Your Halloween movie marathon just got better. It looks like Jack Torrance and the Overlook Hotel will be joining you with a brand new 4K restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s classic The Shining (1980). Beside that fact that this is a spectacular and well respected film on it’s own, this will be a must watch considering Mike Flanagan’s unofficial sequel Doctor Sleep (2019) will release this November.
The restoration was done using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative. Happily, this will be the 146 minute version of the film. Steven Spielberg and Kubrick’s personal assistant Leon Vitali helped with the remastering of the beloved film. The new restoration will be screened on May 17 at this years Cannes Film Festival.
The 4K Blu-ray combo will have the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray copy in high definition and a digital version of the film as well. The special features included are :
- 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
The Shining was directed by the late great Stanley Kubrick and stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Boyd, Scatman Crothers and Barry Nelson. It is loosely based on Stephen King’s book The Shining which has caused controversy over the years.
Warner Bros. has a release date of October 1st, 2019. Will you be buying the restoration? Is The Shining your favorite horror film? Do you think it’s Kubrick’s best? Let us know on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!