Doctor Sleep comes to 4K and Blu-ray February
The 2019 sequel “Doctor Sleep” starring Ewan McGregor is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 4th via Warner. The film, a sequel to The Shining based on the novel by Stephen King and directed by Mike Flanagan, co-stars Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Selena Anduze, Robert Longstreet, Carel Struycken, Carl Lumbly, Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, Alex Essoe, and Roger Dale Floyd. It should be noted that, at the time of writing, the film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. Both the 4K and Blu-ray release will include a “Director’s Cut” of the film, in addition to the theatrical version – on the Blu-ray Disc.
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include video in the 1.78:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases of the film will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc of the film are both now available for preorder over at Amazon. It should be also noted that there will also be an exclusive SteelBook 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.
Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Return to the Overlook
- The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
- From Shining to Sleep
Even more information regarding the home video releases of the film can be found further below, after the break.
“A masterwork of suspense and fear.”
Kylie Mar, Made in Hollywood
“Scary and mesmerizing.”
Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend
SEE THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE SHINING STORY WHEN
ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD BLU- RAY™ COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
4K and Blu-ray versions include Director’s Cut
featuring nearly 30 minutes of footage not seen in theaters
Own it Early on Digital on January 21
4K, Blu-ray and DVD debut on February 4
Burbank, CA, December 19 – Dare to go back when director Mike Flanagan continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in “The Shining” with “Doctor Sleep,” a screenplay based on the novel by Stephen King.
The Director’s Cut features nearly 30 minutes of new, alternate and extended scenes, selected by director Mike Flanagan, not seen in theaters. The Director’s Cut will be available on the Blu-ray disc and Digital in the 4K UHD Blu-ray Combo Pack and the Blu-ray editions.
The supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat and Kyliegh Curran (“I Can I Will I Did”), in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast includes Carl Lumbly (TV’s “Alias,” “A Cure for Wellness”), Zahn McClarnon (“Strike One,” TV’s “Into the West”), Emily Alyn Lind (TV’s “Revenge,” “Enter the Void”), Bruce Greenwood (“Star Trek,” “I, Robot”), Jocelin Donahue (“The House of the Devil,” “Insidious: Chapter 2”), Alex Essoe (“Starry Eyes,” “House of Lies”) and Cliff Curtis (“Sunshine,” “The Dark Horse”).
Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.
Flanagan’s behind-the-scenes creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (“The Haunting of Hill House”), production designer Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”) and costume designer Terry Anderson (“Den of Thieves”). The music score was composed by The Newton Brothers (“The Haunting of Hill House”).
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents, an Intrepid Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment Production, a Mike Flanagan Film, “Doctor Sleep.”
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Doctor Sleep” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range, and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. It will also feature HDR10+TM, a new HDR technology that optimizes brightness levels and contrast for each scene, making bright areas brighter and dark areas darker to deliver a lifelike viewing experience.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Doctor Sleep” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
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Fans can also own “Doctor Sleep” via purchase from digital retailers beginning January 21.
Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra (Kyliegh Curran), a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
4K AND BLU-RAY ELEMENTS
“Doctor Sleep” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:
- Return to the Overlook
- The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
- From Shining to Sleep
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On January 21, “Doctor Sleep” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On February 4, “Doctor Sleep” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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4K UHD Combo Pack $44.95
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 4
EST Street Date: January 21
DVD Languages: English, English-ADS, Spanish, French
BD Languages: English, English-ADS, Spanish, French, Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French,
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Running Time: 152 minutes
Director’s Cut Running Time: 180 minutes
Rating: Rated R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use.
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL
Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL
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