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I liked this miniseries a lot. Glad to see it’s coming to blu-ray. Also I got to see some of the props when We stayed at The Stanley Hotel a few years ago.
 

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I had this on DVD. Don't remember much about it to be honest. I'll never agree that this version is better than Kubrick's, though. I don't care if it is more faithful to the book - there's just no comparison to the 1980 film - a true masterpiece that happens to be a horror film - an achievement all on its own.
 
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I got this recently. Looks good and is an improvement over the DVD. I watched it twice, second time with commentary which I enjoyed because it had King, Garriss, Webber and the producer whose name escapes me. Lots of nice insight's. I enjoy this one very much and don’t try to compare it Kubrick’s version. I also vacationed at The Stanley and it was neat seeing all the filming locations.
 

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I had this on DVD. Don't remember much about it to be honest. I'll never agree that this version is better than Kubrick's, though. I don't care if it is more faithful to the book - there's just no comparison to the 1980 film - a true masterpiece that happens to be a horror film - an achievement all on its own.
Yeah... I've never read the book to know (I don't like King's writing and his stories just aren't very scary - kind of cliche stuff, IMHO).

Overall, the miniseries isn't bad but can't hold a candle to Kubrick's version. It often feels bloated. For a TV miniseries of those years the vfx are decent. I have a friend who love's King's work and has the DVD but will get the BR at some point *if* it's priced low enough. She, too, prefers the Kubrick version.
 
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