At two and a half hours, DOCTOR SLEEP is already a fairly lengthy horror film, but the upcoming home-media release will be be even longer. Warner Bros. announced today that the Digital/Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD release of DOCTOR SLEEP will include a brand-new Director’s Cut featuring nearly 30 minutes of new, alternate, and extended scenes selected by director Mike Flanagan which weren’t seen in theaters.
DOCTOR SLEEP will hit Digital on January 21, 2020, followed by a DVD/Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD release on February 4, 2020. In addition to the new Director’s Cut, the Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD releases of DOCTOR SLEEP will include the following special features:
- Return to the Overlook
- The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
- From Shining to Sleep
“Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) has fought to find some semblance of peace,” reads the official synopsis of DOCTOR SLEEP. “But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra (Kyliegh Curran), 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 (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.” Be sure to check out reviews of DOCTOR SLEEP from our own Paul Shirey and Chris Bumbray. Will you be adding DOCTOR SLEEP to your collection?