Stephen King’s The Stand Blu-ray September

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The 1994 TV mini-series adaptation of “Stephen King’s The Stand is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 24th via CBS Home Entertainment. The mini-series, directed by Mick Garris, starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, Ruby Dee, Ossie DavisRob Lowe, Bill Fagerbakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Walston, and Stephen King.

UPDATES: This Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. CBS Home Entertainment has just released an e-mail with the following info that officially confirms the release. I’ll try to get further info about it. I’ve also just now updated this story with the official Blu-ray artwork (above). From that artwork, we can tell that it will come as a 2-disc set and that the mini-series has been “brilliantly restored.” This is great news, considering how Mick Garris expressed some concerns when I spoke to him in regards to this as the story was developing. More on that below but first the info sent out.

Title: Stephen King’s The Stand
Street Date: September 24, 2019
Format: Blu-Ray
Description: The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story “Night Surf” and presents a detailed vision of the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic, killing off over 99% of the world’s population

The Blu-ray is listed now over at retailer Best Buy but the pre-order is not yet functional – so it seems. Lastly, after the break, you can find some of a conversation that I had (along with some readers) with the director of the mini-series Mick Garris about this upcoming Blu-ray release on Twitter.

Mick Garris at first responding by discussing [the idea of] “Stephen King’s The Stand” actually coming to Blu-ray.

So, yes, he had no idea that it even was coming out. Mick then, after I confirmed to him that CBS had said it was coming, addressed some concern that they go back to that 16mm film negative and conform it.

Someone asked Mick about the complexity of a 16mm conversion in comparison to a typical 35mm conversion and Garris chimed back with this.

Lastly, I asked Mick if they had actually shot the mini-series for sure in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio (4×3) and not just cropped it in post-production. He answered with this.

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