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The Twilight Zone - Rod Serling's Season 2 on Blu-ray: Date, Cost, Package Art, New-to-Blu Extras


4-disc set coming from Image Entertainment in mid-November

Posted by David Lambert
8/02/2010
 
    All 29 episodes of the second season of Rod Serling's classic, groundbreaking series, now presented in pristine high-definition for the first time ever, along with hours of new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else!

    Episodes: King Nine Will Not Return, The Man in the Bottle, Nervous Man in a Four-Dollar Room, A Thing About Machines, The Howling Man, Eye of the Beholder, Nick of Time, The Lateness of the Hour, The Trouble with Templeton, A Most Unusual Camera, The Night of the Meek, Dust, Back There, The Whole Truth, The Invaders, A Penny for Your Thoughts, Twenty-Two, The Odyssey of Flight 33, Mr. Dingle the Strong, Static, The Prime Mover, Long Distance Call, A Hundred Yards over the Rim, The Rip Van Winkle Caper, The Silence, Shadow Play, The Mind and the Matter, Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?, The Obsolete Man
A bit over a month ago, Image Entertainment formally announced their September 14th release on high-def Blu-ray Disc of Rod Serling's original 1959 series The Twilight Zone - Season 1. Today Image has continued by announcing their follow-up BD format release.

The Twilight Zone - Season 2 will be available on Blu-ray November 16th. Coming on 4 discs running approximately 749 minutes, the episodes will be presented with new 1080p high-definition transfers created from the original camera negatives, but retaining their original as-broadcast 1.33:1 "full screen" video format. Audio, remastered from the original magnetic soundtracks, will be presented in the original as-broadcast English Mono sound format, but as uncompressed PCM audio for optimal clarify and quality. English subtitles are included.

As with the first season's Blu release, the BD version of The Twilight Zone - Season 2 will include bonus material previously available on Image's DVD version, plus new extras just for this high-def release. Among the new special features you'll get Part 2 of the vintage (1978) audio interview with Director of Photography George T. Clemens. There's also an audio interview with Makeup Artist/ Designer William Tuttle (who was involved with several key Twilight Zone episodes, such as the second season's "Eye of the Beholder" and "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?," and classics from later seasons including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet " and "The Masks").

Another intriguing new extra is a bonus episode of the TV series Suspense, from that show's fifth season. Penned by Rod Serling, the 1953 episode "Nightmare at Ground Zero" tells the story of an artist who is stressed in both his work and his personal life, and is hurrying to meet a 4:00 AM deadline for his contract with the military, in which he must provide mannequins that represent people to the target house at the Nevada Proving Grounds. The episode starred O.Z. Whitehead, Louise Larabee and Calvin Thomas, and also appearing in it was Pat Hingle ("Commissioner Gordon" in 1989's Batman and sequels). The episode was executive produced by William Dozier, the creator/producer/announcer for TV's Batman and Green Hornet programs in the '60s, and it was directed by Robert Mulligan (who was nominated for an Oscar for his direction of 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck). This episode of Suspense is available on DVD elsewhere, but we're sure that Twilight Zone fans will be glad to have it as part of this collection!

Image Entertainment's release of The Twilight Zone - Season 2 on Blu-ray Disc will cost $99.98 SRP (which means the "street price" will probably be somewhere around $70-$80, after retailer discounts). Package art is below, and as you can see it's box design is cut from the same mold as the first season's Blu-ray release:

Twilight Zone - Season 2 (Blu-ray)
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