Original Twilight Zone SEASON SETS (apparently) are coming...

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  1. Rick P

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    Just (in the last 10 minutes) listening to an interview with Marc Scott Zicree on Coast to Coast AM and he just said that IMAGE Entertainment is releasing the original Twilight Zone IN SEASON SETS and he is acting as consultant on the project, working on (as he put it) "some neat extras"...
     
  2. Dane Marvin

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    Well, this is great news but it kind of makes me bitter because I already own all 5 collections on DVD. I wish Image had just released season sets with extras instead of releasing the collections. Bottom line though, they know TZ is a hot property and there is a lot more money to be made from it.

    I guess I'll have to sell my five collections and get in on the season-by-season action (but only if these extras really are "neat"). They most likely would retail for much less than $99.99 this time around.
     
  3. David Von Pein

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    I cannot imagine why "Season By Season" compilations are even needed for an anthology type series like TZ (where every episode stands alone, and is not in any way contingent on anything that has happened in previous programs). Plus the fact they are "stand alone" with regard to ALL characters. No character appears more than once in the series. Chronological viewing, in this case, is not essential at all. (IMO, that is. Some people, obviously, may disagree. [​IMG])

    I, myself, kind of like the original way that Panasonic/Image Entertainment packaged the Twilight Zones (by "Themes").

    The *only* advantage (IMO) of season-by-season TZ sets would be that you could then completely avoid the rather subpar hour-long shows that are all contained within Season 4. ("Printer's Devil" was a good 1-hr. ep., however. [​IMG])
     
  4. Randy Gray

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    What about the Gold Collection? I understand that there are about 5 discs of bonus material with that set, will the season boxed sets include all of these and possibly more?

    - Randy
     
  5. Dane Marvin

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    Randy, I believe the extra features on the Gold Collection were the same that could be found on any of the discs produced by Image. Instead of including extra things on the individual discs for the Gold Collection (like what was done with the Image ones), they combined everything onto 5 discs tacked on at the end. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am.

    I imagine the bonus stuff is going to be too good for me to not own these sets, especially if Zicree is involved.
     
  6. Dane Marvin

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    Can anyone confirm this? I'd like to get rid of my current TZ sets while there is still demand for them.
     
  7. Scott_J

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    If Image does do this, I hope they put all on the new bonus materials on separate discs than the episodes and release those extras discs separately for those of us with all of the already-released volumes/collections.

    Also, Rick are you sure they said the original TZ, and not the 80s TZ series? Because rumors started a few weeks ago that Image was going to be releasing the latter in season sets later this year.
     
  8. Rick P

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    Well, the point of the interview was the ORIGINAL Twilight Zone and that's all that was discussed, and it came out in that frame of reference.

    If I can get the time, I'll transcribe that section tomorrow..
     
  9. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Hmmm...I wonder if the "neat extra stuff" might include Serling's DESILU PLAYHOUSE episode, "The Time Element" (starring William Bendix), which was sort of a pilot for THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
     
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    I am glad......."Night of the Meek" is slightly cut at the end, eliminating a Merry Christmas wish from Rod Serling, and I would like to see all of the "next week's" promos.
     
  11. Dane Marvin

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    ScottR, the prospect of the promos being included could sell this to diehards. I would gladly sell my current TZ DVDs in order to get episodes complete with the promos!
     
  12. Ric Easton

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    Well after buying some of these twice already (I had about half of the releases when they came out with the 9 disc sets, there were several repeats), I doubt I'll be buying these again.

    I do hope the rumor about the 80's version coming out turns out to be true. I've been waiting a long time for that one.

    Ric
     
  13. Paul_Scott

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    good news to me,as i've been really craving these the last few months. hesitated ordering any during DDDs 20% sale, cause its so hard to pinpoint where exactly the episodes i want are in these whacked by theme collections.


    that's true, but for me, most of the eps i want are in the first or second season.
    another thing that i find interesting is to see how the series developed over time.

    did it sound like we would be seeing this this yr or in 2005?
     
  14. David Von Pein

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    Here's a little cross-reference guide I constructed back in August 2003. Might as well give it a little more air time here. Maybe it'll help somebody out a little. ........

