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5.0 out of 5 stars Great shows but..., 2 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: Twilight Zone - Series 3 (Black & White) [DVD] (DVD)
As with the other box sets of this classic series that I've seen it's a case of excellent shows, shame about the extras. The shows themselves are still some of the most watchable half hours of telly ever and even the most average Twilight Zone has something that makes it stand out. There are plenty of famous actors and actresses that went on to become household names - Jack Klugman, Charles Bronson, Elizabeth Montgomery, Donald Pleasance, Joseph Wiseman, I could go on. Great screen performers the lot of them.

Thing is the extras on the discs could be better. There is no denying that Marc Scott Zicree knows his stuff about TTZ but to call the interviews with some of the stars of the shows (which can be played as an alternative audio track over the episodes) commentaries is stretching it a bit. They are not very well micro-phoned and in one notable case you can clearly hear background goings-on and even a dog barking. They often don't last half the time of the episode and, because they're not watching the episode together, they don't refer to the episode with any accuracy, just vague recollections of their time on it.

Some of the commentaries aren't all that good either and in some it's clear that the person giving the commentary hasn't watched the episode to remind themselves of it. Having said that, until they release a Blu-Ray collection of TTZ, this is the only way to see them all and it's great to have such a superb slice of American TV history available.
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Initial post: 18 Feb 2011, 16:41:33 GMT
Bedinog says:
Actually, Edward, I think your review of the commentaries and interviews err on the side of conservative. Some are a downright embarrassment, for Mr Zicree appears to havwe no idea how to interview, the perpetual 'uh-huhs' he utters being annoying enough to switch off after a couple of minutes. This certainly applies to the first three seasons collections I have.
Good review, thank you.
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