, Death Ship) and Burgess Meredith (Time Enough At Last, Mr Dingle Mr Strong, The Obsolete Man, Printer's Devil). If you are new to the show, watch these episodes first. They are the creme de la creme of the show.

    The series is excellent. However, it's deliberate attempts at humor are often misfires (The Whole Truth, The Bewitching Pool, I Dream Of Genie). The episode A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain is the "Spock's Brain" on the series, meaning it's the worst. The ending is bad; what were they thinking??? No wonder it didn't make the syndication package.

    The Sound Quality varies from each DVD. Some have two channel mono while others have HIFI mono. Closed Captioned doesn't work for any of the DVD's. There's usually only 3 or 4 episodes per DVD, unlike other Box Sets that fit 8 per DVD, thus lowering the price. This is a minor beef, because the show is worth the money.

    You will also notice that 3 episodes (Where Is Everybody, The Encounter, The Eye Of The Beholder) appear twice if you buy all five. Again, a minor beef since The Encounter is the only one of the three to be exactly the same on both separate DVD's.

    These Box Sets are now a bargain compared to when each volume is sold separately. I never tire of watching the episodes and reading the notes. I also recommend Rod Serling's Submitted For Your Approval. It gives insight to Rod Serling and his creation as told by friends, relatives and co-workers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's a Good Life
    One day on the Sci-Fi channel I became intrigued with The Twilight Zone. And I was thrilled to discover the box set DVD series on Amazon. And after some time I was able to buy the first set. I didn't realize till later on that the episodes where out of order, but you know what? I didn't care. I love all the episodes displayed in the set. Do I think it's odd? Yes, but so is the series and highly under rated at this day and time. Rod Serling is certainly a genius and it's a wonder to all the things that were imagined and created during The Twilight Zone series. Which also was jam packed with a lot of classic celebrities such as: Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Redford, Burgess Maredith (who was a constant guest star through out the series), William Shatner (before Star Trek I believe), Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Buddy Ebsen and tons more. This series is thought provoking, but makes it entertaining not only for a science fiction fan, but for the regular viewing audience. Some of the episodes aren't very clear on the DVD, but I believe that's the type of film they had back at the time. But it does come with trivia games, and a chronological (again out of order) history of The Twilight Zone. Some of my favorite episodes include: Night of the Meek, The Invaders, Time Enough at Last, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Walking Distance, Two, A Passage for Trumpet, Long Distance Call, I Sing the Body Electric, The Passerby, The Hitch-Hiker, Third from the Sun, To Serve Man (which I think is one of the creepiest episode in the series), and of course the classic It's a Good Life from what everyone loves to remember including on a Simpson's Halloween Episode - I believe. I admire Rod Serling very much for his creative writing and thought provoking episodes - he was before his time. Even though it's out of order and the DVD menu's are a little annoying to navigate through don't let that stop you. All classic episodes for the fans of each generation. ... Read more


    8. The Twilight Zone - Collection 2
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone - One Of My Favorite Shows
    If you buy one of these TZ Box Sets, you might as well buy the other four. Each set has nine volumes (sans the documentary Rod Serling - Submitted For Your Approval). My favorite episodes deal with Time Travel (No Time Like The Past, Back There, Walking Distance, Static, The Seventh Is Made Up Of Phantoms), Old Age (Kick The Can, Nothing In The Dark, The Trade-Ins, One For The Angels), The Civil War (The Passerby, An Occurrance At Owl Creek Bridge, Still Valley), and Paranoia (The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, The Shelter, 4:00). My other favorites are the four by Jack Klugman (A Passage For Trumpet, A Game Of Pool, In Praise Of Pip, Death Ship) and Burgess Meredith (Time Enough At Last, Mr Dingle Mr Strong, The Obsolete Man, Printer's Devil). If you are new to the show, watch these episodes first. They are the creme de la creme of the show.

    The series is excellent. However, it's deliberate attempts at humor are often misfires (The Whole Truth, The Bewitching Pool, I Dream Of Genie). The episode A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain is the "Spock's Brain" on the series, meaning it's the worst. The ending is bad; what were they thinking??? No wonder it didn't make the syndication package.

    The Sound Quality varies from each DVD. Some have two channel mono while others have HIFI mono. Closed Captioned doesn't work for any of the DVD's. There's usually only 3 or 4 episodes per DVD, unlike other Box Sets that fit 8 per DVD, thus lowering the price. This is a minor beef, because the show is worth the money.

    You will also notice that 3 episodes (Where Is Everybody, The Encounter, The Eye Of The Beholder) appear twice if you buy all five. Again, a minor beef since The Encounter is the only one of the three to be exactly the same on both separate DVD's.

    These Box Sets are now a bargain compared to when each volume is sold separately. I never tire of watching the episodes and reading the notes. I also recommend Rod Serling's Submitted For Your Approval. It gives insight to Rod Serling and his creation as told by friends, relatives and co-workers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Continuing the Excellence
    My favorite TV show of all time is "The Twilight Zone". There are a number of reasons for that but mostly it is because those 1/2 hour shows packed more drama, excitement, and morality lessons than anything I've seen before and since. The star of the show was Rod Serling whose staccato-like voice opened to set the stage and wrapped up at the end with a statement of irony, intrigue, warning, or hope. Watch the credits at the end of any episode that really impressed you and the odds are that it was written by Rod Serling.

    The First Collection in this series left you wondering if it had gotten all the "big" episodes but "Collection 2" shows that there's still plenty more out there. This collection has a couple of the later, hour-long shows that the first collection didn't have. The first one, "In His Image", was one of the old episodes that stuck with me for years and I was surprized to find that it was an hour-long show. It seemed then and now to move along at the same pace as the half-hour episodes. The second, "Death Ship", however, gives a hint that the extra half hour tended to drag down the pace too much. The rest of the episodes includes some of the great ones of the series. There are the humorous ones such as "Once Upon a Time " (with Buster Keaton), "One for the Angels" and "Escape Clause". There are the ones with happy endings such as "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim", "In Praise of Pip", and "Still Valley". There are the true morality plays such as "The Fever", "A Quality of Mercy", "The Man in the Bottle" and "I Shot an Arrow into the Air". Finally, there are the down-right chilling episodes such as "The Dummy", "Living Doll", and "The After Hours".

    I watched these episodes with my son, now 12, who seemed to enjoy them just as much as I did. We'd only watch them at night with the lights turned out. Sometimes we'd just look at each other afterwards and say "Wow!". When there was the occassional episode that I thought might not interest him, he still talked with me about it afterwards. They seemed to work just as well for him as for me and that may be the ultimate testimony to "The Twilight Zone". With all the glitz and sparkle that TV has today, impressing a kid with a half-hour black and white show with (for him) no recognizable stars seemed too tall a task. However, true greatest meets and exceeds the test of time. Time now for "Collection 3".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Overall excellent, often visionary
    There is as much strength in this group of episodes as in those packaged into "collection #1." (Please see my review of that.)

    If you are a TZ fan, this merits your attention. If you are exploring TZ, try a small, inexpensive sampler, then step up to this when you are ready. Seriously consider this, also, for those on your gift list who have everything and/or are difficult to buy for.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best show now on DVD
    This is hands-down my favorite television series, and now it's on DVD in superlative form. You can't go wrong with any of the five collections.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Now Entering...The Nostalgia Zone
    Having had a partial collection on video for many years now, I anxiously awaited the release on DVD. Finally! The complete series (156 episodes) has finally received the treatment it truly deserves. This series has held up well for 40+ years, and I have no doubt it will make it for at least another half century. Television writing was at its peak with this show, and the evolution of television filming (and videotaping) techniques is obvious over the course of this series. And the trademark twists at the end of each episode still take me by surprise!

    Technically, the digital remastering to DVD has brought new life to Rod Serling's brainchild. The video presentation is crisp and well defined, bringing out the subtle details so well, that you will find yourself completely absorbed in the nuances of Serling's vision, and the outstanding production values for this early 60's series (just keep in mind that this is pre-Computer Generation era). The audio was clear, and blissfully noise free, but a bit low on the volume when compared to the title and menu audio tracks (both on the geyeballh version of the earlier disks, and the intro sequences on the later disks). The shows are presented in their original format, so no widescreen version is necessary. And television always translates well to...well, television. Although the extras include a Rod Serling bio, a brief synopsis of each of the 5 seasons that the series ran, and a Twilight Zone history, these features are identical on each disc. The true gem of the extra features is the episode synopsis and review. Each disc is unique in this respect, with a plot summary and some background "inside info". Although mostly taken from the book "The Twilight Zone Companion," I found this feature to be the most interesting.

    Each collection has its ghitsh and gmissesh, but the series is, overall, a rewarding experience. The only "disappointments" that I found were the collection's lack of a subtitles option (which I really would have appreciated), and the fact that the episodes are not in order (which slightly detracts from observing the actual progression of growth within the series). That makes this more of a 4 1/2 star rating (but you can't do that, can you?). If you have ever enjoyed even one episode of this legendary series, you will not regret buying these collections. And if you've never seen it, give it a try...you'll be hooked. ... Read more


    9. Twilight Zone:Seasons 2&3
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Completing your New Twilight Zone Collection
    This collection completes the NEW TWILIGHT ZONE run during the '80s (Season 2 & 3 had 51 episodes).

    Some of the outstanding episodes were "AQUA VITA" (about a "fountain of youth" w/ side effects), "SHELTER SKELTER" (w/ Joe Mantegna & Joan Allen, an abusive man and his neighbor is trapped in his bomb shelter), "THE HELLGRAMMITE METHOD" (an alcoholic has an alcohol tapeworm in his body which threatens to kill him unless he starves it), "THE COLD EQUATIONS" (an astronaut must decide between ejecting an innocent stowaway into space or risk the lives of the colony which needs an emergency vaccine), among some other gems.

