Horrorklassieker The Shining voor het eerst verkrijgbaar op 4K Blu-ray

Stanley Kubrick’s meesterwerk The Shining (1980), met in de hoofdrol Jack Nicholson, is geremasterd op 4K Blu-ray en vanaf 1 oktober voor het eerst in Nederland te verkrijgen. De film werd gisteravond tijdens een speciale screening vertoond op het Cannes filmfestival in het ‘Cannes Classics’ programma.

De extended edition van 146 minuten wordt voor het eerst op 4K Blu-ray in Europa uitgebracht en zal vanaf 1 oktober beschikbaar zijn. Vanaf morgen,18 mei 2019, is The Shining op 4K Blu-ray al te reserveren op Bol.com.

The Shining wordt beschouwd als een van de beste horrorfilms ooit. Kubrick regisseerde en produceerde de film, naar het scenario van Diane Johnson. The Shining was gebaseerd op de gelijknamige roman van Stephen King. In de hoofdrol speelt Jack Nicholson de iconische rol van Jack Torrance, daarnaast spelen mee: Shelley Duval als Wendy Torrance, Scatman Crothers als Dick Halloran en Danny Lloyd als Danny Torrance.

Hieronder meer informatie in het Engelse persbericht.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES

THE SHINING

TO BE RELEASED ON 4K UHD BLU-RAY

STANLEY KUBRICK’S HORROR CLASSIC TO BE AVAILABLE IN

4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) FOR THE FIRST TIME

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying 1980 horror masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 1. The 4K remastering is of Kubrick’s original 146 minute version of the film which premiered in the United States on May 23rd, 1980.

The 4K remastering was done using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick’s former personal assistant Leon Vitali worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. during the mastering process.

On May 17th, the restored 4K version of the film will be screened at The Cannes Film Festival.

In 2018, The Shining was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”  The film ranked 29th on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills list, and Jack Torrance was named the 25th greatest villain on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains list.  Additionally, the quote “Here’s Johnny” from the film was ranked 68th on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes list.

Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

The Shining Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the film in high definition and the special features in high definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray of The Shining will include more than three hours of previously released special features.

SYNOPSIS

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Ultra HD Blu-ray Elements

The Shining Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

  • Audio commentary by Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown and Stanley Kubrick biographer John Baxter.
  • Video from the Overlook: Crafting The Shining. Enter the terrifying world of the Overlook Hotel as only Stanley Kubrick could envision it.
  • The Visions of Stanley Kubrick. A detailed look at one of cinema’s greatest visual storytellers and his unique ability to move audiences through the magic of unforgettable images.
  • The Making of The Shining. This cinema verite documentary offers a rare glimpse into the directing style of Stanley Kubrick as he interacts with stars Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall and others.
  • Wendy Carlos, Composer. Composer Wendy Carlos reflects on working with complex auteur Stanley Kubrick and developing music scores for The Shining and A Clockwork Orange.

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