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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ is Getting 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray from Warner Bros.

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Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' is Getting 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray from Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying 1980 horror masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-Ray and Digital on October 1st. The 4K remastering is of Kubrick’s original 146 minute version of the film which premiered in the United States on May 23rd, 1980.

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Now widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining was directed and produced by Kubrick, who wrote the screenplay with Diane Johnson. The film was based on the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King, and stars Jack Nicholson in an iconic role as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duval as Wendy Torrance, Scatman Crothers as Dick Halloran, and Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance.

Synopsis: “Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

The 4K remastering was done using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick’s former personal assistant Leon Vitali worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. during the mastering process.

THE SHINING BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio commentary by Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown and Stanley Kubrick biographer John Baxter
  • Video from the Overlook: Crafting The Shining
  • Enter the terrifying world of the Overlook Hotel as only Stanley Kubrick could envision it
  • The Visions of Stanley Kubrick
  • A detailed look at one of cinema’s greatest visual storytellers and his unique ability to move audiences through the magic of unforgettable images
  • The Making of The Shining
  • This cinema verite documentary offers a rare glimpse into the directing style of Stanley Kubrick as he interacts with stars Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall and others
  • Wendy Carlos, Composer
  • Composer Wendy Carlos reflects on working with complex auteur Stanley Kubrick and developing music scores for The Shining and A Clockwork Orange

On May 17th, the restored 4K version of the film will be screened at The Cannes Film Festival.

The Shining 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray

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