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Warner Bros. To Release Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining On 4K Ultra HD & Digital On October 1st

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying 1980 horror masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on October 1. The 4K remastering is of Kubrick’s original 146 minute version of the film which premiered in the United States on May 23rd, 1980.

Now widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining was directed and produced by Kubrick, who wrote the screenplay with Diane Johnson. The film was based on the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King, and stars Jack Nicholson in an iconic role as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duval as Wendy Torrance, Scatman Crothers as Dick Halloran, and Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance.

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.

On May 17th, the restored 4K version of the film will be screened at The Cannes Film Festival.

In 2018, The Shining was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film ranked 29th on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills list, and Jack Torrance was named the 25th greatest villain on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains list. Additionally, the quote “Here’s Johnny” from the film was ranked 68th on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes list.

Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

The Shining Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the film in high definition and the special features in high definition, and a Digital version of the movie. Fans can also own The Shining in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on October 1. The Ultra HD Blu-ray of The Shining will include more than three hours of previously released special features.

Synopsis

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.

Ultra HD Blu-ray Elements

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

Digital Distribution Elements

On October 1 The Shining 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Warner Bros. to Release Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining on 4K Ultra HD and Digital on October 1st.

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Bottleneck Gallery Announces The Shining Print By Bartosz Kosowski

Bottleneck Gallery presents Bartosz Kosowski’s first piece with them, an exceptional illustration for Stanley Kubrick’s creepy classic, The Shining! Bartosz is a Polish illustrator with an eye for simple, yet astoundingly smart and bold artwork. Bartosz interpretation of The Shining features the familiar carpet appearing maze-like with Danny right in the middle. We’ve got three different versions of the print, including an extra special colorway paying tribute to master illustrator Saul Bass’ original poster for The Shining!

The Shining print will be available today at 12PM ET HERE.

The Shining – Red Colorway by Bartosz Kosowski
Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 250
$50 / Set: $145

The Shining – Yellow Colorway by Bartosz Kosowski
Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 250
$50 / Set: $145

The Shining – Variant by Bartosz Kosowski
Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 100
$60 / Set: $145 

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Ewan McGregor To Play Adult Danny Torrance In Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor has signed on to star as the adult version of The Shining‘s Danny Torrance in the upcoming feature film adaptation of Doctor Sleep. Stephen King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.

Doctor Sleep is set to be directed by Mike Flanagan, making it his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald’s Game. Warner Bros. will release the movie on January 24, 2020.

Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance from the original novel. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” There Dan meets Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.

It remains to be seen if this film will serve as a standalone movie that acknowledges the storyline of The Shining or if it will in fact be a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, which was also distributed by Warner Bros.

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Welcome to the Overlook Hotel, A Clever Ad Promoting The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ran a tongue in cheek ad for the Shining’s Overlook Hotel during the Oscars to promote the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 

The ad invited Oscars viewers to call 833-888-0237 and those who called the number spent six-minutes on hold for the hotel, while a recording played a loop of “Shining” in-jokes. The recording ends by inviting patient listeners to visit AcademyMuseum.org. 

The museum will celebrate the art and science of movies—past, present, and future. Its exhibitions and programs will convey the magic of cinema and offer a glimpse behind the screen, illuminating the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking. The Museum will seek to inspire, entertain, and educate all visitors about the rich history of motion pictures and their essential role in our culture.

The museum is slated to open in 2019 and will feature six stories of dynamic spaces, including more than 50,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art education studio, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, a restaurant and café, a store, and dynamic public and special event spaces.

The gorgeous building will house more than 12 million photographs, 190,000 film and video assets, 80,000 screenplays, 61,000 posters, 20,000 production and costume design drawings, and 104,000 pieces of production art.

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Mike Flanagan To Direct The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep

In the wake of the success of IT last year, Warner Bros. Pictures is doubling down on Stephen King adaptations and have enlisted Mike Flanagan to direct Doctor Sleep, the follow-up to King’s classic The Shining.

This isn’t Flanagan’s first go at a Stephen King work either, as the director helmed last year’s sleeper hit Gerald’s Game for Netflix. His other horror credits include Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance from the original novel. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” There Dan meets Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.

It remains to be seen if this film will serve as a standalone movie that acknowledges the storyline of The Shining or if it will in fact be a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, which was also distributed by Warner Bros.

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Warner Home Video To Release The King of Horror Blu-ray Collection On August 29, 2017

Warner Home Video will release the King of Horror Blu-ray Collection on August 29th. In horror one name reigns supreme…Stephen King!  Experience ultimate fear in one 4-film collection!

Films include:

Salem’s Lot (1979) · Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul), a suave antiques dealer (James Mason), and the dealer’s mysterious, pale-skinned “partner” (Reggie Nalder) in this bloodcurdling shocker.

The Shining (1980) · Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a writer acting as off-season caretaker for the Overlook Hotel with his wife (Shelly Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd), in this ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (1985) · In this anthology Quitters Inc. promises to help a smoker (James Woods) kick his habit, a gambler (Robert Hays) is forced into a dangerous bet, and a cat rescues a schoolgirl (Drew Barrymore) from a vile troll.

