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DVD Menus, Sub Menus, and Liner Notes Give Away Surprise Endings!,
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This review is from: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Definitive Collection (DVD)
Great set, clean and sharp transfers, love the collection, BUT...
WARNING TO NEW VIEWERS:
(1) DO NOT for ANY REASON watch OR listen to the main DVD Menu! Just hit the mute button until the images go away. REASON: The main menu stupidly gives away the plot twists for several classic episodes, spoiling the surprises for those who haven't seen them.
(2) When you choose an episode, DO NOT look below the top left corner; just hit "Enter" or "Play." REASON: The chapter selections for a number of episodes GIVE AWAY PLOT TWISTS with their descriptions and pictures.
(3) Do NOT read the liner notes included in each season box! Same reason as above: Pictures and descriptions give away plot points, to the point where fans like me say, "Why on earth did they show that picture? It completely gives away the entire episode!"
I'm flabbergasted that the folks that put these together set the episodes up this way. I played many episodes for my older children, but the DVD menu had ruined the endings for several episodes for them.
So, to summarize:
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Initial post: Jul 24, 2009 10:12:21 PM PDT
Michael P. Stewart says:
Loved the "to summarize" bit...funny.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2009 8:52:15 AM PDT
Scott Clifton says:
Thanks. It's exactly how I react, and I think a lot of others did, too.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2010 11:51:43 AM PDT
I agree. I have the collection and I was shocked at how they gave away the plot twists for some stories in the menu.
I think the the people who put this collection together thought that the only people who would buy this series were people
who are fans of the show. I grew up with the show, but showing this the younger people who never saw the show will spoil the fun of watching.
Posted on Jul 2, 2013 1:04:37 AM PDT
I agree with all of you, about spoilers in menu & other places. But I have to say, hearing the soundtrack to the key parts of those episodes, along with viewing the images for them... it gives me the occasional chills ! You're seeing (actually, more like hearing) the "compact" version of several episodes, one right after the other. Pretty effective to set the mood... and pretty creepy at times !
Posted on Dec 8, 2013 11:24:19 PM PST
Sounds sort of like the Studio "forced" intro to "Dark City" but as a rule I don't pay attention to these sort of things until AFTER I have viewed the work in question. Try it.
Posted on Dec 19, 2013 5:48:50 AM PST
Keith Francoeur says:
The designers of this probably feel that everyone who purchases it already KNOWS and has SEEN every episode, so there ARE no surprises..not that this an excuse for making it this way, just giving my opinion as to why..I know I have seen every ep, but will still purchase this because it is one of my all time favs and they never get old...
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 3:28:24 AM PST
William Shelton says:
Even if only fans buy the collection, that doesn't mean they've seen every episode and memorized every ending.
Posted on Apr 12, 2014 1:13:38 AM PDT
Robert Zverina says:
I will join the chorus of those who have learned to avert their gaze in the hopes that future editions will remove the spoilers. Otherwise a great collection, too bad the menus and inserts give too much away.
Posted on Jun 3, 2014 5:32:08 PM PDT
Does anyone know if this was fixed in the Blu-Ray release? It honestly blew me away that they'd do something so stupid, even if it is for fans.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2014 7:54:38 PM PDT
Scott Clifton says:
Yes! It IS fixed! Blu-rays look awesome, and no spoilers!