Stanely Kubrick's The Shining is one of my favorite horror films of all time. The movie scared the hell out of me while growing up, and Jack Nicholson was awesomely terrifying. I've never seen this movie on the big screen though, and it would be quite an awesome experience to be able to do that. Especially with a rare uncut version that hasn't been seen since the first few days of the films original release.
A few days after the movie was released in a limited number of theaters, Kubrick went back and edited his movie before it opened with a wide release. Apparently he cut out 4 minutes of the film that included a scene of what happened after Jack froze to death. I loved the original ending of the film, but I wouldn't mind seeing how the version Kubrick cut plays out with the film.
The film is being screened in New York at the Dryden Theatre, I wont be able to make it, but if you live in New York, please check it out and hit us up with some detailed info on that deleted scene.
Here's description of the scene that was cut follow by a few images:
Firstly, there’s a little moment where some state troopers look for Jack, frozen in the ice, but don’t seem to be seeing him – for whatever reason.
Then a longer scene. It’s set in a hospital, where Ullman, the Overlook’s manager, tries to convince Wendy and Danny that nothing supernatural had happened in his hotel. He explains that Jack’s body was not recovered, and he gives Danny a tennis ball – presumably the same one that he followed into room 237.
Here's a synopsis from the event:
An unstable writer (Jack Nicholson) takes a winter caretaking job at a snowed-in mountain lodge, quickly succumbs to “cabin fever” — or is it something far worse? — and terrorizes his hapless wife (Shelley Duvall) and creepy, psychic son (Danny Lloyd). A brilliant study of domestic abuse and possession — demonic, creative, and familial — this is Kubrick’s horror masterpiece as you’ve never seen it, complete with a chilling coda cut from the original release.
Here's a a few images from the shooting of the deleted hospital scene.