Enter 'The New Twilight Zone' April 29th in the UK!

“The production values and acting are top notch… 
The ghost of the late Rod Serling would be proud.”


On DVD in the UK Monday, April 29th 2013

LONDON, GB - April 17, 2013 - Featuring an unbelievably stellar line-up of creative talent right across the board – from the stars to the writers and directors involved – the highly-acclaimed 1980s incarnation of “The Twilight Zone” comes to DVD as a digitally remastered 13-disc collection featuring all three seasons of the series that redefined the fantasy/anthology genre and raised the bar for quality television in general.

Two decades after the demise of Rod Serling’s original, groundbreaking and multi-Emmy award-winning television series, audiences were once again transported into the fifth dimension, this time with an unprecedented roster of talent that significantly included some of the greatest sci-fi and fantasy writers of all time. Broadcast from 1985 to 1989, this new series not only captured the spirit and continued the legacy of the original it also took television drama to a whole new level, particularly with unforgettable episodes such as the shocking William Friedkin-directed “Nightcrawlers”, Wes Craven’s tear-jerker “Her Pilgrim Soul” and Joe Dante’s terrifying “The Shadow Man”, to name a few. A welcome revival for committed Zone aficionados, the series also attracted a whole new audience to what has become regarded as essential viewing for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and quality television drama.

At a time when television was an arid wasteland of cheesy, identikit soap operas and repetitious, uninspired action series, “The Twilight Zone” came along and, for many, represented an oasis of creativity and originality unlike anything else around, firmly establishing itself as an unmissable viewing fixture in the latter part of the 1980s. Even by today’s standards, the list of creative talent involved is simply breathtaking.

The jam-packed lineup includes:

Stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Janet Leigh, Melinda Dillon, Peter Coyote, Jenny Agutter, Shelley Duvall, Fred Savage, Lucas Haas, Jeffrey Jones, Elliot Gould, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Martin Smith, Meg Foster, Eric Bogosian, Season Hubley, Scott Grimes, Dee Wallace, Adrienne Barbeau, Danny Kaye, Piper Laurie and Pam Dawber.

Writers Stephen King (The Shining), George R.R. Martin (Game Of Thrones), J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), Harlan Ellison (A Boy And His Dog), Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), Rod Serling (Twilight Zone creator), Robert R. McCammon (They Thirst), Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey), Theodore Sturgeon (More Than Human), Robert Silverberg (A Time Of Changes), Roger Zelazny (The Chronicles Of Amber) and Ron Cobb (Night Skies).

Directors Joe Dante (Gremlins), John Milius (Big Wednesday), Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season Of The Witch), William Friedkin (The Exorcist), Peter Medak (The Changeling), Allan Arkush (Rock ’n’ Roll High School), Jeanot Szwarc (Jaws 2), Jim McBride (The Big Easy), Atom Egoyan (Where The Truth Lies) and Bill Duke (Deep Cover).

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