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Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, Christina Choe, Owen Harris etc.
USA 2019

 

Enter another dimension with Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern take on the all-time classic. Hosted by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Jordan Peele, each of these ten Season One episodes of the CBS All Access Original Series is its own mesmerizing, mind-bending journey into another dimension. Featuring contemporary, socially conscious storytelling, this anthology includes standout cast members like Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani in his Emmy nominated role, Seth Rogen, Tracy Morgan, Greg Kinnear, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, DeWanda Wise, Zazie Beetz, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Cho, and others.

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An updated version of the classic anthology series featuring various tales of science fiction, mystery, and horror.

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Broadcast Premiere: April 1st, 2019

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Review: Paramount - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution Paramount - Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime Blu-ray One (of five): 3:04:12.458 / Sample Episode: 0:49:48.944         
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Disc One (of five):

1.78:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 49,508,000,308 bytes

4 Episodes: 38,257,618,944 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.37 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Sample Episode:

1.78:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 49,508,000,308 bytes

Episode: 10,179,465,216 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.00 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate Disc One Blu-ray:

Bitrate Sample Episode Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1768 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

Subtitles English (SDH), None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Paramount

 

Sample Episode:

1.78:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 49,508,000,308 bytes

Episode: 10,179,465,216 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.00 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

• “REMEMBERING ROD SERLING” - This all-new documentary takes viewers on a journey into the fertile imagination and the life of The Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling. (36:51)
• “CROSSING OVER: LIVING IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE” – This two part, in-depth documentary chronicles the development and production of Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern take on the classic anthology series. (28:32 + 38:03)
• Deleted scenes
• Audio commentary on select episodes (“Replay”, “Not All Men”, and “Blurryman”)
• Gag reel (2:45)
• Full-length version of music video from “The Wunderkind” episode
• Season Promo (1:25)


Blu-ray Release Date:
February 18th, 2020
Standard Thick Blu-ray Case inside slipcase

Chapters 6 X 10

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Paramount Blu-ray (February 2020): Paramount have transferred the new (2019) First Season of The Twilight Zone to Blu-ray. All ten episodes are in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio and run around 50-minutes each. The HD image quality is pristine - as might be expected from a modern series. The last two (of five) Blu-rays have all 10 episodes in black and white. As with Frank Darabont's The Mist, I prefer the black + white visuals and appreciate the option. The effects here are restrained, still impressive but not extravagant and they don't over-indulge. The 1080P (and it is 1080P) image is brilliant. The color is true, the detail sharp and there is plenty of depth - the contrast on the black and white episodes looked great on my system. 

On their Blu-ray, Paramount use a DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround track (only 16-bit) in the original English language. There are, of course, effects that export separation and the score by Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place, The Hurt Locker, 3:10 to Yuma, Snowpiercer, In the Electric Mist etc.) and Brandon Roberts (World War Z, 2011's The Thing) with rifts from the original theme. It sounds great - crisp, clean with plenty of depth. Paramount offer optional English subtitles on their Region FREE Blu-ray.

The Paramount Blu-ray offers supplements for every episode including audio commentaries for “Replay”, “Not All Men”, and “Blurryman” (Alex Rubens and Audrey Chon etc.). There are Gag reels, Deleted scenes, a full-length version of music video from “The Wunderkind” episode, plenty of individual episodes and a season promo, "Opening the Door..." featurettes for a few episodes. But the big extras are a 37-minute “REMEMBERING ROD SERLING” new documentary that takes viewers on a journey into the fertile imagination and the life of The Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling, his career, influences and accomplishments. Also included at over an hour, is a two part, in-depth documentary “CROSSING OVER: LIVING IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE” that chronicles the development and production of Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern take on the classic anthology series. It has a lot of behind the scenes footage and input from cast and crew. There is also the aforementioned all 10 episodes in black and white on Blu-rays 4 and 5 but there are no commentaries or extras (well, I think I saw a promo stuck in there).

At DVDBeaver we loved the original The Twilight Zone and, like many, were excited that a new series was being produced. For many it may underwhelm - especially if you think you are simply getting a re-boot of the early 60's series. Ex. one of the most famous of the old series was Nightmare at 20,000 Feet where Robert Wilson (played by William Shatner) sees a gremlin on the wing, mid-flight, and can't get anyone to believe him. This is totally different than the modern series episode entitled Nightmare at 30,000 Feet where a journalist (played by Adam Scott) finds an MP3 player with a true crime podcast that details how the airplane that he is currently travelling on will disappear. So, these are more modern - in terms of plot dynamics and I thought it worthy enough that I will indulge in the second season. This stacked 5-disc Blu-ray package has plenty to enjoy, for a long time, and I enjoyed watching all ten episodes in black and white. Recommended to fans of the previous series, just keep nostalgia hopes in-check and be prepared for political Liberal undertones.

Gary Tooze

 


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