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 1988 Spike Lee written and directed film “School Daze“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “30th Anniversary Edition” on November 13th via Sony. The film’s cast featured Laurence Fishburne, Tisha Campbell, Giancarlo Esposito, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Ossie Davis, and Spike Lee. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can expect 1080p video and 5.1 lossless surround (likely in DTS-HD Master Audio). The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to included on the release are listed below.
- ALL-NEW: 2018 Q&A with Spike Lee and select cast and crew members, with some special guests
- Commentary with Spike Lee
- Cast Commentary with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Bill Nunn, Darryl Bell and Kadeem Hardison
- Three Featurettes:
- “Birth of a Nation”
- “College Daze”
- “Making a Mark”
- Music Videos:
- “Be Alone Tonight” from the Rays
- “Be One” from Phyllis Hyman
- “Da Butt” by EU
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.