The Twilight Zone (2019): Season One DVD Review
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.
Release Date: February 18, 2020
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Disc Spec: 4 DVD
Jordan Peele is someone to watch! Although this is different, it pays homage to the past in a very rewarding way. As a fan of the original series, I am glad we have this series back in a meaningful and creative way. New isn’t always bad. If you want it like the original, watch the original because it will never happen. However, this is the next best thing and the next logical step. Not nearly as subtle as the original and some parts sloppy, but entertaining. Peele isnt the only one putting in his political opinions in the story. Rod often showed his feelings on war in the show, expressing how each side had similarities.
Movie Quality: 10/10
- “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.
- “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.
- Deleted scenes
- Audio commentary on select episodes (“Replay”, “Not All Men”, and “Blurryman”)
- Gag reel
- Full-length version of music video from “The Wunderkind” episode
Special Features: 7/10
Although it will never be as great as the original I do believe some of the episodes were spot on with the modern times.
Overall Rating: 9/10