    The picture quality may not be HDTV but it's still crisper and more clear than when it was broadcast back in the '80s (and definitely better than even SuperVHS quality.)

    SEASON 2 & 3 Episode List:
    * The Once And Future King
    * A Saucer Of Loneliness
    * What Are Friends For?
    * The Storyteller
    * Nightsong
    * Aqua Vita
    * The After Hours
    * Lost and Found
    * The World Next Door
    * The Toys Of Caliban
    * The Convict's Piano
    * The Road Less Travelled
    * The Card
    * The Junction
    * Joy Ride
    * Shelter Skelter
    * Private Channel
    * Time And Teresa Golowitz
    * Voices In The Earth
    * Song Of The Younger World
    * The Girl I Married
    * The Curious Case Of Edgar Witherspoon
    * Extra Innings
    * The Crossing
    * The Hunters
    * Dream Me A Life
    * Memories
    * The Hellgrammite Method
    * Our Selena Is Dying
    * The Call
    * The Trance
    * Acts Of Terror
    * 20/20 Vision
    * There Was An Old Woman
    * The Trunk
    * Appointment On Route 17
    * The Cold Equations
    * Stranger In Possum Meadow
    * Street Of Shadows
    * Something In The Walls
    * A Game Of Pool
    * The Wall
    * Room 2426
    * The Mind Of Simon Foster
    * Cat And Mouse
    * Rendezvous In A Dark Place
    * Many, Many Monkeys
    * Love Is Blind
    * Crazy As A Soup Sandwich
    * Special Service
    * Father And Son Game

    5-0 out of 5 stars Underappreciated seasons...
    The Twilight Zone aired on CBS from 1985 to 1986 as a normal Friday primetime series.Though ratings were decent enough to warrant a fullscale renewal, in the fall of 1986 it was obvious things had changed:advertising plummeted, the show moved to Saturdays at 10(a death knell), and episodes aired infrequently.Still, the second season has some great episodes:"The Storyteller" is haunting and worthy of the original series, "Aqua Vita" was deadly appropriate for the image-conscious mid-80s and still packs a punch, "Nightsong" is an eerie, captivating character study dominated by the always wonderful, understated Lisa Eilbacher.Season 3 was actually a syndicated response to the need to make more episodes in order to sell the show into syndication.Here the quality falls, to be sure, but again, some episodes stand out..."Cat and Mouse" has one of the finest endings of any Twilight Zone.All in all, this is a worthy collection to consider buying.Image Entertainment is to be praised for putting these episodes out:we might have expected never to see them on DVD.The first season was met with a lot of whining about "picture quality"(as if these episodes were digitally perfect in 1985), but these three seasons are worth owning as a worthy part of the Twilight Zone library.Would that we could say the same about the disgraceful 2002 series. ... Read more


    10. The Twilight Zone - The Complete Series
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    The younger you are, the more you'll enjoy UPN's short-lived revival of The Twilight Zone. Front-loaded with young actors (or marginal celebrities, like Jessica Simpson) and a bone-jarring theme by Korn's Jonathan Davis, the show panders to a teen demographic, which original-series creator Rod Serling would never have tolerated. It's a pale copy of Serling's original, and even the 1985 TZ revival was marginally better, but there are some memorable exceptions in this 43-episode, six-disc set. Not surprisingly, the best episodes are straight remakes of (or sequels to) classic Serling originals, including "The Monsters on Maple Street," "It's Still a Good Life" (with former child actor Bill Mumy reprising his creepiest role, and featuring a series-best performance by Cloris Leachman), and "Eye of the Beholder." Of the originals to this series, highlights include the pilot episode with Jeremy Piven; Jason Alexander in "One Night at Mercy," Amber Tamblyn in "Evergreen"; Lukas Haas in "Harsh Mistress"; Lou Diamond Phillips in "The Pool Guy"; ER's Eriq La Salle as writer, director, and star of "Memphis"; and a few others that capture the eerie quality of "another dimension of sight, sound, and mind."

    Woefully miscast as the series' host, Forest Whitaker delivers facile introductions devoid of Serling's literary finesse. More often than not, the writing relies on forgettable characters and thinly-disguised variations on original-series themes; at its worst, the series demonstrates a staggering lack of originality, and the youthful casting frequently results in one-dimensional performances, with a few notable exceptions. It's hit-or-miss at best, but shooting locations in Vancouver, British Columbia, lend the series a visually stimulating variety of settings and atmosphere; production values are consistently high (as they were in the Canadian seasons of X-Files), and Rick Maguire deserves praise for his cinematography on virtually every episode. If you can forget Serling altogether (a difficult challenge for his devoted fans), you'll be able to overlook the flaws and enjoy some occasionally clever trips into The Twilight Zone as it was meant to be. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars The 2002 Series
    The 3rd Twilight Zone series only lasted for one season, this box set will include all of its episodes. This show aired for 22 weeks, with 2 episodes for every one-hour show, so there will be 44 episodes in this set.

    This set will be presented in widescreen, and will have 5.1 Surrond Sound , DTS Surround, and Stereo Surround Sound.

    Like the original show, this Twilight Zone series has a lot of big name guest stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Alexander, Jessica Simpson, Jaime Presley, Jason Bateman, Usher, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cloris Leachman, Method Man, Molly Sims, Amber Tamblyn (of TV's Joan of Arcadia), Vivica A. Fox, Portia de Rossi, Dean Winters (of TV's Oz), Dylan Walsh, Patrick Warburton, Eriq La Salle, and comedian Paul Rodriquez.

    This set also includes remakes of two classic Twilight Zone episodes -- "The Eye of the Beholder" (a plastic surgery story) and "The Monsters on Maple Street" (a lynch mob tale about aliens possibly in their area).

    Also, in this set is a sequel to an old Twilight Zone episode called "It's Still a Good Life" (the original was about a kid with the power to make a person disappear, if you think negitive thoughts. The kid would say that he'd send you to "the cornfield") The sequel on this box set includes two of the actors from the original episode: Billy Mumy (who played the kid) and Cloris Leachman.

    So let Forest Whitaker take you into a world of imagination. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A wonderous world where the boundaries are only that of your imagination. The Twilight Zone.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This is the 2002 version of The Twilight Zone
    Be warned. This is the 2002 version of The Twilight Zone and is the third and least effective version of the show.
    It is hosted by actor Forrest Whittaker,who for some unexplained reason walks around in a trenchcoat while introducing episodes. The clueless producers thought that this would be an effective way of introducing the episodes,it wasn't.
    There is one particularly offensive episode on racism where a white man is portrayed as a racist because,while in the middle of the city in the darkness of night,he wouldn't let a black stranger into his car after the stranger banged on his window and yelled "let me in".
    How many people would let any stranger into their car in the middle of the city at night,especially when the stranger is banging on the window and yelling at them?
    That just shows how badly written and produced this series was. The complete unfairness of this premise somehow escaped the producers.
    There are also many other episodes that meander on with weak stories and lame resolutions. So disorganised was the production of this show that they had to copy no less that three stories from the original Rod Serling version in just this one season.

    The three versions of The Twilight Zone comprise-
    1st version-The original hosted by writer Rod Serling that premiered in 1959 and ran for five seasons.
    2nd version-The eccellent and under-rated 1985-86 version which had a third season padded on after it's cancellation to get enough episodes for syndication
    3rd version-This DVD set,which is the disappointing 2002 version that was cancelled after only one season.

    I personally am going to wait for the other version as it is much better than this 2002 Twilight Zone,which has some very poorly written episodes.
    All in all,this is a very disappointing version of the series and is very badly produced. ... Read more


    11. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 2
    Director: Ida Lupino, Alvin Ganzer, Richard Donner, Allen Reisner, John Rich, William F. Claxton, Ralph Nelson, Bernard Girard, David Greene, Don Medford, Jus Addiss, Walter Grauman, Ron Winston, Anton Leader, Paul Stewart, William Asher, Robert Stevens, Allen H. Miner, Perry Lafferty, Jacques Tourneur
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    Episodes: "Time Enough at Last" (Ep. 8, November 20, 1959) - A bookworm (Burgess Meredith) yearns for more time to read--then a nuclear holocaust leaves him alone in the world with lots of time, plenty to read, and one ironic twist! "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" (Ep. 22, March 4, 1960) - Inexplicable events cause the residents of quiet Maple Street to erupt into rioting. The residents suspect an alien invasion has occurred. If so, where are the alien monsters? "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (Ep. 123, October 11, 1963) - A salesman (William Shatner) recovering from a nervous breakdown spots a gremlin on the wing of his plane. When he attempts to alert the others, his nightmare truly begins! "The Odyssey of Flight 33" (Ep. 54, February 24, 1961) - Flight 33 picks up a peculiar tailwind and is blown off course. After apparently correcting the problem, the flight arrives at its destination--a billion years ahead of schedule! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is definitely the BEST volume in the DVD collection
    No matter how many DVDs they put out with episodes of "The Twilight Zone," they cannot put out one with better episodes that Volume 2. "Time Enougth at Last" is THE quintessential Zone episode, adapted by Rod Serling from Lynn Venable's short story. Burgess Meredith, in what was surely his most recognizable role, plays Henry Bemis, a mild-mannered, myopic bank teller who only wants to read, but can never get away from this shrewish wife and demanding boss. But then Henry has the fortune of being in the bank vault reading a book when the world is destroyed by a nuclear war. Directed by John Brahm, no "Twilight Zone" episode ever backed a more unforgettable ending. "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" finds neighbors turning on each other as unexplained events fuel their fear that human-looking aliens have infiltrated Maple Street (filed on MGM's "Andy Hardy" street). Claude Atkins and Jack Weston head a strong cast in this classic written by Rod Serling and directed by Ron Winston. "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" stars William Shatner as poor Bob Wilson, who has left a sanatorium only to take a plane flight where a gremlin keeps trying to sabotage the engine. Written by Richard Matheson, who wrote the original short story, "Nightmare" was directed by Richard Donner, who went on to be a film director of some note. "The Odyssey of Flight 33" is the only sub-classic episode on this disc. The story by Serling, directed by Justus Addiss, is of a plane that picks up a freak tail wind that sends it back in time. John Anderson as Captain Farver leads the excellent cast that makes this rather far-fetched idea utterly believable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars There's a man on the wing!
    This is a superb compilation of some of the best Twilight Zone episodes ever made.

