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Old 11-24-2010, 12:55 PM
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Default 'The Twilight Zone: Season 2' - High-Def Digest Review

Aaron Peck has turned in another fantastic review for 'The Twilight Zone: Season 2.' He say this is just as good as season one. This Blu-ray set features excellent video, excellent audio, and overwhelmingly awesme extras. A true must own!

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/3801...e_1960_s2.html
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:53 PM
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Is there any chance that we could please, please, please get rid of separating the "Supplements" from the "High-Def Extras" in the reviews? I'm not even sure what the difference is between the two. I'm guessing the supplements are on both the DVD and the Blu-Ray, but honestly I don't care what is on the DVD vs. the Blu-Ray. Considering how this site is dedicated to HD video content, I'm guessing that many of the site's other readers don't really care either.

It's frustrating having them separate. This review is a perfect example of why it's frustrating. Instead of being able to just have all the extras cataloged by episode or disc, you've got two different lists to deal with. grrr....
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:25 PM
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Is there any chance that we could please, please, please get rid of separating the "Supplements" from the "High-Def Extras" in the reviews? I'm not even sure what the difference is between the two. I'm guessing the supplements are on both the DVD and the Blu-Ray, but honestly I don't care what is on the DVD vs. the Blu-Ray. Considering how this site is dedicated to HD video content, I'm guessing that many of the site's other readers don't really care either.

It's frustrating having them separate. This review is a perfect example of why it's frustrating. Instead of being able to just have all the extras cataloged by episode or disc, you've got two different lists to deal with. grrr....
Maybe an icon or something could indicate when something is exclusive to the Blu-ray. Great review though, as always.
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Amongst many others, 'Night of the Meek' is a stunner from season 2. Doesn't get much better than Art Carney as the 90 proof Santa with a heart of gold. If anyone hasn’t seen it, I highly recommend. It was one of six episodes that Aaron mentioned was shot on video, but it helps to add to the dreamscape of this particular episode.

I was really impressed with the season 1, excellent transfer and tons of goodies. I actually forgot how strong season 1 really was too, tons of classics. I’ll pick this one up along with every season in time. One of my all-time favorite shows, but will wait a little bit for price drops. Truly a must own. Sterling was a brilliant.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:58 PM
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Is there any chance that we could please, please, please get rid of separating the "Supplements" from the "High-Def Extras" in the reviews? I'm not even sure what the difference is between the two. I'm guessing the supplements are on both the DVD and the Blu-Ray, but honestly I don't care what is on the DVD vs. the Blu-Ray. Considering how this site is dedicated to HD video content, I'm guessing that many of the site's other readers don't really care either.

It's frustrating having them separate. This review is a perfect example of why it's frustrating. Instead of being able to just have all the extras cataloged by episode or disc, you've got two different lists to deal with. grrr....
Doubt it will happen. A lot of people like seeing a list of supplements that are shared with other releases, and then a second one to see what's exclusive to the Blu-ray.
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So many great episodes this season--I wish these were less expensive.
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the key is really to get the lowest pre-order price on a amazon.
Not exactly cheap, but at least $20 off what it is now.
essential blu-rays for sure.
can't wait for season 3!
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So many great episodes this season--I wish these were less expensive.
YES, Season 2 was an absolutely amazing season by Serling.
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the key is really to get the lowest pre-order price on a amazon.
Not exactly cheap, but at least $20 off what it is now.
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Did it ever go below $56.99? That was my pre-order price on Amazon.
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What I want to know is how the reviewer can only give 3 stars for the supplements??? Take a read of all that Image is throwing on this disc (and this is not counting the exclusive Blu features):

The Supplements: Digging Into the Good Stuff


It's a pretty safe bet to say you haven't even made it through the mountain of special features on season one. Image doesn't care about that though, because once you're finally done with season one, you'll have a new mountain of features to climb with season two. From a variety of audio commentaries to the always wonderful 'Twilight Zone' Radio Dramas, this season has just as many quality features as season one.

Disc 1

Episode 37: "King Nine Will Not Return"

Zircee Interview: Buzz Kulik [1978] (HD, 25 min.) - Buzz Kulik, the director for "King Nine Will Not Return" gives an interview with 'Twilight Zone' specialist Marc Zircee. They talk about filming the show on location on the deserted salt flats. The interview plays out in audio only format as the episode runs. Sort of like a commentary, only the two subjects aren't actually watching the episode while they're talking.


