Review: King on Screen
Blu-ray: King on Screen (2022)
What can I say about Stephen King that hasn’t been said already? Known predominantly as a horror author, his written work has covered supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy, as well as being made into more movies and television shows than you can shake the proverbial stick at.
King on Screen showcases his novels and short stories that made it to the cinema and TV screens across the world, beginning in 1976 when Brian de Palma directed Carrie, the first novel by Stephen King.
Clips from the shows/movies are shown, as well as behind the scenes footage too, all adding to the stories told by the people who brought his words to life.
Hollywood legends Frank Darabont, Tim Curry, Tom Holland, James Caan and Mike Flanagan are just some of the people who get to tell their very interesting and entertaining stories of adapting King’s stories to the screen, some more successfully than others, but all made with a passion and dedication to creating the best possible onscreen version of the stories.
A sign that this documentary definitely did its job is that as soon as the end credits rolled I immediately wanted to rewatch all of the movies, many of which I haven’t watched in a long time.
Whether you’re a fan of Stephen King or not, this documentary gives some real insight into how his work has influenced so many people and makes you appreciate even more the output of a man who has created so many memorable stories.
Signature Entertainment presents Stephen King on Screen on Blu-ray 25th September.
Review by Dave from a streaming link kindly supplied by Signature Entertainment.