Warner Bros. announces Doctor Sleep on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD
Over the years there have been a lot of Stephen King novels turned into movies that were hit and miss. As of late they have been offering up some great takes with the remakes of Pet Sematary and IT with the second chapter hitting in September. Back in 1980 director Stanley Kubrick delivered what most feel is a masterpiece with his adaptation of The Shining starring Jack Nicholson. Now director Mike Flanagan is bringing the highly anticipated follow-up, Doctor Sleep to the big screen in hopes to carrying on the originals legacy this time starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Bruce Greenwood, Jacob Tremblay, and Kyliegh Curran.
Doctor Sleep follows a now-adult Dan Torrance, still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
This release not only includes the film but also bonus content including featurettes taking you behind bringing this film to life as well as a Director’s Cut that features nearly 30 minutes of new, alternate and extended scenes, selected by director Mike Flanagan, not seen in theaters. Return to the world of The Shining when Doctor Sleep hits digital on January 21st and then on 4K Ultra, Blu-ray and DVD on February 4th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.