(2016/Stephen King/Warner Blu-ray Set)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C- Episodes: B+
the mind of Stephen King and producer J.J. Abrams comes the James
Franco-led miniseries 11.22.63 (2016), which brilliantly
constructs an intriguing plot surrounding a wormhole that leads into
a 1960s alternate version of the same town. When you go through the
wormhole years become minutes in the present time, and each
individual journey resets the timeline. Once you go through, you
can't go back or nothing will change.
this unique opportunity as a chance to make a withstanding difference
in history, Jake Epping (Franco) is talked into a wild plot by a
local cancer-struck restaurant manager (Chris Cooper) to stop the JFK
assassination from happening. Believing this change of past events
will make the present better, Epping takes on the impossible task and
ends up falling for a mysterious librarian (Sarah Gadon),
confrontations with many key players in history, and a past that
doesn't want to be changed. Engaging and full of interesting
performances, I found 11.22.63 to be a worthwhile investment
of time and a great comeback of sorts for the Stephen King, who
hasn’t had too many hit adaptations as of late.
2 disc Blu-ray set contains the high definition version of all eight
episodes of the series including The Rabbit Hole Parts 1 and 2,
The Kill Floor, Other Voices Other Home, The Eyes of Texas, The
Truth, Happy Birthday Lee Harvey Oswald, Soldier Boy, and The
Day In Question.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.00:1 (a
newer framing we are seeing occasionally) and a crisp, lossless
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 sound mix, the presentation on Blu-ray
disc leaves little to complain about and improves upon the original
digital HD broadcast. Also included is am UltraViolet digital copy
of the series.
only extra is a featurette entitled When The Future Fights Back.
is a must for fans of parallel dimensions, history surrounding the
murder of JFK, or simply just for fans of James Franco or the