    This DVD includes the following episodes: "Time Enough at Last", "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street", "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", and "The Odyssey of Flight 33".

    "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is my favorite episode. William Shatner is a passenger on an airplane who sees an alien on the plane's wing every time he looks out the window. However, he's the only one who sees the alien - every time he yells to the stewardess or other people, the alien disappears. Everytime he sees the alien, he yells "there's a man on the wing! " It is such a great episode - it made William Shatner the star he is today!

    Also, be sure to look for Burgess Meredith in "Time Enough At Last" before he was known as "Mickey" from the Rocky movies.

    My only complaint is that there are not more episodes on this disk. I don't understand why CBS didn't release the episodes on a season-by-season basis.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Twilight Zone DVDs
    This second volume of Collection One might be the best of the entire Collection. "Time Enough at Last" and "Oddyssey of Flight 33" features two excellent stories with amazing and unforgettable endings. Another classic is "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," featuring William Shatner, who plays a man recovering from a nervous break down. His flight with his wife proves to be horrific. "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" is a classic exploration into social psychology and mob mentality when a gang of residents on a quiet street are convinced that an alien invasion has occurred.

    This second volume is well written with wonderful acting by Burgess Meredith and William Shatner. Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars another great DVD
    Vol 2 had even better episodes that Vol 1.

    Time Enough At Last- Loved it! One of my favorite episodes actually. I felt very sorry for the guy. (*****)

    Monsters are Due on Maple Street- Another great episode. Very surprising on who the monsters were. (****)

    Terror at 20,000 feet- Uh, didn't care too much for this one. I got a little bored watching it actually. A lot of people seem to like this one though. (**)

    The Odessy of Flight 33- another great and entertaining one. (***)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Your Next Stop is¿
    Besides the TV Plays that you will buy this for, there are some DVD goodies (extras.):
    Special "Inside the Twilight Zone" Section Written by Marc Scott Zicree
    Biographical info on Rod Sterling
    History of the Twilight Zone
    Cast information
    A season-by Season commentary
    They claim to be digitally re-mastered yet there are still a few glitches and snow.
    Episode 8 "Time Enough at Last" November 20, 1960

    Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith) has a healthy interest in reading; he is surrounded by people that underestimate its worth. He is conspired against by the bank president and even his wife. He works in a bank and spends his afternoons in the vault catching up on his reading. I will say no more as you and Mr. Bemis are about to enter the Twilight Zone.

    Burgess Meredith will be found in several of the Twilight Zone episodes and again as the narrator of the 1983 Twilight Zone movie.

    Episode 22 "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" March 4, 1960

    The typical neighbors, like Claude Atkins and Jack Weston, are out doing neighbor things like mowing their lawn. They stop to hear a weird sound and see a strange light. It is assumed to be a weird meteor. All of a sudden the power goes out and nothing works no phones, no cars, nothing. This is the last moment before the real monsters came out.

    Episode 123 "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" October 11, 1963

    Mr. Wilson (William Shatner) is a salesman that is recovering from a nervous breakdown he had in an airplane. He is on his way down in a propeller commuter plane. You know something is amiss with him as he realizes he is next to the emergency window, over the wing. Of course his psychiatrist, Dr. Martin, would not let him fly home unless he was well. In the middle of an electrical storm, he looks out the window and I will say no more as you are about to enter the darkest part of the Twilight Zone.

    This episode will be included in the 1983 movie with John Lithgow playing Mr. Wilson.

    Episode 54 "The Odyssey of Flight 33" February 24, 1961

    An international Jet flight, Global 33, is heading for Idawiled airport. On the way they get a sensation of great speed and go through some unknown barrier. Captain Farver (John Anderson) looses all external electronic guidance. He goes down for a closer look. I will not say anything more as you have now entered the Twilight Zone.

    I wonder if we have a current remake, would Global 33 lose global positioning. ... Read more


    12. The Twilight Zone - Season 2 (The Definitive Edition)
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    The middle ground between light and shadow just became a whole lotsharper and detailed with this stellar five-disc set, which compilesthe entire second season of Rod Serling's classic television series,The Twilight Zone, and gilds the whole package by including atreasure trove of supplemental material. TZ's second season(1960-61) is a stand-out in the series' history thanks to its sheernumber of memorable stories; among the episodes that have achieved popculture landmark status are the chilling "Eye of the Beholder" (adisfigured woman undergoes surgery to appear more "normal") and "TheSilence" (Franchot Tone wagers that Liam Sullivan cannot silent for ayear); "The Invaders" (Agnes Moorhead is pitted against tiny spacetravelers), "Long Distance Call" (Lost in Space's Billy Mumyconverses with a deceased relative on his toy phone), and the morelight-hearted "Night of the Meek," in which department store SantaClaus Art Carney gets a chance to fulfill the real St. Nick's duties.As always, the combination of sharp, intelligent scripting (mostly bySerling, but with notable contributions by Charles Beaumont, RichardMatheson, and George Clayton Johnson) and superb casting (guest starsinclude Cliff Robertson, Dennis Weaver, Burgess Meredith, WilliamShatner, John Carradine, and Don Rickles) produces television thatremains as thought-provoking and entertaining today as it was over40 years ago.

    Though The Twilight Zone has received numerous home videoreleases over the years, the aptly titled Definitive Edition isarguably the finest presentation of this series to date. Each of theepisodes have been digitally remastered from original camera negatives(even the episodes filmed on videotape look good) and magneticsoundtracks; Serling's previews for upcoming episodes and advertising"billboards" (sponsor spots) have also been included, as havecommentaries by Rickles, Weaver, Robertson, Shelly Berman, and otherperformers. Clips of Serling on The Jack Benny Show and inconversation with Mike Wallace, audio interviews with cast and crewmembers by Twilight Zone Companion author Marc Scott Zicree,radio adaptations of classic episodes, and even the script for"Twenty-Two," complete with Serling's notes, round out the set, whichbelongs in the collection of anyone who's ever been enthralled by thislandmark series. Now, if only the same treatment could be afforded toSerling's other anthology program, Night Gallery--PaulGaita ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally the one to buy
    This set lives up to its billing.The Definitive Edition, seasons one and two (with the rest come shortly), finally delivers the quality this series deserves.The video reproduction is stunning and the extras fill out a perfect package.I've seen some reviews suggesting that this edition will quickly be replaced by yet another improved edition.Don't believe it.With this set, the old reels and their caretakers have put up about all they can deliver--outstanding video, reproduction in original broadcast order, a detailed book-length episode guide and commentary with the season 1 package, and, finally, Rod Serling introducing "next week's" show.Until DVD's are replaced as a delivery vehicle, this edition will be as good as it gets.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone - Season 2 - Another Great One
    The Complete Second Season of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone is now on DVD. This second season contains all 29 episodes on 5 disks. It is full frame and is about 900 minutes.

    I don't have a favorite season; there are great episodes from each. I am really enjoying entire seasons being released at once.


    1) King Nine Will Not Return - A World War II captain wakes up in the desert, next to his crashed plane.

    2) Man in the Bottle - A shop owner finds an old bottle which contains a genie which grants him 4 wishes.

    3) Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room - A smalltime hood is ordered to commit a murder and when he looks into a mirror he sees himself with courage.

    4) A Thing About Machines - A writer believes the machines in his home are against him.

    5) The Howling Man - A man finds refuge in a monastery during a storm and finds an unusual prisoner.

    6) The Eye of the Beholder - A woman goes through treatments to make herself normal so she can fit into society.

    7) Nick of Time - A newlywed becomes obsessed by a fortune-telling machine when they are stranded with car trouble.

    8) The Lateness of the Hour - A scientist creates robot servants and his daughter feels a little unusual.

    9) The Trouble with Templeton - Templeton is an aging actor who longs for the old days when his wife was alive.

    10) A Most Unusual Camera - A couple have stolen a camera that takes pictures of events just a few minutes into the future.

    11) Night of the Meek - A drunkard Santa Claus discovers a bottomless sack of toys.

    12) Dust - A peddler tries to sell a condemned man's father a bag of "magic dust".

    13) Back There - A man goes back in time and realizes, he can't change the future by changing the past.

    14) The Whole Truth - A "Model A" automobile compels its owner to tell only the truth.

    15) The Invaders - An old woman in an old farmhouse encounters tiny aliens in her attic.

    16) A Penny for Your Thoughts - A bank employee flips a coin and when it stands on its end, he is given the ability to read minds.

    17) Twenty-Two - Miss Powell has a recurring nightmare ("room for one more") about room 22.

