Twilight Zone: The 80's: Season 1

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  1. Dave

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    It's been officially announced by Image Entertainment. I, for one, am very excited. I loved both this and Amazing Stories back in the 80's, when I was just a wee little boy.

     

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    This series was great. The most recent version with Forest Whitaker is quite a disappointment for the most part. Wes Craven directed some of the best episodes. I hope this means we'll finally get some of the other great anthology series from the same era..."Amazing Stories", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (brilliant update, IMO)...and from a little bit later on HBO, "Tales From the Crypt" (was there an announcement of this already?)
     
  3. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I'm in for this one! Can't wait - I hope this means the other seasons are forthcoming, I want them all!
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Awesome, this is a definite buy for me. Been awaiting this release for a long time now.
     
  6. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I adore the original and I can definitely say it's my favorite TV show of all time. The recent one SUCKED!! The 80s one I can't seem to remember, but from what that blurb states, I think I might just do it as a blind buy!! Just the names involved got me excited.

    You had me at Hello!! :lol:
     
  7. Dave

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    It's much better than the 2003 version. The 80's version is classic.
     
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    chrishicks classic is back!!!

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    cool. now we need to hear that Friday the 13th the series is coming next.
     
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    The 80s TZ is a classic, and a worthy successor to the original. Very much an 80s creature, which sort of dates it today... which to me is a good thing.

    Lots of awesome segments (that, twenty years on, I still remember):

    "Examination Day"
    "Profile in Silver"
    "Button, Button"
    "A Small Talent for War"
    "To See the Invisible Man" (Robert Silverburg)
    "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty" (Harlan Ellison)
    "Shatterday" (Harlan Ellison)
    "Paladin of the Lost Hour"
    "Her Pilgrim Soul"
    "The Star" (Arthur C. Clarke)
    "Nightcrawlers" (Robert R. McCammon)
    "A Message from Charity"
    "Gramma" (Stephen King)

    ... fuck it, people NEED this set. Just look at the talent involved.
     
  10. darthray

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    I am glad to hear that they are going to release the 80's Twilight Zone and I am glad to hear that it is coming to dvd. I didn't bother watching the new one. It didn't look good to me. I am also a fan of the original Twilight Zone. I am going to buy it when it comes out.
     
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    I remember this very fondly,Wes Craven's THE SHADOW MAN always stuck with me,especially the tagline,and NIGHTCRAWLERS was terrific.I'm getting this .
     
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    I'm getting this and the new original series sets. I've only seen one episode of the 80's series in syndication but I liked what I saw. I like many of the cast members listed also.
     
  13. Luna

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    This is one I absolutely need, if only for the second episode. The ending stuck with me for many years after. Check this page, but beware of spoilers:

    http://www.steveandmarta.com/new twilight zone/a_little_peace_and_quiet/peace.htm

    The 2003 TZ was a pretty big disappointment for me too, for the most part. Hell, I liked Night Visions much better, actually. The new, new TZ seemed like a way for UPN to showcase dumb young celebrities and hip hop/rap artists. It just didn't fly with me, unfortunately.
     
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    My feelings exactly! I hate Forrest Whittaker as well, and he made a terrible host, but I didn't like Night Visions much either. It's been years since there's been a real good anthology series. I really can't remember what the last one was. I loved the short lived Darkroom, which I taped when Scifi reran it a few years ago, but realized, it too got bad after a few episodes. Quality of stories is the key. Writers think that a surprise ending makes for a cool story, but it has to be built up and make sense!! That's what made Shamaylan's(SP?) first 2 movies (and arguably his 3rd) so good. Also, I don't know about the 80s TZ series, but the original used some amazing writing talent, such as Richard Matheson and Serling himself, among others. People who could write!
     
  15. Noto

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    I'm game, I will probably snag a copy.
     
  16. moogong

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    Oh hell yeah, this is mine. Sunday nights used to kick so much ass in the mid to late 80's. Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, Errie Indiana....class stuff. I dont mind being close to 30 if it means I didnt have to be a kid during 90's night time television.
     
  17. I will def check this out! I saw most of, if not, practically all of them when they aired on tv.
     

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