Twilight Zone 17

Twilight Zone 17

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Director: Alan Crosland Jr., Alvin Ganzer, Don Medford, Richard L. Bare

Cast: Alan Crosland Jr., Alvin Ganzer, Don Medford, Richard L. Bare

     
 
This disc contains four episodes of the beloved science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone: "What You Need, "What's In the Box, "The Mirror, and "The Old Man in the Cave." Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor

Overview

This disc contains four episodes of the beloved science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone: "What You Need, "What's In the Box, "The Mirror, and "The Old Man in the Cave." Each is presented in 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, reviews, information on cast members, and an inside look at the history of the show written by the author of The Twilight Zone Companion.

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:
  • "What You Need" (Ep. 12, December 25, 1959): A two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an old sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most.
  • "What's in the Box" (Ep. 144, March 13, 1964): Joe Britt (William Demarest) sees his secret revealed and its horrible consequences on his just-repaired TV set. He frantically tries to alter his fate by confronting his wife (Joan Blondell).
  • "The Mirror" (Ep. 71, October 20, 1961): After a poor, but ambitious Central American farm worker (Peter Falk) overthrows his country's tyrannical leader, he believes he sees assassins everywhere. A look in the mirror reveals his most dangerous enemy.
  • "The Old Man in the Cave" (Ep. 127, November 8, 1963): A mysterious guardian helps a tiny community survive after the Bomb destroys much of the earth. But spurred on by the bullying outsider Major French (James Coburn), the townspeople become an angry mob bent on learning the secret of "The Old Man in the Cave."
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    04/03/2001
    UPC:
    0014381893427
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    Image Entertainment
    Region Code:
    1
    Presentation:
    [B&W]
    Sound:
    [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

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    Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    John Anderson Mr. Goldsmith
    Peter Falk Ramos Clemente
    Steve Cochran Fred Renard
    William Demarest Joe Britt
    Ernest Truex Pedott
    James Coburn Maj. French
    Joan Blondell Phyllis Britt
    Richard Karlan D'Allesandro
    Arline Sax Girl in Bar
    Arthur Batanides Tabel
    John Marley Jason
    Sterling Holloway TV Repairman
    Frank Watkins Harber
    Herbert Lytton Dr. Saltman
    Read Morgan Lefty
    Will Kuluva General DeCruz
    Sandra Gould Woman
    William Edmonson Bartender

    Technical Credits
    Alan Crosland Director
    Alvin Ganzer Director
    Don Medford Director
    Richard L. Bare Director

    Scene Index

    Episodes
    0. What's In The Box
    1. What's In The Box [4:30]
    2. Channel 10 [7:54]
    3. Too Much TV [11:53]
    4. End Credits [:40]
    Episodes
    0. What You Need
    1. What You Need [2:30]
    2. Fulfilling Wishes [9:32]
    3. A Dark Future [11:59]
    4. End Credits [:52]
    Episodes
    0. The Mirror
    1. The Mirror [7:58]
    2. A Looking Glass To The Soul [12:50]
    3. Paranoia [3:16]
    4. End Credits [:27]
    Episodes
    0. The Old Man In The Cave
    1. The Old Man In The Cave [11:18]
    2. Casting Doubt [9:13]
    3. Secrets Revealed [3:47]
    4. End Credits [:38]

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