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Opening with spectacular aerial shots of a beautiful, mountainous landscape, Stanley Kubrick's horror classic THE SHINING sucks the viewer into his frightening tale with quiet...Read more
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This is absolutly the BEST Stanley Kubrick film of ALL TIME! Jack Nicholson is EXCELLENT in his roll as the father. I really love the way that the film shows Jack Nicholson's ...Read more
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If you havent seen it yet
Jack Nicholson and Stephen king classic must watch!!!! Writer Jack Torrance (jack nicholson)takes a job as the winter caretaker at a isolated Hotel so he can write in peace. W...Read more

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Opening with spectacular aerial shots of a beautiful, mountainous landscape, Stanley Kubrick's horror classic THE SHINING sucks the viewer into his frightening tale with quiet, relaxing visuals--but the ominous soundtrack warns that all is not right at the gorgeous Overlook Hotel. Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, the film stars Jack Nicholson at his eyebrow-raising best in his portrayal of Jack Torrance, a Vermont schoolteacher working at the Overlook as a winter caretaker. The glorious early-20th century resort only operates in warm weather because the snowy roads deny access in the colder months, so Jack brings his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), with him, as well as his young son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who possesses some unique psychic powers. As the Torrances settle in for the long, lonely months ahead, strange, unexplainable things start occurring in the hotel--and in every scene Jack seems to be growing a little more evil and dangerous....Cinematographer John Alcott (who also worked on BARRY LYNDON and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE) allows his Steadicam to float eerily through the deserted halls and corridors of the hotel, creating a creepy air of tension as Jack plummets into madness. Kubrick's obsessive eye for detail is prevalent throughout; the famous scene where Danny rides his toy buggy through the hotel is remarkable for Alcott's gliding camerawork and the desolate sound of the wheels alternately scraping across the hardwood and carpeted floors. Nicholson and Duvall are outstanding throughout, with both actors running the full gamut of human emotions as the film races towards a thrilling conclusion. Supplemented by an oddball cast of dead twin girls, suicidal ax-murdering ghosts, Scatman Crothers as the hotel cook, and many other weird and wonderful figures, Kubrick's film is a pulse-racing treat that is among the best in his inimitable body of work.

Product Details
  • Edition: Special Edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 012569722101

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Genre:Horror/Suspense
Format:DVD
Display Format:Special Edition

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Director:Stanley Kubrick
Leading Role:Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall
eBay Product ID: EPID61660484

Editorial reviews

"...The atmosphere of the hotel is properly menacing and glamorous..."
Variety - Har. (05/28/1980)

"...Spellbinding....Nicholson's Jack is one of his most vibrant characterizations, furiously alive in every frame and fueled by an explosive anger..."
New York Times - Janet Maslin (05/23/1980)

"THE SHINING works as a standalone masterpiece."
Total Film - Jamie Graham (01/01/2004)

"Few monsters are more frightening than the loving and trusted dad (played to tightly wound perfection by Nicholson)..."
Premiere - Premiere Staff (04/01/2004)

5 stars out of 5 -- "With agoraphobic locations and magnificent sets....Truly unnerving to watch."
Ultimate DVD - David Richardson (04/01/2008)

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The BEST Stanley Kubrick film of ALL TIME!

Created: 05/02/11
This is absolutly the BEST Stanley Kubrick film of ALL TIME! Jack Nicholson is EXCELLENT in his roll as the father. I really love the way that the film shows Jack Nicholson's character falls deeper and deeper into madness. Shelley Duvall also does an EXCELLENT job of playing the devoted, and later, terrified wife.

Additionally, the cinematography in the film is EXCELLENT in using various odd angles. Including some shots like the ones where the camera follows the son as he rides his Wheely down the halls of the hotel.
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If you havent seen it yet

Created: 19/04/11
Jack Nicholson and Stephen king classic must watch!!!! Writer Jack Torrance (jack nicholson)takes a job as the winter caretaker at a isolated Hotel so he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel. This movie has enspired alot of famous people it has been shown on shows from the simpson, futurama,family guy ect ..and music sliptknot and 30 seconds to mars ect..and even shown in movies like twister. just watch it really good movie.
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The Shining

Created: 04/05/09
One of the true genuinely scary classic horror films. Unlike many "horror" films that come out now which rely on cheap thrills and shock screams, The Shining is psychologically frightening and hard to stop thinking about days after watching it. Kubrick masterfully builds tension throughout, making Overlook Hotel a classic horror movie setting with the likes of the Bates Motel and the Orca from Jaws. A must see for any film fan, even if horror is not your favorite genre.
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"Great Horror Film!"

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Created: 02/12/09
Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall star in Stanley
Kubrick's 1980 horror film based on Stephen King's
book. An old hotel makes a writer insane when he
takes over as the caretaker. This is a great film
and definitely one of Jack's best. This special
edition has nice picture and sound plus neat
extras. Get this classic.
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Classic

Created: 17/02/11
Classic movie, one of the best horror films of all time. Don't hesitate to purchase it! Great for any horror movie enthusiast!
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