A few years after adapting the apocalyptic epic The Stand into a miniseries, director Mick Garris and writer Stephen King teamed up once again to bring another one of King's iconic novels to life on the TV screen with The Shining miniseries in 1997, starring Steven Weber as Jack Torrance. On March 12th, Scream Factory will bring viewers into this miniseries version of the Overlook Hotel with their release of The Shining (1997) on Blu-ray, and we have a look at the cover art and full list of special features:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – On March 12, Scream Factory presents Stephen King’s The Shining (1997) on Blu-ray™. The release feature a new 2K scan from the interpositive as well as audio commentary from Stephen King, director Mick Garris, cast members Steven Weber and Cynthia Garris, and select crew.

110 empty hotel rooms – filled with horror!

Jack Torrance (Steven Weber) and his family (Rebecca De Mornay and Courtland Mead) move into the sprawling, vacant Overlook Hotel to get away from it all. Away from the alcoholism that derails Jack’s writing career. Away from the violent outbursts that mar Jack’s past. But Jack’s young son Danny knows better. He possesses a psychic gift called the shining — a gift the hotel’s vile spirits desperately want.

In the hands of Stephen King, the “dead” Overlook comes horrifyingly alive. Phantoms lurk, the message “redrum” appears with scary frequency, and even the garden topiary lurches into macabre existence in this atmospheric shocker scripted by King from his own novel and directed by ace King adaptor Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, The Stand).

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The Shining (1997) Special Features:

  • NEW 2K Scan From The Interpositive*
  • Audio Commentary By Author Stephen King, Director Mick Garris, Cast Members Steven Weber And Cynthia Garris, And Select Crew
  • 11 Additional Scenes
  • 1080p High Definition (1.33:1)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • English SDH Subtitles

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.