The Outer Limits: Best of Seasons 1 & 2
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As annoying as it is to have less than half the episodes, it's still more than what you get in the States. A couple of years ago, MGM released two discs, each with six episodes, using a "theme" approach. How 20th century of them... Every other show, including the original Outer Limits, is being issued in this cherry-picking fashion.
In June 2005 MGM released another four discs of "themed" collections, and now offers them in a box set along with the earlier two releases. That's 30 episodes out of seven seasons' worth.
As for extras, none to speak of.
The Canadian box also features optional Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, which is not available on the U.S. releases. Also, you hear the control voice say "Please stand by" after the intro, which is not on the U.S. versions (if memory serves). This was added to the commercial editions of the episodes but was left off when they originally aired on Showtime without commercial breaks.
Between this box, and the Canadian Season 3 box (still incomplete, with only 18 episodes from the third season), and the six US discs, there are only four episodes in common, so you're not throwing your money away by buying both.
Of course, you can decide to save your money and wait for a complete release ... or you can say "c'est la vie" and watch them now. It's a real treat for me as I missed most of these, and as this is one of my favorite shows I enjoy watching the ones I saw once or twice before.
And the more people that buy the series, the more there's a slight chance MGM might wake up and release everything. But you never know...
To be fair, nowhere on the box does it say "complete", and the set contains some superb episodes, but some excellent shows, among them "Birthright", "The Voyage Home", "I, Robot" and "Dark Matters" are regretably missing.
Like many people, I am going to wait for the complete season 1 and 2 before to purchase anything about the Outer Limits. I love the show, based upon true sci-fi short stories. I'm ready to buy all seasons... all episodes, nothing less.
The producer, I guess, didn't have any bad intentions in mind when it comes to release only a few episodes. But, as far as I'm concern, I'm holding off my purchase until the REAL complete season 1 and 2 is available.
set for either seasons 1 or 2. Over the years I taped a lot
of tv series on video, but am slowly converting to dvd. I
have ALL the episodes of this series on video. After viewing
the episode listing for this release I thought it was a little
short. So I went to my videos and compared them against this
release. Exactly 11 episodes from the first season are missing.
Exactly 14 episodes from the second season are missing. And I
can prove this too!
This release may be for Region 1 (U.S. & Canada), but I'm
wondering what country these "complete seasons" were shown
in--it sure wasn't Region 1!
Most recent customer reviews
I for one, thank those who have voiced their opinion to let others know that this DVD set is missing episodes. Read morePublished on March 21 2006 by Amazon Customer
I'm rating the DVD package, not the show itself which I would have gave a 4.5 stars. Almost all DVD series collectors have watched all the episodes already. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2005
This collection contains less than half of the episodes from Season 1 & 2. There is no scene selection within the episodes and no closed-captioning. Read morePublished on May 4 2005 by Vanessa Scott
All I have to say is that when a company promotes a DVD set, they need to be Completely honest when they use the word COMPLETE! Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2005 by Todd Wathen
Not worth buying unless, it is complete seasons 1 & 2. They are releasing season 3 in full, why not Season 1 & 2? I will wait until they do it right.Published on Oct. 19 2004 by Bruce Flynn