Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|One Step Beyond|
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Night of April 14th The Dark Room Epilogue The Dream The Dead Part of the House The Vision The Devil?s Laughter The Return of Mitchell Campton The Secret The Aerialist The Captain?s Guests Echo Front Runner The Riddle Del... more »
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Comparison to other One Step Beyond sets; 35 cents per episo
Kenneth Sall | Columbia, MD United States | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you plan to buy only one One Step Beyond set, this 8-DVD, 13- hour set from June 2005 appears to be the collection to get. You get 33 episodes for 12 bucks. This set is a better deal than the 5-DVD "One Step Beyond Collection" (Feb. 2006; 27 bucks). It also is a better deal than the 2004 "One Step Beyond (12 DVD)" with about 49 episodes for 81 bucks, or the "One Step Beyond (8 DVD)" set for 50 bucks, also released in 2004.
The set has 33 episodes (about 800 min.) which is a third of the total series of 96 episodes. Episode list:
Night of April 14th
The Dark Room
The Dead Part of the House
The Devil's Laughter
The Return of Mitchell Campton
The Captain's Guests
Ordeal On Locust Street
The Open Window
Message from Clara
The Stone Cutter
Make Me Not A Witch
Call From Tomorrow
I Saw You Tomorrow
The Peter Hurkos Story Pt.1
The Peter Hurkos Story Pt.2
(I'll update this after my copy arrives in a few weeks.)"
Great piece of history and great value; fair television
Frederick Christian Franck | MD | 07/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This really is a terrific bargain. 13 hours on 8 single-sided, color coded discs so you can tell them apart easier. 4 episodes per disc except disc one (5 episodes). Quality reflects age; looks like they were shot on prototypical video equipment, not film. But transfers are complete and clean. No extras besides menus. Best episodes are ***1/2; most are ** to **1/2. Expect strange stories, not scary. Actors include Patrick Macnee, Cloris Leachman (in a dreadfully bad episode), Reginald Owen, Parnell Roberts, Patrick O'Neal (in "The Return of Mitchell Campion," probably the best episode in the set), Mike Connors, Ross Martin, Suzanne Plashette and Louise Fletcher. Interesting piece of TV history. Not the type of set you blaze through in a couple of days; rather, like a bathroom book, to savor a little bit at a time over several weeks."
Excellent Entertainment & Bizarre Information
Some Guy In Ohio | 12/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like this kind of thing in general, don't miss this one. These are old black and white TV shows from just about the earliest days of television. In the case of One Step Beyond, each show was a reenactment of a supposedly true story. It is really amazing what odd news stories turn up from time to time. The really odd ones usually only run in local newspapers, nobody knows what to think of them, and they more or less just go away because they involve "impossible" claims - apparitions, premonitions, time slips, and so on. This still happens today, and it always has. So, anyway, back in the 1950s these people made a series of TV shows out of these weird reports and they made a really good go of it. One Step Beyond. I ordered it expecting that I would enjoy it. I ended up being even happier than expected. Quite good. Five stars for sure."
One Step Beyond
Stephen D. Powenski | 07/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Good selection of episodes leaves me waiting for a followup set.
Transfers were fair to good relative to original TV broadcast quality of the day with only one episode difficult to view due to its dark constrast. The Peter Hurkos story, parts one and two I felt most credible and recognizable. On, my wish list is the remainder of the 97 episodes aired."