Stephen King's The Stand The Cinematic Cut

Gary Sinise

Miguel Ferrer

Jamey Sheridan

Ruby Dee

Bill Fagerbakke

Matt Frewer

Rob Lowe

Corin Nemic

Molly Ringwald

Laura San Giacomo

Adam Storke

Peter Van Norden

Ray Walston

Quick Info

Release Date March 30, 2020
Running Time 185 Minutes
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (720p/Pan & Scan)
Codecs h.264/AAC
File Size 7.93GB

The Purpose of This Edit

The Stand is a fantastic miniseries. And often unfairly maligned because of the poor visual effects (true) and terribly literal "Hand of God" finale (also true). Despite it's flaws, I have enjoyed this behemoth every time I have watched it. But one thing I could rarely do? Watch it all in a single day. And certianly never in a single night. It runs around 6 hours and 40 minutes.

My goal was simple: Cut back the miniseries into a single-sitting feature-length film. I decided that the final product could be no longer than The Godfather Part II, which clocks-in at 3 hours and 21 minutes. I originally did this edit with a DVD source and it came out okay-ish, but there were both narrative and quality problems. Once I heard that there would be a BluRay release I got very excited to try again.

This Cinematic Cut of The Stand clocks in at a comparatively svelte 3 hours and 5 minutes. And also makes heavy use of popular music for it's soundtrack. Everything from Procol Harem to The Police to Pink Floyd. I think this came out very well and I am excited to share it with you.

Please enjoy, and your feedback is very welcome.

List of Major Edits

What follows is a list of all the major, noticable edits in the film. Every frame was tweaked or updated in some way.


Version 1.0

Compare the original and the Cinematic Cut Side-By-Side

The Titles

The Dreams

The Grading

The Compositing

The Credits