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11.22.63 (2016/Stephen King/Warner Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C- Episodes: B+

From 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.

Using 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.

This 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.

Presented 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.

The only extra is a featurette entitled When The Future Fights Back.

This is a must for fans of parallel dimensions, history surrounding the murder of JFK, or simply just for fans of James Franco or the creators.

- James Lockhart



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