Twilight Zone, Vol. 42

Twilight Zone, Vol. 42

Director: David Butler, Ted Post

Cast: David Butler, Joseph Newman, Ted Post, Jack Weston

     
 

This disc contains three episodes of the beloved science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone: "The Bard, "The Fear, and "The Bewitchin' Pool." 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.…  See more details below

Overview

This disc contains three episodes of the beloved science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone: "The Bard, "The Fear, and "The Bewitchin' Pool." 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:
  • "The Bard" (Episode 120, May 23, 1963, 50 min.): Jack Weston is an untalented would-be TV writer whose career takes off when the ghost of William Shakespeare writes his script. Shakespeare is appalled by the sponsor's changes, including the casting of a Marlon Brando-type actor (Burt Reynolds) to play the lead.
  • "The Fear" (Episode 155, May 29, 1964): An unknown creature hidden in the shadows--apparently monstrously large and immensely powerful--terrorizes a hysterical young woman and a state trooper who's arrived to help her. But is this gargantuan invader really what it seems to be?
  • "The Bewitchin' Pool" (Episode 156, June 19, 1964): For children distraught by feuding parents, a special swimming pool offers admittance to a happier, simpler place. Written by Earl Hamner Jr., the creator of "The Waltons."
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    01/16/2001
    UPC:
    0014381895926
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    Image Entertainment
    Region Code:
    1
    Presentation:
    [B&W]
    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

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    Scene Index

    Side #1
    0. Episodes
    1. The Bard [7:29]
    2. A Special Book [9:43]
    3. A Little Help From Shakespeare [9:11]
    4. Going To His Head [7:49]
    5. A Lesson Not Learned [15:54]
    6. End Credits [:45]
    0. Episodes
    0. Episode 155
    1. The Fear [15:56]
    2. They Might Be Giants [8:34]
    3. End Credits [:37]
    0. Episodes
    0. Episode 156
    1. The Bewitchin' Pool [13:45]
    2. Going To Aunt T [10:46]
    3. End Credits [:38]

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