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The Outer Limits - The Original Series, Season 1 (1963)

Philip Abbott , Gladys Cooper , Abner Biberman , Alan Crosland Jr.  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Philip Abbott, Gladys Cooper, Nina Foch, Barry Jones, Gene Raymond
  • Directors: Abner Biberman, Alan Crosland Jr., Byron Haskin, Gerd Oswald, James Goldstone
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
  • Run Time: 1642 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000068V9R
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,619 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Outer Limits - The Original Series, Season 1" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 32 original episodes on 4 double-sided discs
  • Volume 1: Galaxy Being (9/16/63), Hundred Days of the Dragon (9/23/63), The Architects of Fear (9/30/02), The Man with the Power (10/7/63), Sixth Finger (10/14/63), The Man Who Was Never Born (10/28/63), O.B.I.T. (11/4/63), Human Factor (11/11/63)
  • Volume 2: Corpus Earthling (11/18/63), Nightmare (12/2/63), It Crawled Out of the Woodwork (12/9/63), The Borderland (12/16/63), Tourist Attraction (12/23/63), The Zanti Misfits (12/30/63), The Mice (1/6/64), Controlled Experiment (1/13/64)
  • Volume 3: Don't Open Until Doomsday (1/20/64), ZZZZZZ (1/27/64), The Invisibles (2/3/64), The Bellero Shield (2/10/64), Children of the Spider County (2/17/64), Specimen:  Unknown (2/24/64), Second Chance (3/2/64), Moonstone (3/9/64)
  • Volume 4: The Mutant (3/16/64), The Guests (3/23/64), Fun and Games (3/30/64), The Special One (4/6/64), A Feasibility Study (4/13/64), Production & Decay of Strange Particles (4/20/64), The Chameleon (4/27/64), The Forms of Things Unknown (5/4/64)

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From the moment Vic Perrin's omniscient "Control Voice" first proclaimed, "There is nothing wrong with your television set," on September 16, 1963, The Outer Limits was destined for greatness. The dazzling, long-beloved series was a daring experiment in "omnibus" TV, trading the speculative fantasies of The Twilight Zone for farther-out sci-fi concepts. Producers Leslie Stevens and Joseph Stefano had risen as gifted writers from (respectively) Broadway and Hollywood; Stevens rebounded from his previous canceled series, while Stefano had scripted Hitchcock's Psycho and was eager to expand his creative horizons. With an executive order for scary monsters and cold war thrills, their fruitful symbiosis was preceded by the superb Stevens-directed pilot "Please Stand By," named after the series' once-proposed title and changed to "The Galaxy Being" for its broadcast premiere.

Cliff Robertson launched an impressive succession of guest stars, and on meager, oft-exceeded budgets of $120,000 per episode, The Outer Limits became a showcase for shoestring ingenuity. The "blue ribbon crew" (as Stevens called it) included cinematographer Conrad Hall, whose Oscar®-winning skills were honed on the series' cramped TV-studio sets. Packed onto four double-sided DVDs, these 32 episodes (out of a total 49) comprise the series' dynamic first season of moody, frequently paranoid black-and-white adventures. Repeat performers Martin Landau, Robert Culp, and Sally Kellerman excel (respectively) in the fan-favorite episodes "The Man Who Was Never Born," "The Architects of Fear," and "The Bellero Shield" (and who can forget the insect-like menace of "The Zanti Misfits"?). There are a few clunkers, of course, but the series' quality (and parade of monsters) is remarkably consistent, and DVD compression does not compromise its technical achievement. These eerily seductive shows invite repeated viewing, supporting Stephen King's oft-quoted remark that The Outer Limits was "the best program of its type ever to run on network TV." --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever - a compendium of portals into worlds unknown. A four-disc set that controls over 27 hours of transmission from the 1963-64 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to "The Outer Limits"!

