"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.~Lucia Bozzola
This is undeniably one of the greatest horror/thriller films of all time. Now this film has been given a facelift that really brings it to life. It sports one of the best 4K transfers out there and is definitely a reference title for all movie enthusiasts.
Fabulous movie. Fantastic addition to my steel book collection.
This review is from The Shining: Special Edition [SteelBook] [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I have never seen the original Shining movie but have always heard about it and/or referenced to it so I decided to finally pick it up especially being part of Best Buy's Deal of the Day and in collectible SteelBook form factor too! I wouldn't say that the movie is that scary but is definitely a thriller and as far as picture quality goes, it looks okay even in 4K but not spectacular. Overall, I enjoyed watching this classic movie and I can finally say that I've watched it!
As a collector, this 4K UHD SteelBook of The Shining is a must-buy. I popped in the 4K disc and was stunned at how great the video quality is. It's very film-like, as movies should be, with little-to-no digital noise reduction, making the movie feel... like a movie. The colors look vivid, and everything looks crystal clear. There's plenty of film grain as well, making this 4K UHD disc feel something like a 1 to 1 copy of a 35mm reel. I love it because it's identical to how films were presented in theaters.
The audio quality is also spectacular. It's not a Dolby ATMOS track, but we do get a DTS track that has plenty of punch with bass, clear dialogue, and surround sound effects. Everything Warner Bros has remastered for 4K UHD and Blu-ray thus far, from The Matrix to Batman, has sounded excellent, and The Shining is no exception. It would have been nice to also have the original audio on here as an option, but it's not a deal-breaker.
If you're a fan of the film, or have a 4K TV and a good surround sound system, this is one of those 4K Blu-ray titles that is worth checking out. I look forward to buying more of WB's 4K Blu-ray releases as long as they continue to put out this level of quality.