1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

UHD Review Doctor Sleep UHD Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Matt Hough, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Director
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    21,553
    Likes Received:
    11,093
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
  2. Tino

    Tino Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    17,387
    Likes Received:
    8,884
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Real Name:
    Valentino
    Great review Matt. I loved this film. Better than The Shining imo. One of the years best films.
     
    Matt Hough likes this.
  3. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Director

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    22,809
    Likes Received:
    8,414
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    I also loved this film. Glad to hear that the presentation is excellent. A day one purchase. I look forward to watching The Shining and Doctor Sleep as a double feature on UHD.
     
    Matt Hough and Tino like this.
  4. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,089
    Likes Received:
    22,149
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    I can’t wait to see what the director’s cut version adds to an already fantastic film.
     
    Adam Lenhardt and Tino like this.
  5. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    15,515
    Likes Received:
    3,165
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Thanks for the review, Matt. I enjoyed the novel, but have yet to see the film. I will have to pick this up once the price drops (either on disc or digital stream).
     
    Matt Hough likes this.
  6. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1997
    Messages:
    11,707
    Likes Received:
    1,640
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    I missed this in the theater but as a huge King fan and loved the book. Can’t wait until my copy arrives on Tuesday. Thanks for the review!
     
    Matt Hough likes this.
  7. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    5,558
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems
    Real Name:
    Doug
    We're screening this tonight, and I'm really looking forward to it.
     
  8. Neil Middlemiss

    Neil Middlemiss Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2001
    Messages:
    4,532
    Likes Received:
    2,435
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Neil Middlemiss
    Thanks for another fine review, Matt. I adore The Shining (always have) and this one is on my list to grab when the price dips a little. You've more than whetted my appetite for it!
     
    Matt Hough likes this.
  9. Message #9 of 78 Feb 18, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020
    Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    55,108
    Likes Received:
    10,743
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    I downloaded the 4k digital that went on sale for $10.

    I was talked into watching The Director's Cut

    Little did I know it would take up most of my day at 3 hours in length. This is as maddening to sit through as was The Irishman.

    That's not to say I was disappointed.

    This film takes its time to open its story, letting its viewers understand exactly what is going on.

    I spent the first 45 minutes or so wondering why I got myself involved in this film.

    Being the Director's cut the film, I felt I was getting a substantial backstory and thus, I found myself becoming very invested with the characters.

    There is not only tremendous homage given to THE SHINING, but it actually succeeds in being a better film than the original.

    That's a tough act to top, but this film manages to do that.

    First, it actually explains THE SHINING, a film I have never really fully understood (nor fully appreciated) until I watched this sequel.

    Next, it tells its story with a very creepy set of vampire-like characters that feed off of those, like Danny Torrance, who "shine."

    There has been no attempt here to do a simple knock-off of the original film. Instead, they moved the original forward in such a way that it and its legion of fans embrace one another.

    While three hours is a long time to sit through this, I felt as if I had seen a better film without even knowing what had been cut from the theatrical release.

    The 4k presentation is excellent.
     
    Tino, Sam Posten and dpippel like this.
  10. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,578
    Likes Received:
    2,135
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    Ron, just double checking. Both versions of the iTunes purchase are 4K?
     
  11. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    27,974
    Likes Received:
    5,039
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    The book is even better =)

    But the movie is a very close take on it.

    Love the Campground shootout scene
     
    dpippel likes this.
  12. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    46,362
    Likes Received:
    22,226
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Yes, both versions are 4K!
     
    JohnRice likes this.
  13. Tino

    Tino Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    17,387
    Likes Received:
    8,884
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Real Name:
    Valentino
    Told you!;)
     
  14. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    5,558
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems
    Real Name:
    Doug
    While I really liked Doctor Sleep, The Shining is still a better film IMO. NO contest. It's that Kubrick magic. ;)
     
    Neil Middlemiss likes this.
  15. Tino

    Tino Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    17,387
    Likes Received:
    8,884
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Real Name:
    Valentino
    I get that. I’m actually watching The Shining right now with my wife before I show her Dr Sleep. And my opinion remains that Dr Sleep is the better film. I love the atmosphere and performances in the Shining but it’s soo slooow.
     
    dpippel likes this.
  16. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,089
    Likes Received:
    22,149
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    @Tino you might enjoy Kubrick’s UK cut of The Shining - it’s about 20 minutes shorter and he made the deletions after the US version opened to lukewarm reviews and business. It’s an interesting artifact in his career because unlike other films where he’s made changes after the initial release, both versions remain in print.
     
    Tino and dpippel like this.
  17. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,578
    Likes Received:
    2,135
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    While I appreciate the Kubrick style, I find his movies a bit cold and detached.
     
    Adam Lenhardt and dpippel like this.
  18. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,578
    Likes Received:
    2,135
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    HUH! I have a UK BR of The Shining, and it says it's 119 minutes, while imdb says 146 for the original. I had no idea. Haven't seen it in 20 years.
     
  19. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,089
    Likes Received:
    22,149
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    I have the UK disc as well and that sounds about right for running time. He doesn’t really cut any big plot points as far as I can remember, but everything does get trimmed down so by comparison it’s a much faster paced film.
     
  20. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    5,558
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems
    Real Name:
    Doug
    For me, the pacing is one of The Shining's greatest strengths. The slow buildup is integral to its chills.
     

Share This Page