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By James Whittington, Wednesday 3rd August 2011
One of the most iconic and celebrated TV shows of all time, The Twilight Zone is now being made available on DVD and, for the first time ever in the UK, on Blu-ray.
For all releases, every effort has been made to maintain the highest standards of quality in bringing this classic series to DVD and Blu-ray.
Presented for the first time in the UK, the Blu-ray edition is in pristine high-definition, digitally remastered from new 1080p film transfers using the original camera negatives and magnetic soundtracks. As well as all the features on the DVD editions, the Blu-ray editions will also include a host of extras, available for the first time in the UK. Season 1 alone includes an unofficial pilot written by Rod Serling, 19 new audio commentaries, 18 radio dramas, 34 isolated music scores, and much more.
Season One and Season Two have already been released to huge acclaimed gaining 5 Star ratings. Here's a sample of what the first two seasons contained:
Season One includes some of the series' most celebrated and memorable episodes, including "Time Enough At Last (starring Burgess Meredith), "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" starring Claude Akins), "Walking Distance" (starring Gig Young), "The After Hours" (starring Anne Francis), "When The Sky Was Opened" (starring Rod Taylor), "A World Of Difference" (starring Howard Duff) and "A Stop At Willoughby" (starring James Daly).
The Twilight Zone's second season originally ran from 1960 to 1961 and is a stand-out in the series' history thanks to its sheer number of memorable stories. Among the episodes that have achieved pop culture landmark status are the chilling "Eye Of The Beholder" (in which a disfigured woman undergoes surgery to appear more “normal”) and "The Silence". "The Invaders" sees star Agnes Moorhead pitted against tiny space travellers, while in "Long Distance Call" Billy Mumy (of Lost In Space fame) converses with a deceased relative on his toy phone.
For more information on The Twilight Zone check out the Official Forum
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