Twilight Zone, Vol. 2

Twilight Zone, Vol. 2

Director: John Brahm, Jus Addiss, Richard Donner, Ron Winston

Cast: John Brahm, Jus Addiss, Richard Donner, Ron Winston

     
 
Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone was one of the most respected and influential television shows in history. This disc collects three classic episodes from the show: "Time Enough at Last, featuring Burgess Meredith as a man who loves reading more than anything; "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, a lesson in paranoia and mob mentality; and

Overview

Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone was one of the most respected and influential television shows in history. This disc collects three classic episodes from the show: "Time Enough at Last, featuring Burgess Meredith as a man who loves reading more than anything; "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, a lesson in paranoia and mob mentality; and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, featuring William Shatner as an on-edge airline passenger. Each episode is presented in its original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither closed captions nor subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a biographical sketch of Serling, a history of the series, cast information, and reviews of the individual episodes. This is a very enjoyable DVD from Image.

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:
  • "Time Enough at Last" (Ep. 8, November 20, 1959): A bookworm (Burgess Meredith) yearns for more time to read -- then a nuclear holocaust leaves him alone in the world with lots of time, plenty to read, and one ironic twist!
  • "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" (Ep. 22, March 4, 1960): Inexplicable events cause the residents of quiet Maple Street to erupt into rioting. The residents suspect an alien invasion has occurred. If so, where are the alien monsters?
  • "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (Ep. 123, October 11, 1963): A salesman (William Shatner) recovering from a nervous breakdown spots a gremlin on the wing of his plane. When he attempts to alert the others, his nightmare truly begins!
  • "The Odyssey of Flight 33" (Ep. 54, February 24, 1961): Flight 33 picks up a peculiar tailwind and is blown off course. After apparently correcting the problem, the flight arrives at its destination -- a billion years ahead of schedule!
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    04/03/2001
    UPC:
    0014381898224
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    Image Entertainment
    Region Code:
    1
    Presentation:
    [B&W]
    Sound:
    [monaural]
    Time:
    1:30:00

    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
    Burgess Meredith Henry Bemis
    Claude Akins Steve Brand
    John Anderson Capt. Farver
    William Shatner Bob Wilson
    Christine White Ruth Wilson
    Jack Weston Charlie
    Paul Comi 1st Officer Craig
    Vaughn Taylor Mr. Carsville
    Barry Atwater Mr. Goodman
    Ed Kemmer Flight Engineer
    Harp McGuire Flight Engineer Purcell
    Jacqueline De Wit Helen Bemis
    Asa Maynor Stewardess
    Jan Handzlik Tommy
    Lela Bliss Woman in Bank
    Sandy Kenyon Navigator Hatch
    Mary Gregory Tommy's Mother
    Nancy Rennick Paula
    Nick Cravat Gremlin

    Technical Credits
    John Brahm Director
    Jus Addiss Director
    Richard Donner Director
    Ron Winston Director

    Scene Index

    Side #1
    0. Episodes
    1. Time Enough at Last [9:18]
    2. The Odyssey of Flight 33 [7:51]
    3. The Monsters are Due on Maple Street [7:52]
    4. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet [:15]

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