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76 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utter bliss! Baby Boomers line up.... March 23, 2003
Format:DVD
With talents like Joseph Stephano and Leslie Stephens as producers, some of the best Sci-Fi Writers and a lot of talented 60's actors and even actors that went on to great fame like Robert Culp, David McCallum, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall and Martin Landau, this was one of the first quality Sci-Fi series.
Twilight Zone was out there, but at times it was not really pure Sci-Fi, often more mysterious and horror, Thriller hosted by Boris Karloff (PLEASE PUT THESE OUT on DVD) were pure horror and the long running Alfred Hitchcock Present was straight mystery, so SCI-FI fans were captivated from the opening line with that mysterious voice telling you your telly has been taken over for the next 60 minutes. The acting was top notch, the writing literate and thought provoking, and you will even see many of the episodes were later cannibalised later to make movies, such as SOLDIER with Michael Anshara, repackaged in the 80's as The Terminator. To think you get 32 original episodes on 4 double-sided discs is just amazing.
There are a few puppies in the series...In the second year of the series Stephano played a less controlling interest. He believed in thoughty mind twisting Sci-Fi, while Stevens wanted the monster of the week, so some monsters did get a little Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea-ish (Think they even shared a couple with monster doing double time!). But all in this in one super buy is a must for all those Baby Boomers that would once more would like their telly taken over.
Warning to those who have not seen the series, these are vintage, high quality Black & White episodes. I think it adds to the spookiness as they could film in lower light, creating those sinister shadows.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't wait to own it... July 8, 2002
Format:DVD
When I was in the 3rd grade, I used to come to school after the weekend, Outer Limits was on Sunday night, and I would ask all of my buddies "Did you see the Outer Limits last night?", invariably someone did and we would argue the merits of the monster and so forth (very sophisitcated 3rd graders and very liberal parents!).
Since then, occasional glimpses into that stark black and white world peopled with stars and monsters and questions and answers, both disturbing and tempting all at the same time.
A few years back, I began to collect the VHS releases, then the LaserDisc set, but it was prohibitively expensive at the time. Now grubbing around on Ebay and occasionally landing a deal.
When I found out this series was going to be available on DVD, I dove in and ordered it. To settle the debate over the content here is what I know:
There are a total of 1642 minutes of running time, now with 32 episodes in the set, that means 51 minutes and 31 seconds per episode, which figures, minusing out commercial slots. There are 4 discs, double sided of course, so each side holds 8 episodes. They are all there folks. Now as to the number 32..yes there are more episodes, but these are the original 32 that were produced before plot disputes and directional differences forced a change in producers, resulting in less intersting episodes (in my opinion). Here are the contents of the DVDS:
Disc 1
The Galaxy Being,
The Hundred Days of the Dragon
The Architects of Fear
The Man with the Power
The Sixth Finger
The Man Who Was Never Born
O.B.I.T.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure of TV nostalgia. September 8, 2002
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I've only watched four of the episodes in this collection so far, but that's enough to be able to say unequivocally that this set is worth purchasing for anyone who remembers the good old days of science fiction on TV. I was only 10 years old when Outer Limits originally aired, and yet some of the images from those programs have remained with me to this day, well into my dotage. I fervently hope a second DVD set will be released, containing episodes 33-49. That would included Harlan Ellison's "Demon with a Glass Hand," the all-time top-rated episode, as well as "Soldier," also written by Ellison, and "The Inheritors," the only two-parter from the series. Not to mention "Wolf 359," a title that should ring a bell with Star Trek fans.
I applaud the notion of eliminating the useless labels on each disk and packing 32 episodes onto 4 disks. I wish more collections would adopt this strategy.
In short, buy this set if you want to take a very pleasant trip back through time. Great TV!
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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is nothing wrong with your television set. July 19, 2002
By Ned
Format:DVD
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery, which reaches from the inner mind to - The Outer Limits.
The first season, 32 episodes, are contained on 4 disks. Running time is listed as 1642 minutes.
Disc 1
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1) The Galaxy Being: In the first episode, Cliff Robertson plays Allan Maxwell, the owner of a radio station, who ignores his wife and friends while he explores the heavens with his microwaves and his 3D TV scanner.
2) The Hundred Days of the Dragon: A Far East government plots to overthrow the U.S. by replacing key figures with duplicates. The deed is aided with a special drug that allows the skin to become like putty and can be reshaped into any form.
3) The Architects of Fear: Robert Culp undergoes surgery to turn him into an alien creature so that the world can unite against a "common" enemy.
4) The Man with the Power: A would be scientist allows an experimental-chip to be surgical place within his brain, which gives him special power. Once he discovers he can't control his power, he finally destroys himself with that power.
5) The Sixth Finger: A coalminer allows himself to be transformed into a superhuman that man won't reach for another million years.
6) The Man Who Was Never Born: Martin Landau is Andro, who is sent back in time to kill the mother of man who made a mess of the future.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Forgot how trite and boring this show was!
Published 2 days ago by LandMD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
Great series. Well written, casted and acted. A nice, entertaining series that is well crafted and fun to watch unfold.
Published 4 days ago by Hyperjump
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
THIS TV SERIES WILL NEVER BECOME OUT DATED AND DULL. THE SCIENCE FICTION IS AHEAD OF IT'S TIME.
Published 18 days ago by ELAINE
2.0 out of 5 stars The Outer Limits (original)
Unfortunately, the DVD that I received was defective. I watched three episodes, but each episode froze at some points and skipped other parts. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Terry Felrice
5.0 out of 5 stars classic TV
If you like classic scifi TV at it's best then buy this! Image quality, sound, are probably better than the original show.
Published 2 months ago by movie_hound
5.0 out of 5 stars classic tv show
Its good to see this out all 3 volumes are worth the price Transfers are excellent!!! Get the series NOW!!!!!
Published 2 months ago by james lower
3.0 out of 5 stars Over the air TV interrupted...so I rented it.
Dad and I were watching this on over the air TV during bad weather. The TV antennae picture was bad so we did not see the ending. I rented this so we could see what we missed.
Published 4 months ago by msschemist@yahoo.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sci-Fi
I love all sci fi and this old classic is a great addition to my collection. Highly recommended for serious collectors.
Published 4 months ago by Jack W. WILLACKER
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic first season that others tried to follow.
The outer Limits flowed in my vanes as a kid of the 60,s and this first season is the best with all the shows greatest monsters. Now you can have your TV back.
Published 4 months ago by Q
5.0 out of 5 stars Outer LImits is a classic!
Great stories! Never get tired of hearing them. Wish we had several more TV series like this one to watch.
Published 5 months ago by S. Seeger
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