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5.0 out of 5 stars "Great Sixties Television", March 5, 2011
This review is from: The Twilight Zone: Season 4 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Thanks to the wonderful invention of Blue Ray we fans of "The Twilight Zone" can now enjoy the series in beautiful, pristine condition. In this set all 18 episodes of season 4 (BLUE RAY RELEASE ON MAY 17, 2011) have been restored from their original studio prints. I have both the entire series on DVD and have compared them with the Blue Rays that have already been made available and the difference is noticeable: the print is even more vibrant and eye-catching and it's as if the characters come right at you on the screen. Another great asset to buying the Blue Rays are the extra bonuses that are not included on the DVD editions.

Season four of "The Twilight Zone" began in January, 1963 after being cancelled by CBS in the spring of the previous year. It replaced the show that it had been cancelled for called "Fair Exchange". In order to fill the one hout time slot CBS brought "The Twilight Zone" back in one hour installments, so although fewer episodes of season four were filmed they were extended beyond their normal thirty minute running time. Creator Rod Serling hated the new one hour format as he felt the writers had to write stories way beyond their worth in order to fill an hour of primetime programming.

The list of special bonuses for this particular Blue Ray include 13 new audio commentaries by "Twilight Zone Companion" writer Marc Scott Zicree and other followers and critics of the series. All of the DVD bonuses are also included here and include interviews with guest-stars like Anne Francis and Morgan Brittany; 7 radio dramas; isolated scores for select episodes; and much more.

The following is a list of Season 4 "Twilight Zone" episodes along with their airdates;

1. "In His Image", Jan. 3, 1963
2. "The Thirty-Fathom Grave", Jan. 10, 1963
3. "Valley of the Shadow", Jan. 17, 1963
4. "He's Alive", Jan. 24, 1963
5. "Mute", Jan. 31, 1963
6. "Death Ship", Feb. 7, 1963
7. "Jess-Belle", Fe. 14, 1963
8. "Miniature", Feb. 21, 1963
9. "Printer's Devil", Feb. 28, 1963
10. "No Time Like The past", Mar. 7, 1963
11. "The Parallel", Mar. 14, 1963
12. "I Dream of Genie", Mar. 21, 1963
13. "The New Exhibit", April 4, 1963
14. "Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville", April 11, 1963
15. "The Incredible World of Horace Ford", April 18, 1963
16. "On Thursday We Leave For Home", May 2, 1963
17. "Passage on the Lady Anne", May 9, 1963
18. "The Bard", May 23, 1963
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Initial post: Mar 5, 2011 8:06:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2011 8:06:54 AM PST
I too don't care for the one hour episodes as they give the viewer too much time to figure out what the jig is. I'm glad they went back to the half hour format on season 5. How is it you are able to review this product already, did you get an advance copy?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2011 12:44:52 PM PDT
Rushead wrote: "How is it you are able to review this product already, did you get an advance copy?"

No, the reviewer does not own the product. He owns previous seasons of TZ on blu ray.

He writes "Another great asset to buying the Blue Rays are the extra bonuses that are not included on the DVD editions." but of course he has not seen these extra bonuses because he doesn't have the product yet. He can only list them, which is very helpful for people who didn't see the list of extra bonus features when they read Amazon's product description for this set.
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