I preferred the TV version, though it could have been tightened up a bit. Nicholson didn't act, so much, in the Kubrick version as do his standard Nicholson. He looked bugcrap crazy from the first frames (a'la ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST). I'm not saying the guy can't act; he's proven himself in many films. But in this one...it seemed phoned in. And what Kubrick did to Wendy was a scandal. Weber was a normal guy, much as Jack is depicted in the book, until the end, when he was completely terrifying. Seeing that progression made this movie for me. I think the draggy parts were due to it being a TV movie, subject to censors and the requirement to get a certain number of minutes to get equal sections. I'd truly love to see this as a long, single movie, edited to get the fluff out, but not down to 2 hours. *sigh* Wish in one hand and spit in the other, and see which one fills up first...