The Shining [Blu-ray]

The Shining [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
, Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
, Danny Lloyd
Danny Lloyd
, Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
, Barry Nelson
Barry Nelson
The Shining [Blu-ray]

The Shining [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
, Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
, Danny Lloyd
Danny Lloyd
, Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
, Barry Nelson
Barry Nelson

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Overview

In legendary director Stanley Kubrick's chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who accepts a job as caretaker of The Overlook Hotel, a luxurious but remote resort closed for the winter, where Jack, his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and their son Danny (Danny Lloyd) will be the only residents for several snowy months. Jack hopes that the solitude will give him a chance to focus on his writing; problems with alcohol have made him abusive and cost him more than one job. While giving the Torrances a tour of the Overlook, Dick Halloran (Scatman Crothers) senses that Danny shares his gift of "shining," the ability to read thoughts and see the spirits of the dead. And there are malevolent spirits aplenty at the Overlook; soon Jack is seeing them as well, and he falls from his shaky stability into full-blown murderous madness, with Danny's powers offering the family's only hope of survival. Nicholson's over-the-top performance is never less than compelling, and it's amusingly appropriate that Jack, bitterly sarcastic while sane, would turn into a gleefully wisecracking murderer while mad. And Kubrick offers ample evidence of his genius as a visual stylist; once seen, such images as Danny's winding through the Overlook on his tricycle, a river of blood pouring forth from an elevator, and the beautiful but dangerous woman in room 237 cannot be forgotten. The Shining was remade as a 1997 TV mini-series, scripted by Stephen King, who objected to Kubrick's version; more faithful to the book, it didn't achieve this film's unnerving power.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2007
UPC: 0085391157106
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: STUDIO DISTRIBUTION SERVS LLC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 2:24:00
Sales rank: 4,116

Special Features

Commentary by steadicam inventor/operator Garrett Brown and Historian John Baxter; 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; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers Dick Hallorann
Barry Nelson Stuart Ullman
Philip Stone Charles Grady
Joe Turkel Lloyd
Anne Jackson Doctor
Tony Burton Durkin
Lia Beldam Young Woman in Bath
Billie Gibson Old Woman in Bath
Barry Dennen Watson
David Baxt Forest Ranger 1
Manning Redwood Forest Ranger 2
Lisa Burns Grady Daughter,Grady Daughter
Robin Pappas Nurse
Alison Coleridge Secretary
Burnell Tucker Policeman
Jana Shelden Stewardess
Kate Phelps Receptionist
Norman Gay Injured Guest
Pauline Chamberlain Woman in Black Gown in Ballroom
Jana Sheldon Stewardess

Technical Credits
Stanley Kubrick Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jan Harlan Executive Producer
Diane Johnson Screenwriter
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