Stephen King’s It (1990) · Seven children face an unthinkable horror which appears in various forms, including murderous clown Pennywise (Tim Curry). Years later, those who survived vow to stop a new killing spree, this time for good.

Special Features:

Salem’s Lot (1979)

– Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper
– Trailer

The Shining (1980)

– Commentary with Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown and Kubrick Biographer John Baxter
– Making-of Documentary with Optional Commentary
– Three Featurettes
– Trailer

Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (1985)

– Commentary with Director Lewis Teague
– Trailer

Stephen King’s It (1990)

– Commentary with Director Lee Wallace and actors Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, John Ritter, and Richard Thomas

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Funko Announces Pop! Movies: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining

Come out, come out, wherever you are! From Stanley Kubrick’s classic psychological thriller, The Shining comes the Torrance family!

They live in the creepy, mountain-isolated Overlook Hotel, but we won’t hold that against them, as they are now receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment!

Here comes Jack – featured with his signature axe. Wendy and Danny Torrance are shown with knives of their own. Also look for the chilling chase piece of Jack! From the famous end scene of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, frozen Jack! A of 1-in-6 rarity!

Collect them all this Summer!

In addition, look for The Grady Twins available only at Target! Find the chase piece of The Grady Twins, featured in blood! A rarity of 1-in-6!

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Cemetery Dance Announces The Shining: The Deluxe Special Edition By Stephen King

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A Collectible Limited one time printing featuring an introduction by Stephen King, an afterword by Mick Garris and color paintings by Don Maitz.

This is the very first edition of The Shining published anywhere in the world to include Stephen King’s original, uncut 40 page prologue entitled “Before the Play” restored at its proper place at the beginning of the story. This may end up being the only edition to ever present the complete story of the Overlook Hotel as King originally wrote it, so don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Although an excerpt from the prologue appeared in TV Guide in the 1990s, this is the first time the complete prologue has ever appeared where Stephen King intended it to go — right at the beginning of The Shining!

About the Book:

The Overlook Hotel claimed the most beautiful physical setting of any resort in the world; but Jack Torrance, the new winter caretaker, with his wife Wendy and their five-year-old son Danny, saw much more than its splendor.

Jack saw the Overlook as an opportunity, a desperate way back from failure and despair; Wendy saw this lonely sanctuary as a frail chance to prerserve their family; and Danny? Danny, who was blessed or cursed with a shining, precognitive gift, saw visions hideously beyond the comprehension of a small boy. He sensed the evil coiled within the Overlook’s 110 empty rooms; an evil that was waiting just for them.

Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:

– An introduction by Stephen King
– An afterword by Mick Garris
– Includes the complete text of “Before the Play,” Stephen King’s 40 page prologue that has never appeared in any edition of The Shining
– Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
– Printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
– Custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition, custom-made traycase for the Numbered Artist Edition, and custom-made three piece traycase for the Deluxe Lettered Artist Edition
– Epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by Don Maitz
– A different full color dust jacket for the Numbered Artist Edition painted by Don Maitz
– Full color interior paintings by Don Maitz
– Interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
– Special limitation page artwork for all three editions by Glenn Chadbourne
– High-quality endpapers and fine bindings
– Extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the tens of millions of copies of this novel you’ve seen in bookstores over the years!

Published in three states:

Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 3,000 copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and embossed endpapers; and featuring a unique black-and-white limitation page with artwork by Glenn Chadbourne ($95)

Traycased Oversized Hardcover Numbered Artist Edition signed by the artist and limited to only 750 hand-numbered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a different fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and full color illustrated endpapers; a full-color signature sheet featuring artwork by Glenn Chadbourne; and housed in a traycase ($275)

Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Lettered Edition signed by the artist and limited to 52 hand-lettered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound in two different fine materials in a hand-made three piece binding featuring spine hubs, gilded page edges, two color hot foil stamping, and full color illustrated endpapers; a different full color signature sheet featuring artwork by Glenn Chadbourne; and housed in a unique “three piece” traycase ($1250)

The Shining: The Deluxe Special Edition by Stephen King will be available in October 2016. Ordering information HERE.

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Jack Torrance By Nick Comparone

I befriended artist Nick Comparone at a Hero Complex Gallery art show and mentioned to him that I was a huge Stephen King fan and would love him to paint a piece for me reflecting the prolific author’s work.

This Jack Torrance painting arrived in the mail today. Nick paints on actual book pages and cleverly chose the “REDRUM” page. Thank you so much Nick for the gorgeous piece which I will cherish forever; it will be placed amongst my Stephen King collection of books.

For more information about Nick and his work, please click HERE.

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The Shining Poster By Tom Whalen

Tom Whalen created this 18” X 24” 4 color screen print of The Shining. The poster is a numbered edition of 75 and it will be available at The Logan Theatre screening and then on line from Monday, October 27th, 2014, from Gallerie F.

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