Twilight Zone Definitive Edition

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  1. Videowack

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    Picked this box up this past week, and it's awesome. I have watched the first 3 discs and am quite impressed. I cannot, however, find a way to "play all" and NOT have to return to the main menu to proceed to the next episode. If anyone else has discovered a way, please advise. I have a feeling there's no option for it. A small annoyance I admit, but considering the price tag I think they could have included it.
     
  2. Dane Marvin

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    Nope, no Play All. That's my only problem with this set. It's rather curious because Image remembered to add this feature to the first season of the '85 series that was released on the same day. We've got an existing thread on the TZ DVD's started (although the title could use some updating):
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  3. SteveLa

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    What's the best price on this set? I was dismayed to find that it wasn't discounted more heavily at Best Buy, since I received a few gift gards for Christmas.
     
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    Go here. If you are a first time buyer you can also get a further 10% discount and free (budget) shipping. They charge sales tax, but it should still be under $70. At the top of that page you'll see the details for the extra discount.
     
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    Apparently many people are getting the set dirt cheap from Coconuts.com. I paid $103.99 at Best Buy without batting an eye. For a diehard Twilight Zone like me, this set is the ultimate presentation of the series. The "definitive" tag is richly deserved. Hell, it's worth way more than I paid.
     
  6. Dane Marvin

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    I paid $83 at Amazon without batting an eye as well. Already had it shipping and didn't want to bother with returns when I found out about the Coconuts deal. Future sets will be cheaper though this one is well worth the money.

    The audio lectures by Serling over certain episodes are as good an audio commentary as you can get from a man who passed away in the '70s. Excellent stuff to listen to.
     
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    I agree. This is a fantastic set and i'm eagerly awaiting the upcoming sets (as expensive as they are). The book included in season 1 is a wonderful addition.
     
  9. Craig Beam

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    Speaking of the marathon, I caught a tiny bit of "The Lonely," and was amazed at the picture quality. Made me wonder if they were airing the same amazing transfers found on the DVDs...
     
  10. Tom.W

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    You might be right, Craig. I caught a promo for the DVD set during the marathon and thought the video was better than prior airings of TZ on Sci Fi. But that channel is among the weaker transmissions on my cable system. Serling's next week promos were on some of the prime time episodes, but those have included in prior years.
     
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    I haven't actually seen this set yet.

    What's the packaging like? (And, also, what kind of packaging is the 80s series in?)
     
  12. Dane Marvin

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    I was thinking the same thing about the transfers for this year's marathon. Possibly the new transfers? I knew that they were giving a DVD sneak preview though I never caught exactly what that was.

    Another comment to make about the DVDs: As much as I love Zicree for including his personal interviews with TZ cast and crew that he used to help him write The Companion, I can't listen to them for long without becoming too annoyed by his constant "mhmms" and snickers throughout the interviews. It gets to the point where I lose track of what the interviewee is trying to say. But again, these were never meant to be heard by others and are a great special feature that he never owed to anyone to share.
     
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    I agree that a new book would be better because Zircee too often gives short shrift to good episodes because he doesn't like them personally. And I find his anger over the negative depictions of communist leaders like Khruschev ("The Whole Truth") and Castro ("The Mirror") to be the most annoying aspect of the entire book (fortunately his liner notes for the earlier DVDs were more balanced and objective than the book).
     
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    Well, in the episode descriptions he says that Serling was a victim of "Cold War prejudice" for making Khrushchev an object of ridicule in "The Whole Truth", and in "The Mirror" he claims that Castro was done a "disservice." I'm still trying to figure out after 20 years just what that's supposed to mean.
     
  18. ScottyKid

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    Awesome DVD set.

    One question though......is there anyway to save the Radio Dramas onto your harddrive?

    I know you can do that with the Twilight Zone Comic Book included on disk 6.

    These would be cool to burn onto a CD and listen to on the way to work.

    Thanks....
     
  19. Dane Marvin

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    I doubt it, Scotty. The comic book is a DVD-ROM feature while the radio dramas are not. This is (I'm sure) largely due to the fact that these are available separately on CD:
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  20. ScottyKid

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    Thanks Dane. Wow, I didn't know these were out there. Does anyone have these?

    Are they worth a purchase?
     

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