Who remembers the opening to the 80's revisit of the Twilight Zone? Those strange synth hits before a powerful, square wave rendition of the classic theme with plenty of ambiance and then lingering melodic death rattles at the end? Every time I'd hear that damn intro I would get frightened, pull up the covers and then stare at the screen as if hypnotized by fear until the end credits which featured equally strange music. While I'm not sure anything could touch the Serling classic from the 50's and 60's, you'll have the chance to revisit the entire 80's series at the end of this month on DVD.
Just staring through the star packed listing including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Martin Landau floors me, mostly because I probably didn't think much of who these soon to be legendary actors were at the time (of course Landau had been doing it for years but Willis had just barely graced Die Hard by the end of the new TZ run). Also note the writers. Sure there's Stephen King, but George R.R. Martin. Amazing what thirty years will do to the perception of Martin who has blown us away with his Game of Thrones books that have rocked the HBO landscape in the last few years.
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See below for full details on the release.
LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 - Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series, available on DVD August 26, 2014, at an SRP of $59.98.
Travel into the fifth dimension once again with THE TWILIGHT ZONE, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans. The series features major stars – including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Martin Landau to name a few – in compelling tales of intrigue by such noted writers and filmmakers as Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Arthur C. Clarke, George R.R. Martin, Wes Craven, William Friedkin and so many more!
This collection contains all three seasons from the classic '80s TV series.
Special features include a photo gallery, an exclusive Wes Craven video interview as well as over a dozen audio commentaries by the creative forces behind the show.
For more information, visit: http://www.us.rljentertainment.com/product/twilight-zone-80s-the-complete-series/d2b87010-7793-e311-8c44-020045490004