After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »
A young woman, while house-sitting for her Aunt, finds that one of the household's beloved dogs has died. Now she must take care of the body, according to the wishes of her Aunt. Based on a true story.
Television adaptation of Stephen King novel that follows a recovering alcoholic professor. He ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles in, only to see visions of the hotel's long deceased employees and guests. With evil intentions, they manipulate him into his dark side which takes a toll on he and his family.Written by
The Stanley Hotel is built in a "snow shadow" where there is little snow, which is why they build a summer resort hotel there. There was very little snow during the 1996 film shoot except for one really heavy snow that blanketed things late in the shoot (mentioned at 0:46:56 in the episode 2 DVD commentary). See more »
When Jack goes to the shed to look at the Snow-machine, just after he picks up the note, you can see the arm of a winter jacket of a crew member on the right part of the screen. You can also see the boot of the crew member at the bottom of the screen. See more »
[Addressing the Overlook Hotel]
Hello, you old bitch. You're just as ugly in wintertime as you are in summertime.
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DVD contains 11 deleted scenes:
Danny at the doctor's office; they briefly discuss Tony.
Brief scene with Danny and Jack conversing.
A brief scene where the Torrences step outside the hotel and observe that they are snowed in.
A scene which originally occurred after the "217 lady" scene. Jack says that Wendy and Danny can leave the hotel ASAP and that he will stay. He also shows Wendy the lipstick he found, and describes how he believes Danny's strangle wounds were self-inflicted.
A fireside chat between Wendy and Danny, in which he tells her that he hears the ghosts in the hotel, talking, laughing, and screaming.
Two scenes which originally occurred after Jack is locked inside the vault. Wendy leaves Danny to get some food, and Danny tells her that he called to Dick. Then a scene in which Wendy returns and Danny says that Dick may not have heard him.
A brief scene showing Grady releasing Jack from the vault, and Jack exiting and grabbing the mallet.
A brief scene in which Danny encounters a female ghost, and he tells her he isn't afraid of her, that only his father can hurt him now. The ghost vanishes, and Jack then appears to "punish" him.
A climatic ballroom scene in which the "party guests" and the orchestra all melt in gruesome fashion.
An outtake featuring orchestra conductor Gage Creed (played by Stephen King) melting in gruesome fashion.
The 1997 version of The Shining is an excellent adaptation for fans of the book. For everyone else, it is entertaining but overshadowed by the uber-famous 1980 film (though to be honest, it's like comparing apples with Cadillacs). This film is best watched either three days in a row or all at once. Weber delivers a great performance as the haunted and tragic Jack Torrence and DeMornay surpasses Shelly Duvall in the role of Jack's patient but cautious wife, Wendy. Melvin Van Peebles is okay in the role of Hallorann but I found myself missing Scatman Crothers. Courtland Meade as Danny takes some getting used to, and I'll leave it at that. And even though it appeared on network television during sweeps, it contains a surprising amount of violence (especially during Jack's confrontation with Wendy in part three) and gore (especially in part two). Definatly worth a watch.
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