Eerie New UK Re-Release Trailer for Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

September 18, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Shining Trailer

Jack is back. The BFI have unveiled a brand new trailer for the upcoming UK re-release of the horror classic The Shining, directed by the one-and-only Stanley Kubrick. A full 144-minute digitally restored version of the film will be screening in a few UK cinemas around Halloween - you can find theater listings here. While I assume we've all seen this film and are quite familiar with most of it, it's always fun to watch a new trailer for a beloved classic film. Even Rodney Ascher, director of the Room 237 doc, commented on Twitter: "Impressive new trailer!" The Shining stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone & Joe Turkel. Redrum. "Demands to be seen on the big screen."

Here's the new re-release trailer for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, direct from BFI's YouTube:

The Shining Poster

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. The Shining is the 10th feature film directed by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (made 12 years after he made 2001: A Space Odyssey), co-written by Kubrick & Diane Johnson. It's adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name. The Shining was first released May of 1980 in the US, before arriving in the UK in October that year. The BFI is re-releasing "a magnificent new digital transfer from Warner Bros" of the US version of The Shining in UK theaters, running 144 minutes in total, which is "24 minutes longer than the European version previously seen." For info, visit No word on any US re-release yet. Grab the Blu-ray here.

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  • grimjob
    Ahhhhh, so good! God I love this film!
    • Bo
      Me too, me too. Just a brilliantly made film. Shot on film, of course. The sets, the production design, the exquisite photography. Just high geared stuff and man do I miss seeing another film by Kubrick. Loved his work. Seen all his stuff and must say Barry Lyndon is my favorite. Fact of the matter is that Barry Lyndon is and has been my favorite film of all time for many, many years. Brilliant and very, very funny film! For this one, The Shining, I literally watched it twice in a row at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood when it first came out. Watched it, went to the bathroom, and then watched it again. Loved it even more after the second viewing. Very funny film too. "Here's Johnny"! Kubrick. The Man. Certainly a genius if ever there was one working in film. Glad to see you liked this one as much as me, grim job. Cheers!
  • Efterklang
    A masterpiece, one of my all time favorites.
    I rewatched this recently and can confirm it still stands as one of the all-time greats in film. No matter the genre.
  • ragethorn
    I can't believe 2 of my fav horror films of all-time, The Shining & Blair Witch Project were nominated for razzies. Dude, f(*& that noise! Especially, the Shining? Masterpiece is an understatement.
  • ryderup
    Weird. I just saw this in Sweden on an old 1980's 35mm print. Lovely, worn and magical. Would not want to watch in on a DCP.
  • shiboleth
    First of all, I am absolutely delighted by Kubrick's films. So many of them I really like. I like this one, too. In fact, I think Kubrick made more of this story than any other filmmaker would. As already stated, Barry Lyndon is also one of those I might like the most. But this one, this one is pure atmosphere I always imagined more lightly and was firstly appalled by horror of mental abyss Nicholson's character was falling. But eventually, the ambient and the atmosphere were done marvelously and that won me over much more than all the narrative in it ...
    • Without Jack Nicholson's amazing performance, shining would never have been shining.
      • shiboleth
        Of course it wouldn't, tarek. And, while it was outstanding, I really never focused on his performance, since the whole place was a performance of its own worth. I could even say, I always imagined in that film me replacing Nicholson's character (and his performance, if you will) and living up my experience. The reason for that is that this place and its desolation is so haunting and full of meanings that I really didn't need any character in it. I really thing that true achievement of this film is a depiction of the whole place and its hidden meanings, not reaction to it ...
        • Or his awesomely awesome monologue in Witches of Eastwick... ;D
      • ragethorn
        I don't know about that. He's incredible in it but you're telling me Hoffman wouldn't of nailed it out of the park? I'd say without that location/hotel, the Shining would never have been the Shining. Atmosphere is everything.
        • Hoffman could (have) be(en) a serious contender indeed. But not in the same level of scariness as Nicholson.
  • MzUnGu
    The movie is an classic, this trailer,...not so much.
  • InNolanWeTrust
    Masterpiece gets used all too often but this is truly a masterpiece in my book.




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