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on 14 February 2015
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) is a motion picture version of the original TV series, Twilight Zone (1959), and features remakes of three of the original episodes. OK, let's look at the filmmakers first, an impressive bunch:

Producers:
Steven Spielberg & John Landis
Directors:
John Landis (The Prologue & Time Out segment)
Steven Spielberg (Kick the Can segment)
Joe Dante (It's A Good Life segment)
George Miller (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet segment)
Writers:
John Landis: (The Prologue & Time Out segment)
George Clayton Johnson, Melissa Mathison, Richard Matheson (Kick the Can segment)
Jerome Bixby, Richard Matheson (It's A Good Life Segment)
Richard Matheson (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet segment)

The above have created such iconic works as An American Werewolf in London (1981), Duel (1971), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Gremlins (1984), The Howling (1981), I Am Legend (2007), Jaws (1975), Jurassic Park (1993) and so much more. Then there is the stellar cast, which will be highlighted within the following synopsis.

Prologue:
The film begins with a couple of friends (Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks) driving at night and the driver begins to play the urban legend game where he switches his lights off whilst driving; the first vehicle to flash their lights in warning gets chased by him. However, he backs out and they discuss episodes of The Twilight Zone until something weird happens ... Narrator: Burgess Meredith.

Segment One: ''Time Out''
Stars Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath, Charles Hallahan, Steven Williams, Stephen Bishop, Burgess Meredith (Narrator). A racist bigot who admits to hating Jews, Blacks and Asians is transported back in time to different periods: Nazi Germany, an American KKK Rally, and Vietnam.

Segment Two: ''Kick the Can''
Stars Scatman Crothers, Bill Quinn, Martin Garner, Selma Diamond, Helen Shaw, Murray Matheson, Peter Brocco, Priscilla Pointer, Burgess Meredith (Narrator). An old man gives the residents of a retirement home their most favourite wishes.

Segment Three: ''It's A Good Life''
Stars Kathleen Quinlan, Jeremy Licht, Kevin McCarthy, Patricia Barry, William Schallert, Nancy Cartwright, Dick Miller, Burgess Meredith (Narrator). A young woman gives a lift to a mysterious boy and ends up in an alternate reality.

Segment Four: ''Nightmare at 20,000 Feet''
Stars John Lithgow, Abbe Lane, Donna Dixon, John Dennis Johnston, Larry Cedar, Christina Nigra, Eduard Franz, Jeffrey Weissman, Burgess Meredith (Narrator). A passenger on a plane sees a goblin creature on the wing, trying to tear the plane apart, but he can't convince anyone else that it is happening.

Epilogue:
Sees an ambulance driver (Dan Aykroyd) on the same stretch of road and is linked to the prologue ...

The film performed well at the box office and there was a novelization written by Robert Bloch, which does not follow the order of segments relating to the completed movie; Bloch was given the screenplay beforehand, and before it was edited. Jerry Goldsmith provides the music. I really enjoyed this anthology film and place it up with the best of them, including Creepshow (1982) and Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990).
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on 7 October 2009
Quite dated I have to say, but none-the-less a great film. Dan Akroyd's intro sequence is entertaining, and ultimately scary, the old people getting young a bit smaltzy but hypnotic, the gremlin on the plane is made very dramatic by John Lithgow's hysterics, and my favourite is the little boy in the cartoon horror house, followed up the cautionary tale of the bigot transported back in time to Nazi Germany. Like I say a bit dated effects-wise, and a bit preachy in places, but four (or is it five) great little movies, directed by John Landis, George Millar, Joe Dante and of course Steven Spielberg.
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on 29 December 2007
I have been waiting a lifetime for this to finally come to DVD,my video version wore out a long time ago.After the opening scene,which is handled with the right air of both comedy and horror,we are met with the famous Twilight theme and the eerie intro spoken with relish by the great Burgess Meredith.The first segment by John Landis holds up ,perhaps better than it should given the terrible accident on set that took the lives of star Vic Morrow and two child actors and has an ending that will stick in youre head.Joe Dantes segment is typical Dante Menace mixing with Slapstick in a worthy up date to one of the most famous of all the Zone episodes.George Miller's episode in my opinion is by far the best THERES A MAN ON THE WING OF THE PLANE!!!!!!! with a monster far superior to its remake's and also wraps up the whole movie nicely.The ONLY let down is ironically the very director that you would have thought could handle this material in his sleep,and unfortunatly it looks as though he was asleep while directing it.Speilberg coats the whole segment in syrup to the point that tooth decay will set in if you watch it twice.Still worth four stars though and at this price you really cant say no,it is a CLASSIC and its good points far outweigh the bad.BUY IT!!!!!
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on 9 May 2014
I've always had an early memory of being terrified of a huge monster-bunny I saw on telly one night when I was a kid. As I've grown older, I've always wondered if it was just a dream I had once or was it actually a real film or TV programme. When I found out it was part of this film I couldn't wait to watch it again!

What an excellent movie as well, full of interesting and creepy stories and just an absolute ton of fun!
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on 31 July 2015
Apart from being a great film what amazed me was the delivery time, I was on my 10 o,clock tea break one night in work when I bought this dvd and it was delivered before lunchtime 2 days later couldn't believe it so I can highly recommend this seller.
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on 5 May 2014
A compendium of scary stories that do scare especially the final story . Now i would be ruining this for everyone if I told them to watch out for giant rabbits and gremlins on the outside of a plane . It's fun and would keep any thriller seeker entertained for the duration of the movie. Not unlike Creepshow or the Outer limits it's just one of these movies that surprises with every story. and some unnerving moments are just the ticket-Not exactly a horror but if you're up for a thrill ride -here is the movie.
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on 2 September 2013
Loved it it took me back when i was younger & i watch it for the first time around it was just as good then asvit was now
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on 8 December 2013
I have been watching the original B/W twilight zone series and saw the film was available on dvd, been a while since I saw it on tv and luckily my dvd recorder will play US region 1 discs. Excellent film. The price I paid for a used copy which was in perfect condition was so cheap. 5*****
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on 4 July 2014
I watched this film many years ago on television and have the video of it. As I no longer have a video recorder I decided to get DVD.
I still love the film though its much less scary now!! Must be because films have got scarier.
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on 3 May 2013
Classic tv series made it to big screen in eighties . Three of the storys are remakes of episodes , the first is a new one ! Love the story with the gremlin on the wing of the plane ,pity they didn't do anther film !!
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