Synopsis: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
Main Feature: I am a novice to "The Shining," having only viewed it once or twice prior. It was not a film to simply to take at face value. It was something to dig deeper and deeper into after multiple viewings. With this splendid 4K release, "The Shining" can now be seen in the most pristine presentation yet. The colors and grain are vibrant and engaging. The sprawling, maze-like Overlook Hotel and grounds never looked more spectacular. And the crazed Jack is as maniacal as ever. I still don't understand the philosophical allegory going on. Stanley Kurbrick is not the easiest to crack. There is so much going on that I will be sure to watch this great release over and over to fully dissect and see what opinion I have--do I buy into some of the fan theories floating around, or do I devise my own? The only theory I can state is that this 4K disc is beyond beautiful to watch.
Bonus Features: Carryover extras from the 2007 Blu-ray release are on both the 4K and a standard Blu-ray disc. Legit nothing new here to see. A Digital Code of the film is also available to redeem.
Final Call: "The Shining" on 4K disc establishes a new rule: whetehr I am watching or I am not watching, I'm still thinking about it, and that is what makes the film classic and never dull.