The _Twilight Zone_ DVDs: question.

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  1. Jack Briggs

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    Believe it or not, I've not purchased any of Image Entertainment's DVDs of The Twilight Zone episodes. Just never got around to it, and the Rod Serling classic has not been a priority for me. Until now.

    So I went to my two favorite online retailers to check the prices and to form an action plan.

    Much to my surprise, I noticed the series has not been issued in chronological order. I then returned to HTF to run a search on Twilight Zone-related threads, but had forgotten about the function being disabled during peak-traffic hours. And I didn't go online last night because I was busy watching some movies.

    So, what's the dealeo? What was Image's rationale for releasing the series the way it did? And, are all seasons and episodes present and accounted for?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Thomas Newton

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    Note that the individual 3-episode or 4-episode discs have been reissued in "Collection" boxes. The boxes should be a LOT cheaper if you are planning to collect more than a few episodes.
     
  3. Rex Bachmann

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    Jack Briggs wrote:
     
  4. Greg_Y

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    There's alot of information in the existing TZ threads including one in the Software Archive.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    Oh, one in the archive. I will check it out!

    Thanks, Rex, for the reply. And, yes, I'm serious: I want all episodes. To get them, I must purchase the 43 individual volumes as well as the Treasures sets?
     
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    The Image box sets that are coming out are identical to the individual discs already issued (except for the cases). Fortunately, I only bought one of the inidividuals, so am buying all the box sets. I understand the 5 boxes contain ALL the episodes.

    IMHO, these do not need to be seen in broadcast order. And they are consistently excellent. Surprising how well most of the episodes hold up.....

    Cheers
     
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    Unfortunately, I bought about 22 of the individuals... so I got problems!

    Ric
     
  8. Jack Briggs

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    So I'm lucky, then? Just buy the five boxsets and be done with it? Hell, I could have the entire series within a month or so. (And I understand Image's transfers are gorgeous.)
     
  9. David Lambert

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    Here is the dealeo, Jack! You can either get the Gold Collection for $400 from MediaRacer or through their retailer, Another Universe (the mishandlers of MSCL!). Available only online from those dealers.
    OR you can get the Collection #1 - 5 sets put out by Image and available cheap at any Costco, or for just a tad more at Best Buy. Or super-cheap through FYE.com using their latest online coupon (do a google search). 1-4 are out now (I own 'em; they're great!) and #5 is due on 2/25. Don't be fooled by AU's claims that the Image sets will be missing anything; they will be COMPLETE!
    The Image sets retail around $65-%75 dollars, and can be had for less at FYE.com if you are crafty. Do the math, and you'll see that you are paying through the shnazola for the in-airdate-order sets from MediaRacer.
    Don't worry about airdate order for this anthology series, and just get it as cheap as you can. IMHO.
     
  10. BrianP

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    You can get sets 2-5 for about $49 each and first set for $56 not including state sales tax at FYE.com with their 20% off coupon code. Coupon can be used multiple times and they ship either by Priority Mail or Fed Ex.
    FYE20SAVINGS expires ?
    http://www.fye.com/vsearch/moviesSea...equestid=54458
     
  11. David Lambert

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    Note that FYE's info about TZ Collection 5 at the link BrianP provided is wrong on the disc count. It is NOT 6 discs; it is 9 DVDs, like all the others:
    1. Volume #37
    2. Volume #38
    3. Volume #39
    4. Volume #40
    5. Volume #41
    6. Volume #42
    7. Volume #43
    8. Treasures of the Twilight Zone
    9. More Treasures of the Twilight Zone
     
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    Randy A Salas wrote:
    The few of them I have look fine enough to me, however, various posts in various threads have mentioned quality differences in the video from the earlier, Panasonic-produced discs, as opposed to the later, Image-produced discs. I passed it on only as second-hand information, a possible caveat, which it is.
     
  15. Craig Beam

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    The early Panasonic volumes were indeed mastered from videotape sources, right down to the superimposed airdates over the opening titles on the "Treasures" discs ("Where Is Everybody?", for example). They don't look horrible by any means, but if you a/b "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" from volume 2 and "Four O'Clock" from volume 35, there's a very obvious difference. This is not merely a case of varying source material (as is sometimes the case), but rather what appears to be a combination of latter-generation sources (videotape versus original film negatives), dodgy compression, and the dreaded edge enhancement. Again, they don't look horrible... but these early volumes leave a lot to be desired (and don't even get me started on those slow menus). It's great that the volumes improved over time once Image took over, but the sad fact is that most of the series' greatest episodes are represented on the earlier (and inferior) volumes.
     
  16. Louis C

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    I don't care much for the menu music either, but it's not that bad.

    Anyway, after viewing Collection One, I definitely want to get the rest of the series.

    Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in TZ.
     
