Blu-ray Review: ‘Westworld: Season One’

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Westworld is a science fiction, western, future look at what the world could be like. It’s like nothing else on TV. It’s executed produced by J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

The story takes place in a fictional place called Westworld, a kind of western theme park, where the hosts are androids. It caters to the rich, who can live out any fantasy they want within the confines of the park. There are various stories that take place at the same time and one mystery of who The Man In Black is. The people running the park are constantly looking for ways to upgrade the androids and make the park a better place. Throughout the ten episode season there are twists and turns that you don’t see coming, leading up to the stunning finale.

The list of stars that appear on the first season is an A-list of top names. Westworld: Season One features a star-studded cast led by Academy Award® winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (The Truman Show), Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) and Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton (Crash). The cast of this 10-episode phenomenon also includes Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins, Jr., Luke Hemsworth, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson and Shannon Woodward.

The extras on the set include:

* Inside Look with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy – Season One (New Featurette)
* Imagining the Main Title (New Featurette)
* The Key to The Chords (New Featurette)
* Gag reel (New)
* Welcome to Westworld
* Crafting the Narrative
* An Invitation to The Set
* Welcome to Westworld: About the Series
* Reality of A.I.: Westworld
* “The Big Moment” Featurettes

Westworld is a visually stunning, intense show that if you don’t pay attention, you will be lost. I know I was and had to go back re-watch things to completely understand everything.

Own it on 4K UltraHD and Blu-rayTM 11/7.

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