Rod Serling was definitely in theZonewhen he penned these twoTwilight Zoneclassics. Attention shoppers! Available for the first time on video,The After Hoursstars Anne Francis as a department store shopper who is shocked to be informed that the floor on which she bought a defective item that she wishes to return does not exist. And why does that mannequin bear an eerie resemblance to her missing saleswoman? This video also contains another must-own first-season episode,Time Enough at Last, starring Burgess Meredith in a signature series role as a bespectacled, henpecked bookworm who survives a nuclear blast and finds himself alone at last with his precious books. The ending seems unduly cruel, but it's one that allZoneaficionados rave about when they compare notes (see Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks inTwilight Zone: The Movie). This is the first of threeTwilight Zonecollectibles: tape 2 containsLiving Doll, one of the series' scariest episodes, and the thoughtful Serling-penned gemThe Eye of the Beholder. Tape 3 features the alien-in-a-diner puzzlerWill the Real Martian Please Stand UpandTo Serve Man, whichTV Guiderightfully ranked as one of TV's top 100 episodes of all time.--Donald Liebenson
Making its debut on home video is the classic THE AFTER HOURS, which stars Anne Francis as a young woman shopping in a seemingly normal department store. After being locked in accidentally after closing time, the girl, Marsha, is visited by some strangely familiar mannequins.'TIME ENOUGH AT LAST' has Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith) survive a H-Bomb that destroys civilisation and he the only survivor.Truly mesmerising stuff.