Rodney Ascher's Jury Award-winning documentary (Austin Fantastic Fest) on Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' will take an axe to Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, IFC Films will be releasing 'Room 237' on Blu-ray on September 24.
After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King's biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick's film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film's release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film's secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher's wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick's still-controversial classic.
Specs and supplements haven't been revealed yet, but the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'Room 237' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 24.
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- Room 237 (Blu-ray)