THE SHINING | British Board of Film Classification
Quick search of releases

Advanced search

THE SHINING [Extended cut]

THE SHINING <span>[Extended cut]</span> artwork

THE SHINING [Extended cut]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 143m 36s

Release date 02/11/2012

Ratings Info Contains strong violence and language

Genre(s) Drama, Horror

Director(s) Stanley Kubrick

Cast includes Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton, Lia Beldam, Billie Gibson, Barry Dennen, David Baxt, Manning Redwood, Lisa Burns, Louise Burns, Robin Pappas, Alison Coleridge, Burnell Tucker, Jana Sheldon

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 23/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SHINING is a US horror, from 1980, in which a writer takes his family to an empty hotel where he has taken a job as the caretaker.


There are a number of scenes of violence or violent threat in which the increasingly deranged central character chases after his wife and child with an axe. In one scene he also kills a man who is trying to help his family, burying the axe in the man's chest. This is not shown in any great detail, however, with the axe wound only visible through the man's coat.


There is strong language ('f**k') which is sometimes used aggressively by the central character towards his wife. There are also uses of moderate and mild bad language, including 'bitch' and 'son of a bitch'.

The film also contains sight of nudity, but without strong detail or sexualisation. In one scene, a naked woman is shown with rotting sores all over her body.


Title Information
Extended cut
BFI Films
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
143m 36s
Approved footage
BBFC reference
Registration number
Extended cut

Share this!

Facebook logo Twitter logo