DescriptionThis is a remake of the Shining, made as a television series, and King was the Executive Producer. On 2 Video Tapes, it is a rather enjoyable interpretation, although fans of the Stanley Kubrik version may not like this. Based more on a story rather than leaving the viewer to interpret the actions of each of the characters, I find it easier to watch as most of the actions of the characters are explained in the action, unlike the initial version of the film.
Actually the outside hotel scenes were shot at the Timberline Lodge for the 1980 version, and the Stanley Hotel for the 1997 version, and I believe that the Stanley Hotel looks the part!
Rebecca De Mornay plays an excellent Wendy Torrance, as does Steven Weber with his character Jack Torrance, Melvin Van Peebles plays Dick Hallorann almost perfectly, but in my opinion Courtland Mead made the worst Danny Torrance that could ever have been cast.
Interestingly, the movie received 3 Emmy nominations:
1. Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special,
2. Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special,
3. Outstanding Miniseries.