August 11, 2008 It was way back in 2004 that the first season of Rod Serling's "Night Gallery" hit DVD. Now, nearly half a decade later, the second season is due to hit DVD, loaded with extras, including audio commentary by Guillermo del Toro.
As put by the top Night Gallery site on the Web, NightGallery.net:
In August 2004, Universal Studios released a three-DVD set of Rod Serling's Night Gallery that included the 1969 pilot film, the six first-season episodes, and, as a bonus, one second-season episode and two third-season episodes.
Universal has announced the DVD release of Season 2, with a street date of November 18, 2008. All 22 episodes, all 61 stories from Season 2 will be included, along with some interesting bonus items:
A 30-minute documentary on the history of the show, "Revisiting the Gallery: A Look Back," featuring interviews with NG directors Jeannot Szwarc, John Badham, and William Hale, artist Tom Wright, composer Gil Melle, art director Joseph Alves Jr., makeup artist Leonard Engelman, actors Pat Boone, Joseph Campanella, James Metropole, Laurie Prange, and Lindsay Wagner, and NG historians Jim Benson and Scott Skelton (the gentlemen who run this page).
A menu featuring close inspection of 33 of the second-season paintings, with commentary by Tom Wright.
Audio commentary on three episodes by NG fan Guillermo del Toro (director of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pan's Labyrinth, and The Devil's Backbone): "The Phantom Farmhouse"/"Silent Snow, Secret Snow," "The Messiah on Mott Street"/"The Painted Mirror," and "The Caterpillar"/"Little Girl Lost."
Podcast commentary on three episodes by Scott Skelton and Jim Benson (authors of Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour): "A Fear of Spiders"/"Junior"/"Marmalade Wine"/"The Academy," "Cool Air"/"Camera Obscura"/"Quoth the Raven," and "Lindemann's Catch"/"The Late Mr. Peddington"/"A Feast of Blood."
Plus some NBC commercials, promo material, and act-break bumpers.
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