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The Twilight Zone - Season One [Blu-ray] [1959] [Region Free]

Douglas Heyes    To Be Announced   Blu-ray
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Douglas Heyes
  • Writers: Rod Serling
  • Format: Box set
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 May 2011
  • Run Time: 961 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P9W9GU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,745 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The complete first season of the classic American television sci-fi series by Rod Serling. In each of the 36 stand alone episodes, an ordinary person finds himself in an extraordinary situation, where the laws of reality are suspended. In this series, a man arrives in a deserted town and can't help feeling that he's being watched, the residents of a peaceful suburban street begin to fear that their neighbours are aliens masquerading as humans, and a schoolteacher is followed around by a sinister small child. Episodes are: 'Where is Everybody?'; 'One For the Angels'; 'Mr Denton on Doomsday'; 'The Sixteen-Millimetre Shrine'; 'Walking Distance'; 'Escape Clause'; 'The Lonely'; 'Time Enough at Last'; 'Perchance to Dream'; 'Judgement Night'; 'And When the Sky Was Opened'; 'What You Need'; 'The Four of Us Are Dying'; 'Third From the Sun'; 'I Shot an Arrow Into the Air'; 'The Hitch-Hiker'; 'The Fever'; 'The Last Flight'; 'The Purple Testament'; 'Elegy'; 'Mirror Image'; 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street'; 'A World of Difference'; 'Long Live Walter Jameson'; 'People Are Alike All Over'; 'Execution'; 'The Big Tall Wish'; 'A Nice Place to Visit'; 'Nightmare As a Child'; 'A Stop at Willoughby'; 'The Chaser'; 'A Passage For Trumpet'; 'Mr Bevis'; 'The After Hours'; 'The Mighty Casey' and 'A World of His Own'.

Synopsis

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. And it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.

This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

Now presented in pristine high-definition for the first time ever, along with hours of new and exclusive bonus features.

All 36 episodes of the first season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series.

Exclusive Blu-Ray Features:

Never before released pilot unofficial episode “The Time Element’ written by Rod Sterling and hosted by Desi Arnaz. Presented in glorious high-definition!

New audio commentaries featuring The Twilight Zone Companion author Mar Scott Zicree, author and film historian Gary Girani, author and music historian Steven C Smith, music historians John Morgan and William T. Stromberg, writer/producer David Simkins, writer Mark Fergus, actor William Reynolds and direct Ted Post.

Interviews with actors Dana Dillaway, Suzanne Lloyd, Beverly Garland and Ron Masak.

Tales of Tomorrow episode: “What You Need”.

Vintage audio interview with director of photography George T. Clemens.

1977 Syndication promos for “A Stop At Willoughby” and “The After Hours”.

18 radio dramas.

34 isolated music scores featuring the legendary Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith and others.


Customer Reviews

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The finest show in television history 7 Jun 2011
Format:Blu-ray
The film critic Leonard Maltin called The Twilight Zone "possibly the best TV series of all time," and Peter Wolfe described it as "the best art-directed show in TV history and the most influential."

Rod Serling was a financially and artistically successful Emmy award-winning writer for American television during the 1950s. He tackled many topical themes, including race and politics, but suffered the censorship of the various commercial sponsors who were nervous to be attached to anything controversial. Following one particularly difficult experience with a teleplay called The Arena, he said that "he would have had a more "adult" play if he had transposed the setting one hundred years into the future and peopled the Senate with robots." The final straw came with the sponsor`s intrusion on his play A Town Has Turned to Dust, which involved scenes of lynching, adultery and suicide. Serling stated that by the time it "went before the cameras, my script had turned to dust. They chopped it up like a roomful of butchers at work on a steer." It came as something of a surprise to the industry, but perhaps not to those who knew him personally, when in 1959 Serling announced that he planned to develop a weekly series of fantasy and science fiction stories. Many questioned his decision to leave the field of serious drama to enter the world of science fiction. One interviewer asked him why he no longer planned to write "anything important" for television. He replied that he didn't "want to have to fight anymore... which is in essence what the television writer does if wants to take on controversial themes".

The Twilight Zone was intended to be allegorical.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars twilight zone season 1 blu-ray 1959 4 May 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Brilliant picture quality for such an old TV series.....I could find no mention on the box anywhere about SUB-TITLES in English but I can confirm that SUB-TITLES are definitly included on all the episodes....
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant release for a brilliant show.... 12 April 2011
Format:Blu-ray
I bought this from the US when it came out because there didn't seem to be a UK release on the way, now I wish I'd waited, because these are cheaper than the US sets, but the transfers and features are exactly the same!

It's nice to see that in this age of double dipping they didn't just re-do the DVD editions. All of the old features are there, but with a whole load of new featuyres added too. There's even some audio adaptations of the stories. I'd never heard these before but they're really good!.

The main thing is though the image and audio on the blu ray. Both are oustanding. It's hard to imagine a fifty year old TV show can look and sound this good!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally 6 Jun 2011
By Chriss
Format:Blu-ray
Finally season 1 of The Twilight Zone is out on DVD AND Blu Ray.
I remember my father owning videos of these episodes on VHS that he'd taped off the TV and I'd go downstairs once both my parents were in bed and watch an episode. Needless to say I was always very tired in school to next day due to lack of sleep!
The good thing about these episodes is that they stand the test of time very well and are still very watchable today. With stand out episodes like "Where Is Everybody", "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" and many others, this season will show you how real sci fi and horror should be done.

The Blu Ray discs are excellent and is without a doubt the best the show's ever looked!

*****
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommended 10 May 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
There's little to be said about The Twilight Zone that hasn't already been said before, but here goes:
This is where modern TV began. A groundbreaking TV show that encompassed horror, sci-fi and fantasy. A show that used genre to comment on the issues of the day and which paved the way for shows such as The X-Files and Lost.
The quality of the Blu-ray transfers is simply perfect. You wouldn't necessarily think that a 50 year old TV show could look and sound so good. But they do.
Added to this are many hours of bonus features, some of which are unique to the Blu-ray. You get isolated scores, commentaries, interviews and radio plays. You also get the very rare pilot The Time Element with optional commentary(though it should be noted that there are no subtitles for this episode). I cannot recommend this enough and look forward to subsequent Seasons.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Science Fiction Classic 12 Jun 2011
Format:Blu-ray
The Twilight Zone - possibly one of the greatest, most influential and enjoyable Science Fiction TV shows ever along with Doctor Who and Star Trek. Each episode tells a different and always gripping tale which usually has a great, unexpected twist at the end. Fantastically written and superbly acted. Presented here in an incredible box set with perfect picture and sound quality. It's the best you'll ever see this notorious show. Highly, highly recommeneded for all fans of Sci-Fi. One not to be missed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This show was way ahead of its time. 27 Oct 2012
By Joshua
Format:Blu-ray
Well, what can I say about this show? First of all, I will say that I never grew up watching this show; in fact, I first started watching it about 7 months ago after seeing a top ten episode list from the famous Internet personality, the Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe) with his Cinemassacre Productions. After viewing it, I decided to watch a couple of episodes as it seemed like an intriguing show. All I can say is, I am not the least bit disappointed.

The basic premise of the show is that you will find the characters in real-life situations, but once they enter the Twilight Zone, unusual and unexplainable circumstances usually take place, that are typically supernatural in nature. Not only does Rod Serling manage to pull the audience in to the drama which unfolds in each episode, but he does so by providing an excellent set-up, with some intriguing story-lines that are usually executed brilliantly. Ranging from the moral, cultural, ethical, philosophical, psychological, spiritual, metaphysical and more, this show has plenty to offer for somebody who wants to see a lot of variety within this show, and it is good for doing that.

If you haven't seen The Twilight Zone, I seriously recommend that you do. I really feel that this show has a lot to offer, not just for Sci-Fi fans, but anybody in general. It is an incredible show with some very intriguing plot-lines that can really make an impact on the viewer. Although there are a few episodes that I consider to be only decent, the abundance of great episodes far supersedes that, and for that reason, I'm giving this show a perfect 10. CHECK IT OUT!

My favourite episode from Season 1 is "And When the Sky Was Opened." A very gripping and overlooked episode in my opinion. Other favourites are, "Walking Distance", "The Lonely", "Time Enough At Last", "Perchance To Dream", "The Hitch-Hiker", "Mirror Image", "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street", "Long Live Walter Jameson" and "The After Hours."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What a treat !
A timeless classic with episodes like Time enough at last, Third from the sun and the Monsters are due on Maple Street. Definitely spoiling myself with this one I think !
Published 5 months ago by robert gregson
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Great classic episodes now on bluray but if you have them on dvd there is no need to buy the blurays you wont notice much difference
Published 5 months ago by Osmics
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
One of the best Blu-Ray transfers i have ever seen, the picture is so clean and crisp being as old as it is. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Lost
2.0 out of 5 stars There's some gold but there's also a lot of trash
Re-watching the first 36 episodes of 'The Twilight Zone' was to be honest a touch painful.

Firstly don't get me wrong, there are some great stories amidst this lot but... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sean Curtin
3.0 out of 5 stars as above
My son's birthday present as above which isn't until 16 March when he will
receive these selected from his wish list
Published 13 months ago by Aitch
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning !!
Just buy this, an incredible piece of restoration work for a timeless TV classic. Lot's of extras to play with between watching the episodes over and over !!
Published 19 months ago by Andy Garside
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the greatest scifi shows of all time
A true television classic, these are the early episodes of The Twilight Zone. While there is the odd dud episode and a lot of the plot twists you can see coming a mile away this is... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mr. R. W. Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely Influential
Starting in 1959, this groundbreaking series was very influential. Would science fiction have gone the direction it had if 'The Twilight Zone' had not existed. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Blackadder
4.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone 1
Great quality the only frustration being that it wont expand in to letter box style so doesn't quite take advantage of my TV. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mr. David J. Garrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I already bought seasons 1 and 2 and had not problem at all , everything was as expected , hope to but the others seasons soon
Published on 17 April 2012 by Gustavo
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