Twilight Zone

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Rod Serling's spooky series returns for a third round of bizarre tales. The season premiere stars Charles Bronson and Elizabeth Montgomery as survivors of a devastating world war who scramble for scraps of food in a ghost town.
Starring
Rod Serling
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Two
    September 15 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A man and a woman, on opposite sides of a future war, encounter each other in a deserted town.
  2. 2. The Arrival
    September 22 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A plane lands safely, but all its passengers, pilot and crew are missing!
  3. 3. The Shelter
    September 29 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a nuclear attack appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbors fight over control of a single bomb shelter.
  4. 4. The Passerby
    October 6 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    On the road home from the Civil War, a Confederate soldier stops at a burned-out house and gets to know the owner, a recent widow.
  5. 5. A Game of Pool
    October 13 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Championship pool player Fats Brown returns from the grave for one last game.
  6. 6. The Mirror
    October 20 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a poor but ambitious Central American farm worker overthrows his country's tyrannical leader, he believes he sees assassins everywhere. A look in the mirror reveals his most dangerous enemy.
  7. 7. The Grave
    October 27 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Before he died, notorious gunslinger Pinto Sykes put a curse on hired-gun Conny Miller. Miller returns to town and is challenged to visit the grave of Sykes, despite the curse.
  8. 8. It's a Good Life
    November 3 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Little Anthony Fremont controls an entire town with his ability to read minds and make people do as he wishes. Which is a real good thing.
  9. 9. Death's Head Revisited
    November 10 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A former Nazi SS Captain returns to the ruins of a concentration camp to reminisce, and is met by one of his victims.
  10. 10. The Midnight Sun
    November 17 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Earth's orbit has been changed, drawing ever closer to the sun and promising imminent destruction.
  11. 11. Still Valley
    November 24 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Confederacy scout Sgt. Joseph Paradine finds a town town full of Union soldiers, and an old man who claims he used witchcraft to paralyze them.
  12. 12. The Jungle
    December 1 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Alan Richards plans to build a dam in Africa on a tribe's ancestral land. The tribe's witch doctor puts a curse on him.
  13. 13. Once Upon a Time
    December 15 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Woodrow, a janitor living in the year 1890, accidentally activates a time traveling helmet which transports him to 1962 - then promptly breaks down.
  14. 14. Five Characters in Search of an Exit
    December 22 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.
  15. 15. A Quality of Mercy
    December 29 1961
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A gung ho young soldier gets a new viewpoint on war when he inexplicably changes places with a Japanese officer trying to stop his superior from leading a charge against American forces.
  16. 16. Nothing in the Dark
    January 5 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A lonely old woman refuses to leave her apartment for fear of meeting "Mr. Death."
  17. 17. One More Pallbearer
    January 12 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Paul Radin has invited three people to join him in his bomb shelter.
  18. 18. Dead Man's Shoes
    January 19 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    A vagrant steps into a murdered gangster's expensive shoes and is taken over by the dead man's ghost, who vows to remain on Earth to seek revenge against his killer.
  19. 19. The Hunt
    January 26 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    On a hunting trip, Hyder Simpson and his dog Rip dive into a lake after a raccoon. When he gets home he finds that no one can see or hear him.
  20. 20. Showdown with Rance McGrew
    February 2 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Actor Rance McGrew makes TV Westerns for a living, but he's a lousy actor and a worse cowboy. Despite that, each week he "wins" against the bad guys. Finally the bad guys have enough and send Jesse James to Earth to teach McGrew a lesson.
  21. 21. Kick the Can
    February 9 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    The senior residents of Sunnyvale decide that the secret to youth is acting young, and in particular playing a childhood game called "kick-the-can."
  22. 22. A Piano in the House
    February 16 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fortune discovers that a piano he bought his wife for her birthday has magical properties - the music that it plays makes people reveal their true essence.
  23. 23. The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank
    February 23 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jeff Myrtlebank comes back to life at his own funeral and soon begins to act very strangely...
  24. 24. To Serve Man
    March 2 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Kanamits, 9 foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man.
  25. 25. The Fugitive
    March 9 1962
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Old Ben, who is able to transform himself into anything, tries to help a crippled little girl.
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smokinjjReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A trip to The Twlight Zone Never Disappoints and Never Out of Date
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Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" never gets old. Some stories are fun ("Cavender is Coming" with Carol Burnet) and some have twists you never see coming ("Two" with Robert Redford and Elizabeth Montgomery.) Complete stories shown in black and white in the space of 26 minutes (Seasons 1-3) bring the viewer in touch with love, hate, kindness, bigotry, and downright fun ("A World of His Own" with Keenan Wynn as a screen writer with very special talents). No other show ever managed to pack so much into a half-hour episode week after week and never get old.. Rod Serling died at a very young age due to cancer (his trademark cigarette is gone completely by Season 3) and the world lost a great talent. It boggles the mind to think what he could have achieved had he lived longer.
10 people found this helpful
70's_RuleReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Some of the highest quality television ever made
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I've already gushed about season one, so I'll be more succinct here. Let's put it this way - this is one of the few series that I would actually pay for if it wasn't included in my Prime Membership! S3 does have a few of my all-time favorite episodes, including "The Midnight Sun" (Earth goes out of orbit and moves closer to the Sun), "I Sing The Body Electric" (taken from the Ray Bradbury short story - the title alone is beautiful and a beautifully done story), and of course the iconic "To Serve Man" (It's a cookbook!). Hours and hours of pleasure from this show. I know art is a matter of taste and preference but I find it hard to see how anyone couldn't find something to like in this program.
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Walrus999Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
When reality and The Twilight Zone meet ...
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I found the episode very interesting.
Because it was from the early 60's, it had the 'edge' of the memories of WWII still fresh in the scripting.
How ironic that today's Holocaust deniers would prevent such a stark portrayal to be made. ( At its time of production, the executives and producers at CBS, the cast and the initial viewers of this episode had lived-through its reality; the episode must certainly have struck a chord.)
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R. P. JonesReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
My Very Favorite Twilight Zone
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"Changing of the Guard" is a wonderful story and my very favorite among the many great episodes of the The Twilight Zone. It is sentimental but not in a pretentious sort of way, and has a timeless and universal message for all of us. It is very much a cross between "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" and "It's a Wonderful Life".

