Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Twilight Zone - Collection 4|
Actors: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor, James Turley
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Rod Serling's classic TV exploration of the uncanny, the unknown, and the unforgettable takes you beyond the deepest realms of imagination! Filled with twists, turns, and compelling characters, this legendary series has re... more »
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Excellent as always, though oriented toward die-hard fans
paul_howard | San Ramon, CA United States | 09/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like the first 3 collections, this one has a great variety of episodes, and its fair share of A+ ones which are as fine as anything that has ever been shown on TV. Unlike the first 3 collections, this one has several rarely seen and/or double length episodes, and is even more of an acquired taste. Die-hard fans and collectors will want to own this set. Those exploring TZ might try one of the other 3 collections first. If you like, read my reviews of those as well."
The best show, now on DVD
M. Martinez | 08/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is hands-down my favorite television series, and now it's on DVD in superlative form. You can't go wrong with any of the five collections."
I WISH THEY'D MAKE TELEVISION LIKE THIS NOW !!
bloodfeast138 | Melbourne,Australia | 05/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my all time favourite television show ever hands down!!!
the quality of storytelling is just fantastic,this is from an era where a few brave souls tried to approach the invention of television as a medium to host what were essentially televised plays...how low we have sunk nowadays with a hundred and one crass reality shows with unlikeable people and vulgar presenters polluting the airwaves.
I was particularly impressed with and highly reccomend the episode " I am the night..colour me black" I only just watched it last night and was blown away by it.
It was one of the most thoughtful,provoking and sensitive pieces of television regarding race relations I have ever seen and just another example of the superb scriptwriting that was
the shows trademark.
Also an example of just how radical the ideas and concepts that came out of the Twilight Zone could be especially when you consider the aforementioned episode was written and screened in 1963.
There are loads of other gems on this boxset and I simply cannot reccomend it or the Twilight Zone in general enough!!
I've just completed my Twilight Zone collection with all 5 boxsets and each one is a treasure to me because I highly doubt we'll ever get Television that good again."
Now Entering...The Nostalgia Zone
khouse1960 | Ayase, Japan | 06/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having had a partial collection on video for many years now, I anxiously awaited the release on DVD. Finally! The complete series (156 episodes) has finally received the treatment it truly deserves. This series has held up well for 40+ years, and I have no doubt it will make it for at least another half century. Television writing was at its peak with this show, and the evolution of television filming (and videotaping) techniques is obvious over the course of this series. And the trademark twists at the end of each episode still take me by surprise! Technically, the digital remastering to DVD has brought new life to Rod Serling's brainchild. The video presentation is crisp and well defined, bringing out the subtle details so well, that you will find yourself completely absorbed in the nuances of Serling's vision, and the outstanding production values for this early 60's series (just keep in mind that this is pre-Computer Generation era). The audio was clear, and blissfully noise free, but a bit low on the volume when compared to the title and menu audio tracks (both on the geyeballh version of the earlier disks, and the intro sequences on the later disks). The shows are presented in their original format, so no widescreen version is necessary. And television always translates well to...well, television. Although the extras include a Rod Serling bio, a brief synopsis of each of the 5 seasons that the series ran, and a Twilight Zone history, these features are identical on each disc. The true gem of the extra features is the episode synopsis and review. Each disc is unique in this respect, with a plot summary and some background "inside info". Although mostly taken from the book "The Twilight Zone Companion," I found this feature to be the most interesting. Each collection has its ghitsh and gmissesh, but the series is, overall, a rewarding experience. The only "disappointments" that I found were the collection's lack of a subtitles option (which I really would have appreciated), and the fact that the episodes are not in order (which slightly detracts from observing the actual progression of growth within the series). That makes this more of a 4 1/2 star rating (but you can't do that, can you?). If you have ever enjoyed even one episode of this legendary series, you will not regret buying these collections. And if you've never seen it, give it a try...you'll be hooked."