    18) The Odyssey of Flight 33 - A commercial aircraft and its passengers travel back to prehistoric times.

    19) Mr. Dingle, the Strong - Martians give Luther Dingle the strength of 300 men.

    20) Static - Ed Lindsay hates television, so he gets his old radio out of the basement and it can receive programs from the past.

    21) The Prime Mover - A man has the ability to control objects with his mind.

    22) Long Distance Call - A boy finds he can communicate with his dead grandmother through his toy phone.

    23) A Hundred Yards over the Rim - A man in the year 1847 moving west sets out to find medicine for his dying son and winds up in the future.

    24) The Rip Van Winkle Caper - Three thieves put themselves into suspended animation for 100 years after stealing a million dollars worth of gold bars.

    25) The Silence - A man is offered half a million dollars to remain silent for one year. The bet is taken and won but with a twist at the end.

    26) Shadow Play - A man is trapped in a recurring nightmare where he tries to persuade those who are sentencing him to death that this is not reality.

    27) The Mind and the Matter - After reading a book on the "power of thought" a man is able create the world exactly as he wants it.

    28) Will the Real Martian lease Stand Up? - State Troopers follow the tracks from a frozen pond to a diner where they find a bus driver and his seven passengers but there were only six on the bus.

    29) The Obsolete Man - In a state where religion and books are ban, a librarian is judged obsolete and sentenced to death.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Re-enter the Zone!
    If you hopped on board for season 1's definition edition, you probably don't need much convincing to pick this one up either. It's a great deal cheaper than season 1 (though there are less episodes in this season) but packs a lot of punch considering the high benchmark set for the show's debut season. There are a great number of gems with very few clunkers sprinkled in.

    Among the episodes collected here are two of the series' most poignant social commentaries in "The Obsolete Man" (with Burgess Meredith) and "Eye of the Beholder" (probably the most infamous episode in all of TZ lore). To make things more varied, the second season also brought us some lighter fare like "Mr. Dingle the Strong" and "A Penny for Your Thoughts". We also get the TZ debut of Shatner in "Nick of Time" and its companion piece "The Silence", both notable episodes for containing no real supernatural elements yet keeping very much in the spirit of the Twilight Zone. And some of the best-loved episodes of all, the flawless "One Hundred Yards Over the Rim" (featuring audio commentary with star Cliff Robertson, Oscar winner for "Charly" and 'Uncle Ben' in "Spiderman"); "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" (a brilliant ensemble piece driven by atmosphere); and "Shadow Play" (one of the most overlooked episodes in the series).

    Season two also brought about budget restraints, which lowered the total number of episodes and caused several to be shot on videotape. Few other shows could have gotten away with this approach, and the videotaped episodes include a heartwarming Christmas-themed "Night of the Meek" that sees Art Carney becoming Santa Claus and "Twenty-Two", which suffers through probably the worst special effect in the history of television. If you haven't seen it; I dare not spoil it for you.

    Boasting remastered hi-def film transfers from original camera negatives and magnetic soundtracks as well as continuing the tradition of restoring the "Next Week" teasers from Serling as they belong in the broadcasts (even those that ended up with Serling holding a pack of Oasis Cigarettes and puffing away -- priceless!), season 2 is yet another excursion into the Twilight Zone that will offer something that even diehards will not have seen or heard yet.

    Commentaries include:

    * Billy Mumy & William Idelson on "The Long Distance Call" (Videotaped episode. Mumy's other TZ credit is as the legendary Anthony Fremont in "It's a Good Life", which he has recorded an additional commentary for to look forward to in season 3's set. Idelson had acted in a season 1 episode but actually wrote this episode himself, though Charles Beaumont is credited with co-writing it -- Idelson goes into a bit of detail in regards to this. Meanwhile, Mumy shares stories about his mother's hesitance to let him star in such a morbid episode and informs us that he went to high school with 'TZ Companion' author Marc Scott Zicree himself!)
    * Cliff Robertson on "One Hundred Yards Over the Rim" (Understated time travel episode -- Oscar Winner Robertson's performance is incredibly real here. His commentary is less than animated than the one mentioned above, but still enjoyable as he talks about the 9-page report on the character that he had written himself before shooting began, the "controversy" over the tophat he wore, and even lets us know he's writing the script for "Charly 2"!)
    * Dennis Weaver on "Shadow Play"
    * Shelley Berman on "The Mind and the Matter" (Truly a ridiculous episode and, in true TZ fashion, becomes enjoyable for exactly that reason.)
    * Donna Douglas on "The Eye of the Beholder" (Not the voice -- except for some dialogue at the end that didn't require her to be overdubbed -- but the infamous face in this episode -- and later Ellie Mae of "The Beverly Hillbillies" notoriety.)
    * Don Rickles on "Mr. Dingle the Strong" (great to see the "Merchant of Venom" contributing an audio commentary)

    Also included are original production slates for the 6 videotaped episodes. These are small videotaped clips of the guy with the production slate in hand, calling out the show name, production number, take and then "Action!" Might seem like a minor inclusion, but really helps lend credibility to a set that calls itself "definitive". Really, it's the little things that can make a huge difference. We get all of this content, plus the Mike Wallace Interview with Rod Serling (a marvelous piece originally available on one of the "Treasures..." discs), Serling appearances on "Tell it to Groucho" and "The Jack Benny Show", another wave of TZ radio dramas & isolated original scores, plus a DVD-ROM script of "Twenty-Two" with Serling's notes and a lot more audio interviews contributed by "TZ Companion" author Marc Scott Zicree all add up to make this the second installment of "Must-Buy TV". Your wallet compels you!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone fans rejoice!!
    How much are we lovin' these releases of The Twilight Zone in these definitive collection dvd packs?

    Season 2: all the eps including classics like
    "The Odyssey of Flight 33", "The Howling Man", and "The Trouble with Templeton".

    But the treat here again are the features and if what I've read is true, then picking this up for $69:99 is a very good buy.
    Radio Twilight Zone eps, appearances made by Rod Serling on a number of tv shows including "The Jack Benny Show", original promos for the next weeks' episode, and commentaries by Dennis Weaver (how good is "Shadowplay"?), Don Rickles, Fritz Weaver and others, whose names have escaped me at the moment.

    Ok, maybe season 2 wasn't quite as good as 1 but with the features, the lower price and the mere existence of these on dvd, well you can't complain.

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    13. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 1
    Director: Ida Lupino, Alvin Ganzer, Richard Donner, Allen Reisner, John Rich, William F. Claxton, Ralph Nelson, Bernard Girard, David Greene, Don Medford, Jus Addiss, Walter Grauman, Ron Winston, Anton Leader, Paul Stewart, William Asher, Robert Stevens, Allen H. Miner, Perry Lafferty, Jacques Tourneur
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    Episodes: "Night of the Meek" (Ep. 47, December 23, 1960) - Christmas in the Twilight Zone. Art Carney is a forlorn department store Santa who takes to drinking--only to find himself experiencing the nicest Christmas ever! "The Invaders" (Ep. 51, January 27, 1961) - A flying saucer lands in the attic of an isolated house inhabited by an impoverished woman--who soon becomes panic-stricken as tiny spacemen begin to stalk her! "Nothing in the Dark" (Ep. 81, January 5, 1962) - An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman (Robert Redford) in her door for fear he is Mr. Death. Is he? ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb performances from great actors in "The Twilight Zone"
    Volume 1 of "The Twilight Zone" presents a trio of classic episodes where the performances by the actors are as memorable as the stories with their infamous Twilight Zone twists. "The Invaders" is a tour de force performance by Agnes Moorhead in an episode written by Richard Matheson. Moorhead plays a woman living alone in a farmhouse who finds that a miniature flying saucer has landed on her roof. The woman has to fight against the strange tiny invaders with their advanced technology. But then remember, this is the Twilight Zone. "Night of the Meek," written by Rod Serling, finds poor Henry Corwin (Art Carney), a department store Santa who shows up drunk on Christmas Eve and is fired. Wandering the streets, he discovers a magic bag that can dispense any gift he asks for. Definitely a seasonal message from Serling and directed by Jack Smight, with John Fielder and Burt Mustin in the cast. "Nothing in the Dark," written by George Clayton Johnson, offers Gladys Cooper as Wanda Dunn as an old woman who has barricaded herself in her basement apartment for years, fearing that Mr. Death with kill her with a touch. Wanda knows that Death can take many disguises. But despite her fears, when Harold Beldon, a young policeman is shot outside her door, she drags him inside. Of course, the fact Beldon is played by Robert Redford might have something to do with her letting her guard down. This DVD includes "Inside The Twilight Zone", with information on Rod Serling, a history of the series, reviews of each episode, cast information and a season-by-season commentary. Not a bad first disc, but there is much better to come. However, you will not find a better trio of performances than you find here with Moorhead, Carney and Cooper.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Santa, Twist Endings and more are Just the Beginning
    Indelible episodes, NOTHING IN THE DARK and THE INVADERS have to be two of the most viewed stories from "The Twilight Zone." Gladys Cooper and Robert Redford give very credible performances in this story of 'Mister Death' knocking at the door penned by George Clayton Johnson. THE INVADERS is a classic episode in the true sense of "The Twilight Zone." Richard Matheson wrote a memorable story and Agnes Moorehead gave one of the greatest visual acting jobs of all time. Alfred Hitchcock would probably call this episode an example of 'pure cinema.' NIGHT OF THE MEEK is a great Christmas holiday episode. Art Carney plays a drunken department store Santa who comes across a magical Santa's sack that generates gifts for those that are needy. Filmed directly to videotape and written with great warmth by Rod Serling this is one of the best and loved episodes. This is a good cross-section of shows from this series.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome series!
    Wow, I just watched these episodes and I was impressed. Very entertaining. I'll do a review for each episode.

