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The Twilight Zone (2019): Season One

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 2/10/20

This is a very good series. Not only is each episode great, but they're tied together in a way you won't expect by the finale episode. There have been 2 other versions (in 1982 and 2002, respectively) since the original "Twilight Zone," which ran from 1959-1964, and I've enjoyed them all (the 1983 movie, not so much). The same is true of the old show "The Outer Limits," (which was similar to "Twilight Zone," but was more science fiction and fantasy) and its revival in 1995 that ran for 7 years. I also enjoyed the other Rod Serling show, "Night Gallery," but it was a lot scarier when I watched it as a young girl. These anthology series really set the bar for all of the ones to come, and few have met their gold standard. This new Twilight Zone series definitely makes the grade.

Jordan Peele is one of the executive producers of the show as well as the host/narrator. The show is so good that it was revived halfway through the first season. I know that all of us fans can't wait until the second season. One of the great things about anthology shows is the wonderful guest stars. In the old Twilight Zone series, you had everyone from Robert Redford to Jack Klugman guest-starring. The new series has Seth Rogan, Tracy Morgan, Greg Kinnear, John Cho and more. The acting is very good, of course.

It's great to have this set on DVD, even though I watched them streaming on CBS All Access originally. I enjoy collecting DVD sets. It's a very slim box and will fit into any collection. It has many great features (over two hours' worth).

This would make a great gift for any teen or adult. It's just a very good, compelling drama with many interesting stories and a fantastic final episode that will surprise you.

MORE INFORMATION:

Twilight Zone: Season One

Street Date: February 18, 2019

Format: DVD and Blu-Ray 

Description: The Twilight Zone is an American anthology web television series developed by Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, and Marco Ramirez, based on the original 1959 television series created by Rod Serling. Jordan Peele hosts and narrates tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways.

 

Your Next Stop... A Modern re-imagining of creator Rod Serling's classic, mind-bending anthology series

 

The Twilight Zone Season One

 

Hosted by Academy Award and Emmy winner Jordan Peele, the CBS All Access Original Series arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 18, 2020.


Packed with special features, including a two-part documentary with behind-the-scenes footage and cast and crew interviews, a gag reel, and deleted and extended scenes.


Hosted and narrated by Jordan Peele (Get Out), THE TWILIGHT ZONE is a “fresh, smart, entertaining and inspired” (Time) re-imagining of the original 1959 series from creator Rod Serling. The Blu-ray includes all 10 unforgettable tales of the supernatural from the first season presented in both color and black-and-white, and both the Blu-ray and DVD collections come packed with exclusive special features, including:


REMEMBERING ROD SERLING – This revealing documentary takes viewers on a journey into the fertile imagination and life of “The Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling. This insightful chronicle provides viewers with a closer look at what inspired Serling’s unique blend of thought-provoking and visionary storytelling from his experiences as a paratrooper in World War II to his early writing days in live television, and ultimately the creation of the classic “The Twilight Zone” series. Friends, collaborators, and members of the Serling family also share details about the man who created the groundbreaking and influential storytelling phenomenon that has inspired audiences across the globe for six decades.

● CROSSING OVER: LIVING IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE – This two-part, in-depth documentary chronicles the development and production of Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern take on the classic anthology series.

  • Part One: A Dimension of Mind: Development

Go behind-the-scenes to understand the process of finding the right creative approach to bring back one of television’s most iconic and influential storytelling platforms. Executive producers Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon and Glen Morgan shed light on the different ideas and concepts explored during the early days of development, as well as the creative choices that helped lay the foundation for the new series.

  • Part Two: A Dimension of Sight and Sound: Production

Viewers get a candid look at the making of the first season with members of the creative team reflecting on the challenges and highlights from the show’s first year. The documentary provides a first-hand account at all stages of production from filming to music scoring and visual effects work, including an exploration of the show’s take on the iconic opening title sequence.

● Full-length Version of Music Video from “The Wunderkind” episode

● Deleted and Extended Scenes

● Audio Commentary on Select Episodes (“Replay,” “Not All Men” and “Blurryman”)

● Gag Reel

 

Originally airing from 1959 to 1964, "The Twilight Zone" became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways that conventional dramas could not.

 

Today, the twilight zone serves as a modern reimagining of the class anthology series, bringing the original show's legacy of socially conscious storytelling to contemporary audiences, while again exploring the human condition and holding a lens up to the culture of our times.

 

Additional cast members include Seth Rogen (This Is the End), Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"), Chris O'Dowd (Get Shorty), Adam Scott ("Big Little Lies"), John Cho (Star Trek), Ginner Goodwin ("Once Upon a Time"), Zazie Beetz (Joker), Greg Kinnear (As  Good As It Gets), Sanaa Lathan ("The Affair"), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) Jason Priestly ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and Steven Yeun ("The Walking Dead").

 

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Glen Morgan, Win Rosenfeld, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, Greg Yaitanes and Audrey Chon for season one.

 

The DVD will be presented in a four-disc set, containing all 10 episodes. The Blu-ray will arrive in a five-disc collection, offering all 10 episodes in both full color and black and white.

 

Episodes: 

  • "The Comedian"

  • "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet"

  • "Replay"

  • "A Traveler"

  • "The Wunderkind"

  • "Six Degrees of Freedom"

  • "Not All Men"

  • "Point of Origin"

  • "The Blue Scorpion"

  • "Blurryman"

The Twilight Zone: Season One Blu-ray and DVD are presented in 16.9 full frame format with English SDH subtitles. The DVD will offer English 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Stereo Surround Dolby Digital Audio, and the Blu-ray will present English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.

Paramount home entertainment (PHE) is a part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHE division oversees PPC's home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide.  The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

Street date: February 18, 2020

Run Time: 14 hours, 35 minutes (Blu-ray); 7 hours, 17 minutes (DVD)

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