Room 237 (US - DVD R1 | BD RA)
IFC has specs & cover art for the release of Rodney Ascher's Shining documentary
Starring: Stanley Kubrick
Released: 24th September 2013
SRP: $29.98, $27.98
Following a ride of critical success, IFC is releasing Rodney Ascher's
Room 237on Blu-ray and DVD.
Quote: Many movies lend themselves to wide-ranging interpretations, but few as rich and mysterious as The Shining, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel. In Rodney Ascher's ROOM 237, we hear from people who have developed complex theories about the film and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director's unforgettable shocker, in which a family man (played by Jack Nicholson) descends into madness while serving as the off-season caretaker of a deserted old hotel. The Shining received mixed reviews upon its initial release, but over the decades its stature has only grown, with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese ranking it among the greatest horror films ever made.
Carefully examining The Shining inside and out, and forwards and backwards, ROOM 237 is equal parts captivating, provocative and pure pleasure. It gives voice to the fans and scholars who espouse these theories, reworking Kubrick's film to match their ideas and intercutting it with layers of dreamlike imagery to illustrate their streams of consciousness. Sometimes outrageous, always engaging, the words of the interviewees are given full force by Ascher's compelling vision.
Bonus material will include:
- The mstrmnd Speaks: Commentary with Kevin McLeod. McLeod is a key figure in the online examination of Kubrick's film.
- Secrets of The Shining, an hour-long panel discussion from the first Stanley Film Festival, an event at Colorado's historic Stanley Hotel, which inspired one-time guest Stephen King to write his novel.
- 11 Deleted Scenes.
- The Making of the Music featurette.
- Mondo Poster Design Discussion with Artist Aled Lewis.
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