Night Gallery was a show that showcased Rod Serling supposedly at his best with some of Hollywood’s top stars under one umbrella show in the early 70s. Night Gallery only lasted three seasons, it could not quite get over the mammoth success of The Twilight Zone. Some considered the show a paler comparison to The Twilight Zone. Night Gallery focused more on horror anthologies than Twilight Zone did on science fiction and fantasy. NBC thought it was getting a superior version of Twilight Zone but failed to capture the original magic.
This is not to say that Night Gallery is a bad series. It has its own unique appeal. Just the cast behind and in front of the camera is an impressive collection of talent. The original Twilight Zone series was heavily laced with morality stories candy coated with sci-fi elements. Night Gallery wanted to shock, the makers of the show thought their audience had grown up in the 70s and needed to be jolted and not preached to. Each episode was like a mini-feature film.
Artist Thomas J. Wright painted all of the paintings used to introduce each story in Night Gallery.
Prepare for the unexpected as the complete Night Gallery: Season 2 comes to Blu-ray! Created and hosted by the master of mystery, The Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling, the spellbinding second season of this classic anthology series features a legendary roster of guest stars: David Carradine, John Carradine, Broderick Crawford, Sandra Dee, Patty Duke, Joel Grey, Yaphet Kotto, Elsa Lanchester, Cloris Leachman, Sondra Locke, Patrick Macnee, David McCallum, Ray Milland, Leslie Nielsen, Geraldine Page, Joanna Pettet, Vincent Price, Edward G. Robinson, Cesar Romero, Gale Sondergaard, Orson Welles, Adam West and many, many more. John Badham (Bird on a Wire), Robert Bloch (Psycho), Richard Matheson (The Raven), and Jeannot Szwarc (Jaws 2) are among the talents behind the nightmarish visions of Night Gallery: Season 2—available for the first time in HD, from 2K scans of the interpositives!