|One Step Beyond - Season 1 |
Retail: $49.99, Our: $37.99
While Paramount's classic film output has been lackluster, that certainly can't be said for their classic T.V. releases.
As with the announcement of Bonanza - Season 1 earlier today, the release of One Step Beyond - Season 1 by Paramount on the same day (September 15th) will end the frustrating process of fans trying to buy the best public domain set while at the same time trying not to duplicate episodes from previous purchases.
The 3-disc release containing all 22 of season one's episodes will retail for $49.99, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $37.99.
One Step Beyond was mainly filmed at M-G-M Studios, Hollywood, and partly at M-G-M British Studios, Borehamwood, Herts. It premiered nine months before The Twilight Zone, and was also known as Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. All episodes are directed by Newland himself, a dab hand whose trademark is subtle, balletic camera work. This series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional stories with supernatural twists and turns, this program sought out 'real' stories of the supernatural, including ghosts, disappearances, monsters, etc., and re-creating them for each episode. No solutions to these mysteries were ever found, and viewers could only scratch their heads and wonder, "what if it's real?"