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Twilight Zone: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] [24 Discs]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (110 out of 110)

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    Even non-devotees of The Twilight Zone are able to distinguish the series' first-season episodes from the later installments. Instead of the familiar "dee-dee-dee-doo, dee-dee-dee-doo" theme music by Marius Constant, each season-one Twilight Zone was introduced with a more lugubrious, string-dominated theme by the great Bernard Herrmann, who also composed the incidental music for such classic first-season episodes as "The Lonely" and "Walking Distance." Also, series creator and host narrator Rod Serling does not appear on camera to deliver his opening and closing narration -- except for a delightful gag appearance at the end of the season's final episode, "A World of His Own." The series' two most frequent guest stars make their inaugural Twilight Zone appearances in the course of season one. Burgess Meredith is poignantly cast as a myopic bookworm who ends up a sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust in "Time Enough at Last," while Jack Klugman is seen as a luckless musician whose life is turned around by a remarkable near-death experience in "A Passage for Trumpet." Other notable actors appearing in this season's 36 episodes include Martin Landau, Fritz Weaver, Ed Wynn, David Wayne, Vera Miles, Ida Lupino, Anne Francis, and Roddy McDowall. Among the best and most memorable episodes of the first-season Twilight Zone crop are "Third From the Sun," "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street," "People Are Alike All Over," and "A Stop at Willoughby." Lesser episodes, though still worthy of special mention, include the series opener "Where Is Everybody?," one of the few Zones with a "logical" rather than supernatural ending; "The Hitch-Hiker," a haunting adaptation of Lucille Fletcher's classic radio play; "The Mighty Casey," a baseball fantasy which had to be filmed twice so that Jack Warden could replace the original story by Paul Douglas, who fell ill during shooting and died shortly afterward; and "Mr. Bevis," which Rod Serling intended as the pilot for a series about a bumbling guardian angel.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very NIce

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      sgtrich
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      The set could have been packaged better, but contains all 156 episodes, 5 years in order. While not remastered, picture quality is very good, sound is decent, and the episodes are apparently complete and not cut from a syndicated re-issue. In addition, rare little bits of extras, like the seldom seen 'next week' announcements by Serling, and some vintage PSA spots. The Blue ray edition only has bonus material, and while not a ton of bonuses, there is some good stuff here, including plays Serling wrote for other shows along a Twilight Zone theme, interviews, TV clips, and so on. Good value for the price, too, and the series has so many stars you'll plotz trying to remember them all. I've had it a week and am still wading through it! Recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best of the best.

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      Andrew
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      While I have never been an active broadcasted television viewer, The Twilight Zone nevertheless remains my favorite program of all-time and has gotten many upon many views over the years. Instead of going over the content of the show itself, I'd rather use this review as an opportunity to briefly highlight this particular blu-ray release instead. The picture quality here is excellent and the show has truly never looked better; the extra features are plentiful and even include the show's "pilot" episode if you will which is a nice bonus for life-long fans of the series. In short, this is the quintessential set of The Twilight Zone that will take you to the fifth dimension and beyond ...

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exdcellent But Get The Blue Ray

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      sgtrich
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      Great collection, and in almost all cases, the quality is good enough. while not remastered, the picture is quite acceptable. Not every episode is a gem, but many are, and they run the gamut of emotions. Everybody has their favorites! It's an old show so special effects are weak, but who cares! TONS of big names, famous names of the past, and soon to be stars are all over this. The bonus material on the BR is really nice, though quality can get a bit weak on the bonus stuff. And apparently only the BR has the bonus.Recommended. Includes wraps and intros and closings I have never seen. Packaging is weak, but so what.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Transfer of a Classic TV Series!

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      jb122
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      I understand they used the original 35mm films to digitize this HD version. The video is crisp and the sound is clear. It is a real joy to see the old classics (Night of the Meek, To Serve Man, etc.) with HD clarity. I have seen no artifacts or blurring in any of the episodes I have watched thus far. The blu ray transfer has successfully captured all of the highs and lows of the black and white video. The pricing on this is excellent for the entire series on blu ray. I highly recommend it to any true Twilight Zone fan.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Tremendous Remaster; Dangerous Packaging

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      moomoo
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      Good: superb hi-def transfer as advertised. Some of the extras are fun; especially a couple of Non-TZ TV episodes written by Serling. This also has the 10 or so episodes that were missing from the original 5 dvd box sets. Not as good: The packaging is a bit frightening. It's a series of plastic 2 disc trays in one box. If tight, it is very easy to break a disc getting it out; if not tight the discs tend to fall out. I was warned about this before purchase; I have heard that some people are putting the discs in generic dvd cases to avoid breakage.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great value with lots of extras - recommended

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      jazzman78
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      This complete blue ray version of the Complete Twilight Zone set is a great value compared to the 5 single sets that came out a few years ago. Now you get everything in 1 giant package loaded with many extras and commentary on most of the episodes. THey have all been brought back to their original length in outstanding quality . For me this replaces the original 45 disc dvd sets that came out in the late 80's.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally on Blu Ray!!!!!!

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      mavers01
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      There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice set

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      Joe97478
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      Very nice set. The image quality is excellent considering the original film elements are nearing 60 years old. No need to critique the programming itself, because we all know the "Twilight Zone" I give it a five star rating, but the packaging only deserves 3 stars, because it is extremely difficult to remove the discs. Can't believe quality control let this get through on such an important set.

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