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    "THE TWILIGHT ZONE" EPISODE & DVD CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE:

    SEASON 1 (1959-1960):

    001. "Where Is Everybody?" -- Can be located on the "Treasures Of The Twilight Zone" DVD, plus on Volume #43 (an alternate version with subtle changes)
    002. "One for the Angels" -- Volume 14
    003. "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" -- Volume 12
    004. "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" -- Volume 12
    005. "Walking Distance" -- Volume 3
    006. "Escape Clause" -- Volume 15
    007. "The Lonely" -- Volume 5
    008. "Time Enough at Last" -- Volume 2
    009. "Perchance to Dream" -- Volume 7
    010. "Judgment Night" -- Volume 13
    011. "And When the Sky Was Opened" -- Volume 16
    012. "What You Need" -- Volume 17
    013. "The Four of Us Are Dying" -- Volume 4
    014. "Third From the Sun" -- Volume 8
    015. "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air" -- Volume 18
    016. "The Hitch-Hiker" -- Volume 7
    017. "The Fever" -- Volume 11
    018. "The Last Flight" -- Volume 10
    019. "The Purple Testament" -- Volume 13
    020. "Elegy" -- Volume 20
    021. "Mirror Image" -- Volume 21
    022. "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" -- Volume 2
    023. "A World of Difference" -- Volume 22
    024. "Long Live Walter Jameson" -- Volume 23
    025. "People Are Alike All Over" -- Volume 24
    026. "Execution" -- Volume 25
    027. "The Big Tall Wish" -- Volume 26
    028. "A Nice Place to Visit" -- Volume 29
    029. "Nightmare as a Child" -- Volume 32
    030. "A Stop at Willoughby" -- Volume 34
    031. "The Chaser" -- Volume 36
    032. "A Passage for Trumpet" -- Volume 4
    033. "Mr. Bevis" -- Volume 39
    034. "The After Hours" -- Volume 11
    035. "The Mighty Casey" -- Volume 41
    036. "A World of His Own" -- Volume 43

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    SEASON 2 (1960-1961):

    037. "King Nine Will Not Return" -- Volume 7
    038. "The Man in the Bottle" -- Volume 14
    039. "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room" -- Volume 15
    040. "A Thing About Machines" -- Volume 43
    041. "The Howling Man" -- "More Treasures Of The Twilight Zone"
    042. "The Eye of the Beholder" -- "More Treasures Of The Twilight Zone" and Volume 43 (under alternate title of "The Private World Of Darkness")
    043. "Nick of Time" -- Volume 9
    044. "The Lateness of the Hour" -- Volume 12
    045. "The Trouble With Templeton" -- Volume 10
    046. "A Most Unusual Camera" -- Volume 19
    047. "Night of the Meek" -- Volume 1
    048. "Dust" -- Volume 21
    049. "Back There" -- Volume 22
    050. "The Whole Truth" -- Volume 28
    051. "The Invaders" -- Volume 1
    052. "A Penny for Your Thoughts" -- Volume 29
    053. "Twenty Two" -- Volume 34
    054. "The Odyssey of Flight 33" -- Volume 2
    055. "Mr. Dingle, the Strong" -- Volume 4
    056. "Static" -- Volume 35
    057. "The Prime Mover" -- Volume 9
    058. "Long Distance Call" -- Volume 5
    059. "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim" -- Volume 10
    060. "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" -- Volume 36
    061. "The Silence" -- Volume 39
    062. "Shadow Play" -- Volume 7
    063. "The Mind and the Matter" -- Volume 9
    064. "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up" -- Volume 41
    065. "The Obsolete Man" -- Volume 13

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    SEASON 3 (1961-1962):

    066. "Two" -- Volume 4
    067. "The Arrival" -- Volume 14
    068. "The Shelter" -- Volume 8
    069. "The Passersby" -- Volume 6
    070. "A Game of Pool" -- Volume 3
    071. "The Mirror" -- Volume 17
    072. "The Grave" -- Volume 6
    073. "It's a Good Life" -- Volume 9
    074. "Deaths-Head Revisited" -- Volume 6
    075. "The Midnight Sun" -- Volume 15
    076. "Still Valley" -- Volume 18
    077. "The Jungle" -- Volume 19
    078. "Once Upon a Time" -- Volume 10
    079. "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" -- Volume 21
    080. "A Quality of Mercy" -- Volume 13
    081. "Nothing in the Dark" -- Volume 1
    082. "One More Pallbearer" -- Volume 22
    083. "Dead Man's Shoes" -- Volume 23
    084. "The Hunt" -- Volume 25
    085. "Showdown With Rance McGrew" -- Volume 26
    086. "Kick the Can" -- Volume 3
    087. "A Piano in the House" -- Volume 26
    088. "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank" -- Volume 6
    089. "To Serve Man" -- Volume 8
    090. "The Fugitive" -- Volume 8
    091. "Little Girl Lost" -- Volume 29
    092. "Person or Persons Unknown" -- Volume 32
    093. "The Little People" -- Volume 33
    094. "Four O'Clock" -- Volume 35
    095. "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" -- Volume 37
    096. "The Trade-Ins" -- Volume 12
    097. "The Gift" -- Volume 38
    098. "The Dummy" -- Volume 11
    099. "Young Man's Fancy" -- Volume 38
    100. "I Sing the Body Electric" -- Volume 5
    101. "Cavender is Coming" -- Volume 40
    102. "The Changing of the Guard" -- Volume 41

