Enter another dimension with Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern reimagining of the classic TV series. Hosted by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Jordan Peele and featuring an all-star cast, this complete anthology series box set will take you on a mind-bending voyage filled with endless possibilities. Experience all 20 episodes of contemporary storytelling and journey behind the scenes with exclusive special features, including featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reels, and more!
For being only 20 episodes, the 2-season series comes on a total of 7 discs, which seems CRAZY to me. That leaves plenty of space for all the episodes plus a good number of extras. The picture quality is pretty good for DVD, but of course that isn’t nearly as good as Blu-ray, which you can also get both seasons of the show on. On the other hand, the audio is great, immersing you in the series.
The extras include 3 episode commentaries, episodic promos, & deleted/extended scenes on select episodes. If you don’t know what easter eggs are, they are secrets, tricks, and jokes hidden within the show (or movie, music, video game, etc. Usually hard to spot, they might reveal a new detail or clues about the story, or simply pay homage to an inspiration that the creators loved. Those who like easter eggs will enjoy the nearly three minutes of them that are hidden throughout the season and hint back to the original series.
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Also included is the two-part “Crossing Over — Living in The Twilight Zone” feature. Part One, “A Dimension Of Mind – Development,” is a 29-minute featurette in which Jordan Peele and the creative team talk about why they decided now was the time to resurrect this classic series, what they wanted to accomplish with the reboot, why the original Rod Serling version was so important to television, & more. Then in the 38-minute part two, “A Dimension Of Sight And Sound — Production,” we pick up where the previous part left off, exploring the actual production of the series, the casting and crafting of each episode, developing a score for the series, establishing a look for the show, & more.
There are also some fun additions, including a 2-minute music video from The Wunderkind, a promo for the season that’s about a minute and a half long, plus a 37-minute featurette called “Remembering Rod Serling, which takes a look at the iconic orignator of the landmark series and how the show has impacted and will impact TV for decades to come. Finally, there are a full 3 minutes in the Gag Reel, which will have you laughing the entire time.
Season 2’s extras are much less involved. You get 6 minutes of Deleted & Extended Scenes, mostly from the two episodes “Ovation” and “Small Town.” At least we get another 4 minutes of the Gag Reel!
Overall, if you’re a fan of the series, it’s worth your money to buy the 2-season reboot. You can find it here on Amazon