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What's cut from Region 2 of Shining

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  1. 11aa11aa

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    Thinking about buying the wondeful Kubrick boxset. However having looked around I've discovered that the UK version of The Shining is 1/2 an hour shorter than Region 1.

    Can anyone enlighten me what is missing from the UK version? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
  2. SILVERBACK

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    Shining, The (Remastered)<br /> <br />R1 - Warner Bros <br /> <br />Fly-on-the-wall 'Making of The Shining' documentary with commentary by Vivian Kubrick<br />English Subtitles<br />4:3 non anamorphic NTSC <br />Dolby Digital 5.1 format<br />Snapper Case<br />Note - 4:3 is the format that Kubrick filmed The Shining in to be letterboxed later.<br /> <br />Buy this disc from Amazon.com and help support Rewind<br /> <br />R2 - Warner Bros <br /> <br />Fly-on-the-wall 'Making of The Shining' documentary with commentary by Vivian Kubrick<br />English Subtitles<br />4:3 non anamorphic PAL <br />Dolby Digital 5.1 format<br />Snapper Case<br /> <br />Buy this disc from Blackstar.co.uk or DVD Street and help support Rewind<br />Rent this disc from DVD Options and help support Rewind<br /> <br />OVERALL : R1 - Identical features and picture quality, no trace of grain from the first release, although resolution should be better on Region 2 (unnoticeable). Region 1 wins due to it being the extended US cut...30 minutes longer than the Kubrick-endorsed UK release.<br /> <br />Cuts <br />R1 - No Cuts<br />R2 - UK version runs 30 minutes less than the US theatrical release. The cuts were Kubrick-endorsed.http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/

    i know it doesnt say what is cut but 30 mins is a joke hope this helped you out <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
  3. Rambo John J

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    From the imdb - <br />

    <br /> Alternate Versions for<br />Shining, The (1980)<br /> <br />Director Stanley Kubrick withdrew and recut the movie about one week after release, removing a scene at the end showing Wendy (Shelley Duvall) at a hospital talking with the hotel manager (Barry Nelson): Stuart Ullman, the hotel manager, tells Wendy that searchers have been unable to locate her husband's body.

    <br />The full-length version runs approx. 145 minutes and is the U.S. theatrical version, available in the USA on VHS, DVD and laserdisc. The UK and Australian video version, however, runs just under two hours (114), omitting about half an hour of footage. British television network ITV screened the full US version of The Shining during the late eighties. The following is a list of all the scenes or parts of scenes not present in the UK version of The Shining.

    <br />The last line of dialogue (spoken by Wendy) in the kitchen scene, the subsequent dissolve, Bill Watson's arrival to the interview (and all his dialogue), Jack recounting his previous jobs and the reason for shutting the Overlook in winter.

    <br />After Danny's vision in the bathroom, the entire Doctor scene is removed (making Anne Jackson's name in the opening credits a mystery), where Danny discusses "Tony" and we discover Jack dislocated Danny's shoulder in a moment of drunken rage, and joined the wagon afterwards.

    <br />The scenes where Mr. Ullman shows Jack and Wendy around the Colorado Lounge, when they walk outside the maze and when Dick Halloran shows Wendy and Danny round the kitchens have been shortened, but not removed completely.

    <br />The scene where Jack, Wendy and the hotel managers first enter the Gold Room and are introduced to Dick Halloran.

    <br />The first shot of Wendy wheeling the breakfast trolley.

    <br />The second half of Wendy and Jack's breakfast conversation where Jack says how he feels he's been to the Overlook before.

    <br />A shot from behind of Jack throwing the ball against the wall, the subsequent dissolve and the line "Loser has to keep America clean, how's that?" (8 seconds in all!)

    <br />Wendy seeing the news and weather report on television in the kitchen while preparing food.

    <br />The title card "Thursday" and part of Wendy and Danny's snowfight.

    <br />Wendy and Danny watching television in the Colorado Lounge.

    <br />The scene where Wendy goes over her plan to leave the Overlook verbally in their room and Danny gets possessed (?) by "Tony", sitting bolt upright in bed.

    <br />Halloran's third attempt at trying to contact them via the telephone and County Office.

    <br />The 8am title card.

    <br />Halloran's question to the stewardess on the plane.

    <br />A long shot from behind of Jack at the typewriter.

    <br />Halloran's plane touching down and phoning his friend Larry to arrange the rental of a Sno-cat.

    <br />The scene where Danny watches Roadrunner (not actually on screen) and Wendy goes to find Jack, taking a baseball bat, just before she goes to find his manuscript.

    <br />Wendy seeing skeletons in the Gold Room.

    <br />Reportedly, Halloran's death scene as filmed is not the one we actually see. The one filmed depicts a much longer, much more graphic death. In its entirety, the scene lasts almost seventy seconds, and is full of gore. Rather then just run up and hit him as seen in the released version, Jack instead runs up, hits him in the back of the head. Halloran screams. Jack pulls the ax back, and then slams the spike on the back of the ax into the base of Halloran's spine. Halloran screams and recoils, and then Jack slams the ax into his back and he falls down. Halloran rolls onto his back and is looking up, and Jack starts to beat him with the ax before he "hears" something and leaves (Halloran rolling onto his back before Jack beat him is why in the uncut version we see Halloran on his back with blood when Wendy finds him, rather then on his face like we see him fall).

    <br />A version of the movie shown by A&E cuts out the entire scene where Jack kisses the ghostly girl who emerges from the bathtub in infamous room 237

    <br />"The Making of the Shining" depicts an item not seen anywhere in the film: A woman's bloody, scarred, severed head. This may be from a scene never shot, or a scene that was in fact shot and never released.

    That should answer the question.

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  4. 11aa11aa

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    Wow - That's pretty comprehensive.

    Thanks.

    Looks like I've been missing out - does make you wonder why some of these cuts were made though to the UK but not the US as some just seem to be tightening up the film - not just because of ultra-violence
     

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