I don’t know about you fright fiends, but growing up, THE TWILIGHT ZONE was a regular staple in the Smith household. I loved to sit in front of the Television and be scared, excited and downright enthralled with every episode that came on, and I can’t think of another similar-format series that has been as well written and developed as it was.
This Tuesday (June 4th), Season Two of THE TWILIGHT ZONE is being released on a new “episode-only” 5-disc set from IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT. The season was previously released in a “definitive edition”, but what IMAGE is doing, is re-releasing it for folks who can’t afford to pay the extra money for the commentary-edition, and would rather just see the 29-episodes that comprised the second season.
“THE TWILIGHT ZONE remains television’s most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer and narrator Rod Serling — inspired by the pulp comics, novels and sci-fi films of his youth — the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness to viewers on October 2, 1959. As a program that correctly billed itself as one “of shadow and substance, of things and ideas,” THE TWILIGHT ZONE left indelible tracks — not to mention unforgettable theme music — and created stars both on-screen William Shatner and off-screen — directing vets include Don Siegel (INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, DIRTY HARRY), Richard Donner (THE OMEN, LETHAL WEAPON) and Ida Lupino (THE HITCHHIKER).
The second season of THE TWILIGHT ZONE includes 29 episodes: 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? and The Obsolete Man.”
THE TWILIGHT ZONE: The Complete Second Season
Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy, Television, 60s
Street Date: June 4, 2013
Length: 749 minutes
THE TWILIGHT ZONE: SEASON TWO comes to DVD June 4th via Image Entertainment.