The 1980's Twilight Zone stood tall against other sci-fi offerings on TV at the time, but seldom matched the quality of the original series. Boasting great writers, actors and directors; the show failed to build an audience and ended after 65 episodes and 3 seasons. Highlights include "Button Button", "The Once and Future King", and "The Helgramite Method".
The positives here include some well written and acted episodes in each season, and some appearances by some biggest actors in Hollywood. There are also some nice audio commentaries on many of the episodes.
The negatives include just so-so picture quality and sound. Many episodes are in mono and this looks like it was not remastered from the original elements. The picture quality is very watchable, but it is far from the quality of even the original Twilight Zone, which was shot on 35mm film and then remastered. The spindle packaging that holds the DVDs is also awkward and hard to get the discs in and out. Also, there was no booklet listing the episodes and segments.
I paid $30 new for the whole series on Amazon, and it retails for about twice that. A good show that is seldom available in syndication, or
streaming services. Look for a sale, and do not expect the same quality as the original show. Also, you may want to check out Rod Serling's other show, Night Gallery, now on sale.
- Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 13
- Studio: PARAMOUNT
- DVD Release Date: 7 Feb 2017
- Run Time: 2270 minutes
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- ASIN: B01N9CP5G1
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
12,280 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #2910 in TV Shows (Movies & TV)