Stephen King’s Needful Things: Kino Lorber’s 4K UHD and Blu-ray release will include 191 minute TV cut

Kino Lorber’s upcoming 4K UHD and Blu-ray release of Stephen King’s Needful Things includes the 191 minute TV cut

There are two versions of the Stephen King adaptation Needful Things (watch it HERE): the 2 hour theatrical cut and a 3 hour version that airs only on TBS and has never gotten a proper home video release. That’s about to change, as Kino Lorber has confirmed that their upcoming 4K UHD and Blu-ray release of Needful Things, which is set to be released on July 25th, will contain both the theatrical cut and the 191 minute TV cut! Copies of this release can be pre-ordered at THIS LINK. It goes for the price of $26.57 and only ships to the United States and Canada.

Needful Things was directed by Fraser C. Heston (the son of Charlton Heston) from a screenplay by Buckaroo Banzai director / Big Trouble in Little China writer W.D. Richter. Here’s the synopsis: When a creepy older man named Leland Gaunt moves to a small town in Maine and sets up an antique shop, bad things soon follow. Gaunt has the remarkable ability of selling people exactly what they want most, but his ideal purchases come at a price that involves more than just money. Through Gaunt’s manipulation, the citizens of the town gradually turn on one another, resulting in violence that Sheriff Alan Pangborn struggles to contain.

The film stars Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer, J.T. Walsh, and Ray McKinnon.

Here’s the info on the Kino Lorber release:


Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master (Theatrical Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
Audio Commentary by Director Fraser C. Heston, Moderated by Scorpion Releasing’s Walt Olsen
5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
Optional English Subtitles


Brand New HD Up-Res Master of the 191-Minute TV Cut
New Interview with Screenwriter W.D. Richter
Theatrical Trailer
Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
Optional English Subtitles

I am very glad to hear that the 191 minute cut of Needful Things is finally going to be available on Blu-ray.

Are you a fan of Needful Things, and will you be buying this 4K UHD and Blu-ray release? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Needful Things

Source: Kino Lorber

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