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Twilight Zone - Series 3 (Black & White) [DVD]

Charles Bronson , Elizabeth Montgomery    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Charles Bronson, Elizabeth Montgomery, Larry Gates, Peter Falk, Lee Marvin
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Cinema Club
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Mar 2006
  • Run Time: 795 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F3TAJY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,843 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


The complete third season of the classic American television sci-fi series by Rod Serling. In each of these 37 stand alone episodes, an ordinary person finds himself in an extraordinary situation, where the laws of reality are suspended. In this series, a group of neighbours fight each other over the use of a single bomb shelter in the face of an alien invasion, a young boy has the power to read minds and control thoughts in a small town, and when a man falls into a lake on a hunting trip, he finds that no one can hear or see him anymore. Episodes are: 'Two'; 'The Arrival'; 'The Shelter'; 'The Passerby'; 'A Game of Pool'; 'The Mirror'; 'The Grave'; 'It's a Good Life'; 'Death's Head Revisited'; 'The Midnight Sun'; 'Still Valley'; 'The Jungle'; 'Once Upon a Time'; 'Five Characters in Search of an Exit'; 'A Quality of Mercy'; 'Nothing in the Dark'; 'One More Pallbearer'; 'Dead Man's Shoes'; 'The Hunt'; 'Showdown With Rance McGrew'; 'Kick the Can'; 'A Piano in the House'; 'The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank'; 'To Serve Man'; 'The Fugitive'; 'Little Girl Lost'; 'Person or Persons Unknown'; 'The Little People'; 'Four O'Clock'; 'Hocus-Pocus and Frisby'; 'The Trade-ins'; 'The Gift'; 'The Dummy'; 'Young Man's Fancy'; 'I Sing the Body Electric'; 'Cavender is Coming'; and 'The Changing of the Guard'.

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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paling Shadows 13 April 2006
With its third season, The Twilight Zone was beginning to get restless. Rod Serling had so much input and influence on the first two seasons that his fatigue was beginning to show. Still, Season Three does feature some excellent episodes.

'A Game of Pool', in which a pool shark (the excellent Jack Klugman) has to defeat a game legend or lose his life, is tightly constructed drama; 'It's A Good Life' is one of the all-time classics, featuring Billy Mumy as a little boy in control of a whole town; 'Deaths-Head Revisited' is an extremely powerful tale of retribution, starring Oscar Beregi and Joseph Schildkraut; 'The Midnight Sun' is a beautifully produced episode in every way with an outstanding musical score.

Other episodes such as 'Five Characters In Search of An Exit', 'Nothing in the Dark', 'To Serve Man' (with one of the most memorable endings in TV history), 'Little Girl Lost', 'Person or Persons Unknown', 'The Trade-Ins', 'The Dummy', and 'The Changing of the Guard' are also high-ranking episodes.

The problem with this season is that the bad episodes really rancour. In the first two seasons, these had been rare and quite forgettable, but in this season the bad episodes stick in your mind. 'The Arrival' is a complete cop-out, 'The Shelter' is pompously written, 'The Passersby' is predictable, 'Showdown with Rance McGrew' is boring. It's sad to think that many of the shows could have been much better. 'The Hunt', 'A Quality of Mercy', 'Dead Man's Shoes', Kick the Can', 'A Piano in the House' all showed much potential, but unfortunately a lot of this is not met.

And unless you're a collector, don't bother with what is surely one of the worst Twilight Zone's ever, 'The Gift'. It's difficult to find a good word to say about it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Package 24 Mar 2010
The bar was raised considerably in Twilight Zone's first two seasons, and it does not dissapoint here.
I'll not repeat what other reviewers have said about the episodes (I can't improve what was said), but I'll
concentrate on the overall package. The episodes have been remastered, and look superb with little or no artefacts, and excellent contrast. I like the fact that the original break bumpers, Rod Serling intros of the next weeks episodes, CBS promos and Public Information Films are all intact. This gives a real sense of context of the times these programmes were first broadcast. The extras are a little thin on the ground, conisting of audio commentaries of selected episodes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series... 27 Sep 2014
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Some critics on here claim as the seasons progress they were less lacklustre than previous seasons .I totally disagree, think of how the sixties changed and the writing styles, well this also influenced tv shows so it was a thing of the times. To be honest I loved every episode, there was thought and imagination from the minds of some fantastic writers, and compared to the garbage on tv today this is pure gold, I was only disappointed when I came to the end of season five it left you wanting more. What many don't realise when watching programmes like this, space was still a mysterious undiscovered place, man hadn't even set foot on the moon so selling young and old alike fantastic tales of alien encounters, parallel universes, paranormal events was as easy as breathing.. Just forget about all that you know, let your imagination take over and just enjoy it for what it is.. A lovable series from a golden era of tv..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Even though they're oddly more expensive in some cases - the American BLU RAY releases for "The Twilight Zone" (Season 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) on Image Entertainment are all REGION A LOCKED - so they won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).

Opt for the UK releases (on Region B) instead. They're usually reasonably priced and don't have any playback problems...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true TV masterpiece !!! 14 Jun 2010
I used to love watching The Twilight Zone back in the 80's and 90's taping almost every episode that was shown on TV, most of them were usually in the early hours of the morning! Season 3 comprises of 30 short stories with the highlight of the season being 'The Hellgramite Method' which see's Timothy Bottoms given a capsole to take which is supposed to help fix him of his drinking problem but turns out to be a rather nasty worm that hatches inside him and feeds on the alcohol he consumes making it grow in size in his stomach!! Another good story is 'The Cold Equations' which see's a space pilot of the future having to eject an unfortunate hitch hiker from his ship, heart wrenching stuff!! 'Room 2426' starring Dean Stockwell is another good instalment from the season. In fact, there is not one tale that I didn't like on this DVD.

All in all, I loved this and if you are a fan of short stories with a twist, so will you. I highly recommend that you buy it.

Featured episodes are: Extra Innings, The Trunk, The Crossing, The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon, Dream Me A Life, The Hunters, The Hellgramite Method, Memories, The Call, 20/20 Vision, Our Selena Is Dying, The Cold Equations, The Trance, Acts of Terror, There Was An Old Woman, Stranger in Possum Meadows, Appointment on Route 17, Street of Shadows, A Game of Pool, The Wall, Father and Son Game, Room 2426, The Mind of Simon Foster, Something in the Walls, Cat and Mouse, Rendezvous in a Dark Place, Many Many Monkeys, Love is Blind, Special Service and Crazy As A Soup Sandwich.
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