One Step Beyond
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VCI Entertainment did an excellent job of putting this DVD package together and I love the spooky DVD "landscape" created by VCI between the episodes. It's not just your average cheapie compliation of "here's the episodes with no money spent to set the mood."
"Ordeal on Locust Street" is worth the price of admission alone, and John Newlands deadpan intos and outros run a close second to Rod Serling's.
Sure, "One Step Beyond" has always been considered to be the poor man's "Twilight Zone," but that's part of it's charm. It's like a night of cheap thrills at a 1950's drive-in.
I just hope VCI Entertainment is true to it's word and makes available future collections.
So buy this set, sit back, and enjoy Collection #1 of "One Step Beyond."
The two episodes I watched were "Doomsday" and "The Inheritance". Both episodes were complete and uncut and including John Newland's "invitation" to join him for next weeks show, both episodes ran almost 25 and a half minutes. The quality was very good in the V/A department, at least compared to episodes of the show that I have watched on TV and VHS throughout the years. At least with these two episodes, there were no abrupt cuts or fadeouts. Gone were the skips and jumps that plagued all those VHS tapes that Movies Unlimited sold as well as others in previous releases. No more problems with lost dialogue because of the skipping and I hardly noticed any real dirt or those annoying lines that ran through most of the shows in the past. There was a real, general clarity to the episodes, particularly in the opening title sequence. Audio was more than adequate too. Easy to hear and very audible. I don't think VCI did any "real" remastering but IMHO, something was done to make the episodes look like they do in this set.
If your a fan of the show or you want to discover it for the first time or rediscover it again, I can't recommend this set highly enough. I think you'll be really pleased. Although I have only watched two of the episodes, I know I was. If enough true "OSB" fans and those generally curious about the show buy the set, there is no doubt a second installment will soon follow.
I saw that on tv when I was five or six. I couldn't look into a mirror for YEARS afterward... which the crueler among us would say was beneficial.
I saw it on a couple of years ago as a patchy, chopped up rerun. From an adult (reasonably) perspective, the episode moves somewhat slower than a drunk snail in a tub of molasses -- and it still scared the bejeezus out of me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this series and was not disappointed at all in season 1. Can't wait to get season 2 because they don't make series like this anymore, plain & simple.Published on February 22, 2014 by Sher
Great quality reproduction does this series it's justice! In the genre of "Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits", One Step Beyond dealt with premonitions and the... Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Donald G. Sketas
When this series was first on television, I was a big fan and now I get to relive it again. Up until now I could only find a few programs here and there, but now with the addition... Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Michael Burgin
This series is of the same genre and timeframe as Twilight Zone and this reviewer remembers watching the series when originally aired. Read morePublished on September 21, 2003 by jammer
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