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The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

Old 08-06-19, 01:50 PM
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The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

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Currently available for $29.99 and a late-September release date. I thought the TV series was good and too bad it was made for television, but I am looking forward to seeing how it fairs on Blu-ray as I have it on DVD and the transfer wasn't so great.
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Old 08-06-19, 05:40 PM
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

Glad to see this will be on Blu Ray. I appreciate the "Brilliantly Restored" tag at the top of the cover. Especially since the DVDs were so bad.

It would be even better with a digital copy.

​​​The real question is which version will be in the set. There were 2 versions released on DVD with different content.

https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=952515

Warning the link contains spoilers for those that haven't seen the mini series.

Here's a difference I remember and that is not on the DVD version we presently own.

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I clearly remember before the military guy crashes his vehicle at theh Gas station that he looks into his rear view mirror and sees a figure with red eyes and you cannot make out the face. I always thought this helped cement how Flag was behind the escape with the virus that kicks off everything.
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

Surprised it took this long.
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Old 08-06-19, 06:45 PM
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It may be coming out to either get people hyped for the remake coming to CBS All Access (which will have additional content not in the book or this series) or maybe to capitalize on the hype about the All Access remake.
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

I wish the production value would have been higher but I understand it was the mid-90s when tv was still the red-headed stepchild of Hollywood but I love everything else about the miniseries. It had some truly great casting, which based on the announcements from the new version, already beats it.

I remember watching the miniseries live during the four night premiere and then when it originally hit DVD i watched the entire miniseries and then re-watched the entire series again the next day with the directorís commentary on. I donít think Iíve ever devoted that much time to a single DVD before or since.
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

From the look of the series, this looks like a typical 80s/90s tv program that was edited on video.

Wonder if they went back to the original film elements and re-edited the whole thing (though the CGI shots will probably be upscaled) they did with Star Trek The Next Generation.

I already have the Triple Feature DVD with The Stand, The Golden Years, and Langoliers, so this will probably be a pass for me unless the price drops down to bargain bin range.
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Old 08-06-19, 09:09 PM
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

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I wish the production value would have been higher but I understand it was the mid-90s when tv was still the red-headed stepchild of Hollywood but I love everything else about the miniseries. It had some truly great casting, which based on the announcements from the new version, already beats it.

I remember watching the miniseries live during the four night premiere and then when it originally hit DVD i watched the entire miniseries and then re-watched the entire series again the next day with the directorís commentary on. I donít think Iíve ever devoted that much time to a single DVD before or since.
I just got the miniseries for like 5 bucks on Vudu, so evrn though the PQ is naff, Iím good.

Some of the casting wasnít all that (Sheridan and Lowe donít work for me) but Iím currently re-reading the book, and I canít read anything that Frannie says without hearing Molly Ringwald. She was the only person for that role.
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Old 08-07-19, 09:51 AM
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

If the transfer is good I will be picking this up. Be great if it turns out to be the slightly longer version too as I haven't seen that. This is something I've watched a number of times over the years.
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Some of the casting wasnít all that (Sheridan and Lowe donít work for me) but Iím currently re-reading the book, and I canít read anything that Frannie says without hearing Molly Ringwald. She was the only person for that role.
A couple of the secondary roles didnít really work for me like Matt Frewer and Corin Nemec but I thought the majority of main characters worked well. Particularly Sinise and Ringwald. I thought Sheridan was pretty good as a the cool, smooth talking Flagg.
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Old 08-09-19, 09:07 PM
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

The Artisan Special Edition DVD I have of this is 366 min., the BD Amazon is offering up for pre-order claims 359 min. I wonder if that's correct, if so.....why the shorter version for blu-ray?
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The Artisan Special Edition DVD I have of this is 366 min., the BD Amazon is offering up for pre-order claims 359 min. I wonder if that's correct, if so.....why the shorter version for blu-ray?
See my post above #2 in this thread. There were at least 2 different versions of the series available on DVD. I put a link there which shows most of the differences. It is possible they used the master for the shorter version.
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See my post above #2 in this thread. There were at least 2 different versions of the series available on DVD. I put a link there which shows most of the differences. It is possible they used the master for the shorter version.
The version on Vudu runs 360 minutes, but on quick inspection appears to be the Artisan version. I.e. it has the artisan logo, the T.S. Elliot quote, all four episode title cards, the unedited Flagg sex scene, including the morning after car scene, the cut to black after part 2 (end of DVD 1) without credits, etc.
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

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See my post above #2 in this thread. There were at least 2 different versions of the series available on DVD. I put a link there which shows most of the differences. It is possible they used the master for the shorter version.
I read your post, I accept that there were 2 versions of this movie, my question was: I wonder why they chose (if it's true) the shorter version of the movie for this blu-ray release? You'd think they would want a deluxe version of this for blu-ray, which would have been either the longer version, or both versions (so we can choose) like they have with so many other movies. When you get into a movie of this magnitude and length, what's 7 more minutes?
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I wonder if it a rights issue. Or maybe the master for one was in better shape to restore. Or maybe one master was available to restore while the other is lost.
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

I just started watching this on VUDU and am having a hard time enjoying it. I really wanted to see this back in 1994 but never did. So far, I am through the first two parts and have not been impressed. Does it get any better?

On a side note, this was released 2 months before Forrest Gump. It makes me wonder if Gary Sinise ever brought Lieutenant Dan into The Stand.
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

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A couple of the secondary roles didnít really work for me like Matt Frewer and Corin Nemec but I thought the majority of main characters worked well. Particularly Sinise and Ringwald. I thought Sheridan was pretty good as a the cool, smooth talking Flagg.
I think Frewer is perfect, but totally the wrong body type, so a mixed bag. Fagerbakke was also great as Tom Cullen.

If casting today, Matthew McConaughey would lock Randall Flagg up IMHO.

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I just started watching this on VUDU and am having a hard time enjoying it. I really wanted to see this back in 1994 but never did. So far, I am through the first two parts and have not been impressed. Does it get any better?

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Not really ...
Although for anyone who has read the book, itís impossible to give an unbiased opinion. I think the mini-series sucks, though it gets some parts right. Still, a fun watch worth more than one viewing, regardless.

Also Big Steve is, ironically, unfilmable, unless you go the Kubrick route, I think.
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Old 08-20-19, 11:33 AM
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Re: The Stand (finally on Blu-ray) (Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe)

I've always had mixed feeling about the mini-series but overall it's still worth watching. I find it odd that they never even consulted Mick Garris, the director, about the new Blu-Ray as he's sitting on tons of bonus materials. I'll wait for reviews on the transfer but it would be nice to finally retire the ten year old AVI files I've been holding on to.
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I think Frewer is perfect, but totally the wrong body type, so a mixed bag. Fagerbakke was also great as Tom Cullen.

If casting today, Matthew McConaughey would lock Randall Flagg up IMHO.
Did you see the Dark Tower movie? He didn't rock it and the Man in Black is essentially Flagg... Then again one of the coolest actors on earth failed at Roland so hard to say if it was the director (it was) or the script (it was)...
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