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    I assume that they will never retransfer the shows in the earlier volumes, yes? It's a pity because most of the better shows are on these....
    sigh.....
    [​IMG] D
     
  18. Craig Beam

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    Hence my dismay, Dave. [​IMG] With no less than three distinct versions to choose from (individual volumes, Image collections, and the upcoming Gold Collection), I doubt if we'll ever see TZ revisited on DVD.
     
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    Episode # Air Date Volume # Title Notes
    1 2-Oct-59 Treasures Where is Everybody?
    2 9-Oct-59 14 One For the Angels
    3 16-Oct-59 12 Mr. Denton on Doomsday
    4 23-Oct-59 12 The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine
    5 30-Oct-59 3 Walking Distance
    6 6-Nov-59 15 Escape Clause
    7 13-Nov-59 5 The Lonely
    8 20-Nov-59 2 Time Enough at Last
    9 27-Nov-59 7 Perchance to Dream
    10 4-Dec-59 13 Judgment Night
    11 11-Dec-59 16 And When the Sky Was Opened
    12 25-Dec-59 17 What You Need
    13 1-Jan-60 4 The Four of Us Are Dying
    14 8-Jan-60 8 Third From the Sun
    15 15-Jan-60 18 I Shot an Arrow Into the Air
    16 22-Jan-60 7 The Hitch-Hiker
    17 29-Jan-60 11 The Fever
    18 5-Feb-60 10 The Last Flight
    19 12-Feb-60 13 The Purple Testament
    20 19-Feb-60 20 Elegy
    21 26-Feb-60 21 Mirror Image
    22 4-Mar-60 2 The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
    23 11-Mar-60 22 A World of Difference
    24 18-Mar-60 23 Long Live Walter Jameson
    25 25-Mar-60 24 People Are Alike All Over
    26 1-Apr-60 25 Execution
    27 8-Apr-60 26 The Big Tall Wish
    28 15-Apr-60 29 A Nice Place to Visit
    29 29-Apr-60 32 Nightmare as a Child
    30 6-May-60 34 A Stop at Willoughby
    31 13-May-60 36 The Chaser
    32 20-May-60 4 A Passage For Trumpet
    33 3-Jun-60 39 Mr. Bevis
    34 10-Jun-60 11 The After Hours
    35 17-Jun-60 41 The Mighty Casey
    36 1-Jul-60 A World of His Own
    37 30-Sep-60 7 King Nine Will Not Return
    38 7-Oct-60 14 The Man in the Bottle
    39 14-Oct-60 15 Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room
    40 28-Oct-60 A Thing About Machines
    41 4-Nov-60 More Treasures The Howling Man
    42 11-Nov-60 More Treasures The Eye of the Beholder
    43 18-Nov-60 9 Nick of Time
    44 2-Dec-60 12 The Lateness of the Hour
    45 9-Dec-60 10 The Trouble With Templeton
    46 16-Dec-60 19 A Most Unusual Camera
    47 23-Dec-60 1 Night of the Meek
    48 6-Jan-61 21 Dust
    49 13-Jan-61 22 Back There
    50 20-Jan-61 28 The Whole Truth
    51 27-Jan-61 1 The Invaders
    52 3-Feb-61 29 A Penny For Your Thoughts
    53 10-Feb-61 34 Twenty-Two
    54 24-Feb-61 2 The Odyssey of Flight 33
    55 3-Mar-61 4 Mr. Dingle, The Strong
    56 10-Mar-61 35 Static
    57 24-Mar-61 9 The Prime Mover
    58 31-Mar-61 5 Long Distance Call
    59 7-Apr-61 10 A Hundred Yards Over the Rim
    60 21-Apr-61 36 The Rip Van Winkle Caper
    61 28-Apr-61 39 The Silence
    62 5-May-61 7 Shadow Play
    63 12-May-61 9 The Mind and the Matter
    64 26-May-61 41 Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up
    65 2-Jun-61 13 The Obsolete Man
    66 15-Sep-61 4 Teo
    67 22-Sep-61 14 The Arrival
    68 29-Sep-61 8 The Shelter
    69 6-Oct-61 6 The Passerby
    70 13-Oct-61 3 A Game of Pool
    71 20-Oct-61 17 The Mirror
    72 27-Oct-61 6 The Grave
    73 3-Nov-61 9 It's a Good Life
    74 10-Nov-61 6 Deaths-Head Revisited
    75 17-Nov-61 15 The Midnight Sun
    76 24-Nov-61 18 Still Valley
    77 1-Dec-61 19 The Jungle
    78 15-Dec-61 10 Once Upon a Time
    79 22-Dec-61 21 Five Characters in Search of an Exit
    80 29-Dec-61 13 A Quality of Mercy
    81 5-Jan-62 1 Nothing in the Dark
    82 12-Jan-62 22 One More Pallbearere
