This is my review of the More Treasures of The Twilight Zone DVD.
This takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Jason is on his deathbed waiting for his family to arrive. His doctor tells him the truth and Jason tells the doc he'll see him tomorrow. Mr. Jason Foster is a tired ancient but on this Mardi Gras evening he has things to do and this is New Orleans Mardi Gras time but it's also...The Twilight Zone. His granddaughter Emily complains about the traffic and Jason's son seems pleased he is dying. Jason rips on Emily for being a hypochondriac, Will for only caring about money, Paula Jr. for only caring about looking at herself in the mirror, Paula for being a phony, and Wilfred Jr. for being unaware of what is going on. Jason wants them to have a party wearing Mardi Gras masks. The masks are horrible looking. Paula Jr. is complaining about everything. Jason tells them they pick out the mask that is the antithesis of who the wearer is. He sorts out the masks for each person. He tells them they have to wear the masks until midnight. Jason tells them they all came to take everything and he changed his will so they get everything. They only get everything if they wear the masks until midnight but get nothing if they take them off before midnight. Five minutes until midnight and they all are complaining about the masks and wanting to take them off. Jason rips on them as he is on the verge of death. Jason calls them caricatures without their masks. He tells them they are rich and to enjoy themselves now that they wore the masks until midnight and have God pity them. They are happy. After taking off the masks now they look like the horrible looking masks too! Their faces changed! This is AMAZING! The doctor shows up and takes off Jason's mask but he hasn't changed like the others despite dying. This was very good.
The Howling Man:
Starts with a man telling the camera about a story that is not to be believed. Starts with him being lost in a storm. He arrives at a hermitage where sme guy dressed like Noah from Noah's Ark greets him. The man tells him to wait since he has to speak to Brother Jerome. Howling is heard. He tells Brother Jerome that he got lost but is told to leave. He then falls over. David Ellington is a scholar, seeker of truth, and is a man who sought santuary but instead found...The Twilight Zone. David wakes up and hears more howling. David finds a man in a cell who tells him they are mad, tells him about Jerome hitting him for kissing a woman that he liked, and informs him they are zealots and not true religious people. Jerome finds him and David wonders why he is wanting him to leave. Jerome says there is no jailed man and he is delirious. David threatens to go the police so Jerome decides to tell him the whole truth. Jerome says the man is not a man but the Devil himself. Jerome tells him his backstory, says that this castle was given to them, and tells him about the nearby village. Jerome tells him they locked him up, keep him in there using the Staff of Truth, and tells about seeing him in all parts of the world. David is still skeptical and Jerome tells him about the world being more peaceful the past five years. Jerome talks with the locked up man again who again tries to convince him Jerome is crazy. David sneaks out and is wanting to help the jailed man. He lets him out and it's revealed that the man really was the Devil! AWESOME! Jerome tells him that is man's weakness and that's why he always devieves it. David has captured the Devil again and is going to send him back to Brother Jerome. The maid of course lets him out. This was excellent.
The Eye of the Beholder:
Starts off in a hospital where a woman has her face bandaged up after her surgery. She wants to take the bandages off but can't until they realize how they can fix her face. She says she's been looked at strangely and frightened by her. The nurses talk about not wanting her face. Noticed that they aren't showing the nurses' faces. Janet Tyler lives in a private world of darkness and in a moment we'll look under those bandages because we're in...The Twilight Zone. The doctor comes in to check on her and she thinks it's hopeless. The doctor consoles her. Says a lot of factors are prohibiting plastic surgery and this is her last visit since 11 is the limit. He tells her there are alternatives and talks about fitting in with society. Janet wants to go sit in the garden and weeps about wanting to be live everybody else. Doctor tells her about her being put in a place with people like her. She yells at him about being put in a place for freaks and he again says she can't live with normal people. She yells about the government not being a God and punishing people for being ugly. She pleads with him to take off her bandages. He then relents and says he will take them off. The doctor talks to his nurse in his office. She tells him not to get personally involved and says he's seen her true face. The doctor goes on a spiel about beauty and why people are treated differently. The leader gives the people a speech about conformity. The doctor finally cuts off her bandages. They take off the final bandage wrap. She wants to be put away if it doesn't work and he tells her he doubts that will happen to her. It didn't work. She's gorgeous by our standards. She tries to escape. Everyone else are hideous, grotesque creatures. THIS IS AWESOME! They chase her out of the hospital as she tries to escape. The leader is making a speech about getting rid of everyone who is different. She runs into the guy who is a representative of the group she is going to live with. The doctor finds her and consoles her. The guy looks great like her and is taking her to the village group. He tells her about it and she asks why they look like this. He doesn't know but says beauty is in the eye of the beholder and tells her to think of that. The doctor tells her goodbye when she leaves. This was really good.
Three solid episodes. One of the best Twilight Zone DVD's I've seen.