    Night of the Meek- This is a great Christmas episode, even though it was october when I saw it. (***)

    The Invaders- When I first saw this, it really creeped me out. I was even screaming! There was a wonderful twist at the end. (***)

    Nothing in the Dark- This is another one that gave me the creeps. Death comes walking up to your door. Probably the best one on the disk. (****)

    4-0 out of 5 stars The first and best of Science Fiction Television
    First collection of shows from the 1959 to 1964 TV anthology by Rod Serling, which showcases both great acting and outstanding writing done by both Serling and frequent writer contributors like Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont. Show put acting and writing ahead of any fancy special effect shots or cheap creature make-up work done (which is so commen on certain shows and films shown on a cable network today that shall remain nameless). Great first edition for anyone who likes the best of what television can offer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Enter the 5th dimension....
    Besides the TV Plays that you will buy this for, there are some DVD goodies (extras.):
    Special "Inside the Twilight Zone" Section Written by Marc Scott Zicree
    Biographical info on Rod Sterling
    History of the Twilight Zone
    Cast information
    A season-by Season commentary

    They claim to be digitally re-mastered yet there are still a few glitches and snow.

    Episode 47 "Night of the Meek" December 23, 1961

    As with short TV plays there is not real time for a buildup. Art Carney is an out of work person that plays Santa Claus. Because of his disappointment in life he indulges in libations. This leads to his dismissal as a store Santa. I will say not more as you are about to enter the twilight Zone.
    Things had to move fast as there was only a half hour to complete the story.

    Episode 51 "The Invaders" January 5, 1961

    Agnes Moorhead is a woman living alone in an old farmhouse without any conveniences such as electricity. She is preparing supper when she hears a mysterious sound. Something appears to have hit the roof. She goes to investigate. I will say not more as you are about to enter the twilight Zone.
    This episode thought well played seems to drag a bit as the woman is spending a lot of time searching around and licking her wounds. She says little (ok nothing) but conveys her part well. See Agnes Moorhead again when she has a lot to say in the movie "Dark Passage."

    Episode 81"Nothing in the Dark" January 5, 1962

    Long After the movie "Death takes a Holiday", in this episode death (Robert Redford) takes on the appearance of a wounded police officer.
    Gladys Cooper plays an old woman afraid of Death. More than the scenario, of which we all know the eventual outcome, is the interaction between the two characters. ... Read more


    14. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 3
    Director: Ida Lupino, Alvin Ganzer, Richard Donner, Allen Reisner, John Rich, William F. Claxton, Ralph Nelson, Bernard Girard, David Greene, Don Medford, Jus Addiss, Walter Grauman, Ron Winston, Anton Leader, Paul Stewart, William Asher, Robert Stevens, Allen H. Miner, Perry Lafferty, Jacques Tourneur
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    Episodes: "Steel" (Ep. 122, October 4, 1963) - In the future, only androids are allowed to box. Desperate to raise money, penniless manager Steel Kelly (Lee Marvin) must fight disguised as his own broken-down robot. "A Game of Pool" (Ep. 70, October 13, 1961) - Jesse (Jack Klugman) is a brilliant pool player whose dream of a showdown with the legendary (and dead) Fats Brown (Jonathan Winters) comes true. The stakes: his life. "Walking Distance" (Ep. 5, October 30, 1959) - Martin Sloan (Gig Young) is a frazzled executive who learns that you can't go home again after he steps back in time and meets his mom, his dad--and himself! "Kick the Can" (Ep. 86, February 9, 1962) - Has an old man at Sunnyvale Rest Home discovered a secret to regaining youth? After playing a simple child's game, he and the other residents are rewarded with rejuvenating powers! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One Good Episode, Three Classic Ones
    Vol. 3 of the Twilight Zone DVD series is one in which every episode is a winner. The worst of the four, "Steel," is a very good tale of what men think they can do themselves to bring themselves out of a difficult situation. "Kick the Can" is a touching episode that makes us reflect on fleeting youth and the idea that you are only as old as you feel. "A Game of Pool" is an example of superb acting. Jack Klugman and Jonathan Winters deliver more tension and excitement than any current television drama. Finally, "Walking Distance" is a brilliant look at trying to recapture youth and going home again.

    On most other Zone DVDs, buyers are forced to stomach at least one lousy episode along with their favorites. This disc is an exception. Sure, the extras are not very "extra," but for your money, Vol. 3 contains some of the best Twilight Zone episodes on one disc.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good acting but Volume 2 is better
    This third volume of Collection One is not as impressive as Volume 2, but still features great writing and acting. "Steel" is a futuristic episode where humans are not permitted to box, but androids are. In "A Game of Pool," a poolplayer gets his wish to play the best pool player he knows. In "Walking Distance," an executive decides to walk to his old neighborhood where he learns that nothing has changed. "Kick the Can" is the final episode and features a group of residents at a seniors' home. One of them goes on a quest to regain his youth.

    While Volume 3 has some fine acting and writing, the stories themselves are not Rod Serling's best work. Nonetheless, this DVD is still a good buy for any Twilight Zone fan.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
    I liked most of the episodes on this DVD.

    Steel- Didn't like this one too much. I found it kind of boring. Maybe it's because I'm a girl and not really into boxing. (*)

    Game of Pool- This was a good one. It kept my interest. (****)

    Kick the Can- Another good one. I found it to be very sweet. (***)

    Walking Distance- Wow, this was a good episode. Something about it nearly brought tears to my eyes. (*****)

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you can only buy one.....
    then make it this one!

    "Walking Distance" is probably one of the best 30 minutes of television ever filmed. Truly one of the very best episodes - and on most any TZ fans top 5 list.

    The other episodes are not really great ones, but are also very entertaining.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 'Walking Distance' and 'Kick the Can'
    [a] 'Walking Distance' [Rod Serling's personal favourite episode - and mine too!] is an emotionally devastating and engrossing story of a disillusioned man who wanted to go back to his 'wonderful' childhood. Own it at any cost and watch it every few months for the rest of your life!!! The music was composed by Bernard Hermann who also did such fantastic scores for the films 'Vertigo' and 'Taxi Driver.'
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    [b] 'Kick the Can' great performances and a beautiful story.

    The remaining two episodes are not too bad and you may watch them once a year or so:
    [c] 'A Game of Pool'
    [d] 'Steel'

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    15. More Treasures of the Twilight Zone
    Director: Ida Lupino, Alvin Ganzer, Richard Donner, Allen Reisner, John Rich, William F. Claxton, Ralph Nelson, Bernard Girard, David Greene, Don Medford, Jus Addiss, Walter Grauman, Ron Winston, Anton Leader, Paul Stewart, William Asher, Robert Stevens, Allen H. Miner, Perry Lafferty, Jacques Tourneur
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Both of the "Treasures" DVD's are great.....
    but this one is the very best of the entire collection!

    Most often the Twilight Zone DVD's have a "mix" of episodes. One really great one, one or two good ones, and a clunker thrown in for good measure (even Serling himself said there were many TZ episodes that didn't quite make the grade). This one is nothing but pure gold! All three of the episodes on this disc are the most memorable of the series.

    A tip to the masses - be aware that the 45 individual TZ dvd's have recently been packaged into "collections" (which are NOT by season as they should have been - but just simply repackaged previously released volumes 1-9 in collection #1, 10-18 in collection #2, etc) that is really the way to go if you are the completist and will be getting them all.

    However, if you want to try just a single Twilight Zone DVD, give this one a try and you won't be disappointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars More Treasures of the Twilight Zone
    What Twilight Zone fan wouldn't leap upon the opportunity to own three classic Twilight Zone episodes in their original condition with DVD quality? More Treasures of the Twilight Zone surprisingly managed to surpass the first Treasures in quality and extra features. I was overjoyed to see that included before each of the three episodes (The Masks, The Howling Man, Eye of the Beholder) the original teaser for the episode given at the end of the previous week's episode were included. The only disappointment that came from this DVD is the mistake in credits and reviews for the episodes. In this section they (apparently by accident) show the credits and reviews for the three episodes in the first Treasures of the Twilight Zone and include nothing about the three that are actually on the DVD! ... Read more


    16. The Twilight Zone - Vol. 21
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    Volume 21 of The Twilight Zone DVD collection is a real keeper, beginning with "Mirror Image," a classic first-season episode starring Vera Milesas a woman whose sense of reality is shattered when she encounters her exact double in a bus station. Her fear of being "replaced" reaches a fever pitch, despite the efforts of a fellow passenger (Martin Milner) to calm her frenzied nerves. As the woman is taken away for psychiatric examination, her terror turns out to be entirely justified--emphasizing paranoia as one of Rod Serling's favored themes. The second-season entry "Dust" is pale by comparison--a lethargic tale of magic in the Old West that redeems a man about to be hanged for drunkenly running over a little girl with his wagon. He's saved from the noose by a bit of "magic dust," but the true pardon has come, of course, from the Twilight Zone.

