the shining mini-series blu-ray

The Shining Mini-Series Comes to Blu-ray This March

The Shining mini-series heads to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory in March. Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, The Stand, Critters 2) directed the adaptation of Stephen King‘s story.

The Shining Mini-Series Details

After a much-publicized distaste for Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film, Stephen King provided the teleplay for this 1997 mini-series that stars Rebecca De Mornay and Steven Weber as Wendy and Jack Torrance.

As with the original story, Jack and Wendy Torrance along with their son Danny go to live and work in the Overlook Hotel during the off-season. Unfortunately, the hotel has many ghosts from its past that prey on the family. Danny’s struggles with his fledgling power known as Shining appears to only make the situation worse.

The Shining (1997) [Blu-ray]
Credit: Scream Factory

While it has its fans who enjoyed how close it sticks to the book in the early going, many criticized the mini-series for its overly sentimental ending and often cheap look. It was one of many Stephen King mini-series during the 1990s.

Kubrick’s film received something of a spiritual follow up in Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep. That film balanced the best of both worlds as it kept the tone of King’s stories as we follow an adult Danny Torrance acting as mentor to Abra, a young girl with a powerful form of the Shining.

The Shining mini-series Blu-ray is set to be released on March 12, 2024. You can pre-order it now.

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