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.