Oct 302021

Needle in a Timestack is a sci-fi romantic drama featuring Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo and Orlando Bloom. The Blu-ray and DVD was released on October 19th.



Needle in a Timestack

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Lionsgate| R – 116 min. – $21.99 | October 19, 2021

Date Published: 10/30/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: John Ridley
Writer(s): Robert Silverberg (novel); John Ridley (screenplay)
Cast: Leslie Odom, Jr., Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom

Features: Featurette, Deleted Scenes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 42.63 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.21 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


Nick (LESLIE ODOM, JR.) and Janine (CYNTHIA ERIVO) live in bliss until her ex Tommy (ORLANDO BLOOM) warps time to try to tear them apart by using Nick’s old girlfriend, Alex (FREIDA PINTO). As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to save — or let go of — everything he loves.



This release comes with a glossy slip cover and inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. Not much here, just The Form of a Circle: Making Needle in a Timestack (21:17) behind-the-scenes featurette and a few Deleted Scenes (6:07).


VIDEO – 4¼/5

Lionsgate releases Needle in a Timestack onto Blu-ray and is presented with a 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Although this is a new movie, I can’t say this was a brilliant looking picture, however detail on close-ups are relatively sharp and colors are well balanced, although it is geared more toward darker, richer tones than anything especially bright.

AUDIO – 4/5

The movie comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 which is more than serviceable for a movie like this. Dialogue comes across with good clarity and there is some depth, such as when the time-wave passes through, plus some ambient noises of the office or a swanky party.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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