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THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE COMPLETE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
June 19, 2013  | By David Bianculli
 

THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE COMPLETE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION – The Writers Guild of America just voted The Twilight Zone Number 3 on its list of all-time best-written TV series, right behind the much more modern The Sopranos and Seinfeld. For a series that launched in 1959 to rank so highly on the list hints at just how good, and how continually resonant, Rod Serling’s superlative TV anthology series really is. And this is a superlative package, of all 156 episodes and an ark-sized raft of extras, including tons of commentary and the original unaired pilot. Most episodes are transferred so lovingly, and beautifully, they’ll stun you with their clarity as well as their content. You don’t need me to clock off a list of this show’s seminal episodes – and isn’t that the point? Only a few TV series from the medium’s Golden Age remain a core part of our common cultural heritage, but The Twilight Zone manages to capture the imagination of each new generation of viewers. And part of the joy of delving into a complete set is to discover the joys of the ones you haven’t seen – as well as to be able to serve To Serve Man, and others classics, to a young, wide-eyed member of the family. Also available on Blu-Ray, (left) with both sets currently at a mammoth discount. –DB

 
 
 
 
 
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