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The Shining - Camrip question

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Do cam versions even exist? Video gear was very bulky in 1980, not something you could sneak into a movie theater. Unless somebody was buddy buddy with a projectionist in L.A. or the New York area opening weekend and set something up after hours, it seems very unlikely.

I have wondered about the possibility of an in-theater audio recording, like those that have surfaced for Star Wars, Empire and a couple other movies.

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i mean there are a bunch of camrips on rutracker that have russian audio but u could use the footage to tell

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Are there screenshots of these?

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If there’s bootlegs of the original Star Wars movies, it’s entirely possible there’s old bootlegs of the shining. But they would have to be from the opening weekend before Kubrick ordered all the prints back and physically destroyed the scene from them.

I think there’s more of a chance of finding a studio dupe print or original print (that wasn’t thrown out) with the scene in it.

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Steadicam inventor/operator Garrett Brown said in a podcast interview last year that he had recently requested a print from Warner Bros. containing the hospital scene to show in one of his lecture presentations. He felt the scene was some of his best camera work, but WB declined. Not that they don’t have it. So either he’s mistaken, or a complete print is sitting in a vault somewhere.

Would like to see screen shots of these mysterious Russian cam rips if they exist.

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If someone had a theatrical recording of any kind that had the cut scene, everyone would know about it by now. I don’t think that’s the kind of thing that would just fall into obscurity.

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A lot can happen over 40 years. That Japanese documentary footage with a visit to Elstree and interviews with Kubrick and his daughter Vivian, (who directed the making of doc) right after The Shining was released only surfaced a couple years ago.
There’s been some confusion for years with the U.S. and shorter European cuts co-existing, but never specifically labelled as such.

It’s a miracle those in theater recordings for Star Wars and ESB exist at all.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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Of course things get lost/discovered. His question was “Did any of the Cam versions of The Shining have the deleted hospital scene?” at the start of the thread. Anybody who has a cam of the Shining, knows what it is or has watched it, and has uploaded it online, most likely knows whether or not the hospital scene is in it. And in that case, it’s highly improbable that the rest of the internet just wouldn’t find out.

But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the hospital scene is on some obscure Russian torrent tracker right now. I doubt it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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I’m just curious why any cam rips would be around these days to begin with. I doubt the movie has ever really been out of print in the past 20 years, and I’ve seen a few Russian DVD copies for sale online.

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It was shown on one night, it’s highly unlikely anyone managed to record any of it. There’s at least one print out in theater hands who tried showing it once but WB put a can on it. Maybe someday!