IFC Films has announced the addition of the critically-acclaimed documentary Room 237 to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film is an in-depth analysis of Stanley Kubrick‘s classic film The Shining. Room 237 is directed by Rodney Ascher. The film is currently available for pre-order online and will be available in stores everywhere beginning on September 24th.
Room 237 is officially described as follows:
After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.
IFC Films has not released any details concerning the exact tech specs and special features that will be included with the disc.