'Twilight Zone: Season 1 (1959)' Blu-ray Detailed

Posted Mon Jun 28, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by

The previously reported first season of the classic series entering the high-definition zone has been fully detailed!

Image Entertainment is preparing 'Twilight Zone: Season 1 (1959)' for Blu-ray on September 14.

Even though HD masters were created for the 2004 DVD release, this Blu-ray edition has been freshly mastered using the original camera negatives and magnetic soundtracks.

The 5-disc Blu-ray set will contain all 36 episodes of the first season in 1080p video, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio commentaries: Actors Earl Holliman, Martin Landau, Rod Taylor, Martin Milner, Kevin McCarthy, and CBS executive William Self; Vintage audio recollections with actors Burgess Meredith and Anne Francis, directors Douglas Heyes and Richard L. Bare, producer Buck Houghton and writer Richard Matheson; Rod Serling audio lectures from Sherwood Oaks College; Rod Serling promos for "Next Week's" Show; Original Unaired Pilot Version of "Where is Everybody?" with Rod Serling's Network Pitch; Footage of the Emmy Award wins for the series.

Fans will also be treated to loads of new exclusive content including: 19 new audio commentaries, featuring The Twilight Zone Companion author Marc Scott Zicree, author and film historian Gary Gerani (Fantastic Television), author and music historian Steven C. Smith (A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann), music historians John Morgan and William T. Stromberg, writer/producer David Simkins (Lois & Clark, Dark Angel), writer Mark Fergus (Children of Men, Iron Man), actor William Reynolds and director Ted Post; Extremely rare, never-before-released unofficial Twilight Zone pilot, "The Time Element," written by Rod Serling and hosted by Desi Arnaz; Interviews with actors Dana Dillaway, Suzanne Lloyd, Beverly Garland and Ron Masak; Tales of Tomorrow episode "What You Need"; Vintage audio interview with director of photography George T. Clemens; 1977 syndication promos for "A Stop at Willoughby" and "The After Hours"; 18 radio dramas; and 34 isolated music scores featuring Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith and others.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $99.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Twilight Zone: Season 1 (1959)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 14.

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