    "Five Characters in Search of an Exit," scripted by Serling, is a third-season highlight in which the titular characters--clown, hobo, ballet dancer, bagpiper, and army major--are trapped in a giant cylinder, with no understanding of how they got there. The truth provides the kind of O. Henry twist that was Serling's specialty, and the performances by William Windom and Murray Matheson (as the belligerent major and carefree clown, respectively) offer a delightful study in dramatic contrast. Finally, "Ninety Years Without Slumbering" is a casualty from TZ's fifth season--a badly rewritten story (originally scripted by acclaimed series contributor George Clayton Johnson) starring veteran screen comedian Ed Wynn as an old man who's convinced he will die if his treasured grandfather clock ceases to tick. Robbed of its dramatic impact by a soft ending that compromises Clayton's original idea, the episode remains entertaining on the strength of Wynn's endearing performance. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
    All of the episodes on this DVD are fine, especially the surreal "Five Characters in Search of an Exit." "Ninety Years without Slumbering" is a charming script, even if the ending is a little weak. Ed Wynn is superb throughout as an elderly gentleman who suffers from a delusion involving an heirloom grandfather clock. I wouldn't want to reveal the endings of any of the episodes, so you'll just have to trust me that they are three good ones. In short, you can't go wrong with this DVD.

    3-0 out of 5 stars two good, two average
    Music by Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann accompany the shows on this Twilight Zone DVD. Mirror Image and Five CHarecters in search of an EXit are the best shows on this `DVD. The other two are pretty below average stories.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The power of beliefs in "The Twilight Zone"
    The common element for the four episodes in Volume 21 of "The Twilight Zone" DVD series is the power of belief and what it can mean for your life, your sanity, or both. In "Mirror Image," written by Rod Serling, Vera Miles plays Millicent Barnes, who thinks everybody in the bus station must be insane since they all act like she's already been there. Then she looks in the washroom mirror and sees herself sitting in the waiting room. Her paranoia increases throughout the episode, even when a concerned stranger (Martin Milner) tries to help, until the shattering conclusion. Serling's "Dust" offers a nice pair of performances by Thomas Gomez as a peddler named Sykes and Vladimir Sokoloff as the father of a man due to be hanged for running over and killing a little girl in his wagon while he was drunk. Having sold the hangman brand-new hemp for the noose, Sykes sells the old man a bag of "magic dust" that he claims will turn hate into love. Of course, the bag contains only ordinary dirt, but the old man will try to use it to save his son.

    "Five Characters in Search of an Exit," written by Serling and based on the short story "The Depository" by Marvin Petal, will remind the more literate members of the audience of a classic existential play by Pirandello. A clown, hobo, ballet dancer, bagpiper, and an army major (William Windom) find themselves trapped inside an enormous, featureless cylinder. They do not know who they are or how they got there. "Ninety Years Without Slumbering," written by Richard deRoy and based on an unpublished story by George Clayton Johnson, stars Ed Wynn as Sam Forstmann, who is convinced that his own life will end when his grandfather clock stops. A visit to a psychiatrist does not appear to help, but to make his granddaughter happy, he sells the clock to a neighbor, but with the provision that he can make regular maintenance visits. Then the neighbors go on vacation and inside the locked house, the clock begins to wind down, making Sam quite frantic. There is an unexpected twist to the expected twist on this one, but the script does not do Wynn justice. However, the other three episodes are all above-average "Zones," so you do come out ahead with this volume.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Five Stars in Search of a Review...
    ... just kidding. "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" is one of the best Twilight Zone episodes ever, and it is included in this DVD. Written by series creator Rod Serling, it is obviously based on "Six Characters in Search of an Author", a 1921 theater play by italian Luigi Pirandello, which also inspired Paul Sartre's "No Exit". It's a claustrophobic story about a soldier, a ballet dancer, a clown, a musician and a wonderer trapped in a cilinder shaped room with no doors... the outcome is sorpresive, incredibly original and terrifying. Vincenzo Natali, a canadian filmmaker, also took a very similar ground for his sci-fi movie "The Cube"... The other episodes included are "Mirror Image" (Season 1) where a woman finds a "double" of herself (scary), "Dust" (Season 2) about a man's execution and "Ninety Years Without Slumbering" (Season 5), about a man that believes that his life depends on his grandfather's clock . This last episode is the only one not written by Serling on this DVD. ... Read more


    17. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 11
    Director: Ida Lupino, Alvin Ganzer, Richard Donner, Allen Reisner, John Rich, William F. Claxton, Ralph Nelson, Bernard Girard, David Greene, Don Medford, Jus Addiss, Walter Grauman, Ron Winston, Anton Leader, Paul Stewart, William Asher, Robert Stevens, Allen H. Miner, Perry Lafferty, Jacques Tourneur
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    Episodes: "The Dummy" (Ep. 98, May 4, 1962) - A ventriloquist (Cliff Robertson) is convinced that his dummy, Willie, is alive and evil. He makes plans for a new act with a new dummy. Plans that Willie does not support! "The Fever" (Ep. 17, January 29, 1960) - Tight-fisted Franklin Gibbs is not pleased when his wife wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. But things change when he falls under the spell of a slot machine that calls his name. "Living Doll" (Ep. 126, November 1, 1963) - Erich (Telly Savalas) is displeased when his wife buys an expensive doll for his step-daughter. He becomes even more displeased when the doll tells him it doesn't like him! "The After Hours" (Ep. 34, June 10, 1960) - A woman (Anne Francis) discovers that the floor of a department store, on which she bought a gold thimble, doesn't exist--and that her "saleslady" is really a mannequin! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the very best Volumes in "The Twilight Zone" series!
    When I looked at the lengthy list of "Twilight Zone" DVD volumes this one stuck out more than any of the others. In my opion, it has three of the most outrageously entertaining(yet still quite frightening)episodes "The Twilight Zone" has ever made. "The After Hours" is about Marsha White(Anne Francis), a simple woman who is merely looking for a gold thimble in a department store. However, when she steps into the elevator, she is guided to the 9th floor of the the 8 story building! On this supposed floor she meets odd people who turn out to be even odder when(on one of the regular floors)she sees on of them..........in manicane form! This is one of my favorite episodes of "The Twilight Zone"! Partly because of the completely unexpected ending. "Living Doll" is another shocker! Erich Sleater is a man who feels that his step-daughter is spoiled with too many dolls. So, you can imagine how he feels when his wife and daughter come home with an extremly expensive doll! You can also only imagine how he feels when(after everyone leaves the room)the doll starts saying things like "I hate you!" & "I'm going to kill you!". This is another classic that had me biting my nails to the very end of the show. I also enjoy Rod Sterling's ending words that seem to make the story feel a little too realistic. "The Dummy" is about a ventrilogoust that has an evil Dummy named Willie! Everyone thinks he's crazy but somehow he knows he's not. The only way to stop the crazieness is to get a new dummy, which the man does. However, Willie does not accept the replacement! This is a great one too but the ending doesn't really make sense. "The Fever" is by far the worst episode on the disk. It's about a man who doesn't enjoy gambling at all but while in Las Vegas a slot machine calls his name and then it seems he can never stop! The story was a little too limited for my liking and too unreal. After all, it's weird than the guy just started gambling after he hated it. Again, this is one of the best Volumes in the entire "Twilight Zone" set!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Three good, one bad episode
    I did not care for "The Fever", as I found it to have bad acting, and it was implausible - the husband was so anti-gambling, yet, agrees to go with his wife to Las Vegas for a short vacation. Why else go there?

    The other eps were good, with well-done TZ material.

    In "Dummy", ventriloquist Cliff Robertson and his side-kick change places.

    In "The After Hours", Anne Francis has a hard time finding good assistance in a department store.

    In "Living Doll", Telly Savalas argues with a back-talking doll.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best of all the Twilight Zone Volumes
    For those of you who are being selective in which Twilight Zone volumes you're buying; and, you plan on watching this DVD more than once, this is the best. This volume includes (1) Living Doll (Talking Tina) with Telly Savales, (2) The Fever (a taunting slot machine), (3) The After Hours, with Anne Francis, who is left in a department store after the store closes and all the people have left. (4) The Dummy (a ventriloquist). The first 3 are great, the Dummy is OK, but again the first 3 are worth the cost alone. Also, the fact that you don't have those annoying commercials anymore makes watching Twilight Zone that much better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some of the very Best Episodes
    THE FEVER from the First season aired on January 29, 1960 and was written by Rod Serling. Everett Sloane is brilliant as a married man who continually lectures his wife on the pitfalls of gambling after winning a trip to Las Vegas. Goaded into it Sloane puts a coin into a slot machine, wins and the cycle begins. This is an interesting episode, not necessarily against gambling but one that addresses the nature of obsession and the lengths of self-destruction that it can lead to. It also addresses a familiar TWILIGHT ZONE theme about man and his confrontation with the machines that he creates. THE DUMMY from the Third season aired on May 4, 1962 and was written by Rod Serling. Cliff Robertson plays a down-and-out ventriloquist who has dilutions that his mannequin may be getting the better of him. This is an interesting study into the mind of man and the manmade with a denouement that is riveting. THE AFTER HOURS remains just as fresh and effective as when it was first aired on June 10, 1960 and its lingering haunting imagery remains engraved into one's subconscious. Who can ever forget Anne Francis as Marsha. Her impeccable performance and exquisite face are indelible. "Marsha" that very name and the way it was repeated over and over was so eerily unsettling sending chills down one's spine. This episode when compared to WALKING DISTANCE demonstrates the great versatility of Rod Serling as a writer. WALKING DISTANCE is probably the best prose that Serling ever penned where every bit of dialogue was so heartfelt and moving. In THE AFTER HOURS Serling gives us a more visual tale where the storytelling is more dependent on the images. Serling gives us a story of two strikingly opposite worlds that co-exist within a department store. The vivid contrast and the realistic depiction of those two worlds is at the core of this story that has a strange tinge of melancholy about it. Thanks to effective lighting, production design, photography, Douglas Heyes' Direction and impeccable acting it succeeds on all levels and is one of the definitive episodes of the series. Your heart kind of goes out for Telly Savalas in LIVING DOLL. As much of a no-good creep of a stepfather Savalas is, you just gotta feel bad for this guy as he gets outdone by a doll, Talky Tina. The doll is almost as evil as he is and this becomes very evident in the final scene at the bottom of the living room staircase. A lot of the viewers' ambiguous feelings are the result of Bermard Herrmann's innovative score. It has a childlike quality that taunts and teases both Telly Savalas and the viewer. This is an excellent episode written by Charles Beaumont from the Fifth season and is one of the best and most memorable from the entire series. This is an excellent volume.

