The Twilight Zone, Vol. 25 DVD Review:
This is a four episode DVD with four Twilight Zone episodes.
First episode is about a man named Joe Caswell in 1880 who gets hanged for his crimes. He gets hanged but disappears. He wakes up and a man tells him he's in New York City eighty years in the future. A scientist tells him he's the first time traveller in the history of man. Joe tells the doctor that he was from Montana territory in 1880 and the scientist is disturbed by the rope marks around his neck. The scientist shows him the city through the window and the scientist has a discussion with him about right and wrong after Joe tells him he stopped counting after killing 20 people. Joe punches the scientist and throws him over the desk before smashing a lamp over his head. Joe now wandering the streets of New York. Joe breaks a telephone booth and a music jukebox. Joe shoots a TV in a bar after seeing a cowboy on it pointing a gun at him and gets chased by the police. Joe arrives back at the apartment and a man with a gun shows up. The man kills Joe by choking him using a cord like a noose. The man goes looking for the safe in the room but instead ends up in the time machine and ends up hanging in Joe Caswell's place in 1880. Good episode especially the ending.
The Hunt -
Starts off in the old west with an old lady and an old man talking about a dog named Rip. They've been married for 50 years. Rip and the old man go hunting for raccoons in the backwoods of...The Twilight Zone. Rip chases a raccoon into a tree and then into the water. The old man goes to save him in the water. They wake up on shore before walking back home. They arrive back only to find two men digging a grave for Rip. Old man goes to shoot them but thinks one of them lost his dog. The end up back home to find his wife being consoled by the priest. The old man thinks it's all a dream. They end up following a fence until they reach a gate with a man waiting at the entrance. Turns out the man is an angel named Peter and the old man finds out that he's dead. However dogs aren't allowed in Heaven and the old man finds out he has all eternity to decide whether or not he's going to go into Heaven without Rip. He and Rip leave so he can ponder what to do before another man finds them. He finds out that the other place he was at was Hell and Heaven is just down the road. The man tells them that dogs can smell the brimstone which is why dogs aren't allowed. First episode was better but the swerve at the end was pretty good.
The Self-Improvement of Salvador Ross -
Starts with a guy who "borrowed" a car from his new car washing job to impress his girlfriend. She's a social worker and he's a scumbag. They argue and she goes inside her father's apartment. He breaks his hand after punching the door to her father's house and breaks it thus ending up in the hospital. He ends up swapping his broken arm for his roommate's cold. He wakes up and it actually happened. Ross can't believe it. Ross goes to the old man and sells the years for a million dollars and his pad. It worked and now he owns the apartment and has all the money. He makes a deal with the bellboy and the bellboy sells him one year of his age. He makes a deal with the new bellboy and by the time he reaches the ground level on the elevator he's young again. Ross is still a douchebag and tells his girlfriend's father that he's a loser. After going on a date she tells him that he doesn't care about anybody but himself and she doesn't love him because he's not compassionate and doesn't care about people. After the date Ross makes a deal with her father to buy his compassion for $100,000 dollars. The next day he tells her father he's in love with his daughter and then the father says no before telling him he sold it to him yesterday. The father then shoots him dead with a handgun. This episode was REALLY good.
Looks Just Like You -
Starts off with two women talking about whether one of them wants number 8 or number 12. The daughter isn't excited about the transformation. In this future everyone is made beautiful and this is a story about a woman who lives in this future. She tells her Uncle Rick that she doesn't want to be transformed and he tells her that her dad was transformed. She tells him they talked about things and sometimes she wants to feel emotions. Rick tells her that she's a very sick girl, lol. Marilyn says she doesn't want to change and doesn't want to be like everyone else. Dr. Rick is told that Marilyn doesn't want the transformation and he doesn't believe it until she tells him herself. Her mother doesn't know what triggered this and she talks with the Doctor about her husband dying. Marilyn tells the Doctor that her father thought transformation was awful. The Doctor tells Marilyn that her intelligence is high and her scores are high in everything else. The Doctor tells her that he's going to figure out why she doesn't want it so the necessary corrections can be made. She is sent to me Professor Sig about her feelings about transformation. He wants to find out why she doesn't want it. He tells her that in the past physical attractiveness was one of the leading causes of crime and they eliminated physical ugliness. Sig also says they eliminated illness as well. She tells him about writers from the past who wrote about beauty and love even though they were beautiful. Sig makes her go to a room at his headquarters until they decide what's best for her. Marilyn's mother visits her she tells her that without ugliness then no one would be considered beautiful and that everyone would be the same. Another woman says her mom's been married 11 times and says everyone has been married multiple times. Marilyn tells Valerie that her father committed suicide and asks her if she feels anything but Valerie only understands happiness. Marilyn sneaks out of her room and tries to escape before ending up in the transformation procedure room holding the number 8. She comes out looking like Valerie and is in love with herself just like everyone else. Great episode. I wish some of the people nowdays who only care about how they look watched this episode. They might learn something.
Great set of episodes and it goes from worst to best as far as how good they are overall which is a plus.