When an explosion at a top-secret government lah injures an elderly janitor, no one conld have expected the terrifying results. Exposure to mysterious chemicals causes him to undergo a bizarre transformation. He is slowly... incredibly... growing younger every day. Now, a ruthless CIA assassin will stop at nothing to take him prisoner and turn him into a government guinea pig. With his future on the line, the janitor goes on the run with his wife and a feisty female agent. All the while, he continues to transform...into a being with powers that are as deadly as they are unimaginable. This chilling vision of the dark side of technology from Stephen King will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
Slow paced and ultimately dull.
- Stephen King's Golden Years review by CP Customer
Stephen King's Golden Years is a fairly good story of an aged janitor caught in an explosion during a botched experiment, which results in the aging process being reversed and him growing younger, he and his wife are then pursued by a top secret government agency known as "The Shop". In the usual three part mini series format this is a story which would would have worked pretty well, the problem is even cut down from the original TV run's seven episode six hours running time, this heavily edited DVD version still clocks in a an epic four hours long. There's very little action, very little suspense, overly long scenes filled with meaningless dialogue and the result is an ultimately dull and unfulfilling experience. Even if you're a die hard Stephen King fan you may want to think twice before renting.
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