    4-0 out of 5 stars !!DOLLS GONE WILD!!
    To the best of my knowledge there's no specific theme to any of the Twilight Zone DVD's, but this one does, and it's --DOLLS GONE WILD!
    The first episode contains the classic ventriloquist corrupted by his dummy tale ("Magic", "Dead of Night"). It stars Cliff Robertson, who looks like a puppet to begin with.
    The third episode is the legendary Talking Tina story where she tells Telly "Kojak" Savalas how she's going to kill him, and accomplishes the deed.
    The final episode stars Anne "Honey West" Francis as a girl trapped in a department store who gets an earful from a bunch of creepy, chatty mannequins.
    The animated menu with the TZ title eyeball is classic TZ mind-bending psycho-delia. The episodes themselves are as clean as early 60's televideo can get. The sound quality ranges from good to muddy, but overall the content of these shows make up for their technical shortcomings.
    Tell 'em Jerry Mahoney sent you. ... Read more


    18. The Twilight Zone - Vol. 33
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    This volume includes: "The Little People" (Episode 93, March 30, 1962) - Spaceship commander Peter Craig declares himself a god when his ship lands on a planet populated by people smaller than ants. After he orders his co-pilot (Claude Akins) to leave, he learns the true nature of power. "No Time Like the Past" (Episode 112, March 7, 1963, 51 min.) - Paul Driscoll (Dana Andrews) travels back in time to try to prevent some of history's catastrophes. Unsuccessful, he decides to stay in the past without interfering until disaster strikes closer to home. "The Encounter" (Episode 151, May 1, 1964) - In this rarely seen episode, a World War II veteran (Neville Brand) and a Japanese-American gardener (George Takei) battle each other over a war that ended more than 20 years ago. Yet they have more in common than they could imagine. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Trying to play God in "The Twilight Zone" is never easy
    Trying to play God to greater or lesser degrees is the common element in this trio of episodes offered on Volume 33 of "The Twilight Zone" DVD series. "The Little People," written by Rod Serling, tells of a spaceship that lands for repairs. While Commander Fletecher (Claude Akins) works on the engines, his copilot Peter Craig (Joe Maross) looks around and discovers a civilization populated by beings the size of ants. Terrorizing the tiny people, Craig declares himself to be a god and refuses to leave once the ship is repaired. In "No Time Like the Past," an hour-long Zone written by Serling, Dana Andrews stars as Paul Driscoll, who goes back into the past to change things so the world can avoid the nuclear war that threatens the present. But all of his efforts, such as assassinating Hitler, are thwarted. Then Driscoll decides that if he travels back to 1881, he can live a quiet life in a small town in Indiana. Of course, he is wrong. This is one of the weaker time travel episodes offered up by the Zone and suffers because it is dragged out to an hour's length. Finally, we have "The Encounter," written by Martin Goldsmith, which pits a bigoted World War II veteran named Fenton (Neville Brand) against a young Japanese-American gardener named Taro (George Takei). Things come to a head when the samurai sword Fenton claims to have taken off a Japanese solider apparently inspires the two men to confess their worst sins when trapped in an attic. Ironically, Brand was the fourth-most decorated U.S. Army soldier from World War II. "The Encounter" is one of the Zone episodes that was not shown in syndication, presumably because of its fairly overt racism (for the time) and its somewhat offensive suggestion there was a Japanese-American traitor who was directing enemy plans at Pearl Harbor. This last episode is the only one on this volume that is really an above average Zone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars These 3 Episodes should be Considered Classics
    This is the second time that THE ENCOUNTER has been issued on DVD. I do believe that this is a better transfer than the first. Written by Martin M. Goldsmith and starring Neville Brand and George Takei this a well-produced episode. This two-man play is a tour-de-force of acting and drama that is possible and rarely seen from this medium. Some men bury their guilt by making their own prejudices while others carry it as an inherited burden. How do men cope with guilt be it real or imagined and can ordinary circumstances set those emotions off in an unexpected explosion of violence? Neville Brand and George Takei find out. THE LITTLE PEOPLE is one of those very memorable episodes starring Joe Maross and Claude Akins as astronauts who land on a distant planet inhabited by tiny people. Written by Rod Serling it is one of his episodes where fate steps in and turns the tables. Again circumstances take hold of man and the demons he hides within. The most interesting episode that I found in this volume was NO TIME LIKE THE PAST from the 4th Season. Also written by Rod Serling this episode suggests a combination of his earlier works WALKING DISTANCE and BACK THERE. Dana Andrews is excellent as a scientist who travels back in time in an effort to prevent major historical events of catastrophic proportions from ever taking place. The earlier part of the episode is more technologically based but it slowly develops into a more endearing story focusing on scientist Dana Andrews as he decides to remain in the past. Once more circumstances beyond our control take hold of events. These are three very good episodes.

    4-0 out of 5 stars More good tales from the Twilight Zone
    Well, we're up to the 33rd installment of this timeless series geared to SF fans everywhere. The DVD releases are clean and clear, restoring footage cut when viewed on syndicated T.V. Also on the DVD is a history of the TZ and a short bio on Rod Serling.

    This particular release (#33) is only marred by the insertion of episode #151, "The Encounter". This particular story has already been included in the DVD series in "Treasures of the Twilight Zone". I don't see the need to have it included twice in the same collection -- it wasn't all that good in any event and there are still episodes which haven't been printed a first time yet. However, I'll buy installment #33 to get "The Little People" and "No Time Like the Past".

    Other than that, I think you'll find this DVD a welcome addition to your growing collection.

    ~P~ ... Read more


    19. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 9
    Director: Ida Lupino, Alvin Ganzer, Richard Donner, Allen Reisner, John Rich, William F. Claxton, Ralph Nelson, Bernard Girard, David Greene, Don Medford, Jus Addiss, Walter Grauman, Ron Winston, Anton Leader, Paul Stewart, William Asher, Robert Stevens, Allen H. Miner, Perry Lafferty, Jacques Tourneur
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    Episodes: "Nick of Time" (Ep. 43, November 18, 1960) - A superstitious newlywed (William Shatner) becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine. But are his pennies revealing his future--or determining it? "The Prime Mover" (Ep. 57, March 24, 1961) - Ace Larsen has discovered that his business partner (Buddy Ebsen) can move things with his mind! They set out for Las Vegas and win--for a while anyway. "It's a Good Life" (Ep. 73, November 3, 1961) - He knows your every thought, can feel your every emotion. He can eliminate all you hold dear. Who is he? A 6 year old boy (Billy Mumy) from Peaksville, Ohio! "The Mind and the Matter" (Ep. 63, May 12, 1961) - A book on the power of thought enables an irritable worker (Shelley Berman) to re-create the world exactly as he wants it. But what he wants and what he gets are two different things! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellently Conceived Volume
    THE PRIME MOVER from the Second season aired on March 24, 1961 and was written by Charles Beaumont and is an episode that deserves repeated viewing. Dane Clark and Buddy Ebsen operate a small diner. When Clark discovers that Ebsen has telekinetic powers he drags him off to Vegas to make a killing at the casinos. This is a good-natured episode as opposed to THE FEVER on the allure and pitfalls of gambling. What really makes this episode so repeatedly viewable are the performances of Dane Clark and Buddy Ebsen. It's like water and oil. Clark is the "fly by the seat of your pants - happy go lucky guy" who will try anything for a dime. Ebsen stands for reason and patients. Ultimately we learn to use the tools we are given with a sense of responsibility tempered with passion. This is an excellently conceived and delivered episode. IT'S A GOOD LIFE from the Third season aired on November 3, 1961. It was written by Rod Serling and is one of the most famous episodes of the series. Serling's introduction, which leads up to Billy Mumy's wide-eyed stare into the camera, is an indelible and disturbing image. The jack-in-the-box scene is also unforgettable and equally disturbing. Even Serling's dialogue is so memorable and conjures up images of fear. Just the mention of "the cornfield" sends chills down the back. Anyone who has seen this episodes knows what I am referring to. Anyone who has not must see it! The excellent cast includes John Larch, Cloris Leachman, Tom Hatcher and we must not forget Billy Mumy. Director Jim Sheldon really captured the fear and terror of the captive inhabitants of this rural community. NICK OF TIME from the Second season aired on November 18, 1960 and was written by Richard Matheson. Traveling newlyweds William Shatner and Patricia Breslin stop in a luncheonette while their car is being repaired. While in a booth an ever-confident Shatner puts a coin into a fortune-telling machine adorned with the bobbling head of a smiling plastic devil. Each question and answer begins to make Shatner question his fate to the point that he becomes unraveled about his future. Thematically this is similar to THE FEVER where just one more coin in the machine may give you solace. This is a fascinating episode that bears repeated viewing just to observe the ease at which one can be drawn in. However, the denouement makes the morality of the story clear. THE MIND AND THE MATTER directed by Buzz Kulik from the Second season aired on May 12, 1961 and was written by Rod Serling. Clerk, Shelly Berman eliminates people from the face of the earth by using the power of thought that he mastered from a book given to him. He soon repopulates the planet with people who look exactly like him with disconcerting results. Though lighthearted in nature this episode attempts to reveal life as others view each of us. Be careful of what you wish for. Volume 9 is a good well-balanced representation of THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The power of the human mind unleashed in the Twilight Zone
    The power of the human mind comes into play in the four episodes included on Vlume 9 of "The Twilight Zone" DVD Series. First up is Richard Matheson's "Nick of Time," which stars William Shatner and Patricia Breslin as newly weds Don and Pat Carter. The honeymooners are waiting for their car to be repaired in Ridgeview, Ohio when the superstitious Don becomes obsessed with a tabel top fortune-telling machine that dispense little cards answering yes or no questions. A classic "Twilight Zone" episode with a wonderful performance from a rather restrained Shatner. Buddy Ebsen stars as Jimbo Cobb in "The Prime Mover," written by Charles Beaumont and based on an unpublished story by George Clayton Johnson. Jimbo has psychokinetic power and when his friend compulsive gambler Ace Larsen (Dane Clark) learns about this, he takes Jimbo to Las Vegas to make big bucks. But while Ace is getting Jimbo to manipulate the dice in the craps game, he is blowing off his girlfriend Kitty (Christine White). That is when Jimbo blows a fuse. A nice little story, one of the few to actually show some heart in the Zone. "It's a Good Life," adapted by Rod Serling from Jerome Bixy's short story, is one of the most horrifying Zone episodes and features Billy Mumy as Anthony Fremont, the monster who is terrorizing Peaksvillle, Ohio. You see, Anthony can not only read minds, he has enormous power and no restraints. That is why all the adults in town always tell him, whether he turns someone into a huge jack-in-the-box or kills the crops by making it snow, "That's a good thing you did." "It's a Good Life" is an absolute classic that was unnecessarily redone in "Twilight Zone--the Movie," which only proved that imagination is more terrifying than special effects. Finally, in "The Mind and the Matter," also written by Serling, Archibald Beechcroft (Shelley Berman), reads a book on mind power that allows him to do whatever he wants just by concentrating hard enough. Unfortunately, what Archibald wants to do is make every person on Earth disappear. While it has some nice moments, this is an average episode at best. But this volume clearly has two of the greatest Zone episodes ever, so it is a must have for your collection.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Behold the power of the mind¿ only at the Twilight Zone.
    This is one of the few DVD's in the collection that you could actually consider conceptual: somehow all episodes deal with the powers of the mind. Who wants to know the future? William Shatner's character does, but does he realizes the price? Find out in "Nick of Time" (Season 2). "The Prime Mover" (Season 2), is about telekinesis at the service of a gambler... and that equals risky business. "It's a Good Life" (Season 3), stars a very young Billy Mummy with incredible and dangerous powers. Finally "The Mind and the Matter" (Season 2) shows a guy how the power of thought can create his perfect world. ... Read more


