The Shining like you never seen it before

Posted: September 15, 2011, 10:38
Talk Stephen King found this interesting news. Personally I have been waiting for this version many years. Hopefully it will be out on DVD and blu-ray as well.

Rochester New York's Dryden Theater is showing Kubrick's The Shining -- like you've never seen it before. This version includes "coda cut from the original release."

Drew Grant at the New York Observer notes that Stanley Kubrick was a perfectionist. "The Shining is actually in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of takes of a single scene. With that type of fascist filmmaking, you know that anything left on the cutting room floor of the 1980 Stephen King film was cut for a reason."

Grant directs readers to IMDB contributors express excitement at the new footage, saying ". . . it'll be the first time the footage has been seen since the original theatrical showing and before Kubrick had it removed." But they also spot a problem, "The only discrepancy here seems to be the running time they list. 142 minutes. That's the running time for the normal longer version. The Version including the Coda should be 146 minutes."