The 80s Twilight Zone series is coming to DVD!

 
Old 01-15-04, 04:48 AM
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The 80s Twilight Zone series is coming to DVD!

http://www.mondo-digital.com/mondoupdate.html

In July 2004: The Twilight Zone (Season One) (1980s Series) (Image)

And in October 2004: The Twilight Zone (Seasons Two & Three) (1980s Series) (Image)

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Old 01-15-04, 06:57 AM
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Looking forward to this.

Though the quality could be variable, there were some very good episodes.

William Friedkins Nightcrawlers was particularly effective, and Wordplay with Robert Klein was also a goodie ("Donny would not eat his dinosaur").

Cannot remember any more at the mo, must find a listing...
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Oh, and Shatterday, with a young Bruce Willis, Her Pilgrim Soul, A Small Talent For War...

I also understand some of the episodes were shortened for showing in shorter time slots in syndication. We only ever got these on vid in the UK, so here's hoping we get the full versions.
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"To See the Invisible Man"
"Examination Day"
"A Profile in Silver"
"Gramma" (Stephen King)
"Paladin of the Lost Hour" (Harlan Ellison)
"One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty" (Harlan again)
"The Star" (Arthur C Clarke)

The third season (maybe the second, too) had a lot of work by Joe Straczynski of Babylon 5 fame, and featured an adaption of the sci-fi classic "The Cold Equations."

Give me a minute and I'll try to google up an episode guide or soemthing...

...here we go.

http://tzone.the-croc.com/tzonenew.html

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I loved the "Shadow Man" episode! One of my all time Favorites!
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Excellent news! Just wish we'd hear something on the movie.
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Ah.. but are they going to do the new new Twilight Zone, or are we pretending that one didn't actually happen

Seriously though this is good news. Can't say I recall many of the specific eps but I'll pick it up
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OMG, this is GREAT news! Thanks for posting this!

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Some of the episodes were EXPANDED and made LONGER in syndication in the US, using outakes.

As aired on CBS, there was no specified time for each story. One week, it might be 2 half our stories. Another week, we'd ge'd one half hour story and two fifteen minute ones, etc.

While it is true some of the stories were edited for time in reruns, several more were lengthened! This happened with NIGHT GALLERY, too, years earlier.
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The best one was the one with the old woman who could stop time and at the end
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she sees a nuclear missle hanging in the air!


And did the new TZ also have that story about the box that will "kill someone you don't know"? That was also great!
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Just wish we'd hear something on the movie.
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Wow, that's FANTASTIC news. The quality was definitely hit or miss with this show, but I'll be picking these up in a heartbeat. Wow, I never thought this would come out. Image rules.

(Now they just need to talk Universal into licensing Alfred Hitchcock Presents, so we can get season sets -- old + new -- of that great show.)
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Originally posted by Professor Frink
The best one was the one with the old woman who could stop time and at the end
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she sees a nuclear missle hanging in the air!



I remember that! I don't think she was "old" though, but that's besides the point. Which one is the one where the boy would just go "Bring!" and whatever he wanted, he got? Then there was "Alter Ego" I think about this guy from the present and girl from the past who talked to each other beside a pond or something...
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I remember that! I don't think she was "old" though, but that's besides the point.
Yeah, unless I'm mistaken the woman was the one who plays Ralphie's mom on Christmas Story (she's also in CE3K). Probably in her mid-to-late 30s at that point.

Great episode. That one sticks in my mind, along with the word play one ("Wednesday... wednesday."). And the one where the Elvis impersonator goes back in time. Lots of cheese, but lots of great stories too. Fun stuff.
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Originally posted by Professor Frink

And did the new TZ also have that story about the box that will "kill someone you don't know"? That was also great!
Button, Button
Yeah, you push a button on a box and get the TZ '80 dvds, and somewhere, someone will die. Then the box will be given to someone else. ...Or something like that...

It's one of the short ones from the first season.
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Oh yeah, I am so there! The 80's TZ - the ONLY version of the show (aside from the original of course) that was ever worth a damn. The movie was "whatever" and the new one just plain out sucks.

Wasn't The Star the episode where a team of astronauts lands on a distant world
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where the civilization was wiped out when their sun went nova 2000 years ago - the same sun that heralded the birth of Christ?
Or is that one of the new Outer Limits episodes that I'm thinking of?

That one was a classic.

***EDIT***

BTW, there's a better episode guide here at TV Tome. Yikes - I'd forgotten how many quality writers and directors they had on the show! Harlan Ellison, David Gerrold, Roger Zelazny, Ray Bradbury, Wes Craven, and of course JMS. This thing reads like a Sci-fi geeks A-list roll call!

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next we need to hear an anouncement about Tales From The Darkside. here's hoping this comes next.
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Sounds cool, though I'd rather have Amazing Stories.
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Sounds cool, though I'd rather have Amazing Stories.
Ditto! But we'll have to wait for Spielberg to get off his butt on it.

Although the TZ Button,Button episode was excellent. I don't know how many episodes I remember, but I can't wait to watch that again - I haven't seen it since I was a kid. I'd love to see how it aged on me.
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Wonderful, just wonderful! This news, along with the forthcoming Scooby Doo boxset just made my day!

Hopefully Image will include the outtakes and incorporate the extra footage into the episodes which were extended!

Any news on what the cost of the sets will be?
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Toys Of Caliban was the one where the boy could "bring" anything he saw in a picture. One of the creepiest things I've ever seen on broadcast TV.
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*continues to wait for Tales from the Crypt and Tales from the Darkside*...
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I remember SO many of the episodes.

Paladin of the Lost Hour is one of the most touching TV episodes I've ever seen.

Great that this'll be coming out.
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I'm happy that Image is releasing the 80s version of TZ on DVD, but I have some reservations:

Will the episodes be unedited as they aired on CBS or the butchered versions seen in syndication?

Will the original narrator, Charles Aidman, be used or will the redubs by Canadian gameshow lackey Robin Ward (who narrated the Canadian-made third season episodes) be used?

The 80s version was hit-and-miss, but there were a lot of earnest writers and actors on the series, making it a worthy tribute to Serling's classic anthology. If the DVD sets are unedited and remastered, I will buy them!
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Is there any info on the Twilight Zone movie?
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