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The Shining

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    88
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Shining
    1980
    146 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Actors: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

    Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

    Disc Release Date: 1 October 2019

    • Video
      92
    • Audio
      83
    • Extra
      79
    • Movie
      93

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • The Shining was shot using Arriflex 35 IIC and Arriflex 35 BL cameras on 35mm film. The source for this release was made from the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution and then utilised...

    • Audio
      80
    • The English DTS-HD MA 5.1 track manages to entice and enthral with its deep sombre notes and surround environment. The surrounds are used to pick out plenty of ambience, be that guests leaving the hotel...

    • Extra
      70
    • UHDAudio Commentary – With Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown and Kubrick biographer John BaxterBlu-rayAudio Commentary – As aboveView from the Overlook: Crafting "The Shining" – 30-minute feature.The Visions...

    • Movie
      90
    • When Stanley Kubrick turned to horror, he interpreted Stephen King’s, The Shining, and turned it into a must-see picture. Like the best interpretations, Kubrick filleted the novel down to its bare essentials...

    • Total
      90
    • Although stilted on its original release and hated by the book's author, Kubrick’s The Shining really is just that – a Kubrick film. It is almost clinical in its portrayal with an ever-present depth of...

    Blu-ray.com review by Randy Miller III
    • Video
      100
    • What a difference 12 years can make. Warner Bros.' outstanding new 2160p transfer is easily one of the most film-like and natural 4K presentations I've seen for a catalog title to date, and obviously represents...

    • Audio
      80
    • The audio is also not without is own bit of controversy, as the film's original mono mix -- again, like several earlier home video editions, including the 2007 Blu-ray -- is again missing in action. This...

    • Extra
      70
    • The Shining arrives on 4K in a two-disc keepcase with new art, a matching slipcover, and a Digital Copy redemption code. The bonus features listed below are ported over from Warner Bros.' 2007 Blu-ray...

    • Movie
      100
    • Can't sleep, Jack will eat me.NOTE: All 30 screenshots in this review were captured from the included Blu-ray, which is exclusive to this release.Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece The Shining turns...

    • Total
      80
    • Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a certified horror classic and Warner Bros.' new 4K edition makes this nearly 40-year-old film look better than ever. It's a very solid release with only a few minor caveats...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      90
    • When High-Def Digest originally reviewed The Shining at the dawn of the Blu-ray format, we rated that HD transfer at 4.5 stars, which goes to show you how far home video has come in the last 12 years.If...

    • Audio
      60
    • Outside of the transition from 5.1 PCM to 5.1 DTS-HD MA, this appears to be the same audio mix as the 2007 Blu-ray. There's no Dolby Atmos or DTS:X option, nor will you find the original Mono mix.In preparing...

    • Extra
      60
    • Nothing new to report here. The included bonus materials are nearly identical to the 2007 Blu-ray, save for Warners dropping the 4:3 full-screen DVD-quality trailer from the mix. Here's what you'll find...

    • Movie
      100
    • The Shining is one of the most famous movies of the 20th Century, spurning critical essays, conspiracy theories, and even a creative clash between a perfectionist filmmaker and best-selling author. It's...

    • Total
      90
    • One of my all-time favorite movies, The Shining answers the question, what would happen if a cinematic genius adapted a blockbuster horror novel about a hotel with a haunted past? The results are moody...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • It’s important to note that the ultimate goal for any release on home video is to present a film in the highest possible quality based upon its original elements. A film like The Shining has an aesthetic...

    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: The Shining Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Shining Blu-ray Legacy Bonus Material Digital Code...

    • Movie
      100
    • Based on Stephen King’s novel and co-written/directed by Stanley Kubrick The Shining needs no introduction among film fans. It’s truly an iconic horror film that has not only become ingrained in our popular...

    • Total
      91
    • It is making its debut on Ultra HD Blu-ray from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment featuring veil lifting Ultra HD video (including Dolby Vision HDR) and legacy bonus material. If you’re a fan and are...