DVD Review-The Twilight Zone: Season 2


Coming to home video this Tuesday…

Review-There are times when I am watching something that I hate reviewing, actually that I hate watching the film or dvd. This folks is not of those times, this is one of those times I am going to be in salesman suit and tie and preaching to you all the way to your local store on Tuesday to buy this. This came out a while back on blu ray and people complained about the price tag, well Image heard you guys and gals and they have decided to put this on dvd and give you a good price tag to make the wallet smile and get some awesome quality Twilight Zone. There is no way to be a science fiction or horror fan and not mention The Twilight Zone somewhere in the conversation. I feel even all these years later, this is still the blue print that 90 percent of our films and even television is spawned from. The Twilight Zone and all the seasons, never really catered to one certain crowd but masses, they mixed horror with elements of science fiction, comedy and drama to create episodes that kept you glued to your chair from opening to ending. I always felt in my humble opinion that season two is when the show really got going and may be the defining season of this show. To compare Twilight Zone to the shows of today is like trying to compare Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Doors to the bands of today. Where the true fans and purists know that nothing can ever touch yesteryear in music, I feel the same about television and film as well. As much as I love shows like Dexter, True Blood and even Big Bang Theory, they are not even close to Night Stalker, Twilight Zone or All in the Family. The episodes are King Nine Will Not Return, The Man in the Bottle, Nervous Man in a Four-Dollar Room, A Thing About Machines, The Howling Man, Eye of the Beholder, Nick of Time, The Lateness of the Hour, The Trouble with Templeton, A Most Unusual Camera, The Night of the Meek, Dust, Back There, The Whole Truth, The Invaders, A Penny for Your Thoughts, Twenty-Two, The Odyssey of Flight 33, Mr. Dingle, the Strong, Static, The Prime Mover, Long Distance Call, A Hundred Yards over the Rim, The Rip Van Winkle Caper, The Silence, Shadow Play, The Mind and the Matter, Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?, The Obsolete Man. You have The Invaders that has quite possibly one of the most unique twists that seems to have inspired a lot of today’s talent, and for the 60’s had to seem at that time as mind blowing. Each episode is great in its own way, and this is not a must buy, it is a why are you reading this and not watching this buy.

10 out of 10