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    SEASON 4 (1963); (THIS SHORTENED SEASON HAD ALL 1-HOUR EPISODES):

    103. "In His Image" -- Volume 16
    104. "The Thirty-Fathom Grave" -- Volume 20
    105. "Valley of the Shadow" -- Volume 24
    106. "He's Alive" -- Volume 27
    107. "Mute" -- Volume 28
    108. "Death Ship" -- Volume 18
    109. "Jess-Belle" -- Volume 30
    110. "Miniature" -- Volume 31
    111. "Printer's Devil" -- Volume 32
    112. "No Time Like the Past" -- Volume 33
    113. "The Parallel" -- Volume 35
    114. "I Dream of Genie" -- Volume 34
    115. "The New Exhibit" -- Volume 36
    116. "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville" -- Volume 37
    117. "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" -- Volume 38
    118. "On Thursday We Leave for Home" -- Volume 39
    119. "Passage on the Lady Anne" -- Volume 40
    120. "The Bard" -- Volume 42

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    SEASON 5 (1963-1964):

    121. "In Praise of Pip" -- Volume 14
    122. "Steel" -- Volume 3
    123. "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" -- Volume 2
    124. "A Kind of a Stopwatch" -- Volume 15
    125. "The Last Night of a Jockey" -- Volume 16
    126. "Living Doll" -- Volume 11
    127. "The Old Man in the Cave" -- Volume 17
    128. "Uncle Simon" -- Volume 19
    129. "Probe 7 - Over and Out" -- Volume 5
    130. "The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms" -- Volume 19
    131. "A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain" -- Volume 20
    132. "Ninety Years Without Slumbering" -- Volume 21
    133. "Ring-a-Ding Girl" -- Volume 22
    134. "You Drive" -- Volume 23
    135. "The Long Morrow" -- Volume 23
    136. "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" -- Volume 25
    137. "Number Twelve Looks Just Like You" -- Volume 25
    138. "Black Leather Jackets" -- Volume 24
    139. "Night Call" -- Volume 26
    140. "From Agnes - With Love" -- Volume 27
    141. "Spur of the Moment" -- Volume 27
    142. "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" -- "Treasures Of The Twilight Zone"
    143. "Queen of the Nile" -- Volume 28
    144. "What's in the Box" -- Volume 17
    145. "The Masks" -- "More Treasures Of The Twilight Zone"
    146. "I Am the Night - Color Me Black" -- Volume 29
    147. "Sounds and Silences" -- Volume 30
    148. "Caesar and Me" -- Volume 30
    149. "The Jeopardy Room" -- Volume 31
    150. "A Stopover in a Quiet Town" -- Volume 31
    151. "The Encounter" -- Volume 33 and "Treasures Of The Twilight Zone"
    152. "Mr. Garrity and the Graves" -- Volume 37
    153. "The Brain Center at Whipple's" -- Volume 40
    154. "Come Wander With Me" -- Volume 41
    155. "The Fear" -- Volume 42
    156. "The Bewitchin' Pool" -- Volume 42

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  15. Dane Marvin

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    Holy geez, David! Good work!
     
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    Thanks David,
    i was looking for something like that before but couldn't find it.
    probably a good thing i didn't, as i would have still had to buy all 5 collections anyway.
    90% of the stories i want the most are in the first two seasons.
    chronological order would save me a whole lot of money.
     
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    Well you could pretty much say the same thing about "The Simpsons" or "Family Guy" be we have season sets of those and no one is complaning (not counting the speed at which the Simpsons Sets have been being released) It just the standard of how most TV on DVD is being released
     
  18. Rick P

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    ok...I finally dug out the file and he's precisely what Zicree said.

    Coast to Coast AM w/George Noorey Friday Feb25th, 2004

    After an opening with the original Twilight Zone voice over with Rod Serling, George introduces Marc and the are talking about how the TZ got started, Rod Serling's background, then how many 'name actors got their start on the show and how every time you think of a 'favorite' episode another one comes to mind... Marc then says..

    MSZ: That's right.. it's ummm.... it's funny, we're..IMAGE Entertainment is about to release the Twilight Zone
    episodes season by season and I'm gonna be a consultant on it and we're just talking about all these goodies
    we can add, because just, when you look at a list of the Twilight Zone episodes there are so many of them
    that are just instant memory bursts, they're just so unforgettable.

    so, there is the words from the horses mouth. I would say the context definately is on the ORIGINAL Twilight Zone.
     
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    I would buy these as I have held off on the previous 2-3 versions that have been released.

    I hope they keep the thin pack cases for this next release.
     
  20. Dane Marvin

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    I hope so too, Randy. Image is big on the thinpaks (TZ, Dick Van Dyke, I Spy, etc.), so that's probably what they will be. Rick's Zicree quote is almost enough for me to go on to sell or trade my current TZ collections while I can still get something for them.
     

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