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5.0 out of 5 stars The best it can look..., 6 July 2009
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This review is from: The Shining [Blu-ray] [1999] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Assuming people are familiar with this classic film, this Blu ray transfer looks amazingly clean and fresh. Great to see older films look as good as if they were released yesterday.I much prefer this shorter directors cut (which was the original theatrical cut actually) rather than the much longer USA version that comes in at 144 minutes. I have owned the longer version but found it bloated and slow, with much reduced tension and momentum. The additional scenes would be interesting as bonus features but do not help the film at all.

This UK release of The Shining on Blu ray is the one to get.... and this shorter version was the director Stanley Kubrick's prefered version. If you've got an old dvd of this I think you'd be pleasently surprised at the difference on Blu ray. The bonus features are excellent too.
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Initial post: 12 Aug 2010 21:50:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2010 22:08:43 BDT
anonymouse says:
Hi, I too prefer the shorter version.

I hope you don't mind if I ask the following question:

Have you or anyone else noticed a problem at 64:00 which is a shot of the pouring blood?

It is a very quick shot, right before Jack snaps at Wendy for suggesting they should leave the hotel.

The shot looks to have some kind of "clear" thick horizontal lines flickering across it.

Otherwise, the quality is faultless.

Just wanting to check if it is my player or the disc.

Thanks so much.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2010 23:14:18 BDT
Hi..... it might just be a fault on your particular disc as I haven't noticed the problem with my copy.
Interesting how the shorter version works better Eh? More isn't always better I s'pose....
Cheers Mouse!
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