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Twilight Zone - Season One [DVD] [1959]

John Brahm , Douglas Heyes    To Be Announced   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: John Brahm, Douglas Heyes
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 May 2011
  • Run Time: 961 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P9W9GK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,480 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Format: Region 0, PAL

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Twilight Zone - Series 1


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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Land of Imagination 13 Jun 2011
Format:DVD
This is surely one of the greatest television shows ever created. In 1959, Rod Serling began The Twilight Zone and took millions of viewers on a journey into the land of imagination, and never has a television show excited the imagination like this.

The first series is the show's finest and sees some superb and powerful episodes, such as the touching and emotional 'Walking Distance' in which a man returns to the days of his childhood, the humourous 'Escape Clause', in which a hypochondriac makes a deal with the devil, the gloomy and unnerving 'Judgment Night', and the masterpiece of encroaching fear that is 'And When The Sky Was Opened.'

The amazing thing about the Twilight Zone was its ability to play with mood and instill different emotions, such as the truly creepy 'The Hitch-Hiker', in which a woman travelling cross-country is confronted time and again by the same ominous figure on the roadside. 'Time Enough at Last' is a classically ironic episode showing Serling's writing at its best. Charles Beaumont's 'Perchance To Dream' is fabulous, as is Richard Matheson's intriguing 'The Last Flight'. The clever trickery of the stylish 'The Four of us Are Dying' shows just how far ahead of the times the show was.

Powerful episodes such as 'The Purple Testament' and 'The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street' are balanced with the fun 'A World of Difference' and 'The Fever', the truly terrifying 'Mirror Image' and 'The After Hours' are together with such sentimental episodes as 'A Stop At Willoughby' and 'A Passage For Trumpet'. Superb stuff.

At last The Twilight Zone comes to DVD properly - remastered and with Special Features, this sublime series finally gets the release it deserves. The Twilight Zone is timeless, clever, fun, evocative, thought-provoking, terrifying, funny, gloomy and touching. A true tribute to the genius of Rod Serling.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Looking these old shows you realize how our world has changed. In a time with limited technical resources, talent and imagination were the most important.

Those short stories hook you from the beginning without CGI or any kind of visual effects. Just good tales well explained. Even the need to work in Black & White is well exploited adding a kind of surreal ambient that becomes more an advantage than a limitation.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original thought provoker 4 Jan 2012
By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I remember being a very young girl and staying up late (past two am) to catch re-runs of this when television only had four (count it, people, FOUR!) channels. Regardless of how young I was, the mystery and the edge of this series has remained with me.

It was shows like this that really paved the way for programmes such as X-Files and Fringe to come out and unlike any of the shows of today, The Twilight Zone boasted a numerous collection of short stories that did NOT connect with each other, nor involve a set main cast to follow from episode to episode. There is no 'will they won't they' romance to try to keep up with, no killing off favourite characters then replacing with unlikeable ones throwing you completely off and no ever evolving going nowhere making no sense story arc (that we know the writers are definitely writing on the sly from episode to episode with no idea of where they're going either).

For those of you who have never seen The Twilight Zone before, the premise is very simple. Each episode is a one-off short story, generally about the unknown which can cover as many topics as heaven and hell, ghosts, aliens, time travel, war, madness, etc. Each story is unique; sometimes there will be a twist at the end and sometimes the story is as straight as a road and lead you to where you expected it to lead.

It wasn't until more recently (after the re-release of these) that I learned some of these episodes were written or based on ideas by such noteable names as HP Lovecraft and Richard Matheson...and now knowing this, it should have been obvious why these stories are still so timeless and so extraordinary.

This box set is timeless, and it is definitely some very atmospheric and moody entertainment that you will be hard put to find anywhere else in this day and age.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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It all kicked off in 1959 with Season 1. The first season was a little confused with its title intros, which change a bit over the course of the season. And don't go expecting the infamous title music and the appearance of Rod Serling at the beginning of each episode. Both ideas didn't kick in until the second season.

Season 1 has its highs and averages- for there are no duds in this 36 episode pack. Even when you come across episodes that don't 'bring it' so to speak, the acting and dialogue more than makes up for it. On the production side you will be amazed. Ok so we're talking over 50 years ago- but no stone has been left unturned. The production, unit, locations and sets are absolutely top class. The Twilight Zone never feels like low budget and is of course off set by some of the finest actors of its age, not to mention writers and directors.

The series kicks off with Where Is Everybody? a bold attempt that doesn't quite work, though the DVD does include an alternative version. One For the Angels, is a great first example of the 'magic' of the show and is a treat. Mr Denton on Doomsday mixes a drunk with the wild west, topics that would be repeated on the show throughout its five seasons on air. The Sixteen Milimeter Shrine calls to most of us, with a message of nostaligia and a clear danger of not living in the present. Walking Distance is a much loved episode. Although Rod Serling refers to one scene as the scene that killed the episode- I agree with him, still a heartfelt story though.

Escape Clause is fair enough but has too many plot holes to be taken seriously. The first real classic of the show is The Lonely- about a man left millions of miles from Earth (known as jail) and with a female robot as company.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars INCOMPATIBLE DISC
Twilight Zone is great, enough said. Just that this set does not play on my DVD player. INCOMPATIBLE DISC it tells me and spits it out. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jonathan
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing because...
This is the first time I write a review and my one star rating isn't to the show or the presentation of the box. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joao Miguel Meruje
5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone-a-thon
Fantastic collection of episodes, value for money, kept my husband and I entertained for many nights. A definite must have, arrived quickly and excellent condition.
Published 5 months ago by kittytheslayer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Blast from the Past
Some of these episodes were remembered from seeing them on British TV years ago, while others were new to us. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Firefly1
5.0 out of 5 stars twilight zone
we love this series as we watched it on television the first time round and you can not beat the originals
Published 6 months ago by Veronica Pailing
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing But The Best
This series has never been beaten for sheer classic magic. Television has never been as good since. The writing and production for it's day is excellent.
Published 7 months ago by A Seymoure
5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Zone Review
I can only say that while im still watching this series all ive watched so far has been great, well written episodes and storlines although some what a little dated now but worth... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anthony Ronald Paul Green
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series at its initial stage
Fantastic program in b/w covering many very interesting social and scientific topics of all times. Unfortunately, no subtitles are provided (one star less)
Published 10 months ago by Dimitrios Typaldos
4.0 out of 5 stars not as good as i remebered
ok for a bit of nostalgia I bought for a few episodes that I wanted but after seeing them time and time again on tv .don't be in a rush unless you a fan
Published 13 months ago by Mr. A. Beer
5.0 out of 5 stars Exelent (but then I'm a big fan of the zone)
I really like the original old Twilight Zones and have not only season one but seasons 2 and 3 also.
Published 13 months ago by Bill Jackson
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