    20. The Twilight Zone: Vol. 8
    Director: Ida Lupino, Alvin Ganzer, Richard Donner, Allen Reisner, John Rich, William F. Claxton, Ralph Nelson, Bernard Girard, David Greene, Don Medford, Jus Addiss, Walter Grauman, Ron Winston, Anton Leader, Paul Stewart, William Asher, Robert Stevens, Allen H. Miner, Perry Lafferty, Jacques Tourneur
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    Episodes: "Third from the Sun" (Ep. 14, January 8, 1960) - With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, William Sturka (Fritz Weaver) and a friend steal an experimental spaceship, load their families, and set out for an unknown planet. "The Shelter" (Ep. 68, September 29, 1961) - When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbors are reduced to selfish, conniving animals in a fight over one family's bomb shelter. "To Serve Man" (Ep. 89, March 2, 1962) - The Kanamits, 9 foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man. They end war. They end famine. Theymake the military wonder: What's the catch? "The Fugitive" (Ep. 90, March 9, 1962) - Old Ben is a fugitive from outer space with a heart of gold. He risks it all to help a crippled little girl--without fear that alien pursuers from his home planet will find him! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
    Third From the Sun- I really wanted to like this episode... but my dad just had to blab the ending! Oh well it was good. (****)

    The Shelter- I liked it, but it kind of reminded me of Monsters are Due on Maple Street. (***)

    To Serve Man- Wow, a great episode. The end really freaked me out. Probably my favorite episode. There are only a few episodes I'll give five stars, the others being "Time Enough at Last" and "Walking Distance" (I've only watched so far to this volume.) (*****)

    The Fugitive- many people seem to not like this episode. I thought it was cute. It calmed me down after watching "To Serve Man" (***)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Mostly so-so
    "To Serve Man" is a favorite of mine, though it is kind of funny to see Richard Kiel in costume with the big head - and he never speaks.

    "Third From the Sun" has a neat twist, but is otherwise not special. I like Fritz Weaver in almost everything, especially the movie "Fail Safe".

    "The Shelter" is a formulaic plot that seems well-used. This was probably much better when it was first shown, because of the political time-frame.

    "The Fugitive" is pretty light and a little fluffy for my taste, almost like Disney wrote it.

    I think there are better collections. I like #7.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
    Volume 8 of the twilight zone dvd series is one of the best. Four great episodes, cool special features, and it's not that expensive. Let's start with Third From the Sun. William Sturka, played by Fritz Weaver, is a scientist. A fellow scientist, Carling, tells him that th large nucular war that is about to happen will happen in 48 hours. So, William and a friend get ther familes steal a spacecraft and fly into space. A nice twist of an ending but I shouldn't tell you it. Next, The Shelter. When it seems there is going to be a alien invasion a neighborhood of friends get crazy over one family's bomb shelter. Next, To Serve Man. This is one of the Twilight Zone shows that are great, chilling, and have a shocking twist at the end. It all starts with aliens landing on earth. One of the aliens, played by my faviorite actor Richard Kiel tells everyone thre purpose on earth is to serve man. The twist comes when they find out that they misinterpretated the phrase to serve man. Finally, The Fugitive. This one is very awesome but very confusing and you have to see it for your self. ...

    5-0 out of 5 stars "It's a Cookbook!"
    This eighth installment in the Twilight Zone DVD collection is all about To Serve Man, as far as I'm concerned. That is the episode that I most remember from when I watched this series as a kid (not in the sixties, I saw the repeats and the annual marathon on the Sci-Fi Channel). I remember that those tall aliens scared the cr*p out of me! I used to "see" them in my room while lying in bed at night (which sucked if I had to go to the bathroom, seeing as I was too scared to move). And yet, this was always my favorite episode. The plot is just so cool! Aliens come to Earth to "help" humans, they teach us to efficient ways to farm and things like that. They even take some of us back to their home planet (as dinner guests perhaps?-ha ha). A couple of U.S. code breakers get a hold of one of the aliens' books and try to crack the code. They figure out the title "To Serve Man" (which they naturally assume means to help man, since that's what the aliens appear to be doing), but can't figure out the rest. Until one of them decides to go on one of the many trips to the aliens' home planet. Just as he's getting on the spaceship, his partner figures out the meaning of the book... God! Now that is television!
    Oh yeah, the rest of the episodes are great(as Twilight Zones episodes all tend to be). "Shelter" is another one that I can remember watching as a kid. It's about this family who obviously has a bomb shelter, and when a UFO invasion seems eminent, the whole neighborhood is fighting to get in. (This was also spoofed by the Simpson's.) The other two are also very good and definitely deserve a place in this collection, but aren't "classics".
    The DVD is great, too. The picture is of course great, but it also has a cool extra. It has commentary on each season, information on the brilliant Rod Serling, and reviews of each episode.
    If you like these Twilight Zone collections, I suggest that you also get the movie Requiem for a Heavyweight. It was written by Rod Serling and stars TZ regular Jack Klugman and Jackie Gleason, and is about a washed up boxer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Aliens and the end of the world are offered up from the Zone
    Aliens abound in the first pair of episodes of "The Twilight Zone" on Volume 8 in this DVD series. "The Fugitive," written by Charles Beaumont, features J. Pat O'Malley as Old Ben, an alien who befriends a lovely little girl named Jenny (Susan Gordon). "To Serve Man," adapted by Rod Serling from Damon Knight's short story, is one of the most famous Zone episodes with its "Solyvent Green" ending. A Kanamit (Richard Kiel) has come to earth to create a golden age with the advanced technology of his race. Michael Chambers (Lloyd Bochner), a government decoding expert, learns to learn the true meaning of the title of the book left by the Kanamit. In both of this episodes we learn appearances can be deceptive.

    The second set of episodes focuses on the end of the world (almost). "Third from the Sun." adapted by Serling from Richard Matheson's short story, tells of scientist William Sturka (Fritz Weaver), who is convinced the world is about to end in a nuclear war. Along with test pilot Jerry Riden (Joe Maross), they escape with their families to a new planet. My favorite, and the best episode on the disc, is "The Shelter." This is one of Serling's "preachy" scripts where he hits the mark perfectly. The neighborhood is gathering for a surprise party for Doc Stockton (Larry Gates), when the radio announces radar has detected what appears to be incoming missiles. Doc, his wife and young son go to the shelter he has built in his basement. His unprepared neighbors beg to be let it, but there is not enough room or supplies. That is when things get ugly. Some people consider "The Shelter" to be melodramatic, but I always found it rather chilling. So three of the episode included her are well above average, making this one of the better volumes in "The Twilight Zone" DVD series. ... Read more


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