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 Davis, Rob 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
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.
The 2018 Matthew Ross directed film “Siberia“ starring Keanu Reeves is slated for a September 18th release to Blu-ray Disc via Lionsgate. The film received some horrible reviews during its theatrical run. In fact, it carries one of the lowest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes with just 8% (at time of writing this). Yikes! Looks like some critics were maybe quick to rush to judgement on this one? Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 MA sound. UPDATE: This title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.
Bonus materials slated to be included on the release are amazingly complex, I’ll let you sort through this massive amount of material listed below.
- “Passion and Intrigue: Bringing Siberia to Life” Featurette
Yep, that much. Amazing studio! Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.