Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep Heads to 4K Blu-ray on February 4th, Includes Extended Director’s Cut

The Digital version of the film will come out a little bit earlier in January.

By Chris Morse

The film adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep from Mike Flanagan is gearing up for its home video release and we have the first details for you today. Arriving on February 4th in physical formats and January 21st on Digital, the release will include the 180-minute extended director’s cut, which contains almost a half hour of footage not included in the theatrical version.

We have no further details regarding the release for now, but you can see below for the cover art and get your pre-orders in on Amazon. It is currently available in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital formats.

Doctor Sleep brings back Danny Torrance, grown up and psychologically traumatized from what happened to him as a young boy. Danny, or Dan as he refers to himself now, spends years drifting across the country trying to find his purpose and deal with his inner-demons. He eventually settles in a New Hampshire town and finds work at a local hospice. He uses his psychic "shining" abilities to comfort the dying, and with the help of a cat that can sense the coming of death, Dan becomes known at the hospice as “Doctor Sleep.”

The cast includes Ewan McGregor (Star Wars prequels) as Dan Torrance, Kyliegh Curran as Abra Stone, Rebecca Ferguson (Life, Mission Impossible: Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes) as Wendy Torrance, Carl Lumbly (Alias) as Dick Halloran, Zahn McClarnon (Into the West) as Crow Daddy, and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Dr. John.

In addition to directing, Mike Flanagan also helped rewrite a script submitted by Akiva Goldsman.

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Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo