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Tales from the Darkside: Season 2 (2009)

John Marzilli  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Marzilli
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 515 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002HK9HZU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,833 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This 30-minute horror/fantasy anthology series follows in the vein of The Twilight Zone. Each week presents another standalone story of horror fantasy, and/or science fiction. Some episodes are gruesome, a few are of a lighter comedic style. Like many such shows, Tales... adapted the work of famous genre authors of the period such as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. Many episodes also featured veteran actors of the 40's and 50's that saw very little work in their later years.

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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kudos to CBS & Paramount! July 25, 2009
Tales from the Darkside - Season Two

Kudos to CBS/Paramount for releasing the second season of this anthology series; the following classic five star episodes will now finally be preserved on DVD!

1. The Impressionist (9/29/85) *****
2. Lifebomb (10/6/85)
3. Ring Around the Redhead (10/13/85)
4. Parlor Floor Front (10/20/85)
5. Halloween Candy (10/27/85) *****
6. The Satanic Piano (11/3/85)
7. The Devil's Advocate (11/10/85)
8. Distant Signals (11/17/85) *****
9. The Trouble with Mary Jane (11/24/85)
10. Ursa Minor (12/1/85) *****
11. Effect and Cause (12/8/85)
12. Monsters in My Room (12/22/85) *****
13. Comet Watch (1/12/86)
14. Dream Girl (1/19/86)
15. A New Lease on Life (1/26/86) **** 1/2
16. Printer's Devil (2/2/86)
17. The Shrine (2/9/86) **** 1/2
18. The Old Soft Shoe (2/16/86) **** 1/2
19. The Last Car (2/23/86) *****
20. A Choice of Dreams (5/4/86) *****
21. Strange Love (5/11/86) **** 1/2
22. The Unhappy Medium (5/18/86)
23. Fear of Floating (5/25/86) *****
24. The Casavin Curse (7/13/86) **** 1/2

Bring on seasons 3 & 4!

Note: This is my preview of an upcoming DVD release and since it has yet to be released it does not involve the technical aspects of the product.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Series From A Great Decade. September 24, 2011
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Tales From The Darkside, is one of the best series from the 1980's, especially the second season. I thought out of all the seasons, the second is the best, I notice when the SyFy channel carries it they usually air the ones from the second season, I don't know if it's just ransomly done, or if it's planned but before I purchased the DVD's I would try to catch the SyFy airing; because I love the series so much. I thought the DVD's were done well considering it's an old series, the DVD's were clear, cut well, and the layout is great.

Thank You,
-Kris L. CocKayne-
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Next time, enjoy the daylight.. September 18, 2009
I love Tales From The Darkside. It's a little before my time but I grew up watching reruns and now the SyFy channel has brought it back. Thank God for that! But what's even better is that they're releasing it on DVD! If you love The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery...etc. You LOVE Tales From The Darkside. And season 2 is just as eerie, creepy and awesome. Since I was a kid and even now, hearing the theme song gives me chills. It's worth every penny. Believe me. :)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Show on TV... EVER!!! April 6, 2010
That's what I think of Tales from the Darkside anyways. I'm sure I wasn't the only kid who wanted cartoons to hurry up and get over so they could watch this show, followed immediately by "Monsters" another great show by the same people.(Hopefully this will see a DVD release as well?) When the SciFi channel had marathons, I would record them, trying to get every episode. It seemed like they kept NOT playing 8 particular episodes. YEARS later, when I heard this was gonna be a DVD, I was getting a Christmas time feeling in August. So far the one thing that is upsetting people about the DVD set is the "music being changed". I watched the DVD and the music being different really didn't bother me. Seeing as this is my favorite show, you think I would freak out worse than anyone about the soundtrack being different from the one I grew to love. But it really isn't that bad. The original music is way better, don't get me wrong. Legal issues I guess are the reason things got changed, and I would rather have the episodes NOW than wait for those people to sort out the music issue. Besides, they still re-run all episodes on SyFy in marathons. TiVo them and dump them to disc if you want to hear the old soundtrack. Have fun skipping commercials, and seeing the SyFy "Coming Soons" getting plugged in the lower part of the screen. I think the DVD's are great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am positively not a fan of horror shows June 22, 2013
So why would I be giving this item 5 stars?

Because of two of the episodes! "Ring Around The Redhead" is a delightful fantasy. And "Distant Signals" is a perfect gem. I enjoyed the 23 minutes of this show more than I did most full SF movies - it would rank in MY top 10, despite being so brief.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Halloween candy! February 21, 2013
By Wendy
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Is why I bought this! That episode scared me when I was a kid and I recently saw on chiller channel and it scared me again!
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28 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY! Original Music Replaced in 12 Episodes December 20, 2009
First off, my original review was deleted. Why? I don't know. All I can say is DO NOT SUPPORT or BUY season 2 until Paramount releases this series with its ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS/SCORES!!! Season one was butchered with new music added to each & every episode so if you are a "TRUE FAN" of the series,... YOU WILL NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE! I refused to watch any further episodes on season one after the 3rd episode. I recall the original scores of EVERY episode & scores are what make some scenes memorable, i was thoroughly disgusted & angered! Ok Paramount, why don't you re-release the classic 70's musical flick "GREASE" & re-dub all the music & scores, you would have TONS of fans screaming at you to stick to the original soundtrack & yet you seem to think that horror fans will not notice the UNSUBTLE music scores you have replaced in 12 episodes of season 2. I will not buy this series until it is released in its ORIGINAL RELEASE!! I urge you "TRUE FANS" to not purchase this garbage until Paramount decides to release this series with its ORIGINAL music scores. Do not encourage Paramount to release any further seasons of Tales From The Darkside by purchasing this junk! Write Paramount & DEMAND the original shows & not this garbage. If you are a TRUE FAN of this series you will not support the poor judgement Paramount has made on these 12 episodes (regarding score/tracks). This trash gets 2 bloody thumbs down, poor judgement on Paramount's behalf & who ever was involved with this release, disgraceful. REMEMBER, with the new score tracks it is not an original release!!!! Schroeder (Publisher/Owner) of Cult Movies Magazine/WACK "O" Publishing/DJ WACK "O"/Orbital Traxx Records
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
we love this show. we watch it quite a bit.
Published 1 month ago by sharon knight
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I have always loved these series
Published 1 month ago by shanna easter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Its my thing
Published 2 months ago by Nicole
4.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories of seeing it on TV
I loved watching Tales From the Darkside when I was little. Hearing the intro used to creep me out. Some of the episodes seem a little bit dated, but that's the way things were... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Bastion Blare
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales from the Awesome Side!
I love everything about these anthology series from the 80s. It would be awesome if there were more! Read more
Published 13 months ago by R. Hunt
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy Edited/Censored DVDs
I am getting tired of this and positively will NOT buy Edited/Censored DVDs! Not even a little tiny little edit is ok. Another great DVD collection ruined by the suits.
Published on February 1, 2010 by GamePlayer30
2.0 out of 5 stars WORTH A LOOK
By today's production standards ( or even by the production standards of its own time in the 1980's), this series doesn't cut it. Read more
Published on January 17, 2010 by Mike Silverman
1.0 out of 5 stars Once again, Paramount proves they hate horror fans! Another butchered...
Well, well. Paramount never seems to learn their lessons. The first season of this classic and wonderful show gave us a crappy commentary, a murky looking print, and only 3... Read more
Published on October 28, 2009 by Doctor Wily
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