Tales from the Darkside: Season 1
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It appears that music library licensing has forced the producers of this set to strip the series of all of its original soundtracks. I find it somewhat difficult to believe that compensatory arrangements couldn't have been made with the original composers or their families in order to allow for this music to be included in the DVD release. Consider the DVD release of The Twilight Zone, for example. Beyond the 4 or 5 major composers that contributed music to that series (Herrmann, Goldsmith, Constant, etc), there were a plethora of other musicians that contributed little musical cues, as confirmed by the new Zone book by Martin Grams. With this in mind, the Zone DVDs still present all of the original music from the series. Again, I find it difficult to believe that the producers of the Darkside DVD set could not have done the same.
I personally would have paid $20 to $40 more for the set if it included the original music. For me, the inclusion of altered music makes the DVD set utterly unacceptable and unwatchable.Read more ›
Many people would find this trivial; to have the episodes in one place for the first time is enough. However, I am certain there are fans out there for whom this has been a long anticipated event who will be disappointed. My memories of this show are not just the stories: they are the images, the diaglogue and, yes, THE MUSIC. George Romero should be ashamed of himself.
Now, it is possible that having been syndicated, these episodes were not shown with the original music since their first airing. I invite anyone to prove that assumption; it would be reassuring.
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Vintage nostalgia, any horror collector will agree. Well worth the money.Published 10 months ago by Nicholas Keeler
Use to watch it on every Friday night when it was on tv. Love the show!!!Published 14 months ago by shirley55
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 morePublished 23 months ago by Bastion Blare
This is not as good as I have expected, I am referring to the stories themselves comparing with "Tales from the Crypt". Quality is good though.Published on December 5, 2013 by Christine
great season! i luv it!! i haven't watched it all the way through but so far i love it! will buy the second season!Published on August 31, 2013 by calforniastormkitty
4 stars for the series, 0 stars for the butcher job.
I ordered 2-3 of each season before I received ANY that were not broken in some way due to the cheap packaging. Read more
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I like the case. It is space saving and the cover art is creepy. The cost savings on the case, soundtrack, and keeping the grainy original look all helped make this dvd a reality. Paramount knows this show is a cult classic and that they will not sell a great amount of units so they had to skimp... Read More
Feb 13, 2009 by Remy LeBeau | See all 4 posts
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the ray bradbury theater. it's on dvd for $15. all 65 episodes.
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