I'm a fan of Mr. Kubrick. I love all of his films. But one thing keeps bothering me: The two cuts of The Shining. The American and International cut. 142 and 119 minutes respectively. I own both versions and I'm well aware of the differences. I personally prefer the international cut, but that is just me. My simple, but possibly hard to answer questions: Why did Mr. Kubrick release two versions of this movie? What version did he prefer?