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Blu-ray Review: 'The Shadow - Collector's Edition'

February 27th, 2014 11:00am EST | Jason Coleman By: Jason Coleman favorite Add to My News

The Shadow

Ready to see once again what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  The follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray superhero flick "The Shadow – Collector’s Edition" out now from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment.  We reveal and review the man behind the shadow below!


The Shadow Blu-ray


   Title: "The Shadow – Collector’s Edition"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller, John Lone

   Director: Russell Mulcahy

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 108 minutes

   Release Company: Shout Factory Home Entertainment

   Website: www.shoutfactory.com


The Flick: Again it could be my affinity for all things super hero, but I always thought "The Shadow" was a highly underrated flick.  It had a little bit of everything brilliant; a great story of the dark inside a man via up and coming David Koepp, stylistic direction via "Highlander" helmer Russell Mulcahy and a cool cast with everyone from a hot Alec Baldwin to a to an intense John Lone.  Plus the film always felt like a comic come to life with both lush locations and sets and FX that enhanced the characters.  It reminded me a lot of the "Darkman"-esk type of offbeat superhero and as such still holds up.

Best Feature: Shout! Factory has once again got the skinny on this flick with a gaggle of Interviews with everyone involved including Baldwin, Mulchay, Koepp and even Miller.  (Who still looks stunning!)

Best Hidden Gem: Listen close and you can hear the voice of Megatron himself Frank Welker as the Phurba.

Worth the Moola: All comic book fans and frankly just superhero admirers in general will dig the blackness of "The Shadow."

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Shout! Factory Home Entertainment


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