The Stand

The Stand

DVD - 1999
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Millions perish, and as small, isolated frightened bands unite, the answers to their perpetual questions to justify this end of civilization are bared in their dreams--revelations that urge some to embrace a path of virtue and others one of darkness. As the opposing forces separate into two camps, the noble elements try to shield themselves from their corrupt enemy.
Publisher: [Calif.] : Republic Entertainment ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Artisan Home Entertainment, c1999.
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (366 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Stephen King's The stand


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Oct 11, 2017

The Stand is a decent enough miniseries adaptation of the source material. Considering that the original material is so obviously R rated, the idea that this PG version was able to get made is pretty incredible. Understandably, it suffers from terrible 90's era made-for-TV-and-VHS era special effects, but the overall story is conveyed in a respectable manner. Get ready to point out a ton of stars from the 80's and mid 90's if it's your first time seeing it.

I never watched the Golden Years, but the Langoliers is, well, another adaptation lacking in the special effects area. I never thought this was one of the better King adaptations, but apparently the book and the movie have a cult following among Stephen King fans.

Jul 13, 2017

I love this so much, I bought it. Yes the special effects are outdated - it's still a great movie. Love Gary Senise and Rob Lowe in this.

Apr 04, 2016

Turgid and way too long. Special effects now dated and the zombies are mostly laughable. Great depiction of how to manage Evil, though: Laugh at it.

Aug 20, 2014

I figured it would be hard to bring "The Stand" to the screen even in a mini-series. Although a lot of the studio work and effects are pretty hokey, and although I miss some of the points they took out, it kept most of the basic material intact.

Mar 02, 2014

The Stand – A have not read the book which is highly recommended by almost every reviewer and fan of Stephen King’s books. I cannot say I enjoyed the six hour long movie as it was hard to follow. I cannot imagine that the book could be that fragmented and somewhat tedious. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.


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