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(aka "Outer Limits 1964-65 Season 2")

 

created by Leslie Stevens

USA 1964-65

 

Newly Re-Mastered in HD! There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set... Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture... We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire second season 17 Episodes and 2 Alternates Episodes! You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown. A four-disc set that controls over 15 hours of transmission from the 1964-1965 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include William Shatner, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Duvall, Robert Culp, Eddie Albert, Patrick O’Neal, Dabney Coleman and Robert Webber, Michael Constantine, Jacqueline Scott, Cliff Robertson, Constance Towers, Ivan Dixon, Marianna Hill, Howard Da Silva, Ted Knight, June Havoc, James Doohan, Geraldine Brooks, Lloyd Nolan, Michael Ansara and many more. 'The best program of its type ever to run on network TV!' - Stephen King

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TV Premiere: September 16th, 1963

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Review: Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Kino

Region 'A' - Blu-ray

Runtime 0:51:35.550 X 19
Video

Disc One Size: 46,642,566,115 bytes

Average Episode Size: 9,294,649,344 bytes

Average Bitrate: 20.89 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1560 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1560 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

Commentaries:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English (SDH),  none
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Release Information:
Studio: Kino

 

Disc One Size: 46,642,566,115 bytes

Average Episode Size: 9,294,649,344 bytes

Average Bitrate: 20.89 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
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Audio commentaries by David J. Schow (author of The Outer Limits Companion, Craig Beam, Reba Wissner, Gary Gerani, Steve Mitchell, Tim Lucas (see episode list below)
• 12 TNT PROMOS with Robert Culp, Harlan Ellison, Martin Landau, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner and Leslie Stevens (22:53)
• DAVID J. SCHOW – Showtime Interview (22:45)
• THE OUTER LIMITS PHENOMENON (12:08)
• PENN & TELLER TNT Host Segments (20:41)
• CLIFF ROBERTSON – THE GALAXY BEING – Full TNT Interview (36:05)
• JOSEPH STEFANO – Full TNT Interview (1:04:47)
• JOANNA FRANK – ZZZZZ – Full TNT Interview (21:02)
• TNT Interview with Casting Director Meryl O’Loughlin (23:44)
• ANTHONY LAWRENCE Interview (9:14)
• CREATURE FEATURES with DAVID J. SCHOW
•The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival - The Outer Limits - March 10, 2000 - with guests David M. Schow, Robert H. Justman, Lou Morheim, Conrad L. Hall, Martin Landau, Joseph Stefano (1:13:09)
• PROJECT UNLIMITED – Commentary by David J. Schow (9:48)
• WHAT’S NEW ON ABC? – 1963 Promo with Edie Adams (6:32)
• 5 TV SPOTS
THERE IS STILL NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION SET – Booklet Essay by David J. Schow

Blu-ray Release Date: March 27th, 2018
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NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set..." (voiced by Vic Perrin who did voices on Jonny Quest and starred in many TV shows of the 60s.)

With great anticipation, science-fiction fans have patiently awaited the original The Outer Limits second and last season arrived on Blu-ray. Season One is reviewed HERE. Kino are bringing us the 4 dual-layered BD discs housing all 17, + 2 alternate, original episodes, with commentaries, and a plethora of extras on the last disc.  

NOTE: Dear valued Kino Lorber customer,

We are currently in the process of obtaining a new master of the OUTER LIMITS episode “Soldier” which has slightly distorted audio during ten minutes of the episode. We will be repressing this disc so that future pressings of THE OUTER LIMITS Season Two will have the corrected audio. If you have purchased a disc with the problematic audio and would like to receive a replacement, please do the following:

1) Send an e-mail to kino@bellsouth.net

2) Write “OUTER LIMITS Exchange” in the Subject Line

3) In the body of the e-mail, provide your name and mailing address; and indicate whether you purchased the DVD or Blu-ray edition.

It will likely be early 2019 when the replacement discs are mailed (due to the manufacturing slow-down during the holiday season).

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of Kino Lorber Studio Classics

There are many excellent episodes (favorites in BOLD); Soldier, Cold Hands, Warm Heart, Behold Eck!, Expanding Human, Demon with a Glass Hand, Cry of Silence, The Invisible Enemy, Wolf 359, I, Robot, The Inheritors: Part I, The Inheritors: Part II, Keeper of the Purple Twilight, The Duplicate Man, Counterweight, The Brain of Colonel Barham, The Premonition, The Probe and the alternate episodes The Unknown and the un-aired pilot Please Stand By with many directed by the likes of Gerd Oswald and Byron Haskin
while starring such favorites as
William Shatner, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Duvall, Robert Culp, Eddie Albert, Patrick O’Neal, Dabney Coleman and Robert Webber, Michael Constantine, Jacqueline Scott, Cliff Robertson, Constance Towers, Ivan Dixon, Marianna Hill, Howard Da Silva, Ted Knight, June Havoc, James Doohan, Geraldine Brooks, Lloyd Nolan, Michael Ansara - many recognizable faces. This new 1080P image is in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio. The overall image is impressively detailed in close-ups as you might expect as it was shot on 35mm. Contrast is great and there only a handful of episode scenes that had some weaknesses - inherent in the surviving source no doubt. It was minimal. The higher resolution is so adept some, more modest, effects become transparent than than on 20" tube viewing in original broadcasts. Overall, I would say this is a slight notch below the stellar Twilight Zone HD transfers. They look excellent with grain frequently showing.

