Twilight Zone

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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations.
Starring
Rod Serling
Genres
Science FictionSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Where is Everybody
    October 2, 1959
    25min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he has the odd feeling that he's being watched
  2. 2. One for the Angels
    October 9, 1959
    25min
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    A street salesman cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place.
  3. 3. Mr. Denton on Doomsday
    October 16, 1959
    25min
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    English
    A has-been, drunk gunslinger finds his fast-draw abilities magically restored.
  4. 4. 16 Millimeter Shrine
    October 23, 1959
    25min
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    English
    An aging, former movie star lives and dreams in the past, constantly watching her old movies alone in her room.
  5. 5. Walking Distance
    October 30, 1959
    25min
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    English
    Martin Sloan, driving through the country, leaves his car and starts to walk toward his hometown, Homewood. He finds things exactly as they were when he was a child. He soon realizes he's gone back in time.
  6. 6. Escape Clause
    November 6, 1959
    25min
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    English
    A hypochondriac exchanges his soul for immortality and indestructibility.
  7. 7. The Lonely
    November 13, 1959
    25min
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    English
    Corry is stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime. He receives as a present a robot who looks, sounds, and acts like a real woman.
  8. 8. Time Enough at Last
    November 20, 1959
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A bank teller, Henry Bemis, longs for time alone to read books. He gets his wish
  9. 9. Perchance to Dream
    November 27, 1959
    25min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A man is terrified of falling asleep for fear he might die.
  10. 10. Judgement Night
    December 4, 1959
    25min
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    English
    In 1942, a German wonders why he's on the deck of a British steamship, with no memory of how he got there, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom.
  11. 11. When The Sky Was Opened
    December 11, 1959
    25min
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    English
    Three astronauts have returned from this first space flight. Major Gart is hospitalized with a broken leg. The other two, Colonels Harrington and Forbes head for a bar. Harrington gets a strange feeling
  12. 12. What You Need
    December 25, 1959
    25min
    TV-PG
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    English
    A two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an old sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most.
  13. 13. Four of Us Are Dying
    January 1, 1960
    25min
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    English
    A man who can change his face to resemble others gets into hot water with gangsters
  14. 14. Third from the Sun
    January 8, 1960
    25min
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    English
    With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.
  15. 15. I Shot an Arrow into the Air
    January 15, 1960
    25min
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    English
    Three astronauts crash on what they believe to be an asteroid. Unfortunately they have only limited water supplies to sustain them.
  16. 16. The Hitchhiker
    January 22, 1960
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks.
  17. 17. The Fever
    January 29, 1960
    25min
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    English
    Tight fisted Franklin Gibbs is not pleased when his wife wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. But things change when he falls under the spell of a slot machine that calls his name.
  18. 18. The Last Flight
    February 5, 1960
    25min
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    English
    A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959!
  19. 19. The Purple Testament
    February 12, 1960
    25min
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    English
    Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.
  20. 20. Elegy
    February 19, 1960
    25min
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    English
    Three astronauts land on what looks like Earth 200 years before they left--only all of the people seem frozen in time.
  21. 21. Mirror Image
    February 26, 1960
    25min
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    English
    Millicent Barnes sees her double at a bus terminal.
  22. 22. The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
    March 4, 1960
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
  23. 23. A World of Difference
    March 11, 1960
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Businessman Arthur Curtis discovers that life as he knows it doesn't really exist.
  24. 24. Long Live Walter Jameson
    March 18, 1960
    25min
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    English
    Walter Jameson is an excellent history teacher who talks about the past as if he had lived it.
  25. 25. People Are Alike All Over
    March 25, 1960
    25min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking, very friendly and apparently just like us
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PhotogReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Master of Great Imagination & Writing
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I was about 10 years old when I looked forward to each week's episode of the first season of the Twilight Zone. My dad allowed me to watch it along with him and I was captivated every week! The quality of the restored B&W episodes are really quite amazing to watch today. Being a photographer myself, the cinematography is first rate! Rod Serling was a master. Many up and coming actors played characters in the 156 episodes. I will never forget meeting Mr. Serling in person while he talked to my journalism class in 1974. His speech that morning kept our class glued to their seats. He was most friendly in person. I took a photo of him that morning which I still cherish. This format had never been done before in television & it is amazing how each week the Twilight Zone kept viewers spellbound in just a one half hour episode. Serling really showed Hollywood how to make a compelling series on TV. Imitations of his product have never come close to what he achieved, considering the tight shooting schedule he had to contend with!
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Yin YeeReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Season 1: 36 Mind Blowing Episodes
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Hey mac, so the 1 star reviews here are for some defected DVD disc from 10 years ago. Ignore them, buddy.
Season 1 of the Twilight Zone is fantastic, pal. Rod Serling's writing and narration were ahead of their time, including this current year, fellah.

