Park Circus distribution appears to be on a mission to bring back to cinemas some of the best films ever made. They mark this coming Halloween with a release of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Screening in over 100 cinemas – for one night only, on 31 October – audiences can enjoy this remarkable thriller on the big screen once again at cinemas throughout the UK, plus selected European and Latin American territories. Accompanying the film on its release to cinemas is a seven-minute documentary, Work & Play: A Short Film About The Shining, directed by Matt Wells for Park Circus.
Now regarded as one of the best horror films ever made, The Shining has had a lasting impact on popular culture and has cult status.Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before—or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder. Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic.
Newsweek called The Shining “the first epic horror film,” full of indelible images, and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was recently selected by AFI as one of their 50 Greatest Villains. Alongside the bonus short film, which brings together new personal reflections from Kubrick’s collaborators and unseen materials from his personal archives to shed light on this unique cinematic achievement, The Shining is ripe for re-appraisal.