Halloween is the perfect season to revisit some of your favorite horror films. If you’ve got friends who are into marathons or horror sessions, it’s made even better when you all gather together for a night of carnage, scares, and terror. Today, Warner Bros Home Entertainment is ensuring this Halloween will be a success with the announcement that Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and digital!
This 4K edition will be Kubrick’s original version, which ran 144 minutes. 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.
I’m willing to bet that this restoration was helped in part because of Spielberg’s use of The Shining in last year’s Ready Player One.
“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 film will release on October 1.
Ultra HD Blu-ray Elements
Audio commentary by Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown and Stanley Kubrick biographer John Baxter
Video from the Overlook: Crafting The Shining
o Enter the terrifying world of the Overlook Hotel as only Stanley Kubrick could envision it
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick
o 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
o 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
o Composer Wendy Carlos reflects on working with complex auteur Stanley Kubrick and developing music scores for The Shining and A Clockwork Orange