July 19, 2021
CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will release the latest adaptation of author Stephen King’s best-selling 1978 novel The Stand on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Oct. 5.
The Stand depicts an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors navigating the post-pandemic world. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man, who tries to construct a new civilization based on destruction, power and torture.
The cast also includes James Marsden and Odessa Young.
The Stand was originally released in nine parts on the CBS All Access (now Paramount+) streaming service in late 2020 and early 2021.
The 2020 version will also be included in a two-pack paired with the four-part, six-hour 1994 miniseries adaptation. The “Stand” double-feature collection also arrives Oct. 5, as a four-disc Blu-ray or five-disc DVD set.