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Offline JackT

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2013, 01:57:08 PM »
So is the extra the Director's original cut? I thought this one had more than the initial release of the Director's cut. I'm all confused now. I dont remember seeing skeletons sitting around a table in the bar.

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2013, 02:14:23 PM »
I dont remember them. I'm probably overdue for a rewatch anyway.

So there's the original cut and now this cut, or is this the original cut but just being released in the UK because they didnt get the original cut?

Farrrk this is doing my head in LOL

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2013, 03:05:02 PM »
That scene actually really scared me, just seeing how demented he had become.

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2013, 11:30:19 PM »
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/alternateversions?ref_=tt_ql_trv_5

I believe there's a different cut of the film that was released in America that runs for 144 minutes.  That's the version I saw last night. 

The rest of the world got the 113 minute version, which is supposed to be Stanley Kubrick's true director's cut.  After seeing both versions I hugely prefer the 113 minute version. 

The 144 minute cut adds too much needless exposition and slows the film's pacing too much.  Although it did add a bit more depth to the characters and explained some more things.  Still, I could've done without it, and I'm glad I grew up watching the 113 minute version.

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2013, 12:09:44 AM »
Thanks Count. I'm pretty sure I've seen both of those so back on track now (I thought maybe there was a third). I agree, the 144 minute version does drag it out but I now need to see it again after reading this thread.

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2013, 12:37:40 AM »
The third version has a different ending but Kubrick removed it from initial prints and it's nowhere to be found.

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2013, 12:49:14 AM »
Oh well there you go. I kind of wish all releases were Directors cuts from the get go.

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2013, 09:09:43 AM »
what the fuck...I had no idea about any of this..tahnks for the info guys!
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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2013, 10:43:17 AM »
Everytime I watch this.. I see a deeper meaning..

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2013, 08:39:51 AM »
I love the shots when everything is centered.  For example they walk down these huge hallways and are always centered making it look as if theyre so small.. which imo eludes to the fact that these people are so small in this huge hotel
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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2013, 04:06:41 PM »
Nice one, DG. I really like that as well. And there's something about the camera angle with Danny in the maze where he just looked so tiny. Made me just want to pick him up and get him out of there.

I really need to see this again.

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2013, 05:15:31 PM »
I love Stanley Kubrick's compositions.  He's a photographer, so he knows all about composing a frame.  It also goes with the film's theme of mirrors.  You'll notice that whenever Jack Torrance speaks to a ghost, he's looking at a mirror (or reflective surface).

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Re: The Shining (1980)
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2020, 08:20:32 PM »
The Shining (1980)



One of the greatest if not THE greatest horror movie of all time.

The Shining (1997)



This is actually not too bad.  Worth at least one watch.

Doctor Sleep (2019)



A bit mixed on this one.  Some things I like, some things I don't.