The Shining

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, 21st - 25th August 2014
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The Shining

Post by hingethunder » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:50 pm

So for some reason (possibly that reason being the booklet giving the running time as 146 minutes and the big poster at the VUE saying "rare screening of the extended US cut") I thought we were getting a rare screening of the extended US cut.

Oh well, great film anyway and at least the non-rare screening of the shortened UK cut meant I got out in time to see the excellent "House at the End of Time".

Q&A with Jan Harlan was very interesting. Amused by the woman who realised she was in the wrong screen when Jan Harlan was introduced as Stanley Kubrick's collaborator by Kim Newman at the start.

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The Shining

Post by Lunny68 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:50 pm

The screening of The Shining tonight was great, but it certainly wasn't the extended US version as advertised - as I know both versions very well. (The longer cut used to be the version that ITV would show, and I've had a region 1 DVD of it for some time) The fantastic Jan Harlan Q&A certainly made up for this, but does anyone know what occurred, and why we just got the version that most people have seen umpteen times without explanation?

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Re: The Shining

Post by Lunny68 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:51 pm

Ah great minds, posted at the same time!!

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Re: The Shining

Post by STun » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:36 am

Agreed! Jan Harlan Q&A was great
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Re: The Shining

Post by jonbly » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:48 am

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Re: The Shining

Post by Donut » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:42 pm

Suppose i've now seen both versions on the big screen. Was worth it for the excellent and very funny Q+A.

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Re: The Shining

Post by Rob@Sky » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:40 pm

Quick question - what did people think of the shorter version?

I realised I've not seen the 119 minute cut since the mid-90s. All my DVDs/bu-rays have been the longer cut.

Think the longer cut is superior, but be interested to read what the opinion is on pacing / character, etc.
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Re: The Shining

Post by Scrofulous Peasant » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:16 am

One of the very few examples of where I prefer the shorter cut of a film. The longer cut gives too much away in advance. e.g. the first sight of the girls in the corridor has less impact in the longer cut. The pacing is not nearly as good in the longer cut.

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