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The Shadow [Blu-ray] [1994]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 24)

    Synopsis


    The Shadow
    A crime fighter created in the 1930s and popularized in movies, pulp novels, and a radio show starring a young Orson Welles, The Shadow came back to life in 1994 in this slick, well-cast production. Alec Baldwin stars as Lamont Cranston, a murderous opium dealer reformed by a Tibetan mystic, who teaches him how to use his keen mental powers to manipulate others. As penance for his past misdeeds, Cranston masquerades as a degenerate New York City playboy by day and secretly plays the heroic Shadow by night, staving off evildoers with a network of agents and a cab-driving sidekick (Peter Boyle). A greater challenge arrives when Cranston must fight Shiwan Khan (John Lone), the final descendent of Genghis Khan, who has received training from the same Tibetan master who instructed Cranston. Shiwan plans to use atomic weapons to take over New York and then the world. At the same time, Cranston meets socialite Margo Lane (Penelope Ann Miller), and, although he's instantly enamored of her, he discovers that her psychic abilities render his secret identity vulnerable. The Shadow was directed by former music video creator Russell Mulcahy, whose feature film debut Highlander (1986) was a cult classic. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Alec Baldwin
      Alec Baldwin - Lamont Cranston/The Shadow
    • John Lone
      John Lone - Shiwan Khan
    • Penelope Ann Miller
      Penelope Ann Miller - Margo Lane
    • Peter Boyle
      Peter Boyle - Moe Shrevnitz
    • Ian McKellen
      Ian McKellen - Dr. Reinhardt Lane



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      surprisingly good film

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      tnafan1230
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      I missed this film as a kid but had all the toys. Ibremembered seeing bits on tv but never watching it fully. This is the version to buy though. The picture quality looks great for a movie from this time. I say pick up this version of the blu ray as the transfer is worlds better than the universal releasem

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun '80s Cult Film Finally Gets a Collector's Ed.

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      ShortSweetCinema
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      Director Russell Mulcahy's gorgeous '80s cult classic finally gets he Collector's Edition treatment from Shout Factory. Beautiful video quality is worth the price of the disc alone, in addition to the nice set of extras. A must buy for fans of the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Early 90's Super Hero

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      djgrahamsicle
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      It's fun to watch a super hero movie from a time when super hero movies weren't nearly as big as they are these days. Rough around the edges and naive are exactly what makes this movie as charming as it is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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      DevilDog
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      This is a older movie that I originally saw in a movie theater and was delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price so my wife, who has not seen it, can watch it anytime we want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated superhero gem

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      Sean
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      This superhero movie was definitely ahead of its time. It came out around the time of Tim Burton's "Batman", but has more in common with the lighthearted Marvel movies of today. Very fun little romp.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice version of the movie!

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      Walt
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      This special edition blu-ray of The Shadow is the version of the movie I’ve been waiting for. A letterboxed edition with a very clear transfer, and includes some light but fun extras.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Under rated movie that should be watched

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      Wesley
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      This is a great movie. I loved it when I was young and I love it now. I don't usually spend $15 on movies (I wait til they are really cheap) but this was a must have.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      A 90s hoaky movie

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      Symetri
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      This was when superhero movies just didn't work. The effects are awful and the acting is bad too. But as for nostalgic purposes its worth picking uo for $10 or less

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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