While CBS All Access is moving forward with a new adaptation of Stephen King's epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand, this year also marks the 25th anniversary of the first adaptation of the book, directed by Mick Garris from a screenplay by King. As previously announced, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment are celebrating the milestone anniversary this September with a Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of the 1994 miniseries, and as a special treat for Daily Dead readers, we've been provided with two exclusive images that compare the miniseries' original video quality to its vibrant high-definition restoration.

Stephen King's The Stand (1994) miniseries will be released on Blu-ray on September 24th, and if the wait is making you feel like you have a case of Captain Trips, we have just the remedy you need with our exclusive before-and-after images below.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Stand miniseries Blu-ray, and in case you missed it, you can listen to Mick Garris and Stephen King celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Stand miniseries on an episode of Post Mortem with Mick Garris.

"The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story "Night Surf" and presents a detailed vision of the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic, killing off over 99% of the world's population."

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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.