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Kubrick's 'The Shining' to be released on UHD Blu-ray in October

21 May 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, one of the greatest horror films ever made, will be re-released in 4K HDR on UHD Blu-ray and streaming this October.

Here's Johnny

Warner Bros has announced that Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, based on Stephen King's novel and starring Jack Nicholson in his iconic lead role, will be re-released based on a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative.

The restored 4K version of the film will also be presented in High Dynamic Range with a wider color space and an expanded luminance range "for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before". Steven Spielberg and Kubrick's former personal assistant Leon Vitali oversaw the remastering.

The Shining is heading to UHD Blu-ray and will also be released for streaming in 4K HDR. Warner Bros confirms that it will be available on "Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, and others", which presumably includes iTunes.


The Shining UHD Blu-ray


There is some confusing over the runtime. Warner Bros says that the "4K remastering is of Kubrick’s original 146 minute version of the film which premiered in the United States on May 23rd, 1980" but specifications state that it has a runtime of 144 minutes. This suggests that the hospital epilogue scene, which was cut just a few days after release, remains lost.

Hollywood studios are busy remastering classic movies in 4K HDR these years. Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey has already been re-released in 4K HDR and Dr. Strangelove has been restored in 4K for theatrical release, although no announcement regarding a home release has been made.

The Shining premiered in 1980 and Johnny will return almost 40 years later on October 1, 2019. The UHD Blu-ray combo pack will cost $42 dollars.

The Shining - UHD Blu-ray

Standard Street Date: October 1, 2019
EST Street Date: October 1, 2019
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, German,
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Arabic, Complex Chinese, Castilian Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German SDH, Hungarian, Italian SDH, Italian Forced, Japanese, Japanese, Forced, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai
Blu-ray Languages: English 5.1, Dolby Digital: English 5.1, Français 5.1, Espańol 5.1
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Français, & Espańol
Running Time: 144 minutes
Rating: Rated R

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Arabic, Complex Chinese, Castilian Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German SDH, Hungarian, Italian SDH, Italian Forced, Japanese, Japanese, Forced, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai
Extras
The Shining Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released 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



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