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Repeatedly voted one of the greatest horror films of all time, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel was originally released in 1980 on this side of the Atlantic. The notoriously perfectionist director then took this original 119-minute cut and created a longer 144-minute version, which he felt was closer to King's chilling, hallucinogenic source text. The original cut returns to selected UK and Irish cinemas as the perfect Halloween treat, preceded by a new seven-minute short Work & Play: A Short Film About The Shining directed by Matt Wells, which includes unseen materials from Kubrick's personal archives. Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who takes up a position as winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in order to concentrate on writing a book. He brings along his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and gifted son Danny (Danny Lloyd). As the snow falls and the temperature plummets, Jack experiences strange visions in Room 237, which slowly drive him to the brink of insanity.