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1408, Based on the Stephen King Short Story, Hits DVD on October 2nd

1408 DVD cover art


From Dimension Films and Genius Products, Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD Checks In On October 2 With An Extended Director’s Cut Of The Film And An All New Shocking Alternate Ending!

“Ranks with The Shining as one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever!”
– Pete Hammond, Maxim

SANTA MONICA, CA – Garnering $72 million at the box-office, 1408 arrives as a Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD October 2, 2007 from Genius Products and Dimension Films. John Cusack (Identity, Runaway Jury) gives a chilling performance as a best-selling author who specializes in debunking the paranormal. For his latest novel, he checks into the Dolphin Hotel’s infamous room 1408 where there have been 57 deaths since its opening and shortly discovers that unlike his previous “haunted” encounters, the terror of room 1408 is real! Based on King‘s story published in the Everything’s Eventual Collection, 1408 was brought to the screen by director Mikael Hafstrom (Derailed), and also stars Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane, Star Wars films) and Mary McCormack (“The West Wing”).

John Cusack as Mike Enslin from 1408

Featuring an extended director’s cut with a surprising alternate ending, the theatrical version of the film, five deleted scenes, collectible Dolphin Hotel postcards and much more (see details below), the 1408 Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $32.95. Additionally, a single disc DVD of the theatrical version of the film will be available in both widescreen and full screen formats for the suggested retail price of $29.95.


Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin (Cusack) believes only in what he can see with his own two eyes. When he insists on staying in the reportedly haunted suite 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel against the grave warnings of the hotel manager (Samuel Jackson), he discovers the room’s deadly secret – an evil so powerful, no one has ever survived an hour within its walls.

2-Disc Collector’s Edition: Bonus Features
• 5 Deleted Scenes
• Commentary By Director Mikael Hafstrom and Writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
• The Secrets of 1408 – A Behind-the-Scenes Look
• John Cusack on 1408
• Inside Room 1408

Standard Edtion: Bonus Features
• John Cusack on 1408
• Inside Room 1408

DVD Basics:
Street Date: October 2, 2007
Prebook Date: August 21, 2007
Price: $32.95 (Collector’s Edition); $29.95 (Standard Edition)
Catalog Numbers: 80774 (Collector’s Edition); 80530 (Standard – Widescreen); 80531 (Standard – Full Screen)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 104 minutes (Standard); 112 minutes (Collector’s)
Audio: English Dolby 5.1 (Collector’s); English & French Dolby 5.1 (Standard)
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Closed Captioned

About Genius Products

Genius Products, Inc, along with The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, together owns Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Asia Extreme™, Discovery Kids™, Dragon Dynasty™ , Dimension Films™, ESPN®, IFC®, RHI Entertainment™, Sesame Workshop®, The Weinstein Company® and WWE®. Genius Products, Inc. is the managing member of Genius Products, LLC, in which it holds a 30% equity interest.

About The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corp. in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under TWC banner. The Weinsteins are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for TWC.