    83 19-Jan-62 23 Dead Man's Shoes
    84 26-Jan-62 25 The Hunt
    85 2-Feb-62 26 Showdown With Rance McGrew
    86 9-Feb-62 3 Kick the Can
    87 16-Feb-62 26 A Piano in the House
    88 23-Feb-62 6 The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank
    89 2-Mar-62 8 To Serve Man
    90 9-Mar-62 8 The Fugitive
    91 16-Mar-62 29 Little Girl Lost
    92 23-Mar-62 32 Person or Persons Unknown
    93 30-Mar-62 33 The Little People
    94 6-Apr-62 35 Four O'Clock
    95 13-Apr-62 37 Hocus-Pocus and Frisby
    96 20-Apr-62 12 The Trade-ins
    97 27-Apr-62 38 The Gift
    98 4-May-62 11 The Dummy
    99 11-May-62 38 Young Man's Fancy
    100 18-May-62 5 I Sing the Body Electric
    101 25-May-62 40 Cavender is Coming
    102 1-Jun-62 41 The Changing of the Guard
    103 3-Jan-63 16 In His Image 1 hour episode
    104 10-Jan-63 20 The Thirty-Fathom Grave 1 hour episode
    105 17-Jan-63 24 Valley of the Shadow 1 hour episode
    106 24-Jan-63 27 He's Alive 1 hour episode
    107 31-Jan-63 28 Mute 1 hour episode
    108 7-Feb-63 18 Death Ship 1 hour episode
    109 14-Feb-63 30 Jess-Belle 1 hour episode
    110 21-Feb-63 31 Miniature 1 hour episode
    111 28-Feb-63 32 Printer's Devil 1 hour episode
    112 7-Mar-63 33 No Time Like the Past 1 hour episode
    113 14-Mar-63 35 The Parallel 1 hour episode
    114 21-Mar-63 34 I Dream of Genie 1 hour episode
    115 4-Apr-63 36 The New Exhibit 1 hour episode
    116 11-Apr-63 37 Of Late I Think of Cliffordville 1 hour episode
    117 18-Apr-63 38 The Incredible World of Horace Ford 1 hour episode
    118 2-May-63 39 On Thursday We Leave For Home 1 hour episode
    119 9-May-63 40 Passage on the Lady Anne 1 hour episode
    120 23-May-63 42 The Bard 1 hour episode
    121 27-Sep-63 14 In Praise of Pip
    122 4-Oct-63 3 Steel
    123 11-Oct-63 2 Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
    124 18-Oct-63 15 A Kind of a Stopwatch
    125 25-Oct-63 16 The Last Night of a Jockey
    126 1-Nov-63 11 Living Doll
    127 8-Nov-63 17 The Old Man in the Cave
    128 15-Nov-63 19 Uncle Simon
    129 29-Nov-63 5 Probe 7 - Over and Out
    130 6-Dec-63 19 The 7th is Made up of Phantoms
    131 112-13-63 20 A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain
    132 20-Dec-63 21 Ninety Years Without Slumbering
    133 27-Dec-63 22 Ring-a-ding Girl
    134 3-Jan-64 23 You Drive
    135 10-Jan-64 23 The Long Morrow
    136 17-Jan-64 25 The Self-improvement of Salvadore Ross
    137 24-Jan-64 25 Number Twelve Looks Just Like You
    138 31-Jan-64 24 Black Leather Jackets
    139 7-Feb-64 26 Night Call
    140 14-Feb-64 27 From Agnes - With Love
    141 21-Feb-64 27 Spur of the Moment
    142 28-Feb-64 Treasures An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge
    143 6-Mar-64 28 Queen of the Nile
    144 13-Mar-64 17 What's in the Box
    145 20-Mar-64 More Treasures The Masks
    146 27-Mar-64 29 I Am the Night - Color Me Black
    147 3-Apr-64 30 Sounds and Sliences
    148 10-Apr-64 30 Caesar and Me
    149 17-Apr-64 31 The Jeopardy Room
    150 24-Apr-64 31 Stopover in a Quiet Town
    151 1-May-64 33 & Treasures The Encounter
    152 8-May-64 37 Mr. Garrity and the Graves
    153 15-May-64 40 The Brain Center at Whipple's
    154 22-May-64 41 Come Wander With Me
    155 29-May-64 42 The Fear
    156 19-Jun-64 42 The Bewitchin' Pool
    Here you go Jack no you can watch them in order
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    BrianP, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

    Thanks for alerting me to the great price at FYE.com

    Can't seem to find Volume 1 around here...just ordered it with the coupon code shipped 2 day air for less than I paid for Volume 2 at Costco!

    Thanks
     

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