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ROOM 237 - BEING AN INQUIRY INTO THE SHINING IN 9 PARTS

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ROOM 237 - BEING AN INQUIRY INTO THE SHINING IN 9 PARTS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 102m 26s

Release date 26/10/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence, horror and nudity

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Rodney Ascher

Cast includes Bill Blakemore, Buffy Visick, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ROOM 237 - BEING AN INQUIRY INTO THE SHINING IN 9 PARTS is a documentary about possible hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick's film THE SHINING. It is rated 15 for strong violence, horror and nudity.

The documentary contains back-to-back clips from THE SHINING and other films, accompanied by commentary. These include the scene in THE SHINING in which a naked woman stands up in a bath and embraces a man. There are also scenes from other films that feature topless women.

The documentary includes some of the horror moments from THE SHINING, such as repeated shots of blood spilling from a lift and sight of dead twins soaked in blood. We also see a man being stabbed with an axe. Clips from other films include part of the nightmare sequence from AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, in which storm-troopers in masks burst into a home. There is also sight of a boy falling onto spiked railings in a dream sequence from SPELLBOUND. None of the violence dwells on detail or injury.

There is a brief written reference to incest, when we see a close up of a magazine cover.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.

Details

Also known as
ROOM 237
Distributor(s)
Metrodome Distribution
Classified date(s)
14/09/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
102m 26s
Approved footage
9219+0
BBFC reference
AFF294144
Registration number
CFJ27002

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