& FREE Shipping—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
Only 2 left in stock - order soon.
Sold by Efficient-U and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Outer Limits - The Co... has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
or
Please enter a valid US zip code.
or
FREE Shipping. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Trade in your item
Get up to a $46.03
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Outer Limits - The Complete Original Series Volumes 1-3

4.4 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Oct 21, 2008)
"Please retry"
7
$219.95
$135.45 $58.35

Trade in. Get paid. Go shopping.
$219.95 & FREE Shipping—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime Only 2 left in stock - order soon. Sold by Efficient-U and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently bought together

  • The Outer Limits - The Complete Original Series Volumes 1-3
  • +
  • Night Gallery: Season 1
  • +
  • Twilight Zone, The: The Complete Series
Total price: $286.21
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Misused inventions, interplanetary communication, and warped time peculiarities permeate the 1960s science fiction anthology program The Outer Limits. Created by Leslie Stevens, the program gained a rabid cult following and influenced a myriad of sci-fi that would follow, including a second Outer Limits series in the 1990s. This is the complete collection of all episodes of the original series.

Amazon.com

The Outer Limits Season One

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



Special features

None

Product details

  • Actors: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall, John Hoyt
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2008
  • Run Time: 2515 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0016MOWNM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,628 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "The Outer Limits - The Complete Original Series Volumes 1-3" on IMDb

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on November 18, 2009
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
1515 comments| 73 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 26, 2009
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 30, 2011
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most recent customer reviews




Pages with related products. See and discover other items: mystery dvd box set, robert culp, robert duvall