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Old January 14 2014, 02:47 AM   #1
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The Shadow (1994)


Starring Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Tim Curry, and Ian McKellen.

This is one of my all-time favorite Superhero movies, which is set in the 1930's. The story's adequate, but it moves like gangbusters. The reason why I love it so much, though, is because of the production values - they're astonishing! The sets are all lavishly appointed, using authentic reproductions from the era. The entire picture is High Class quality, for being an Action Film. It has a wonderful sophistocation about it.

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Old January 14 2014, 02:53 AM   #2
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I really enjoyed it too, I still do in fact. I would also own it but when I was looking into buying it the only option for me was the R1 DVD which was fullscreen only. I might pick it up when it shows up on BD, since it will have to be widescreen.
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Old January 14 2014, 02:54 AM   #3
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Penelope Ann Miller is absolutely exquisite, in THE SHADOW ...
igniting the screen with Alec Baldwin. I highly recommend it!
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Old January 14 2014, 02:55 AM   #4
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I really enjoyed it too, I still do in fact. I would also own it but when I was looking into buying it the only option for me was the R1 DVD which was fullscreen only. I might pick it up when it shows up on BD, since it will have to be widescreen.
That's outstanding! It's great to "meet" another fan.
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Old January 14 2014, 03:02 AM   #5
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It's one of my favorite movies of all time. And Aldo, it's out on Blu-ray.
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Old January 14 2014, 03:24 AM   #6
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I haven't seen in a long time but I've always had a warm memory for it. Alec Baldwin made a great super hero and I remember the storyline and villain being pretty cool. And I always love those 1930s adventure serial type movies.
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Old January 14 2014, 03:24 AM   #7
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While the film did justice to creating a 1930s atmosphere, as an Asian it was pretty awful recreating the Yellow Peril stereotypes with John Lone's character Shiwan Khan. Not on my top ten list.

What's next Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan?
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YellowPeril

Another dangerous Asian taking over Western Civilization. How pathetic. At least they didn't use yellowface this time.
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Old January 14 2014, 03:49 AM   #8
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I remember when Batman Begins came out thinking how much of the story beats were similar.
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Old January 14 2014, 04:05 AM   #9
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I've always liked the movie and one of the Encore channels plays it alot so I normally will stop and watch it. But it's a shame that Universal only has it out on a bare bones DVD.
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Old January 14 2014, 04:44 AM   #10
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i love the character but i always thought the film was kind of a mess. what with the flying dagger and lines like 'psychically i'm well endowed.'
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Old January 14 2014, 04:54 AM   #11
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Ahem!
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...it's out on Blu-ray.
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Old January 14 2014, 04:56 AM   #12
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Is there any particular date when Asians in Hollywood are allowed to speak naturally and not be stereotypes? If this doesn't make you cringe, then I wonder if an African-American was asked to speak in a similar manner from a different time like the 1930s, would people accept that or feel it was horribly racist?
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Old January 14 2014, 04:57 AM   #13
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Ahem!
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...it's out on Blu-ray.
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Thanks! I need to save up some money as I've purchased way to much this past week. But it's definitely on my amazon wishlist now.
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Old January 14 2014, 04:57 AM   #14
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i love the character but i always thought the film was kind of a mess. what with the flying dagger and lines like 'psychically i'm well endowed.'
I still love the movie, but the dialog does make me cringe a little when I watch it these days.
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Old January 14 2014, 05:01 AM   #15
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I could never get through it.
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