Really surprisingly good thriller ala "Twilight Zone"
Eric Parkinson | Fayetteville, AR USA | 10/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great cast, really unique and entertaining stories, told in the fashion of the best "Twilight Zone" episodes. Definitely a gem that somehow never made it to the U.S. TV market, but deserves a watching and purchase on DVD!"
LOVE THOSE TWISTED ENDINGS
brybrown | Florida | 02/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Each and every one of these shows is exciting with complex plots. The endings are complete surprises. Not at all what you expect. Writers and actors did a great job. Memories of "The Twilight Zone. "Would be great to have them shown in the States. Bryan Brown has proven himself as a producer as well as an actor."
3-minus stars, actually
jammer | Laramie, Wyoming United States | 02/25/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A much larger and recent Hammer horror collection had thirteen dark and nasty episodes at 55 minutes each. This 1997 Australian offering has four short stories at 20 minutes each which are much lighter and wittier. But the selection is very uneven and the package price ... is pretty steep for the skimpy 83 minutes of content, of which only 40 minutes is really notable. To top it off, the DVD comes packaged in one of those [poor quality] cardboard cases that seem to be multiplying these days like tribbles. (Anything, but anything to save a few pennies!) The DVD picture is pretty good with a 4x3 aspect ratio and window-boxing. The sound is also OK. One episode has a strong (indeed essential) fantasy base; one has a weak sci-fi base. A suggestion to viewers: Watch these episodes in inverse order to that presented excepting for "Third Party", which should be viewed last. Taken in order presented on the DVD with 5 stars best: Bonus Mileage -4 stars. An inventive and witty story well acted by Geoffrey Rush.Third Party - 5 stars. Relatively no-name actors, who do a great job. (And [enjoy] strong and highly original episodes like this one.)The Confident Man - 2 ½ stars. To be kind, barely adequate. Directly From My Heart To Yours - 0 stars. Out of place in this or any other collection."