The Shining

The Shining

Jack Nicholson
Director: Stanley Kubrick Cast: Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
, Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
, Danny Lloyd
Danny Lloyd
Stanley Kubrick

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"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it's no problem, but Danny's "shining" hints otherwise. Settling into their routine, Danny cruises through the empty corridors on his Big Wheel and plays in the topiary maze with Wendy, while Jack sets up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be disturbed. Danny's alter ego, "Tony," however, starts warning of "redrum" as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the past, and a blocked Jack starts visiting the hotel bar for a few visions of his own. Frightened by her husband's behavior and Danny's visit to the forbidding Room 237, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all day, and what the hotel has done to Jack.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2016
UPC: 0883929547708
Original Release: 1980
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers Dick Hallorann
Barry Nelson Ullman
Anne Jackson Doctor
Philip Stone Grady
Joe Turkel Lloyd
Tony Burton Durkin
David Baxt Forest Ranger 1
Lia Beldam Young Woman in Bathtub
Lisa Burns Grady Daughter
Barry Dennen Watson
Norman Gay Injured Guest
Robin Pappas Nurse
Manning Redwood Forest Ranger
Jana Sheldon Stewardess
Burnell Tucker Policeman

Technical Credits
Stanley Kubrick Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Alcott Cinematographer
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Cook Asst. Director
Diane Johnson Screenwriter
Ray Lovejoy Editor
Kelvin Pike Camera Operator
Tom Smith Makeup
Leslie Tomkins Art Director
Roy Walker Production Designer
Terry Needham Asst. Director
James Devis Camera Operator
Michael Stevenson Asst. Director
Douglas Twiddy Production Manager
Wendy Carlos Score Composer
Stephen King Source Author

