Originally aired as a television mini-series, this all-star filmization of Stephen King's gripping epic of good versus evil chronicles the episodic adventures of a disparate group of people who struggle to reestablish civilization after a man-made catastrophe wipes out most of the world's population. The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague, but a few survive and find themselves strangely compelled to head into the West. Good-hearted people follow the voice of an ancient black woman and head for Boulder, Colorado. Bad people follow the enigmatic Walkin' Dude to Las Vegas. It is only a matter of time before the two sides are forced into a climactic battle over the final fate of humanity.~Sandra Brennan
This is a good movie a little dated but the message is there. Stephen King is the best at what he does he may not reach all audiences into main stream filming but if you watch it with a open mind you will enjoy.A new adaption is in in the process of filming hopefully they dont mess it up.This movie is in my top 20 interesting characters and story make it a favorite.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent upgrade from the DVD
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I have watched this miniseries several times, always on DVD, and the quality on Blu-Ray is a huge improvement. The video is extremely clear and shows no signs of unnecessary digital noise reduction. The audio is also excellent, with dialogue clear at all times. The series has held up well over time, and the story is just as relevant today as it was when the book first appeared. Highly recommended.
Having been a Stephen King fan since I was a kid (his fault I am petrified of clowns), This one took me awhile to read with the uncut version running over 1500 pages. When i found out they were doing a mini series i was seriously wondering how they could pull it off if at all since its very ambitious. I was pleasantly surprised. The stand outs are Rob Lowe, Ruby Dee, Bill Fagerbakke (Coach), and Laura San Giacomo. The show down at the end always brings me to tears and gives me chills in a good way. warning though. it is 6 hours long so you may not be able to watch it in one sitting but trust me, its worth it.
If you’ve read the biblical-length King novel, you can rest-assured that this is a faithful adaptation; do keep in mind that it was filmed in the early 90’s, however, and for a major network (CBS - the mind reels at what present-day HBO could do with this material though!). What shines with the blu-ray is the transfer; it looks spectacular, all things considered.
The Stand is one of my favorite Stephen King tv series. I was thrilled to see it was being restored to HD. This won't disappoint you. They restore this by having black bars on the side, but it really cleans up the picture. Also having all 4 parts on one disc is great rather than the 2 dvds in the past. A must own for any fan of 90's tv series.