Writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), a former alcoholic, accepts a job as the winter caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, isolating him, his wife (Shelley Duvall) and their psychic young son until spring. But when the first blizzard blocks the only road out, the hotel's stored energy from evil past deeds begins to drive Jack insane...a and there may be no escape for his family in this haunting story of madness, memory and violence.
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Vivian Kubic's Behind The Scenes Documentary
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Vivian Kubrick's Documentary: The Making Of The Shining With Optional Commentary
3 Mesmerizing New Featurettes: View From The Overlook: Crafting The Shining, The Visions Of Stanley Kubrick And Wendy Carlos, Composer
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Haunting and now in high definition!
- The Shining review by Jawbreaker
The Shining is a classic film, with great performances from Nicholson and most of all Duvall. Kubrick does horror in such a visually lavish style that he raised the benchmark for years to come. The blu ray transfer here is excellent, remarkable for a film this old. Kubrick was a stickler for detail and not cutting corners financially to ensure his standard was maintained. This means the clarity of the print is worth the price alone. The production team have gone that extra mile by including several informative documentaries, including one directed by Stanley's daughter. As a relative she had total access during filming, thereby putting together a behind-the-scenes like no other for its time. The Shining remains an atmospheric entry in the arsenal of Kubrick, all the added extras make this a superb package.
The film is a classic no question Jack Nicholson is incredible,nobody could have played it better and the music is great too. the reason for the 3 starts is because the picture is only only about 20% better than upscaled dvd version i know the film is 30 years old but if the picture is almost the same why bring it out?
The picture of Jack Nicholson pushing his face through a smashed door panel must be one of the most famous film covers ever. The film itself has got to be in the best known horror top 10. Don't let this build up the film too much, because although it is a good horror film, it is not as horrific as many others and not to my mind either well scripted or well filmed. I did like some of the scenes particularly the young lad pedalling around the empty hotel the noise of the wheels on the rugs alternating with the parquet floor, and the best moment of tension is of the boy running through a snowy maze trying to cover his tracks. If I hadn't been expecting so much it would have been better.