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The Shining 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Sephen King's book I went to the movie theater to see this movie back when it was playing in the theaters and despite not being all that faithful to the book I liked it and thought Jack Nicholson was great as Jack Torrance. By the way: I think it needs to be pointed out that Stephen King never actually said that he hated this version of the book. I watched an interview with him on TV and he said he thought this movie was visually stunning and very scary but that some important aspects of the novel were left out that really explained why this family was doomed. The psycological horror of the alcoholisim, etc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''The Shining'' is probably the most disappointing film I've ever seen. I had heard so much about it that when I saw it, I was so disappointed. Some scenes were creepy, but the film mostly just dragged on forever. The length and pacing for the film were unbearable. This is probably the only ''classic'' horror film that just bored me to no end. Jack Nicholson and Scatman Crothers are both great talents, but they seemed to be wasted here. Director Stanley Kubrick seems more concerned with subtle visual details than story or character development. That was what made his sci-fi epic ''2001'' dull and boring. That same thing occurs with ''The Shining''. I was not scared out of my wits; I was mostly bored out of my skull.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shelly Duvall's portrayal of Wendy Torrance was to weepy and Jack Nicholson made Jack Torrance look evil from the start runining most of the movie.
Gorodi More than 1 year ago
Although I am a dear fan of Stephen King novels and nearly all of his works, this film was not the best. The portrayal of the book The Shining in this movie was amazing, but  the acting from the female leading role was atrocious. There are memorable moments in this film, but unless you are willing to slowly arise to the climax of  the story, you may not enjoy this film. It was not one that  kept me very interested, although Jack Nicholson's performance was significant at least.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an instant classic from one of the greatest authors in history. This could be the best horror/dark comedy of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really great movie for it's time and now. Not like the book, but the Remake is much more like the book but can't beat Jack Nicholson's spectacular performance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Shining was so cool . It was so intersting to watch the stages of how a person cracks and finally try to kill his family . The axe scene was the best . When Jack Nicholson yells out 'Herrrrrrrrrrrre's Johnny!' , the movie instantly became a classic . Even if you watch a parody of The Shining , you won't get angry because you know it's honoring a horror great . The Shining RULES !
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Shining has received mixed reviews over the years, but one thing is certain - it is unforgettable. The visual mastery of Kubrick combined with Jack Nicholson's campy performance make this a fantastic odyssey of sorts. The story revolves around a writer (Nicholson) who decides to move into a hotel with his wife and child to spark his writing prowess while caretaking for the facility. From the moment he enters the isolated mansion, he feels an uncanny sense of paramnesia, as if he had been there before. What ensues is his descent into madness as the hotel slowly reveals its horrid past. The images in this movie are thoughtful, detailed, and mind-blowing, and the directing is meticulously crafted. Nicholson may go over-the-top in his performance, but why not? He adds a dark humor to the film which gives it a unique taste. Shelly Duvall has seen better days, but she did what she could with her role, which was not much. Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers were both solid, but what about Grady? I have not read a review that mentions how terrific Philip Stone is in this role. He goes toe-to-toe with Nicholson in their scenes together and is quite eerie. Where was his Oscar nomination? In addition to the acting, there are some fine plot twists and interesting dialogue you may wish to consider at the end of the film. All in all, The Shining is more than a movie, it is an experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. It is sooooo scary, but a great story line. My friends and I love to watch this movie in the middle of the night in my basement.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are not enough stars to rate this film, it is without a doubt the greatest horror film ever made. Jack Nicholson's performance in this movie is absolutely mezmorizing, I consider him to be the greatest actor of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great and legendary horror movie. it is (in my opinion) Jack Nicholson's best performance and Stanley Kubrick's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those movies you have to see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Shining is a very good movie. The overlook hotel was built on a hollywood sound stage. But that thought will never cross your mind when you watch this movie. This movie should have been released in 1979 instead of 1980, because this film is a classic 1970s film. This motion picture was made back before all the over used C.G. scenes were put to use to sell the film. The shining is timeless.Believe me or not I have seen The Shining atleast 100 times. Its the type of movie thats fun to watch.Sit in the chair,get your bowl of popcorn, turn off the light, push play and go check in to the Overlook Hotel and watch Jack go crazy!!!
gravity More than 1 year ago
Director Stanley Kubrick outdid himself in this adaptation of legendary author Stephen King's The Shining. Set in a remote hotel in the middle of nowhere, Jack Nicholson takes his wife and son to gaurd the hotel while it is closed for the winter. However, their psychic son has visions of the hotels gory past and its deadly future intentions. Jack soon looses his mind and begins a rampage through the building after his family. Kubrick directs every scene, every frame with utter perfection. Moreover, the most frightening character in the film is the music score. The eerie sounds alone builds the suspense, along with the high pitch instruments and the low bass of the tubas. Blood and gore dont play too much of an element in The Shining because it doesn't have to. A favorite classic that has yet to be outdone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought the terror had hit the apex, Kubrick jumps out of the dark & plays ''52 card pick-up'' with your ''willies'' again! Or your emotions. 'Like staying up at night? This movie is endless BOO!!! At times I swear you can actually see, ''through your senses'', the thing that is taking over Mr. Torrence. Type-casting is magnificent with Nicholson & Duvall leading the way! All you guys that dream about twins, this movie may take that wind right out of your sails! I make the wager that this would be Alfred Hitchcocks favorite movie. Any takers?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one creepy movie. Even from the opening credits with that opening music. This is probably on my Top 5 list although it might have been number 2. Don't get me wrong, I love this movie, but it could have been so much better, and that is creepy itself. First, i recommend you see this movie before you read the book. If you read the book first, you'll spend more time being mad about parts that should have been left in and you won't get to enjoy the film like you should. With Jack's performance this could have even been a greater movie. Yes, if Kubrick would have followed the novel better it would have been like 4 hrs long but i would have loved to see Danny and the playground scene and Jack with the hedges. Owell what can you do. This is still a classic in my book and should be in everyone's collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite movies. Nobody does crazy like Jack Nicholson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is the greatest movie ever. Im not a horror movie freak. This is not a horror film. This is a great film with great pieces of music that was hand picked by Stanley Kubrick. Most movies have a cheesy score written for it that makes the movie too dull and predictable. All the music in this movie was made years before the film was made. Most people dont realize this. And if you listen closely and watch closely, the final production must have been a bear to put together. Scenes begin and end flawlessly to the music. Especially the Bela Bartok score 'Music for STrings, Percussion, and Celesta'. GO out and find this masterpiece if you can. Plus get anything by Penderecki, he is amazing also. Chow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is another example of Stanley Kubrick's master hand at directing, something which he has elevated to an art. The gloomy imagry, chilling acting, and claustraphobia is juxtaposed to the cold beauty and glamor of the Overlook Hotel, creating a wonderfully eerie atmosphere. Perhaps the only problem is that because it can only be so long, it did not have time to fully and realistically portray Jack's slip into evil and it was not very true to the book. However, it will always be a classic in the horror genre and for fine filmaking alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i didn't really like this movie as much as the book the book was better because it had a nice plot and it just gave you a nice visual. the movie was ok but the soudtrack was pretty good i thought but the actual film i didn't really like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie could possibly be the most scary, psychologically intense film I have ever seen. Kubrick really messes with your head in this movie. He does a brilliant job of demonstrating the madness of a caretaker (Jack Nickelson) as he tries to murder his family. The setting is an isolated, mountain resort, in the middle of winter. This is a perfect setting for this type of thriller. The viewer will be forced to cringe, while experiencing mixed emotions of fear and disgust. The edge of your seat will be worn out because you will be sitting on it for most of the movie. Jack Nickelson also does a superb job of going insane in this movie. You can really feel the madness. After watching this movie, expect to have some of the most horrific nightmares of your life. It really is that scary. This movie is a masterpiece that will never get old.
G-rant More than 1 year ago
Kubrick's the Shining is very different from King's version. However, if you are willing to accept these differences, you are in for one heck of a ride! Overall I'd give this movie a 8.5/10, or 4 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stanley Kubrick's movies never are direct adaptions of the books(if based on one) that they are based upon. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors, but his opinion on this movie is outlandish and childish. When the final version was shone Stephen King attacked Kubrick for not using his novel. The point is why would Kubrick want make a direct copy of a book, and Kubrick knew this, so he made his own version of that story. This movie is as good, or better than the book, and Kubrick is the reason. Sure Jack Nicholson acted superbly, but it is the Direction which really raises the bar. Stanley Kubrick used wonderful camera work to follow Danny in the maze or in the hallways, this is what makes it a directorial delight. Kubrick mixes his sets with emotion and beauty, the colorful sets make the movie even more fun to watch, and with Kubrick's classic moments and wit this movie can't be beaten. This is the best 'horror' film ever made, and it's all due to Kubrick.