Twilight Zone 13

Twilight Zone 13

Director: Buzz Kulik, Elliot Silverstein, John Brahm, Richard L. Bare

Cast: Buzz Kulik, Elliot Silverstein, John Brahm, Richard L. Bare

     
 
This disc contains four episodes of The Twilight Zone: "Judgment Night, "The Purple Testament, "The Obsolete Man, and "A Quality of Mercy." Each is presented in standard full-frame transfers that preserve the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles

Overview

This disc contains four episodes of The Twilight Zone: "Judgment Night, "The Purple Testament, "The Obsolete Man, and "A Quality of Mercy." Each is presented in standard full-frame transfers that preserve the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include trivia about the beloved series. This is a solid release for any Twilight Zone enthusiast.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Though cancelled in 1964, The Twilight Zone remains television's most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer/narrator Rod Serling -- no doubt inspired by the pulp comics, novels, and sci-fi films of his youth -- the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness to viewers on October 2, 1959. Five years followed, and The Twilight Zone went through the show business wringer as network executives tried to squeeze more profits from the already successful show. Experiments ranged from cutting costs with six episodes shot on videotape to dropping "The" from the series' title -- but no matter what, rave reviews continued, and every week loyal fans tuned in to enter the infamous dimension of sight, sound, and mind. Episodes included here are:
  • "Judgment Night" (Ep. 10, December 4, 1959): In 1942, a German (Nehemiah Persoff) wonders why he's on the deck of a British steamship, with no memory of how he got there, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom.
  • "The Purple Testament" (Ep. 19, January 12, 1960): Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.
  • "The Obsolete Man" (Ep. 65, June 2, 1961): In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian (Burgess Meredith) is judged obsolete by the Chancellor (Fritz Weaver) and sentenced to death.
  • "A Quality of Mercy" (Ep. 80, December 29, 1961): A soldier (Dean Stockwell) gets a new perspective on war when he is forced to experience it from the enemy's point of view.
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    04/03/2001
    UPC:
    0014381899320
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    Image Entertainment
    Region Code:
    1
    Sound:
    [Dolby Digital, monaural]
    Time:
    1:40:00

    Special Features

    Special "Inside The Twilight Zone" section, written by Marc Scott Zicree, author of the bestseller "The Twilight Zone Companion," includes biographical information on Rod Serling, history of "The Twilight Zone," reviews of each episode, cast information, and a season-by-season commentary; Digitally remastered episodes; Animated menus; Twilight Zone trivia

    Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Burgess Meredith Romney Wordsworth
    Dean Stockwell Lt. Katell,Lt. Yamuri
    Nehemiah Persoff Lanser
    William Reynolds Lt. Fitzgerald
    Ben Wright Capt. Wilbur
    Dick York Capt. Riker
    Fritz Weaver Chancellor
    Albert Salmi Sgt. Causarano
    Barney Phillips Capt. Gunther
    Josip Elic Subaltern
    Patrick MacNee 1st Officer
    Harry Fleer Guard
    James Franciscus Lt. Mueller
    Jerry Fujikawa Japanese Captain
    Warren Oates Jeep Driver
    Barry Brooks 1st Man
    Hugh Sanders Mr. Potter
    Michael Vandeveer Smitty

    Technical Credits
    Buzz Kulik Director
    Elliot Silverstein Director
    John Brahm Director
    Richard L. Bare Director

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