One Step Beyond, Vol. 4 [DVD]
Actual, documented cases of the supernatural, the paranormal, and the occult are dramatized in the first season of the half-hour anthology One Step Beyond. Series host/director John Newland is our guide to the land of the unexplained, beginning his tour with the season opener, "Delusion," starring Suzanne Pleshette (The Bob Newhart Show) and Norman Lloyd (St. Elsewhere) in the story of a man who can predict the future of the people to whom he has donated blood -- or can he? Later episodes include "Brainwave," with George Grizzard in a bizarre new twist on the timeworn tale about a medical corpsman who must perform an operation via short wave radio instructions; "The Night of the Monster," a "Sasquatch" yarn featuring John Marley (The Godfather); "Father Image," with Hawaii Five-O's Jack Lord as a young man experiencing eerily familiar visions while assuming charge of a seedy theater inherited from his father; "Earthquake," a reenactment of a well-known urban legend which gained coinage just after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906; "The Day the World Wept," a compendium of inexplicable events and curious coincidences which occurred at the time of Lincoln's assassination; The Clown," a Felliniesque story of jealousy and misinterpreted visions starring Mickey Shaughnessy and Yvette Mimieux; and "The Visitor," a "message from the grave" story featuring Joan Fontaine and a young Warren Beatty. Arguably the most fascinating of the second season One Step Beyond episodes is the two-part "The Peter Hurkos Story," starring Andrew Prine as the celebrated and controversial Dutch psychic. ~ Hal Erickson
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