90 Years, 9 Days: ‘The Shining’ (1980)

Throughout the medium’s history, a handful of Blu-rays have stood-out as exemplars of what the high-definition disks are capable of, making decades-old movies look like they were made yesterday. The Warner Bros restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s seminal horror classic “The Shining” is easily one of them.

The adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of a father suffering from writer’s block and the strange goings-on at the Overlook Hotel is included in the 50-film “Best of Warner Bros” collection in the same edition that hit the market a few years ago with the rest of Kubrick’s work. The clarity of the restoration still stands out and matches the beautiful photography of the original film.

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