Donald Pleasance plays the kindly old Professor Fowler, a teacher of poetry at an all-boys prep school in Vermont. His sudden, forced retirement after more than fifty years at the school leads him to doubt the value of his teachings and, by extension, his life. In despair and feeling that he has been a failure, he visits the school on a winter's night prepared to take his own life. What happens next is one of the most touching and uplifting scenes ever produced by Mr. Serling and company.

If there is a subtext to this episode, it is one that perhaps speaks more urgently today than it would have in 1962, when this episode was filmed; that is the true and essential value of reading literature. In today's vocationally-driven academic world, where the humanities are increasingly de-valued and technology has been placed upon an altar, it's hard to imagine a time when poetry would have been placed alongside mathematics and science as a subject worthy of serious study. Fowler's victory in this story is a victory for everyone who recognizes the essential importance of literature and, in today's world, sees the cultural and sociological consequences of ignoring it.
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rareprogenyReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
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I have been watching the series on Prime from the beginning and Season 3 is amazing. The Passersby was terrific. I think my favorite episodes have been the ones written by Rod Serling. I find his perspective on things like death and the nature of men very moving and emotional. He continually pushed the boundaries of the imagination. I enjoyed when he began appearing briefly in each episode. To me, he is fascinating to watch and I am enthralled when he speaks or comes on screen. A truly gifted and beloved artist. I am 56, so I have been seen The Twilight Zone episodes many times over the years. Watching them in sequence has been a great television experience!
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UncleCollectorReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Blu-Zone
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37 episodes of The Twilight Zone on Blu-ray this is a Great TV show the first episode i have seen was Nightmare at 20,000 feet and i liked the Twilight Zone ever Since then.my top 5 favorit episodes on season 3 is "The Shelter"
"It's a Good Life" "The Hunt" "The Midnight Sun" "Five Characters in Search of an Exit".the picture is good but i wish the screen was full screen and the sound is pretty good.