My favorites here: One for the Angels, Walking Distance, The Lonely, Time Enough at Last, When The Sky Was Opened, I Shot an Arrow into the Air, The Last Flight, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, A World of Difference, People Are Alike All Over, Execution, The Big Tall Wish, and The Mighty Casey. All the others are great too. Only real stinker to me was Mr. Bevis. So: 35/36 episodes are very watchable and socially relevant/have a moral, even though they are from 1959.
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Kontogeorgakos D.Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
As described without any playing issues
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i had bought the blu-ray collection but the first disc was freezing so i decided to get every season separately and make sure everything is working. this one works smoothly with a fast response time in the menu items. the fonts on the subtitles are a bit big in size but other than that the picture is great. the only issue i have is when i choose to play an episode with commentary or with just the score and then decide to go back to normal playing it does not happen and it stays in the previous setting. the only solution is to eject the disc and choose the regular play. also it is a bit strange to listen to the isolated score while watching the episode; on the other hand i do understand the concept of following the music with play.
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Deborah Eden PerfidioReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
How can you give the show itself anything less than 5 stars
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When I was younger I would watch twilight zone marathons with my parents n I always thought this isn't scary ?! This is black and white ;this is boring !... ( I don't remember how old I was when I first started watching them) then when I got to be a teen I remember the real infamous ones like "nightmare at 20,000 feet"; the one with William shatner and the monster on the plane or " night call" with the older lady who gets constant harassing phone calls only to find the source of the calls coming from a terrifying place ( don't want to reveal where !" And I began to appreciate the so called " good" ones Now, here I am in my forties and about 2 years ago I got my first kindle as a gift ( little did I know at the time it would soon become my constant companion) and I started to go over movies and TV shows that I never had time to watch and I soon returned to the twilight zone ; the original and...... im mesmerized ....from seeing a young Robert Redford verbally battle with an older woman who is afraid of him, claiming he is Mr. Death to seeing Russell Johnson pre Gillian's island not knowing what to do with a criminal who pops out of his time machine ; I am coming to appreciate the subtle and not so subtle meanings of each one ; some are about the appreciation of life and not to be so afraid of death ; others reference how easy it is to get ppl in a tizzy over nothing and start pointing fingers at each other a la The monsters on maple street. Each one has something to appreciate about it. This review was supposed to be about the first season and I've bled into the other seasons but having watched so many of them at once I would give five stars for every single episode Even the not so great ones ( one about a magical seer with William shatner comes to mind ) are still fun to watch and have something in which to appreciate. I could go on and on about TTZ Rod Serling was a genius IMO ; the acting is top notch and to get this kind of feeling and emotion out of things without resorting to CGI and other ploys used in today's market is truly a magical gift one I've come to fully appreciate .... I am stuck in the 6th dimension ..... Or is that fifth? ( amazon users get a tidbit about Rod saying 6 th dimension at first until the execs questioned him about it TO which he replied arent their five dimensions already ...? Somewhere Rod I hope you're in that 6 th dimension ....I'd like to meet up with you
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RLScutReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A 50 year old alternative to today's cable
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If you're old enough to remember "Twilight Zone", but not quite old enough to remember every episode and plot twist, then this is for you. I enjoy watching the old episodes, catching some ubiquitous TV stars of yesteryear in their early days picking up some lunch money for an episode or two. Some episodes end with a plot twist, a couple that you can see coming from the start - see "A nice Place To Visit." A few are downright scary - "The Grave" starring Lee Marvin has been my personal lifetime nightmare. I recommend watching at night just before going to or already snuggled in bed. I am enjoying watching them sequentially, but that is just a personal preference. On the down side, these episodes are better than 50 years old, so seem a bit tame today; the black and white format reinforces that feeling. But if you're bored with today's TV, this might be one alternative. It works for me. Snuggle in your chair, tune in and enjoy.
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TemlakosReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Vintage classic television, with an edge
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Everything I loved about The Twilight Zone, now back on demand. And with some of the most memorable episodes of that series: "When the Sky was Opened", "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air," and especially "The Last Flight." Lessons as true today as they were in 1959.

And remember: some of the finest actors in movies and TV either got their start in the Zone, or weren't afraid to grace it with their presence.
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PepperlinReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Hmmm
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This is so incredibly sad. I waited forever to buy this,finally see it on sale,and the box comes to me jacked up? This was NOT used,this was bought brand new,still in the shrink wrap,but the outside box was messed up! The bottom of it looks worn,almost warped in a weird curve,and the back is all bent up! Thankfully,the disks are perfect. I'm just extremely bummed and disappointed about the condition of the box.
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Richard H. McCannReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Blast From The Past
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I'm 64 years old so I can remember watching The Twilight Zone on live TV. I was surprised to see so many familiar (now) actors's faces in the episodes. Each episode has a different cast of actors. I was also amazed to see how bad the acting and script writing was but I think that was typical of that day and time. Of course the shows are all in black and white - nobody had color TVs back then, at least my mom and dad didn't. Some of the story lines are pretty infantile and completely predictable but a few of them are interesting with plot twists that you don't expect. At any rate, it is nostalgic blast from the past and I have enjoyed watching the shows. Since each one is only about 25 minutes long and is not a continuing series, you can just watch one or two when you have a few minutes.
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