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The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fifth Season [5 Discs] [DVD]

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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (138 out of 141)

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    Although CBS' decision to rescue Rod Serling's classic fantasy anthology The Twilight Zone from cancelation and bring the series back for a fourth season in January of 1963 enabled the property to be renewed in the fall of that year, everybody realized that expanding the half-hour series to a weekly sixty minutes was a mistake. Thus, Twilight Zone showed up for its fifth and final season in its familiar 30-minute format, much to the relief of its fans. Rod Serling of course is back for season five as both host/narrator and frequent scriptwriter; also making return appearances this season are such past Twilight Zone guest stars as Jack Klugman, Lee Marvin, Ed Wynn, Bill Mumy, Martin Landau, and William Shatner, the latter starring in what is regarded as the fifth season's best and most terrifying episode, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (more popularly known as "The Thing on the Wing"). Not all of the series' episodes during its terminal season are on the same leval as "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet;" in fact, there are arguably more misses than hits in the series' final 36 installments. That said, one cannot deny the excellence of such fifth-season efforts as "The Last Night of a Jockey," a solo tour de force for star Mickey Rooney; "Number Twelve Looks Just Like You," featuring both Richard Long and Suzy Parker in multiple roles; "From Agnes-With Love," a comic episode in which Wally Cox is tormented by an amorous computer; and "The Masks," directed by former Twilight Zone leading lady Ida Lupino, wherein four greedy relatives get their just desserts from their disillusioned wealthy benefactors. Until very recently, four of Twilight Zone's fifth-season episodes were withheld from the series' syndication package. Both "A Short Drink from a Certain Founain" and "Sounds and Silences" were removed for legal reasons, while "The Encounter" was withdrawn because of its (unintended) overtones of racism. The fourth "missing" Twilight Zone episode was "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," which was not actually filmed for the series but instead was adapted from an award-winning French short subject directed by Robert Enrico. (Both the edited Zone version and the original uncut short subject are currently available on the public-domain market.)

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Christmas Movies

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      GLantern3601
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      This is missing a few classic Christmas movies, but it has the good ones. I'm not personally a fan of the Grinch, or Rudolph, but Year Without a Santa Claus has the best Christmas music ever made: the Snow Miser and Heat Miser songs. Had to buy this DVD and another so my son could get all the Christmas movies he watched at my mother's house last weekend (thanks, mom!) so now my life is an unending cycle of misery watching the Grinch, Rudolph, and Frosty with a brief respite whenever I hear the Misers singing. Maybe this madness will end after this weekend, but since two years olds don;t understand why it's gauche to watch these after Christmas, probably not.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wait is Over!

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      ElectricsMan
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      I've been debating on purchasing this collection but due to the price at another store it was just, in my mind, too expensive so I decided to wait it out. Fortunately I listened to my gut instinct and it was for a more reasonable price in BB. The first night I had it I looked at 2 of the stories and plan on watching the rest as the weeks go by--just to savor that Season's Grettings feelings!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best Animated Christmas Classics

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      mathman1088
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      The old christmas classics always held my attention, and getting this DVD is what I've always wanted! I could watch these every holiday season and still feel warm and cozy. This compilation is great as a gift and great for those that love the thought of waking up on Christmas with their own gifts.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Nostalgia!

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      mathman1088
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      This DVD has a lot of my favorites I grew up with, even if they aren't originally from my age range. Instilling all the great feelings and ideals from Christmastime is what Ranken and Bass was exceptional at, no matter how many stories they told.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great collection of Christmas Classics!

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      JMee
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      So happy to be able to get How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. Both of which I loved from my childhood! I had lost my copy of Grinch. So I have greatly enjoyed watching them both as well as the Miser Brothers in A Year Without a Santa Clause.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cartoon Classic

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      ElectronicsGal
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      I love the old classics from Christmas for the holidays. These are wonderful old shows and great for the kids. I wouldn't let a smaller child watch some of them, as they are kind of scary for a really little one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Collection

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      NaplesPat
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      Having grown up with this classics, I can't say anything bad about them. I purchased them previously for my granddaughter and now have bought them for her younger cousins. They are not cutting edge technology but are easier to follow for younger children.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good deal!

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      Glenny
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      This dvd set has most of the classic Rankin/Bass Collection all in one. Not all, but most and also Dr Suess’ Grinch is in it. It was only about $20, that’s a really good deal for all you get in this set!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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