1.Two 3/5

2.The Arrival 3/5

3.The Shelter 5/5

4.The Passers By 1/5

5.A Game of Pool 3/5

6.The Mirror 4/5

7.The Grave 5/5

8.It's a Good Life 5/5

9.Deaths-Head Revisited 2/5

10.The Midnight Sun 5/5

11.Still Valley 4/5

12.The Jangle 4/5

13.Once Upon a Time 3/5

14.Five Characters in Search of an Exit 5/5

15.A Quality of Mercy 3/5

16.Nothing in the Dark 3/5

17.One More Pallbearer 4/5

18.Dead Man's Shoes 5/5

19.The Hunt 5/5

20.Showdown with Rance McGrew 4/5

21.Kick the Can 4/5

22.A Piano in the House 3/5

23.The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebark 1/5

24.To Serve Man 3/5

25.The Fugitive 4/5

26.Little Girl Lost 5/5

27.Person or Persons Unknown 4/5

28.The Little Peopre 4/5

29.Four O' Clock 2/5

30.Hocus Pocus and Frisby 5/5

31.The Trade-ins 4/5

32.The Gift 2/5

33.The Dummy 3/5

34.Young Man's Fancy 5/5

35.I Sing the Body Electric 3/5

36.Cavender is Coming 1/5

37.The Chaning of the Guard 4/5
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E. MCDONOUGHReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
For Those Who Like Their Twilight Zone Straight Up
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in a rocks glass. No muss. No fuss. No extras. Just pure unadulterated spookiness and unsubtle social commentary without the ice, mixers, special guest appearances, or commercial breaks. Well, maybe a word or two from our sponsor before the chain-smoking Rod Serling tosses out a teaser about next week's episode. Good Lord, he might even mention the name of the writer! That's the way it was in '50s/'60s TV. And Twilight Zone was among the best of the lot. Still is.

Go ahead. Treat yourself to a marathon of little boys wishing their enemies into the corn field, nuclear worldwide war paranoia, troubled men longing for bygone days of idyllic youth, and troubled women longing for -- or desperate to avoid -- perverted beauty. You may never want to get on a plane again. Even the devil himself-- well, I won't spoil it for you.

The episodes appear in their original broadcast order. For my money, the best years were the first season and the fourth (the only hour-long episodes), but feel free to disagree. Yeah, there are a few clunkers in there, but go ahead and buy all five seasons. You know you want to.
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P. N. CameronReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Simply Awesome!
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The Twilight Zone is my favorite show, even though I was born several years after the show ended. As a child, my mother used to sit me in front of the television to keep me occupied. (Nintendo/Playstation/XBOX/Computers/Etc.) had not even been thought of yet for the family home. I was hooked immediatly! Ever year I can't wait for 4th of July weekend because the SciFi Network shows a 24 hour a day marathon for the whole weekend. I found myself loosing sleep just to catch the episodes that fascinated me growing up. This past year (2010) SciFi Network decided NOT to show the marathon during the 4th of July weekend and waited until New Years weekend. Since I'm a huge college football fan, I missed over half of the shows due to schedule conflict with the games.
Since I already had Season 1 of The Twilight Zone - Definitive Edition, I decided to order the rest of the series. I was not about to let what happened last year happen again! So now I can have my own marathon anytime I please!
If you are a HUGE fan of old SciFi Thrillers... this series is for you! At the price they are selling for, it is a steal! Without a doubt, Mr. Serling paved the way for several other outstanding programs of the same nature (Kolchak: The Night Stalker/X-Files/Fringe) and of course Mr. Serlings second series (Night Gallery) just to name a few. I have found that if you have a Blu-Ray player with at least a 120hz LED television, the video quality from the DVD editions is outstanding! Please... do not hesitate!
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