The 1999 film adaptation of the Stephen King novel “The Green Mile“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 22nd, 2022 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed & screenplay adapted by Frank Darabont, starred Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Sam Rockwell, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Frank Darabont [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile Documentary
Miracle and Mystery: Creating The Green Mile Featurette Gallery
Tom Hanks Makeup Tests
Michael Clarke Duncan Screen Test
The teaser trailer: A Case Study
UPDATED: It is most certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which you can now find available for preorder.
Below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement regarding this 4K home video release of the film.
The 1994 film “The Shawshank Redemption“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 14th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, based on the Stephen King short story and directed by Frank Darabont, starred Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, and Jeffrey DeMunn.
Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as come with a digital code (copy) of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy. Speaking of retailer Best Buy, they will be having an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available (pictured below) which should be available for preorder soon, but already has a placeholder page.
The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Frank Darabont
“Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at The Shawshank Redemption“
“Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature”
“The Sharktank Redemption”
Two Storyboards:“Bogs Takes a Fall” & “New Fish Arrive”
UPDATE: This title has now been officially announced by the studio (Warner) and you can find the full details about it below, after the break.
The 2020 TV series adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Stand“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 5th, via CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The TV series, as seen on Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access), starred James Marsden, Odessa Young, Alexander Skarsgård, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Henry Zaga, Ezra Miller, Greg Kinnear, and Whoopi Goldberg.
UPDATE: The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across what seems to be a 3-disc set. Stay tuned for an update, as I’ve asked CBS for more info in regards to those specifics.
The 2020 TV series Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. You can find a list of bonus materials set to be included with the release listed below.
AN APOCALYPTIC EPIC: ADAPTING THE STAND – Go inside the creative process of bringing all facets of King’s beloved epic to life on screen.
It’s also worth noting that there will be “The Stand: The Definitive 2-Series Collection“ 2-pack set on Blu-ray available on October 5th as well, and now available for preorder over at Amazon (pictured below). That will include both the 1994 TV series adaptation and the 2020 TV series adaptation together.
Amazon Commissions Earned
Further below, after the break, you can find a brief announcement from CBS Home Entertainment about these two releases.
The 1990 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Misery“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 12th via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Rob Reiner, starred James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, and Lauren Bacall. KL Studio Classics just announced this on Facebook in a post less than an hour ago.
The tech specs include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes, set to be on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in 1080p HD) as well as the bonus materials. It will also come in with a limited-edition slipcover (pictured above).
The 1984 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Children of the Corn“ is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 28th via Arrow Video. The film, directed by Fritz Kiersch and based on the Stephen King novel, starred Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Julie Maddalena, Robby Kiger, and Anne Marie McEvoy. The movie has received a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative. Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and both the original 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 surround lossless sound mixes. The 4K UHD Blu-ray can now be found available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this 4K release are listed below.
Audio commentary with horror journalist Justin Beahm and Children of the Corn historian John Sullivan
Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn, retrospective piece featuring interviews with director Fritz Kiersch and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
It Was the Eighties! an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
Return to Gatlin, featurette revisiting the film’s original Iowa shooting locations
Stephen King on a Shoestring, an interview with producer Donald Borchers
Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn, an interview with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
Cut from the Cornfield, an interview with the actor who played “The Blue Man” in the fabled excised sequence
Disciples of the Crow, a 1983 short film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story”
The 1983 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Dead Zone“ starring Christopher Walken will be getting a “Collector’s Edition”Blu-ray Disc release on July 27th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by David Cronenberg, co-starred Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, and Martin Sheen.
The movie has received a “NEW2021 4K scan of the original camera negative” according to Shout! Factory. So far, the exact tech specs have not yet been fully detailed, aside from being in 1080p HD and in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, but stay tuned for an update on what sound configuration(s) it will receive. You can find the Collector’s EditionBlu-ray available for preorder now over at Amazon as well as directly via ShoutFactory.com. Today they [Shout! Factory] announced all of the bonus materials that are finalized and set to be included with this release, which you can find listed below.
NEW Sarah’s Story – an interview with actress Brooke Adams
NEW Cold Visions: Producing The Dead Zone – featuring interviews with production manager John M. Eckert and associate producer Jeffrey Chernov
NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Mark Irwin
NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Michael Gingold
NEW Audio Commentary with film historian/author Dr. Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
NEW Audio Commentary with film music historian Daniel Schweiger with isolated score selections
Trailers from Hell – Mick Garris on The Dead Zone
Memories from The Dead Zone
The Look of The Dead Zone
Visions of The Dead Zone
The Politics of The Dead Zone
Behind the Scenes still gallery
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this upcoming release of the film.