DVD Review-The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fifth Season

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Season 5 Episodes
In Praise of Pip, Steel, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, A Kind of a Stopwatch, The Last Night of a Jockey, Living Doll, The Old Man in the Cave, Uncle Simon, Probe 7 Over and Out, The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms, Ninety Years Without Slumbering, Ring-A-Ding Girl, You Drive, The Long Morrow, The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross, Number Twelve Looks Just Like You, Black Leather Jackets, Night Call, From Agnes, with Love, Spur of the Moment, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Queen of the Nile, What’s in the Box, The Masks, I Am the Night Color Me Black, Sounds and Silences, Caesar and Me, The Jeopardy Room, Stopover in a Quiet Town, The Encounter, Mr. Garrity and the Graves, The Brain Center at Whipple’s, Come Wander with Me, The Fear, The Bewitchin’ Pool.

Review-One of the biggest joys I have had in blogging is that I got to sit here and talk about one of my favorite television shows of all time. Each review I do for this television show I get an email telling me that why should they want to buy a full season when they can see them on television every night. And my answer is simple, “It is the Twilight Zone, and you have to watch the episodes in order to really get the full effect at how brilliant this show was”. Now I am going to sound like some old codger when I say that they truly do not make television like this anymore. Hard to believe this only went five seasons, but yet the impact of all those five seasons can be felt some 49 to 54 years later. There is really no weak season to this show, and to tell you the fifth season is the best is like telling you one flavor of ice cream is better than the others, for someone who loves all kinds of the cold stuff. This season of Twilight Zone really makes you feel that they went out when they knew they were on top, instead of keep going and overstaying their welcome. You get the William Shatner Nightmare at 20,000 Feet which is easily one of the most memorable. As a child I remember being drawn to that and being so scared to ever get on a plane, and also one of my personal favorites is A Kind of a Stopwatch which really was pure genius. Seeing those and the other episodes all restored and remastered was way beyond a joy and I have to say for all you people who do not own this series on either blu or dvd, or both why not, you are truly missing out. This is a piece of all us horror fans childhoods, when we were scared to sleep or had to have the night light on. And to have them all out on home video would open up the door to introduce the next generation of horror fans to this series. This is like time in a bottle, this is just endless and brings back so many memories of my youth and to watch today what scared me then, is just a reminder of why people like me became a fan of this genre.

10 out of 10