The long in coming sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, did decent box office and garnered mostly good reviews. I mostly liked it until the final act. Well, following in the footsteps of Midsommar, Doctor Sleep is getting a director’s cut that will run exactly three hours, 28 minutes longer than the theatrical version, and this will come out in North America digitally on January 21 and on 4K/Blu-ray on February 4. We don’t know what the situation is regarding elsewhere yet, but I’d be very surprised if us UK-ers didn’t get it too.

In my opinion, the longer version of Midsommar turned a very good film into one within shouting distance of a masterpiece. I’m not sure that I’ll feel the same about Doctor Sleep as we’ll still get that cringey [in my opinion] last section, but I’ll be checking out this cut anyway.

You can read David Smith’s review of the theatrical cut here


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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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