Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Twilight Zone, Vol. 36 Review
Time to review another Twilight Zone DVD. This one is Vol. 36 and I will only be reviewing two of the three episodes since I've seen and reviewed the third one already. The Chaser: Starts off with a man calling someone on the telephone. Roger Shackleforth is in love and in a moment he's going to take a journey into...the Twilight Zone. He keeps calling and calling but the woman doesn't pick up the phone. Roger finally gets a hold of her and she finally picks up. She can't see him and he tells her he's in love with her. She, Leila, tells him to take a flying jump at the moon. Roger goes to an occult shop to look for something after one of the men in the phone line gives him a card. The man says he has potions and wants to help him. Roger finally tells the man about Leila and the man says he can make her love him. The man starts looking for something for him. Roger pays the man a dollar for a love potion but the man says if anyone will get hurt it will be him but says Roger wont believe him. Roger and the man say if this works he'll be "the happiest man in the world." Roger shows up at Leila's apartment with flowers and champagne. She finally lets him in and goes to change. He puts the potion in her drink. Leila tries to get him out after taking a sip of the champagne. She tells him she doesn't love him and wants him to leave. She goes over and kisses him before making him leave. He looks depressed. Suddenly the potion kicks in and she's interested in him. Leila's in love with him now and Roger is happy. Leila wont leave his side now. She wants to rub his back all the time and is constantly fawning over him to the point of obsession lol. This is great. Roger quickly runs out for a doctor's appointment and she's still obsessed with him. Roger goes to the professor's shop and tells him what is happening. The proffesor offers him an anti-love potion for a thousand dollars and the proffesor tells him he knows what it's like. It's why he invented the glove cleaner. He cautions Roger to use it immediately and if he doesn't do it that way he'll lose the courage to do it again. Turns out they've been married for six months too. Roger is just about to give her the champagne but doesn't when he realizes Leila's pregnant. Roger has found out that love is as all consuming and this is the case history of a loverboy who should never have entered...the Twilight Zone. The Rip Van Winkle Caper: Starts off with a moving storage truck driving through the desert. It stops and the men are revealed to be bank robbers who stole a million dollars in gold. They are happy. Turns out they stole it from a train. The leader of the group says that they will spend the gold. One of the men says they are four Rip Van Winkles and they are going to be put in four glass caskets. They will be put in suspended animation and then wake up to take the gold when they wake up. The leader doesn't know exactly how long they will be asleep but he approximates that it will be a hundred years before they wake up. Four experts in crime led by Mr. Farwell are in a mountain cave in Death Valley and they will wake up to take a drive into...The Twilight Zone. They fall asleep as Farwell tells them he'll see them in the next century. They wake up and think it didn't work but Farwell realizes it worked. They open up the secret door to their cave and go outside. They think nothing has changed when they go outside. They find Herbie and realize he died after his glass has cracked so the gas escaped and he died. Farwell says they are in the year 2061. Farwell starts to wonder what kind of world they will find. DeCruz gets mad when another of the men insults him and runs him over in the truck before driving the truck into a canyon. Farwell tells DeCruz says he keeps underestimating him and they take two sacks full of gold before hitting the road. Farwell tells DeCruz they will reach the next town in a day. Farwell notices there hasn't been a single car and thinks there might've been a war and they dropped bombs so the road stretched to nothing at all. Just then DeCruz hears an aircraft so they think there's a town still alive. Farwell realizes he lost his cantin but DeCruz makes him walk without it. DeCruz makes him pay a gold bar for each sip of water. They are still walking through the desert. DeCruz ups the rate at two bars of gold per one swallow. Farwell tricks him into giving him the cantin and then kills him with his last gold bar. Farwell continues to walk through the burning desert. He falls asleep and wakes up with a man standing over him. Farwell begs him to take him to town for water and will give him the gold for it but he hasn't opened his eyes. Farwell dies and the man who finds him wonders where he came from. The man is in a futuristic car and the man tells his wife about the gold. They are wonder why he was offering them gold. The man says gold isn't worth anything and tells his wife they found a way of manufacturing gold. The last of four Rip Van Winkles ended up dead in...the Twilight Zone. Overall:I LOVED the first episode. The second one was okay but the ending was stupid. The first episode about love was a worst case scenario that still holds true to this day. I hope I don't end up like that guy did, lol. That would be a nightmare.