The Dead Zone: Collector’s Edition
review by Bobby Blakey
Throughout his career author Stephen King has delivered some of the most iconic novels of all time. During this time they have brought a ton of them to the big screen in various forms from feature films to mini-series. Now Shout Factory is bringing one of these classics to their Scream Factory brand with the 1983 David Cronenberg adaptation The Dead Zone Collector’s Edition. The film stars Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt and Martin Sheen, but does it stand the test of time or will it fail to hold up in this day and age?
The Dead Zone follows Johnny Smith who gets in a horrible accident which forces him into a coma for five years. Once Johnny wakes up, he discovers he has the ability to read a person's life just by making physical contact with them. When the local police find out about Johnny's "powers", they bring him in on a murder case. Soon Johnny's abilities gets him into more trouble than he may be able to handle.
I had never seen this one for some reason until more recently, but despite it being dated it still holds up well. I really dig this story and Walken is just so good here. There is so much greatness to this one that it further irritates me that I took so long to check it out. There are plenty of twists and turns that keep you invested right up until the perfect ending.
This new release beautiful new 4K scan from the original negative making it look better than ever. In addition to the classic film this release offers up bonus content including new interviews and new commentary as well as previously released content including trailer, and featurettes taking you behind bringing this King story to life.
Grab your copy of The Dead Zone Collector’s Edition when it hits Blu-ray on July 27th from Scream Factory.
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