Isolated Music Score by Fred Steiner - Watch the episode with just the music isolated. This is located on quite a few of the episodes. It adds for a creepy and fun way to view the episode, giving center stage to the music that was produced for the show.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Some great coffee advertisements put to 'Twilight Zone' music. Never knew coffee could be so unsettling.

Episode 38: "The Man in the Bottle"

Isolated Score - Another isolated score. I like how the music in this one changes from happy-go-lucky to sinister fairly fast.

Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Some old Colgate commercials as they sponsored the show. Also Wildroot Cream Oil.


Episode 39: "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room"

Zircee Interview: Douglas Heyes [1978] (HD, 25 min.) - Zircee interviews Douglas Heyes, the director of this episode. Heyes directed quite a few famous 'Twilight Zone' episodes. Heyes talks extensively about the special effects used in the episode and how they used rear projection throughout the episode. Zircee gets pretty annoying because most of his contribution seems to be "Mmm hmmm…" sounds.


Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith - Another great isolated score presented here.

Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - More commercials for Sanka Coffee.

Episode 40: "A Thing About Machines"

Isolated Score - Another isolated music score for you to sit back and enjoy.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - More Sanka Roast Coffee commercials.


Episode 41: "The Howling Man"

Zicree Interview: Douglas Heyes [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - Heyes discusses 'The Howling Man' with famed director Douglas Heyes. More "Mmm..Hmmm..."s from Zicree in the background. Most of the time they could have just cut him out of the interview. It gets pretty annoying after a while. Just let Heyes talk man.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - More Colgate commercials.


Episode 42: "Eye of the Beholder"

Audio Commentary by Donna Douglas () - The starring actress in this episode gives her views on it. This is a very sparse commentary, and it seems that Donna Douglas hasn't ever done a commentary before. There's long pauses between her comments and when she does talk she only offers a few anecdotes here and there.


Zicree Interview: Maxine Stuart/Douglas Heyes [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - Zicree talks to both Maxine Stuart and Douglas Heyes about this famous episode. Zicree isn't much of an interviewer. His voice is light and this interview is kind of hard to hear.


Isolated Score by Bernard Herrmann - After listening to the commentary about this score, you might want to take the time to listen to this isolated score. It will mean much more are you hear the two historians talk extensively about it.


Alternate End Title (HD, 40 sec.) - Just an alternate ending title screen and credits than the one you see during the episode.


Rare Color Photos (SD, 15 sec.) - A few blurry stills of the grotesque looking pig faces. They scroll through three of them by itself.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Yummy Sanka Coffee commercials.


Episode 43: "Nick of Time"

Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Commercials for Halo shampoo.


Disc 2

Episode 44: "The Lateness of the Hour"

Original Production Slate (HD, 9 sec.) - Get a look at a 'Twilight Zone' production slate. One of the rare behind-the-scenes pieces of footage from the show that are found on these sets.


Sponsor Billboard (HD, 15 sec.) - A commercial for Colgate's Florient air deodorant.


Episode 45: "The Trouble with Templeton"

Zicree Interview: Buzz Kulik [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - Director Buzz Kulik talks about how "The Trouble with Templeton" was his favorite piece of directing for his whole career. There's a lot of background noise going on in this one. Like they're folding paper while they're talking.


Isolated Score by Jeff Alexander - Another isolated score for all you music lovers.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Sanka Coffee commercials.


Episode 46: "A Most Unusual Camera"

Isolated Score - The music score of the episode is isolated for your listening pleasure.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Halo shampoo commercials.


Episode 47: "The Night of the Meek"

Original Production Slate (HD, 9 sec.) - Another shot behind-the-scenes of one of the slates used to introduce the scene.


Episode 48: "Dust"

Zicree Interview: Douglas Heyes [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - Zicree and Heyes talk about the episode "Dust." Zicree isn't as annoying here, but the two start off by just discussing personal matters rather than information about the episode itself. Soon they level off and talk about the episode, but this is one of the more dry and uneventful interviews here.


Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith - More music for you isolated music fans out there.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Sanka Coffee commercials.


Episode 49: "Back There"

Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith - Another Goldsmith isolated score for you.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Wildroot Cream Oil commercial. Wish I could get some of that for my hair. Also a toothpaste commercial from Colgate.


Episode 50: "The Whole Truth"

Original Production Slate (HD, 16 sec.) - Another brief behind the scenes view of the show and the slates used.


Disc 3

Episode 51: "The Invaders"

Zicree Interview: Douglas Heyes [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - Heyes talks about his role on this famous episode of 'The Twilight Zone.' He talks about how hard it was to create the illusion of height in this episode. He talks about creating the props for the episode and how they had to keep in mind that they couldn't use objects that look like they came from Earth.


Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith - Another isolated score that is given new meaning after you listen to Burlingame discuss it in his commentary.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Halo shampoo commercial.


Episode 52: "A Penny for Your Thoughts"

Zicree Interview: George Clayton Johnson [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - This is a hard interview to hear. Lots of static comes along with it. Zicree does his thing by annoying us in the background with his "Mmmm…Hmmm…"s. Johnson talks about the "hokey" nature of the episodes and how the show was an abstraction of life.


Isolated Score - Another isolated score for music fans.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Sanka Coffee commercials.


Episode 53: "Twenty Two"

Isolated Score - Isolated music from the episode.


Original Production Slate (HD, 14 sec.) - More behind the scenes footage.


Sponsor Billboard (HD, 16 sec.) - Halo shampoo commercial.


Episode 54: "The Odyssey of Flight 33"

Zicree Interview: Robert Serling [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - Lots of background noise here too. Even a dog that continuously barks in the background. Serling discusses the behind-the-scenes nature of the show and the business side of it. He also provides some anecdotal stories about his brother.


Isolated Score - The musical score on this episode is also isolated for those who want to give it a listen.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Halo shampoo commercial.


Episode 55: "Mr. Dingle the Strong"

Audio Commentary by Don Rickles (SD, 3 min.) - Actor Don Rickles offers up a very, very short commentary here, and for some reason it's accompanied by standard definition video.


Isolated Score () - Another isolated score for music fans.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 35 sec.) - Sanka Coffee commercials.


Episode 56: "Static"

Zicree Interview: Buzz Kulick [1978] (HD, 25 min.) - Zicree starts off by talking about how this episode was one of the other episodes that was filmed on tape rather than on film. Kulick talks about how filming with video tape was much easier than film.


Isolated Score - Listen to the isolated music of this episode.


Original Production Slate (HD, 13 sec.) - Another behind-the-scenes shot of the production slate before they shoot the scene.


Episode 57: "The Prime Mover"

Isolated Score - Listen to the isolated score of "The Prime Mover."


Sponsor Billboard (HD, 16 sec.) - Halo shampoo commercial.


Episode 58: "Long Distance Call"

Original Production Slate (HD, 15 sec.) - Another scene of the production slate used on set.


Disc 4

Episode 59: "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim"

Audio Commentary by Cliff Robertson - Actor Cliff Robertson, who plays the leader of the wagon train in the episode, provides this commentary. Like many of the actor/actress oriented commentaries this one is very sparse. Robertson doesn't offer much in the way of information. He's more content watching the episode and speaking up every now and then about his life.


Zircee Interview: Buzz Kulik [1978] (HD, 26 min.) - Another hard to hear interview with tons of stuff going on in the background. Buzz talks about working with Cliff Robertson and how much he loved working with professional actors.


Isolated Score by Fred Steiner - The score by Fred Steiner has been isolated for your listening pleasure.


Sponsor Billboard (HD, 16 sec.) - Oasis filter cigarettes commercial. Really weird seeing a commercial for cigarettes.


Episode 60: "The Rip Van Winkle Caper"

Isolated Score - Another isolated score for you.


Sponsor Billboard (HD, 16 sec.) - Oasis cigarettes commercial.


Episode 61: "The Silence"

Sponsor Billboard (HD, 17 sec.) - Colgate dental cream toothpaste commercial.


Episode 62: "Shadow Play"

Audio Commentary by Dennis Weaver - Actor Dennis Weaver talks about his experience on 'The Twilight Zone.' He, like many of the actors, has many dead spots. Weaver's got a little bit more of a sense of humor which lightens up the mood, but it's still very dry and sparse.


Isolated Score - Isolated music for "Shadow Play" is included.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Oasis cigarettes commercial.


Episode 63: "The Mind and the Matter"

Audio Commentary by Shelley Berman - Shelley Berman, who plays Mr. Archibald Beechcroft, is just as dry and sparse with his commentary as the other commentators who are actors are. He talks about how much he loved 'The Twilight Zone,' and how happy he was to be on the show when Serling invited him.


Isolated Score - Another isolated score for music fans.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Wildroot Cream Oil commercial along with a Colgate toothpaste commercial.


Episode 64: "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?"

Isolated Score - More music for all of you.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 35 sec.) - Colgate commercials.


Episode 65: "The Obsolete Man"

Isolated Score - "The Obsolete Man"s isolated score is provided.


Sponsor Billboards (HD, 30 sec.) - Smooth Oasis cigarette commercials.
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