If you enjoyed revisiting the Overlook Hotel with Doctor Sleep last month (and we're sure you did), you'll be happy to know that Mike Flanagan's sequel to the iconic horror classic The Shining will be arriving on Digital on January 21st, 2020, followed by 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 4th. Even better, it'll be the extended director's cut of the film!
Flanagan made the announcement on Twitter, revealing the new extended runtime will be 3-hours long (180-minutes), making it 28 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. That's a lot of brand new footage!
In addition to the director’s cut footage, a press release states the Blu-ray includes "new, alternate, and extended scenes," as well as a handful of special features, which include "Return to the Overlook", "The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision," and "From Shining to Sleep."
We currently have no further details about the supplemental features or the extended version of the film, but at least we don't have to wait long to see for ourselves!
In Doctor Sleep, still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance 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.
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.
Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III, T2 Trainspotting) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the Mission: Impossible films, The Greatest Showman) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra.
The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.