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EDITOR'S NOTE: According to a Warner Home Video technician involved in the production of The Stanley Kubrick Collection, Kubrick authorized all aspects of the Collection, from the use of Digital Component Video (or "D-1") masters originally approved in 1989, to the use of minimalist screen menus, chapter stops, and (in the case of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining on DVD) supplementary materials. Full-screen presentation of The Shining and Full Metal Jacket was also approved by Kubrick, who recomposed his original framing, reportedly believing that those films looked best on video in the full-screen format. (In fact, the original theatrical aspect ratio of The Shining was 1.66:1, meaning that a relatively small portion of the image is lost.) Kubrick also chose mono over stereo, believing that inconsistencies in theatrical sound systems resulted in loss of control over theatrical presentation. In every respect, the Warner spokesman said, the films in the Collection remain as Kubrick approved them. Any future attempt to remaster or alter them would have to be approved by an appointee of the Kubrick estate.
OK movie. Of course it is not near as good as the book. I also preferred the mini-series to this one as well. Has a few iconic scenes that will stick with you forever.Published 2 days ago by Sprinklemonkey
Great movie, kept me on the edge of my seat. One of Stephen Kings best!Published 4 days ago by Maria Davis
Unique and important movie. Though some of its inventions have been repeated to the point of cliche now, much of the cinematography and imagery is still fresh and entertaining. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Trevor Adams
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|The USA release is 144 minutes!||
I wish there was a way to see the first version that was released in the states that includes a scene in the hospital with Wendy, Danny and Ullman. I remember seeing the movie in the theaters with my dad, but we must have gone after Kubrick pulled the movie and cut that scene out.
Nov 5, 2009 by Ivan Samuelson | See all 5 posts
he's a biology teacher. Just google his name(Images) to see his pic of a couple of years ago.
Feb 24, 2009 by Tony Kelly | See all 3 posts
|US commentary vs UK?||
I can confirm since I bought both U.S. 144min. version on DVD , then Blu-Ray , and U.K. 119min. version on DVD that the commentary track is the same one on both
Mar 27, 2011 by Gerry | See all 5 posts
According to http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/d
Oct 20, 2007 by Raymond Benson | See all 4 posts
|Like Kubrick's version better than the 1997 longer tv version? I...||
I do like both, but I like the 1980 version better. While Stephen King is a better storyteller (imho), Stanley Kubrick is a better filmmaker (imho). In addition to that, the budget and acting talent push the 1980 version over the top. Since we're on it though, Stephen King actually initiated the... Read More
Jul 1, 2011 by P1 | See all 6 posts
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