NOTE: Please Stand By aired as the premiere episode, "The Galaxy Being" with Cliff Robertson and Jacqueline Scott and this, previously, un-aired pilot looks weaker, visually, than the rest of the boxset with no depth and inferior contrast in 1080P.

 

The audio is transferred via the option of  linear PCM 2.0 channel mono (16-bit) in the original English. Effects are modest and drama is infused by the music. The bulk of the series had music composed by Harry Lubin and Dominic Frontiere (Brannigan, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, The Invaders TV series, The Stuntman) and it sounds authentically flat but buoyant in the lossless transfer. Kino add optional English (SDH) subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray disc.

 

Extras include 18 commentaries (I'm still getting through them - all excellent so far) as:

• THE UNKNOWN – the alternate cut of “The Forms of Things Unknown” intended a pilot for a show that was never broadcast – with an optional audio commentary track by Dr. Reba Wissner
• PLEASE STAND BY – the alternate cut of “The Galaxy Being” was the pilot episode shown to ABC executives which later became THE OUTER LIMITS – with an optional commentary track by Film Historian Eric Grayson
• AUDIO COMMENTARIES:
- SOLDIER by Film Historian David J. Schow
- COOL HANDS, WARM HEART by Film Historian Craig Beam
- BEHOLD ECK! by Film Historian Reba Wissner
- EXPANDING HUMAN by Film Historian Reba Wissner
- DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND by Film Historian Craig Beam
- CRY OF SILENCE by Film Historian Gary Gerani
- CRY OF SILENCE by Film Historian Reba Wissner
- THE INVISIBLE ENEMY by Film Historian Craig Beam
- WOLF 359 by Film Historian Craig Beam
- I, ROBOT by Film Historian David J. Schow
- THE INHERITORS: PART 1 by Film Historians Gary Gerani and Steve Mitchell
- THE INHERITORS: PART 2 by Film Historians Gary Gerani and Steve Mitchell
- KEEPER OF THE PURPLE TWILIGHT by Film Historian David J. Schow
- THE DUPLICATE MAN by Film Historian Tim Lucas
- COUNTERWEIGHT by Film Historian Reba Wissner
- THE PREMONITION by Film Historian Tim Lucas


• 12 TNT PROMOS with Robert Culp, Harlan Ellison, Martin Landau, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner and Leslie Stevens (22:53)
• DAVID J. SCHOW – Showtime Interview (22:45)
• THE OUTER LIMITS PHENOMENON (12:08)
• PENN & TELLER TNT Host Segments (20:41)
• CLIFF ROBERTSON – THE GALAXY BEING – Full TNT Interview (36:05)
• JOSEPH STEFANO – Full TNT Interview (1:04:47)
• JOANNA FRANK – ZZZZZ – Full TNT Interview (21:02)
• TNT Interview with Casting Director Meryl O’Loughlin (23:44)
• ANTHONY LAWRENCE Interview (9:14)
• CREATURE FEATURES with DAVID J. SCHOW
•The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival - The Outer Limits - March 10, 2000 - with guests David M. Schow, Robert H. Justman, Lou Morheim, Conrad L. Hall, Martin Landau, Joseph Stefano (1:13:09)
• PROJECT UNLIMITED – Commentary by David J. Schow (9:48)
• WHAT’S NEW ON ABC? – 1963 Promo with Edie Adams (6:32)
• 5 TV SPOTS
• THERE IS STILL NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION SET – Booklet Essay by David J. Schow

 

What adds so much more value here are the commentaries.... the always informative and impressive Tim Lucas, David Schow (author of The Outer Limits Companion), Reba Wissner (author of We Will Control All That You Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination) and other plus we get, on the 4th Blu-ray, 12 TNT promos with Robert Culp, Harlan Ellison, Martin Landau, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner and Leslie Stevens, interviews with many, The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival running 1 1/4 hours and more, plus the package has a 40-page liner notes book; "There is Nothing Wrong with Your Television Set" (Season Two) with photos and an excellent essay by Schow.

 

This Second Season Blu-ray box, also, gets our absolute highest recommendation! Fabulous entertainment and the abundant commentaries by the likes of Tim Lucas - imbue the set with immense value. What a package to own!

 - Gary Tooze


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