If you enjoyed revisiting the haunted halls of the Overlook Hotel in Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, then you may be pleased to know that a three-hour director's cut is coming to home media this winter.

Announced by Mike Flanagan on Twitter (see below), the Doctor Sleep director's cut will be released digitally on January 21st, followed by a Blu-ray release on February 4th. The Blu-ray director's cut will also be included on the 4K Ultra HD release of Doctor Sleep, and the theatrical version will be featured on the DVD release.

The 180-minute director's cut will include nearly an extra half hour of footage, adding on to the 152 minutes of the theatrical cut.

The full list of special features has yet to be revealed, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements. In the meantime, you can check out the new cover art below (via Amazon), and in case you missed it, visit our online hub to catch up on all of our Doctor Sleep coverage!

“Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

“Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

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