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on 8 August 2008
I won't attempt to review the films as that's been done already.
This package is great value despite the slightly tacky marketing. If you've never seen The Exorcist or The Shining or they are absent from your horror film collection it's well worth a look.
The extras are great, revealing on both the realisation and reinterpretation of two classic horror novels by auteur directors at the peak of their powers who push the technical aspects of film making as hard as they push their actors. Both films have been remastered into 5.1 stereo and look in great shape.
Be warned that The Shining is the shorter version that Kubrick cut down for the UK audience after negative criticsm on it's US release. I'm personally undecided as to which version is better, having seen them both.
The Exorcist is likewise the shorter Theatrical version, but the cut scenes are on the extras side of the two sided DVD. Again, I'm not sure that this isn't a bad thing.
I'd certainly recommend anyone interested in the evolution of the horror film to check these out. They come from an era of high budget horror film making from before the slasher genre became so dominant, and both offer rich subtexts to be mulled over whilst succeeding as glossy entertainment with a few shocks and scares along the way.
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on 20 November 2015
REVIEWING THE SHINING HAVING JUST WATCHED IT.I WATCHED IT ON RELEASE AT THE CINEMA AND TWICE SINCE VIA VIDEO AND FELT THE NEED TO WATCH IT AGAIN WITH STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT AS WHATEVER STANLEY KUBRICK HAS DONE VISUALLY AND SONICALLY HIS WORK IS SOME OF THE BEST.THIS FILM IS BASED ON A VERY STRONGLY DISCRIPTIVE NOVEL BY STEPHEN KING WHO'S WORK NEEDS A MASTER FILM MAKER TO TURN IT INTO A FILM WITHOUT LOSING THE POWER OF THE ORIGINAL STORY.MR K IS THAT PERSON .EVERY CHARACTER IN THE FILM IS FULLY REVEALED,WHERE NECESSARY ,JACK,S SLIDE INTO MADNESS AS HE IS ABSORBED(BACK?)INTO THE FABRIC OF THE OVERLOOK ,SHELLY DUVALL'S DAWNING HORROR AS SHE RELUCTANTLY REALISES HER HUSBAND HAS BECOME HOMICIDAL AND IS TO BE FEARED AND SHE HAS HER SMALL SON TO PROTECT AND ONLY HERSELF TO RELY ON IN A SNOWBOUND AND INCREASINGLY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTAND DANNY LLOYD AS THE SON WHO ALREADY HAS HIS OWN OTHERWORLDY ISSUES AND WHO BEGINS TO SEE HIS DAD AS ONE OF MANY BEINGS TO BE AFRAID OF.EVEN PEOPLE WHO ONLY APPEAR BRIEFLY YOU FEEL YOU KNOW THEIR INTENT BE IT GOOD OR BAD WELL MEANING OR OTHERWISE.THIS IS AN ABSOLUTLY CRACKING FILM AS GOOD TODAY AS ON IT'S ORIGINAL RELEASE AND IN MY OPINION ONE OF THE BESTFILMS EVER MADE.
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on 20 January 2016
I've never seen the Shining,but knew of its reputation.
Very creepy indeed.It has become an instant favourite.
The Exorcist was not as creepy as I recall though.
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on 23 August 2011
I love the shining it is such an enigma of a film. I could watch it over and over. Intense, creepy and addictive, trying to figure out the turn of events throughout the film. You really feel for the wife and want her to make it through OK.
The shining, this was my first time of watching, it's a bit unrealistic but interesting all the same, it is a good film and one i would watch again.
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on 8 June 2015
what a bargain 2classics together if you like this sort of film buy now
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on 10 September 2014
2 Classic Horror films in one. Must get if you havent got them and love the movies. For me, personally, I didnt really like either of the films. I thought they was quite boring, I know they are from a different time.
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on 28 May 2012
I was so chuffed to find 2 of my favourite 'scarier' on one DVD. The product arrived quickly and was in great condition. Fabulous!
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on 4 November 2015
Two cool classics
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on 4 February 2016
love this movie
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on 7 July 2014
very good
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