DVD Review - Alcatraz: The Complete Series (2012)

Alcatraz: The Complete Series, 2012.

Created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.

Starring Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Jason Butler Harner, Parminder Nagra, Sam Neill and Robert Forster.

Synopsis:

In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz only to resurface in the present day, where a secret agency is tasked with re-capturing them.

Sometimes a TV show or movie can have an idea that is quite good, but it just doesn’t live up to it. Often, as with films such as Looper, they manage not to be overcome by the idea and pull out a decent piece of entertainment. Alcatraz on the other hand, does not.

Flipping between the 1960s and present day, Alcatraz tells an alternate timeline history of America’s famous prison island where the inmates weren’t shipped off to other prisoners but instead disappeared into the ether only to return one by one 50 years later.
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