"I Need an English Bone China Cup!"
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe good ole Uncle Simon can leave me one in his will. "Uncle Simon" is one of the most underrated Twilight Zone episodes of all time! I consider this 25 minute beauty a true classic. The acting portrayed here by the main characters is stellar. You just can't find a better example of true hatred expressed in this fashion. The insults that fly amoung Uncle Simon and his beloved niece Barbara is definitely a lost art. Who talks like this anymore without cursing every other word? This is one of the best written episodes of the series. The other three episodes are average with "The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms" probably the best of the lot. Once again "Uncle Simon" is the real catch here. If your a true fan of the Twilight Zone, you certainly won't throw this disc on the floor for not being hot enough!"
Jody Lee Parker | Santa Clara, CA. | 07/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A Most Unusual Camera was good, but I thought the ending was abrupt and kinda ruined the whole thing for me.
Uncle Simon was laughable. The robot walking with the cane was hilarious.
I didn't like the war one, it didn't show the battle scene.
I was dissapointed with this dvd."
A camera, curse, calvary and robot in "The Twilight Zone"
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 06/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit I am a bit stumped in coming up with a specific theme for Volume 19 in "The Twilight Zone" DVD series. Besides the Twilight Zone twists, the best I can come up with is most of the characters are asked to believe things they think are impossible are really happening to them. In Rod Serling's "A Most Unusual Camera," Chester Diedirch (Fred Clark) discovers that one of the items he has stolen is a camera that takes instant pictures of events--five minutes in the future. Once the camera proves it works, Chester along with his wife (Jean Carlson) and brother-in-law (Adam Williams) take it to the track and use it to make a killing. But when they learn that the inscription in French on the camera says "Ten to an owner," the trio fight over how to best use the remaining photos. The ending on this one gets a bit too cute. "The Jungle," written by Charles Beaumont and based on his short story, find engineer Alan Richards (John Dehner) has returned from a project in Africa under a voodoo lion curse. It seems the local witch doctor took exception to the hydroelectric dam he built. Alan's wife slips him a protective charm, but unfortunately he leaves it behind in a bar one night. A nice little tale of suspense which works well with minimal special effects.In Serling's "The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms," a trio of men in a National Guard tank on maneuvers near the Little Big Horn keep coming across signs that "Custer's Last Stand" is about to take place. Connors (Ron Foster) and McCluskey (Randy Boone) become convinced they are chasing the past, but Langsford (Warren Oates) believes they are crazy. Then McCluskey is shot in the back with an arrow. This episode harkens back to those days when Custer was still admired. "Uncle Simon" by Serling stars Cedric Hardwick as Simon Polk, an inventor who has kept his only heir, niece Barbara (Constance Ford) as his servant. The pair detest each other, and when he tries to strike her with a cane, Barbara pushes Simon down the stairs. Thinking she is finally free of her uncle, Barbara learns that his will stipulates she has to look after his last invention, a robot. This does not prove to be as much fun as you might think. Again, you will not find any classic episode of "The Twilight Zone" on this volume, so there is nothing that particularly recommends this specific DVD."