Twilight Zone, Vol. 8

Twilight Zone, Vol. 8

Director: Lamont Johnson, Richard L. Bare

Cast: Fritz Weaver, J. Pat O'Malley

     
 
This DVD contains four episodes from the classic television anthology series: "The Fugitive, "To Serve Man, "Third From the Sun, and "The Shelter." Also included is a bonus program on the history of the show and its creator, Rod Serling.

Overview

This DVD contains four episodes from the classic television anthology series: "The Fugitive, "To Serve Man, "Third From the Sun, and "The Shelter." Also included is a bonus program on the history of the show and its creator, Rod Serling.

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:
  • "Third from the Sun" (Ep. 14, January 8, 1960): With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, William Sturka (Fritz Weaver) and a friend steal an experimental spaceship, load their families, and set out for an unknown planet.
  • "The Shelter" (Ep. 68, September 29, 1961): When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbors are reduced to selfish, conniving animals in a fight over one family's bomb shelter.
  • "To Serve Man" (Ep. 89, March 2, 1962): The Kanamits, 9 foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man. They end war. They end famine. They make the military wonder: What's the catch?
  • "The Fugitive" (Ep. 90, March 9, 1962): Old Ben is a fugitive from outer space with a heart of gold. He risks it all to help a crippled little girl--without fear that alien pursuers from his home planet will find him!
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    04/03/2001
    UPC:
    0014381898828
    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; Twilight Zone trivia

    Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Fritz Weaver William Sturka
    J. Pat O'Malley Old Ben
    Larry Gates Dr. Stockton
    Lloyd Bochner Chambers
    Jack Albertson Jerry Harlowe
    Joe Maross Jerry Riden
    Richard Kiel Kanamint
    Susan Gordon Jenny
    Edward Andrews Carling
    Joe Bernard Marty Weiss
    Nancy Kulp Mrs. Gann
    Susan Cummings Pat
    Lori March Eve
    Sandy Kenyon Henderson
    Theo Marcuse Citizen Gregori
    Wesley Lau 1st Man
    Denise Alexander Jody
    John McLiam Man
    Paul Tripp 2nd Man
    Will J. White Reporter #1

    Technical Credits
    Lamont Johnson Director
    Richard L. Bare Director

    Scene Index

    Side #1
    0. Episodes

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