Friday, August 23, 2013

The Twilight Zone Collection 1

The Twilight Zone Collection 1
[DVD Twilitght]

In the decades since DVDs first became commonplace instead of VHS tapes, The Twilight Zone has been released and re-released in a variety of different packages, from full-season box sets, to "fan favorites" collections, to several different Full Series boxes. I treasure my own full series collection of DVDs, however for anyone just wanted to sample the show or revisit some of the best-known episodes, this Collection 1 set available through the libraries is a great place to start. This set contains 35 of the classic 1959-1965 series' 156 episodes, in their original black and white. Whether you're looking for Agnes Moorhead's bravura performance in "The Invaders", Burgess Meredith in the wistful "Time Enough at Last", the Cold War allegory "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street", "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" with William Shatner vs. a gremlin on the wing of a plane, "A Game of Pool" (with Jack Klugman and Jonathan Winters -- both of whom have passed away within the past 12 months), or "Mr. Dingle the Strong", "A Passage for Trumpet" (Klugman again in one of his best performances), the quintessentially ironic "To Serve Man", or creepy Billy Mumy in "It's a Good Life!", you'll find them all in this collection. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any of the many Twilight Zone story collections, or collections by some of the show's greatest writers, including Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont. I also highly recommend the 1980s revival of The Twilight Zone (not currently available from the Lincoln City Libraries, but available through our InterLibrary Loan service. It, too, featured excellent writers, directing and acting!] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ Scott's reviewer profile | Scott's past reviews on BookGuide | Subscribe to Scott's monthly library newsletter -- It's All Geek to Me! ]

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