If you only get to watch one Twilight Zone during a marathon tomorrow. Make sure it's this one.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:55 PM
Also, the score was done much differently than other TZ episodes.
The full episode is on Vimeo.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:32 AM
Gunther Lutze, a former captain in the SS, returns to the ruins of Dachau concentration camp to relive the memories of his time as its commandant during World War II. He revels in the recollections of the torment he inflicted on the inmates, remembering with a cold smile the suffering he was responsible for. As he walks around the gallows and prepares to leave, he is surprised to see Alfred Becker, one of the camp's inmates. As they talk, Becker relentlessly dogs Lutze with the reality of his grossly inhumane treatment of the inmates, while Lutze stubbornly and unemotionally insists that he was only carrying out his orders and had no idea that the Third Reich planned to exterminate Jews. Becker and several other inmates later put Lutze on trial for crimes against humanity and find him guilty. Before Becker can pronounce the sentence, Lutze remembers that he killed Becker 17 years ago on the night US troops came close to Dachau, and realizes that Becker, as well as all the men who witnessed his trial, are ghosts. As punishment and atonement, Lutze is made to undergo the same horrors he had imposed on the inmates. He is not physically touched; rather, he experiences the pain in his mind, culminating near the gate, the gallows, and the detention room, where he screams in agony, having been driven insane.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:02 AM
Also very fond of Night of the Meek, Eye of the Beholder, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, The Obsolete Man and various others.
If I'm being honest, I have a fondness for many of the ones that end darkly. For example, The dual twist at the end of The Old Man in the Cave is a wicked one. And To Serve Man is iconic.
When you start talking about great Twilight Zone episodes, I swear there are almost too many to even try and name.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:07 AM
Yes, I'm 45 and I know it's a TV show, but to this day, little Anthony still creeps me out
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:29 PM
One of the fun things about The Twilight Zone is seeing some of these actors when they were young.
Except Burgess Meredith, of course. He was never young.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:56 PM
Then he wakes up again and the ending is insane.
I think the actor was in Big Valley tv series if I'm not mistaken.