DVD Review: THE TWILIGHT ZONE - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (R1)

PrintE-mail Written by Whitney Scott Bain

The Twilight Zone Review

Review: The Twilight Zone – The Complete Collection (R1) / Director: Various / Screenplay: Various / Starring: William Shatner, John Carradine, Agnes Moorehead, Bob Cummings / Release Date: November 19th (US Only)

This is a magnificent remastered DVD set chronicling all 156 episodes of Rod Serling’s incredible science fiction and fantasy series. Airing from 1959 to 1964, Serling’s groundbreaking anthology was inspired by comic books, pulp magazines, novels, radio shows and the movies of his youth, and as well as his own scripts it included the work of talented writers such as Richard Mattheson, Ray Bradbury, George Clayton Johnson and Charles Beaumont.

With so many episodes to choose from, where to begin? How about with Beautmont's classic The Howling Man, a creepy and atmospheric episode in which a lost hiker discovers a mysterious man imprisoned in a hidden, mountain monastery? Then there's A Nick of Time, in which newlyweds played by William Shatner and Patrice Breslin allow themselves to be drawn into a web of superstition (or is it fate?) through a fortune-telling machine with a wobbling devil’s head. In King Nine Will Not Return tormented World War II pilot, Bob Cummings, finds himself the sole survivor of his B-25 in the African dessert. Is he actually there or is he hallucinating? Meanwhile, The Invaders sees Agnes Morehead delivering a tour-de-force performance without dialogue as she fends off what appear to be tiny aliens from another world. And in The Odyssey of Flight 33, a commercial airliner piloted by John Anderson encounters a freak jet stream that sends the airliner and its passengers back into time. Will they get back to the present before their fuel runs out?

This beautiful DVD set offers a stunning black-and-white transfer and rich sound, a great showcase for a TV show that was made over fifty years ago and that still stands the test of time today.

Extras: Previews of next week’s show hosted by Mr Serling after each episode


Suggested Articles:
Juan Piquer Simón is an unheralded icon of low budget horror movies. The Spanish director was respo
There’s something about film festivals that induces far more extreme reactions than normal in audi
When a young Romanian housekeeper called Elena (Cosmina Stratan) becomes the live-in help to wealthy
Big old houses. On the one hand, great - impress your mates with all that space to spread themselv
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in DVD / Blu-ray Reviews

SLUGS 29 September 2016

BITE 29 September 2016

SHELLEY 29 September 2016

WOLF CREEK - THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES 28 September 2016

DARLING 27 September 2016

FRIEND REQUEST 27 September 2016

PATHS OF GLORY (1957) 27 September 2016

THE EVIL IN US 27 September 2016

CONSUMPTION 27 September 2016

DARK MATTER SEASON 2 27 September 2016

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner