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Stephen King's The Shining (Mini Series): Special Edition

Released on 10 February 2003

Featuring: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber & Courtland Mead

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. TV miniseries remake of Stanley Kubrick's classic chilling 1980 film.
  • Feature length audio commentary by Stephen king and key cast members
  • 11 additional scenes
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection

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 Excellent series

| | See all KandarianDemon's reviews (2)

I watched the whole thing on the day it arrived, I just couldn't turn it off! It's best to watch this without even casting the Kubrik film a fleeting thought, they are two separate things completely, just watch this and appreciate the great acting, depth of character and background that it gives us.

 Kubrick changed the story for a reason

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This tripe shows you what a mess the great film version of 'The Shining' could have been if the story hadn't been changed from Stephen Kings' dreadful book.The acting is awful especially the talentless,annoying little boy

 The Shining TV mini-series - soft, strong and very very long

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If you like Stephen King's "The Shining" story then you won't be disappointed with this three-part long version, which you can watch in three parts as intended (recommended) or all in one sitting (not for the faint-hearted).

Even if you've seen and love Stanley Kubrick's film version, you'll find that the extra scope given and used by this version's length is a boon and allows for a better telling of the story. For example the whole first hour is spent setting the scene at The Overlook Hotel.

Whilst nobody can come close to Jack Nicholson as a psycho or nut case of any sort (he always looks the part naturally without trying ... Here's Jonny) hence Jack here is somewhat boring and stilted in comparison, Rebecca De Mornay does an above-average job as the leading lady. The one minor irritation to me is the actor who plays the child. It has to be him, as the child in the film version didn't bother me. I can't put my finger on it but he just irritates me. That is, however, very subjective so don't worry about it.

Whilst the film's brilliant scene in the snow-covered maze is unfortunately omitted (why on earth - it's one of the best in the film), you get at least one consolation in actual moving topiary which from memory I think was left to the mind in the film.

The language has been given a subtle update for PC and TV purposes with at least one potentially offensive word being toned down but this doesn't affect anything. Apart from a minor continuity problem in the boiler-house and the usual "Why didn't you do that instead of the other?", there is little to complain about bar the trivial things already mentioned.

Regrettably, being made for TV the sound is only stereo but as usual if you add your flat-panel TV speakers in 3D or equivalent mode to your surround system you get a bit of pseudo-surround that is better than nothing at all.

 8/10

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I liked it but there are a few things that i thought made the original better and it better than the original, firstly i never thought that Jack Nicholson made much of the father actor but he made a brilliant pyscho and vice versa with Steven Weber. also they got rid of what i though was one of the best horror movie lines ever and replaced it with 'Boo'. besides that i thought this was a good mini series

 Complete Rubbish

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This mini-series is, without doubt, one of the worst things I've ever seen - it has the all the atmosphere of a thermos flask and half the excitement. The acting is appalling, the dialogue would make Uwe Boll blush, and I have seen more terrifying things in my toilet than this rubbish.

Having criticised Stanley Kubrick and his psychologically complex masterpiece, the onus was on good ol' Steve King to deliver the goods (the novel is, after all, one of his finest) - what he delivered, by way of his teleplay and executive producer powers, is banal and suspense-free bilge. He also did some third unit directing - I can't believe anyone let him behind a camera after "Maximum Overdrive" left a big skid-mark in the '80s.

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ActorsRebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Courtland Mead, Wil Horneff, Melvin Van Peebles, Elliott Gould, Pat Hingle, Sam Raimi & Miguel Ferrer
DirectorMick Garris
Certificate15 years and over
Year1997
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital Surround
SubtitlesArabic ; Dutch ; English ; French ; German ; Italian ; Romanian ; Spanish
Duration4 hours and 40 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.