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Pre-Order Stephen King's The Stand (1994) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Finally!!! Pre-ordered!!!
     
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    Very, very curious to see the results of the "Brilliant Restoration." I believe this was edited on tape back in the day. The ad says they redid the special effects for HiDef, so I'm assuming it's along the lines of Star Trek TNG. I guess they invested because "The Stand" is going to be remade for CBS All Access or somesuch.
     
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    Yup — evidently they’re actually going back to the original uncut film-negative for this, and are even producing brand-new VFX shots in HD (similar to TNG), replacing the old ones (which would look absolutely horrendous upscaled, due to originally being rendered on low-resolution NTSC videotape as you mention, endemic to far too many early-to-mid-‘90s genre productions).

    Never dreamed this would finally happen, but apparently the upcoming CBS All Access series kicked the jams out on giving this baby a decent Blu-Ray release at long last.

    Now if only they’d get ahold of director Mick Garris, who recently said that he’d shot a ton of fascinating BTS material during the production that he’d love to see included in a potential BD release.
     
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    I'm sold, one of my all time favorite mini series.
     
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    I loved the novel, but have never seen this mini-series. How does it rank on the list of Stephen King's work on film?
     
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    I need to wait for reviews to see if this is the original part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 as originally aired complete with openings and closing for each episode and not all edited together in one mess like the Laserdisc and VHS were. I still haven't watched my day 1 laserdisc because of this. I passed on the blu rays of Salems Lot and It because of this and some edited footage. I am sticking with the original, unedited Laserdiscs for those two. Not sure I like the idea of new effects either unless the original are also included. I only saw this when it originally aired and liked it a lot and wonder if it will hold up.
     
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    M O O N, that spells Flu made Who?
     
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    This is good news. I'm hoping they'll take the opportunity to do a Blu-Ray release of The Shining mini-series (also directed by Garris) as well since Doctor Sleep is set to hit cinemas in October.
     
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    I loved the book. The miniseries is OK, nothing more. The budget constraints showed - Mother Abagail’s house was created in the studio rather than shot on location, for example. And some of the casting was questionable: couldn’t they get someone with more star power than Jamey Sheridan to play Flagg? And the Parker Lewis guy as Harold? I do remember really liking Laura San Giacomo as Nadine, and Ray Walston as Glen
     
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    I think using lesser-known stars is one of the things that made the series work - as far as I can tell, the biggest names are Gary Sinise (who wouldn't be a name to me without Forrest Gump) and Brat-Packers Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald. They all made the characters their own and it meant the series didn't become a star vehicle for Al Pacino, Mel Gibson or whoever you had in mind for Randall Flagg - and I'm certainly glad we didn't end up with Tom Cruise or Charlie Sheen for Larry Underwood.
     

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