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Twilight Zone 26
     

Twilight Zone 26

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Director: Christian Nyby, David Greene, Jacques Tourneur, Ron Winston

Cast: Christian Nyby, David Greene, Jacques Tourneur, Ron Winston

 
This disc contains four episodes of the classic television series The Twilight Zone: "The Big Tall Wish, "Showdown with Rance McGrew, "A Piano in the House, and "Night Call." 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 classic television series The Twilight Zone: "The Big Tall Wish, "Showdown with Rance McGrew, "A Piano in the House, and "Night Call." 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 information on the history of the show, and a biography of series creator Rod Serling. This is a solid title for any fan of the series.

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:
  • "The Big Tall Wish" (Ep. 27, April 8, 1960): An over-the-hill prizefighter (Ivan Dixon) gets a boost from a little boy who's a big fan with a very rare gift in a disillusioned world -- an unswerving belief in magic.
  • "Showdown with Rance McGrew" (Ep. 85, February 2, 1962): TV cowboy star Rance McGrew (Larry Blyden) finds himself in a real Old West saloon where Jesse James (Arch Johnson) challenges him to a showdown over television's negative depiction of outlaws.
  • "A Piano in the House" (Ep. 87, February 16, 1962): Fitzgerald Fortune, a cynical critic (Barry Morse), uses a magical player piano to disclose his party guests' hidden selves. He delights in the game, but when the tables are turned, a painful truth is revealed.
  • "Night Call" (Ep. 139, February 7, 1964): Lonely, confined to a wheelchair, Elva Keene (Gladys Cooper) starts to get numerous mysterious phone calls. Terrified, she screams the words that will doom her.
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    06/13/2000
    UPC:
    0014381894325
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    Image Entertainment
    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

    Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Barry Morse Fitzgerald Fortune
    Gladys Cooper Miss Elva Keene
    Ivan Dixon Bolie Jackson
    Larry Blyden Rance McGrew
    Arch Johnson Jesse James
    Joan Hackett Esther Fortune
    Nora Marlowe Margaret Phillips
    Steven Perry Henry
    Kim Hamilton Frances
    Martine Bartlett Miss Finch
    Muriel Landers Marge Moore
    Robert Cornthwaite Director
    Cyril Delevanti Marvin the Butler
    Robert Kline Jesse James (actor)
    Walter Burke Mizell
    Bob Kline Jesse James (actor)
    Don Durant Gregory Walker
    Henry Scott Thomas
    William McLean Property Man

    Technical Credits
    Christian Nyby Director
    David Greene Director
    Jacques Tourneur Director
    Ron Winston Director

    Scene Index

    Side #1 --
    0. Episode 27
    1. The Big Tall Wish [12:29]
    2. You Have To Believe In The Magic [11:35]
    3. End Credits [:51]
    Side #1 --
    0. Episode 85
    1. Showdown With Rance McGrew [11:38]
    2. Setting A Bad Actor Straight [12:40]
    3. End Credits [:39]
    Side #1 --
    0. Episode 87
    1. A Piano In The House [11:59]
    2. Playing With Fire Can Burn You [12:15]
    3. End Credits [:41]
    Side #1 --
    0. Episode 139
    1. Night Call [10:13]
    2. Be Careful What You Say [14:21]
    3. End Credits [:39]

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