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THE SHINING (1980)

THE SHINING <span>(1980)</span> artwork

THE SHINING (1980)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 114

Release dates 31/10/2017, 02/11/2012, 01/03/2004

BBFCInsight strong violence, language

Genre(s) Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Stanley Kubrick

Cast includes Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton, Lia Beldam, Billie Gibson, Barry Dennen, David Baxt, Manning Redwood, Lisa Burns, Louise Burns, Robin Pappas, Alison Coleridge, Burnell Tucker, Jana Sheldon

Summary THE SHINING is a US horror, from 1980, in which a writer takes his family to an empty hotel where he has taken a job as the caretaker.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SHINING is a US horror, from 1980, in which a writer takes his family to an empty hotel where he has taken a job as the caretaker.

Violence

There are a number of scenes of violence or violent threat in which the increasingly deranged central character chases after his wife and child with an axe. In one scene he also kills a man who is trying to help his family, burying the axe in the man's chest. This is not shown in any great detail, however, with the axe wound only visible through the man's coat.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k') which is sometimes used aggressively by the central character towards his wife. There are also uses of moderate and mild bad language, including 'bitch' and 'son of a bitch'.

The film also contains sight of nudity, but without strong detail or sexualisation. In one scene, a naked woman is shown with rotting sores all over her body.

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Details

Title
THE SHINING
Year
1980
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,R.N.I.B.,Park Circus Limited,Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd,BFI Films
Classified date(s)
25/09/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF024623

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