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The Twilight Zone: Season One [Blu-ray]

The Twilight Zone: Season One [Blu-ray]

All 36 episodes of the first season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series, now presented in pristine high definition for the first time ever! Loaded with new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else including extremely

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  1. C. James Cook says:

    Review by C. James Cook for The Twilight Zone: Season One [Blu-ray]
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    The following information was released via [...]

    Image Entertainment has revealed the release details for The Twilight Zone: Season 1, slated for Blu-ray release on September 14. This edition has been mastered from new 1080p film transfers using the original camera negatives and magnetic soundtracks (rather than recycling the HD masters they already had on hand from the 2004 Definitive DVD Collection). Special features will include all the content from the Definitive Collection, plus new commentaries, interviews, isolated scores and more.

    Full special features include:

    * Audio commentaries:

    o Actors Earl Holliman, Martin Landau, Rod Taylor, Martin Milner, Kevin McCarthy, and CBS executive William Self

    o 19 new audio commentaries, featuring The Twilight Zone Companion author Marc Scott Zicree, author and film historian Gary Gerani (Fantastic Television), author and music historian Steven C. Smith (A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann), music historians John Morgan and William T. Stromberg, writer/producer David Simkins (Lois & Clark, Dark Angel), writer Mark Fergus (Children of Men, Iron Man), actor William Reynolds and director Ted Post (new)

    * Extremely rare, never-before-released unofficial Twilight Zone pilot, “The Time Element,” written by Rod Serling and hosted by Desi Arnaz (new, in HD)

    * Vintage audio recollections with actors Burgess Meredith and Anne Francis, directors Douglas Heyes and Richard L. Bare, producer Buck Houghton and writer Richard Matheson

    * Rod Serling audio lectures from Sherwood Oaks College

    * Rod Serling promos for “Next Week’s” Show

    * Original Unaired Pilot Version of “Where is Everybody?” with Rod Serling’s Network Pitch

    * Footage of the Emmy Award wins for the series

    * Interviews with actors Dana Dillaway, Suzanne Lloyd, Beverly Garland and Ron Masak (new)

    * Tales of Tomorrow episode “What You Need” (new)

    * Vintage audio interview with director of photography George T. Clemens (new)

    * 1977 syndication promos for “A Stop at Willoughby” and “The After Hours” (new)

    * 18 radio dramas (new)

    * 34 isolated music scores featuring Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith and others (new)

  2. Terry Richard says:

    Review by Terry Richard for The Twilight Zone: Season One [Blu-ray]
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    “The Twilight Zone” hits Blue-ray shelves September 14, 2010 making this series one of the very few late fifties/early sixties TV shows to make a home for itself in this wonderful and innovative home format. All 36 episodes, along with the original pilot, have been remastered from their original studio masters in high definition which retains their 1.33:1 aspect ratio which is how “The Twilight Zone” was first shown. All episodes are in glorious black and white and fill five dics.

    “The Twilight Zone” made its debut on the CBS television network the night of October 2, 1959 and TV would never be the same. Although it took awhile before this anthology series about somewhat distorted individuals in distorted situations found its audience, critics loved it garnering creator Rod Serling an Emmy for his writing.

    There will be a slew of special features made especially for this blu-ray release; among them are the extremely rare and never-seen-before pilot episode entitled “The Time Element” written by Rod Serling and hosted by none other than Desi Arnaz; 19 audio commentaries; 18 radio scores; interviews with people like Beverly Garland and others who worked on “The Twilight Zone”; and much more. The DVD bonuses will also be featured on this release which include the unaired pilot “Where Is Everybody?”.

    The following is a list of all season one episodes along with guest stars and original air dates:

    1. “Where Is Everybody?” (Guest Star Earl Holliman), Oct. 2, 1959

    2. “One For The Angels” (Ed Wynn), Oct, 9, 1959

    3. “Mr. Denton on Doomsday” (Dan Duryea), Oct. 16, 1959

    4. “The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (Ida Lupino), Oct. 23, 1959

