Monday, February 3, 2020

Own Doctor Sleep on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Tomorrow, February 4th, and Already Available on Digital as of January 21st (Review) #DoctorSleepMovie

Dislcosure:  I was sent a screener from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

“A masterwork of suspense and fear.”
Kylie Mar, Made in Hollywood

"Scary and mesmerizing."
Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend


4K and Blu-ray versions include
Director’s Cut
featuring nearly 30 minutes of footage not seen in theaters

Own it Early on Digital on January 21
4K, Blu-ray and DVD debut on February 4

Two of my favorite things...Stephen King and Ewan McGregor.  So, when I heard about Doctor Sleep coming to Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, I knew just the movie to watch with my husband for an upcoming date night.  My husband has been choosing the movies lately, as there really haven't been any new releases that caught my eye...that was until I saw Doctor Sleep was releasing soon.  We missed this movie when it was in theaters, so it was top on my list to pick up when it arrived in stores. But, thanks to the kind folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, they didn't have me waiting until the Feb. 4th release date, as they sent me a screener a few days ago.  It was like Christmas morning, when I opened the mailer to find this movie.  Usually we wait until Friday nights, after the girls are in bed, to watch a date night movie, but I couldn't wait to watch this movie. And, after showing my husband the trailer to refresh his memory about this movie, he, too, didn't want to wait.

If you are not familiar with Doctor Sleep, here is a little about the movie, including the official trailer...

"Dare to go back when director Mike Flanagan continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in “The Shining” with “Doctor Sleep,” a screenplay based on the novel by Stephen King.

The Director’s Cut features nearly 30 minutes of new, alternate and extended scenes, selected by director Mike Flanagan, not seen in theaters. The Director’s Cut will be available on the Blu-ray disc and Digital in the 4K UHD Blu-ray Combo Pack and the Blu-ray editions.  

The supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat and Kyliegh Curran (“I Can I Will I Did”), in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast includes Carl Lumbly (TV’s “Alias,” “A Cure for Wellness”), Zahn McClarnon (“Strike One,” TV’s “Into the West”), Emily Alyn Lind (TV’s “Revenge,” “Enter the Void”), Bruce Greenwood (“Star Trek,” “I, Robot”), Jocelin Donahue (“The House of the Devil,” “Insidious: Chapter 2”), Alex Essoe (“Starry Eyes,” “House of Lies”) and Cliff Curtis (“Sunshine,” “The Dark Horse”).


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. 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."


If the trailer above doesn't get your excited about this thriller, I don't know what will.  :-)  Fans of Steven King will be in awe and at the edge of their seats as they watch Doctor Sleep.  And, once the movie is over, and you get your breath back, get ready for some amazing bonus content which includes the making of this movie, as well a special "From Shining to Sleep" feature, which was a favorite among my husband and I.

I could go on and about how great Doctor Sleep is, but once you see this movie, you will be raving about it, too!  With Valentine's Day fast approaching, Doctor Sleep would make for a great at home date night movie to cuddle up and watch with your sweetie.  If thrillers and Stephen King movies are your thing, then you will want to own and watch Doctor Sleep, time and time again.  


The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Doctor Sleep” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range, and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. It will also feature HDR10+TM, a new HDR technology that optimizes brightness levels and contrast for each scene, making bright areas brighter and dark areas darker to deliver a lifelike viewing experience.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Doctor Sleep” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Doctor Sleep” will be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Fans can also own Doctor Sleep” via purchase from digital retailers beginning January 21.


Doctor Sleep” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:
·         Return to the Overlook
·         The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
·         From Shining to Sleep


On January 21Doctor Sleep” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On February 4Doctor Sleep” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles."



Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.


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PRODUCT                                                                            SRP
4K UHD Combo Pack                                                            $44.95
Blu-ray                                                                                    $35.99
DVD                                                                                       $28.98

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 4
EST Street Date: January 21
BD Languages: English, English-ADS, Spanish, French, Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French,
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Running Time: 152 minutes
Director’s Cut Running Time: 180 minutes
Rating: Rated R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use.


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Dislcosure:  I was sent a screener from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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