US version of The Shining set for a UK release

Sep 04, 2012

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror is widely considered to be the most terrifying movie of all time.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also, as Martin Scorsese has pointed out, like no other horror film ever made – ‘essentially unclassifiable, endlessly provocative and profoundly disturbing’. The BFI will release a magnificent new digital transfer from Warner Bros. of the US version which has never before been released in the UK and which – at 144 minutes – runs 24 minutes longer than the European version previously seen.

Halloween previews 31 October 2012.

Full information over at the BFI.


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