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The Shining [SteelBook] [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [1980]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Suspense/Horror Movie

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    wfk1961
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    It is well known that the writer of The Shining Stephen King detested Stanley Kubrick's adaption of this novel. The novel focused on the evilness of the hotel and the main character's struggle to overcome his own personal issues and the hotel's presence. In the movie the focus is more on the main character's descent into madness with the help of the hotel. Both the book and movie are equally successful in their different approach. Very seldom will a movie depart from the source material and be so successful. I watched the original when it was released in 1977 and still enjoyed it on blu-ray. It ages very well.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

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    Kamahama3x
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    The Shining is one of the horror genre's most notable films. Made in 1980 by the late, legendary Stanley Kubrick, the film stands out as not only one of his best but probably the best Stephen King adaptation as well. Though not nearly as true to the book as the later TV-movie would be, it is undoubtedly darker, more macabre, and ultimately superior to that version. Kubrick was a genius behind the camera, giving us long, beautiful shots, allowing us to take in both the beauty and the horror of the Overlook Hotel. For those who have yet to see the movie (and honestly, who hasn't at this point?), do yourself a favor and buy it today! Disappointment is impossible.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie.

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    Moose
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    I enjoy reading sci-fi, fantasy and horror; and, I enjoy reading Steven King. However, not all books make it to movies in one piece. This is when you'll see on the screen: "Based on a book by Steven King," or whomever. "The Shining" is a movie based on a Steven King book. I thought that the book was very well written and frightening; however, a lot of Steven King's book didn't make it to the screen; but, the movie was good in its own right. If you have never read Steven King's book, this movie will be excellent (5 out of 5 stars); however, if you have read Steven King's book, the movie will be good (3 out of 5 stars).

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4 stars for creepiness & complex content

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    ChoirLoft
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    The long camera dolly across the Gold Room into a tight focus upon the framed wall photo, resonating with the tones of Ray Noble's 1934 recording of Midnight The Stars And You says it all. Too little has been written about Shelley Duvall's appearance in this movie. It was her last good one. Stanley Kubrick wrecked her career (and some say her mind) on this project, but in the process inspired a stunning performance from Duvall not seen before or since. She has a kind and gentle heart and ought not have exposed herself to Kubrick's madness. As always Nicholson excells as the caretaker of his own private asylum.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kubric is a master cinematographer

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    M4nInBl4ck
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    Jack Nicholson stands out in a movie where he spends 90% acting against himself. The suspense was brilliant, but I didn't realize it was a Stephen King adaptation (which explains the weird mystical twist involved). I wasn't as scared because I have long been jaded by horror films, but this was excellently done. Scatman Corruthers was an excellent supporting character, who brought a good spirit to the film. I recommend everyone see ti at least once.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    CLASSIC

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    ZombieBatman
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    This movie along with the original Halloween began my love for horror movies. I have been holding off buying this movie until they release it in steelbook, and now they have and this is a great addition to my collection. Only downside is there is no digital copy included with the movie.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of Kubrick's best

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    GC11
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    The move to Blu-ray makes the move great however I had an issue with the turning the sound up and down depending on the scene. If it was a slow scene, then I saw myself turning the volume up but when their was an action scene, I would have to turn the volume down. Overall I am happy with the purchase and it is a classic that any Kubrick fan should have

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    REDRUM=MURDER

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    gusvelasco94
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    In this classic Stephen King horror tale you will be creeped out in the most horrible ways. Starring Jack Nicholson & Shelly Duvall & directed by one of the greatest film makers of all time. With some of the most iconic horror scenes brought to live from the the novel. Witness true horror and suspense.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice presentation of a classic film

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    Kyloren15
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    A classic horror film from the awesome director Stanley Kubrick. Pretty good remastering job on this 1980 film, but I have seen better on other films from that era. Sound and picture quality are both “very good”.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Horror Movie

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    Alfie513
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    This movie stars Jack Nicholson, enough said. I had not seen thie movie in years but my granddaughter said she would like to see it so we went to Best Buy and picked it up. She thought it was great. I enjoyed seeing it again.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't expect HD quality

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    socalJerry
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    The movie is amazing, as we all know. The movie looks pretty good, but not like a native HD movie. I viewed this on a bluray player hooked up to a Sony XBR75X940E. Let the movie experience begin!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Horror Film

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    JimmySTL
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    This movie is a classic. It is slow at the beginning (be patient) but it gets progressively creepier. This gave me nightmares as child (thanks, Dad). I can't wait until my kids are old enough to show them!!!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic horror at it's finest!!!

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    Deez
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    Never truly watched The Shining in its entirety, always only saw bits and pieces on television. But something compelled me to go out and buy this movie, and I must say I don't regret it one bit. Horror at it's finest!!!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gift for the young movie buff

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    NYSFNFLMOM
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    I bought this movie for my teenaged son who is quite the movie critic. The price was right and it was fun to revisit this classic from a younger person's perspective. The movie is now a part of his permanent collection.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Older Movie Still Has It!

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    Dragonfly
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    Even though this film was made in the 1980's, it is still a thrill ride. Starts off slow, then gains momentum that it's schockingly frightening! I still love it! And if you love Jack Nicholson, this is where He Shines!!!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good to see the original

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    maluhia
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    Reading the book then watching the movie was better than the other way around because the book was about the boy and the movie was about the father. The sequel should be better with new CGI effects available

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie at a great price!

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    Mack
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    So I was sent an email from Best Buy with a $5 reward certificate that was about to expire soon and went to the store and found a great horror movie- The Shining- for exactly that amount! Score!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for steelbook collectors

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    Doug
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    Great movie to put on steelbook, I would give it 5 stars if it came with digital code as well. I would've paid extra for that too.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Family Viewing

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    Roland
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    The ONLY King Flicker I enjoy. About a Family Hotel Sitting in Colorado when all of a sudden things go awry.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great looking steelbook.

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    Manafanatic
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    Bought this cause I hadn't seen it in years and didn't have it in my collection. Plus, Ready Player One stoked those memories.

    I would recommend this to a friend