    5. “Walking Distance (Gig Young), Oct. 30, 1959

    6. “Escape Clause” (David Wayne), Nov. 6, 1959

    7. “The Lonely” (Jack Warden), Nov. 13, 1959

    8. “Time Enough At Last” (Burgess Meredith), Nov. 20, 1959

    9. “Perchance to Dream” (Richard Conte), Nov. 27, 1959

    10. “Judgement Night” (Nehemiah Persoff), Dec. 4, 1959

    11. “And When the Sky Was Opened”, Dec. 11, 1959

    12. “What You Need” (Ernest Truex), Dec. 25, 1959

    13. “The Four of Us Are Dying” (Harry Townes), Jan. 1, 1960

    14. “Third From The Sun”, Jan. 8, 1960

    15. “I Shot an Arrow Into The Air”, Jan. 15, 1960

    16. “The Hirch-Hiker” (Inger Stevens), Jan. 22, 1960

    17. “The Fever”, Jan. 29, 1960

    18. “The Last Flight”, Feb. 5, 1960

    19. “The Purple Testament”, Feb. 12, 1960

    20. “Elegy”, Feb. 19, 1960

    21. “Mirror Image” (Vera Miles), Feb. 26, 1960

    22. “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”, March 4, 1960

    23. “A World of Difference” (Howard Duff), March 11, 1960

    24. “Long Live Walter Jameson”(Kevin McCarthy), March 18, 1960

    25. “People Are Alike All Over” (Roddy McDowall), March 25, 1950

    26. “Execution” (Albert Salmi), April 1, 1960

    27. “The Big Tall Wish” (Ivan Dixon), April 8, 1960

    28. “A Nice Place To Visit” (Larry Bryden), April 15, 1960

    29. “Nightmare as a Child” (Janice Rule), April 29, 1960

    30. “A Stop At Willoughby” (James Daly), May 6, 1960

    31. “The Chaser”, May 13, 1960

    32. “A Passage For Trumpet” (Jack Klugman), May 20, 1960

    33. “Mr. Beavis” (Orson Bean), June 3, 1960

    34. “The After Hours” (Anne Francis), June 10, 1960

    35. “The Mighty Casey” (Jack Warden), June 17, 1960

    36. “A World Of His Own” (Keenan Wynn), July 1, 1960

    The pilot “The Time Element” was originally broadcast on November 24, 1958.

    UPDATE: “THE TWILIGHT ZONE-SEASON 2″ WILL BE AVAILABLE ON BLUE-RAY ON NOVEMBER 16, 2010!!!

  3. J. Gutierrez says:

    Review by J. Gutierrez for The Twilight Zone: Season One [Blu-ray]
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    Don’t you feel cheated? I know I do… In how many ways and how many more times will we be lured into buying a re-packaged, re-mastered and enhanced edition of TZ?, and I especially mean content-wise: why couldn’t they put all the ‘new extras’ in the so-called “Definitive” version? What was so definitive about it then? And more importantly, should I fall for the ruse now and buy the seasons separately as each becomes available (why didn’t they release them all at once?), or should I wait for the “Entire Series Truly Definitive Deluxe Package” which will be conveniently released in time for Christmas, probably in a wooden coffin and including some special bonus like a numbered litograph or a limited-edition Rod Serling doll which recites the intro every time you push its head downwards? (And if they use my ideas I should at least get some credit…)

    Those of us who fell for the scam the last time should be offered a rebate when purchasing this “New and Improved-Definitively Final Blu-Ray (with new extras!)” version. That way our investment and proof of purchase would be of some avail, and CBS will think twice about issuing a “Ultimate 60th Anniversary 3D (with still more new extras!) USB Edition”…

  4. Mauro Cecala says:

    Review by Mauro Cecala for The Twilight Zone: Season One [Blu-ray]
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    To the poster who is complaining about price, considering there are 36 30 min. episodes I think this is good value. Also the fact that “this edition has been mastered from new 1080p film transfers using the original camera negatives and magnetic soundtracks (rather than recycling the HD masters they already had on hand from the 2004 Definitive DVD Collection”. 36 30 min. episodes equates to 18 hours of entertainment. Divide that by 2 hours(average time per film) and you end up with 9 “films”. Multiply that figure by the average cost per Bluray and it returns quite favorably. Each to their own in the end I know. My own complaint is that rather ridiculous cover art not befitting this brilliant TV program.

  5. Jerome Twaddle says:

    Review by Jerome Twaddle for The Twilight Zone: Season One [Blu-ray]
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    This set is sure to please any Twilight Zone Fiend! I’ve never seen The pilot-”The Time Element” & I am very happy to see this available for the first time. I will have this the very first day of release! I hope they get all the openings on each episode right this time around, The DVD season set was almost perfect, except the episodes: “Mr. Denton On Doomsday” & “A Passage For Trumpet”, They had each others openings. But I believe this set is going to be right, after all they are going to be from the original camera negitives…so, that takes care of every episode being original!

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