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Here's New Info on Classic Twilight Zone re-release


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#1 of 64 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted June 25 2004 - 05:30 AM

Today's USA Today has a nice article on the Twilight Zone re-releases (all incarnations)

The classic series will be remastered to hi-def and come out in season sets starting 12/28 and cotinuing in 2005. Each box will retail for $120 (higher than the current boxes). Image will package these with special features and commentaries. More info can be found via the link.

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#2 of 64 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted June 25 2004 - 06:50 AM

Shame about the price, but I'm glad I didn't get the current releases. I;ve been wanting to get these forever, since the first VHS started coming out, and always held off, waiting for an ideal set. this looks like the one!

#3 of 64 OFFLINE   Jay Pennington

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Posted June 25 2004 - 07:51 AM

Higher price? How does the episode count compare with the old sets?
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#4 of 64 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted June 25 2004 - 08:23 AM

1. 1- 1 2 Oct 59 Where is Everybody? 2. 1- 2 9 Oct 59 One for the Angels 3. 1- 3 16 Oct 59 Mr. Denton on Doomsday 4. 1- 4 23 Oct 59 The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine 5. 1- 5 30 Oct 59 Walking Distance 6. 1- 6 6 Nov 59 Escape Clause 7. 1- 7 13 Nov 59 The Lonely 8. 1- 8 20 Nov 59 Time Enough at Last 9. 1- 9 27 Nov 59 Perchance to Dream 10. 1-10 4 Dec 59 Judgment Night 11. 1-11 11 Dec 59 And When the Sky Was Opened 12. 1-12 25 Dec 59 What You Need 13. 1-13 1 Jan 60 The Four of Us are Dying 14. 1-14 8 Jan 60 Third From the Sun 15. 1-15 15 Jan 60 I Shot an Arrow into the Air 16. 1-16 22 Jan 60 The Hitch-Hiker 17. 1-17 29 Jan 60 The Fever 18. 1-18 5 Feb 60 The Last Flight 19. 1-19 12 Feb 60 The Purple Testament 20. 1-20 19 Feb 60 Elegy 21. 1-21 26 Feb 60 Mirror Image 22. 1-22 4 Mar 60 The Monsters are Due on Maple Street 23. 1-23 11 Mar 60 A World of Difference 24. 1-24 18 Mar 60 Long Live Walter Jameson 25. 1-25 25 Mar 60 People Are Alike All Over 26. 1-26 1 Apr 60 Execution 27. 1-27 8 Apr 60 The Big Tall Wish 28. 1-28 15 Apr 60 A Nice Place to Visit 29. 1-29 29 Apr 60 Nightmare as a Child 30. 1-30 6 May 60 A Stop at Willoughby 31. 1-31 13 May 60 The Chaser 32. 1-32 20 May 60 A Passage for Trumpet 33. 1-33 3 Jun 60 Mr. Bevis 34. 1-34 10 Jun 60 The After Hours 35. 1-35 17 Jun 60 The Mighty Casey 36. 1-36 1 Jul 60 A World of His Own I'm assuming these were all half hour episodes.

#5 of 64 OFFLINE   Jay Pennington

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Posted June 25 2004 - 08:38 AM

And how many were on the previous sets? (Sorry, not that familiar with them.)
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Posted June 25 2004 - 09:36 AM

Here is a better link. I have one of the sets I picked up real cheap. I'll gladly get the whole show in season sets since it will be remastered and have plenty of extras.

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Posted June 25 2004 - 11:22 AM

$120?!!!

No way am I paying that much. That's awful. Posted Image

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Posted June 25 2004 - 01:22 PM

Hey Image, You suck! Blood Sucking Scumbags.
Didn't you make enough money the first time around when the DVD's were $24.95 LIST!!! Then the repackaged Boxes? Pox on them. Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted June 25 2004 - 01:32 PM

Before everyone rips Image to shreds on this, please don't overlook the fact that they've remastered all the episodes and added bonus features such as commentaries. Those had to come at a cost. Assuming a pre-order discount of 30%, this series can probably be had for under $90 a set. If the remastering and special features aren't must haves, you can still order the original boxes. They all under $60 each at DDD with the 20% sale. Steve
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Posted June 25 2004 - 01:46 PM

Wow! What a bargain, another $500+. I fail to see the advantage.

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Posted June 25 2004 - 03:22 PM

This is sad, indeed. I sold my original 5 sets on E-bay after hearing of these sets. I love the original Twilight Zone. I hope I can find these sets at a good price. I think they should go for about $60.00 per season. If they are more I will have a hard time picking them up as I'm not rich. --Edward

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Posted June 26 2004 - 02:48 AM

I highly doubt anyone will pay 120 bucks for these. If retail is indeed $119.99 (which is unlikely, probably preliminary, if anything) it would sell for about $83 over at Amazon, and with STL that all comes down to $75. Not very cheap but doable.

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Posted June 26 2004 - 05:07 AM

Yes, but this series has already generated quite a bit of revenue, and will continue to do so. This is gouging, pure and simple. -Dave
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Posted June 26 2004 - 08:30 AM

Well here's another TV series that I love that I won't be able to afford. I can see tons of these just sitting on the shelves. I mean, seriously, are there that many Twilight Zone fans out there willing to pay this kind of money?

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Posted June 26 2004 - 12:55 PM

Image Entertainment should set retail price at no more than $89.95 per season if they expect this release to sell well. That is all. --Edward

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Posted June 26 2004 - 02:00 PM

As with anything, if you love it... you'll pay. I'm a HUGE Twilight Zone fan, and have often lamented the sub-par transfers on the existing DVDs (the earlier volumes in particular, which were mastered from videotapes for God's sake!). Remastered in high-def? I'm absolutely there. This is my all-time favorite TV series, so cost is NOT a factor if they're done right. Robert: yes, all of season one's episodes were half an hour in length. In fact, only season four featured hour-long episodes.

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Posted June 26 2004 - 07:50 PM

Remastered in high-def? I'm absolutely there. This is my all-time favorite TV series, so cost is NOT a factor if they're done right YES, and they know it. They put a link to our wallets and will suck us dry as long as we let them. For all of us who took the FIRST plunge, they should have a special rate..We're talking 43 DVDS!!!! I could justify 2 complete releases, but three!? If anything, they should have listed them a $39.99 which is a great rate for TV Shows on DVD. My Favorite Martian on Rhino is doing such.

#18 of 64 OFFLINE   Eric Paddon

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Posted June 27 2004 - 03:21 AM

No sale. I recently got all the existing boxed sets, and except for my annoyance over two of the videotaped episodes being presented as kinescopes ("Static" and "Twenty-Two") I'm reasonably satisfied with what I've got and am not about to shell out more money again.

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Posted June 27 2004 - 03:24 AM

TWILIGHT ZONE: SEASON ONE sounds like a good package. I just hope it also includes the DESILU PLAYHOUSE episode, "The Time Element", which was scripted by Serling and was the unofficial pilot to THE TWILIGHT ZONE. William Bendix repeatedly dreams that he travels back in time to Hawaii on Dec. 7th, 1941, with the knowledge of what is about to happen. The episode still exists in fine shape; TV LAND ran it a few times several years ago on its MUSEUM OF RADIO & TELEVISION SHOWCASE program.

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Posted June 27 2004 - 04:41 AM

I wonder if Image's Television division is going to become the Criterion Collection of the classic TV on DVD world. Very high quality, but you have to pay for it. I actually may wait for the probably inevitable best-of collection for this series, as not all episodes of this show are classics and Image is including extras for the best-ofs of their other somewhat expensive series, "The Dick Van Dyke Show".




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