2020 Adaptation of ‘The Stand’ Coming to Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 5

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.

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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.

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