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Alec Baldwin stars with Penelope Ann Miller as the legendary crime-fighting superhero in "The wittiest action-adventure since Indiana Jones!" (NBC News). Donning his sweeping black cape and disguise, The Shadow takes on his most dangerous nemesis yet: the last descendant of the great Genghis Khan whose weapon of choice is an atomic bomb. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, they square off for a spectacular battle in a dazzling mixture of mind-blowing special effects, humor and a dose of the macabre that will hold you spellbound!
A mixed bag that received mixed reviews when released in 1994, this lavish film works overtime to honor the spirit and style of the vintage pulp novels and radio shows that made The Shadow a household name in the 1930s and '40s. Alec Baldwin plays the Shadow, a.k.a. Lamont Cranston, who arrives in New York from his decadent life in Tibet, fully reformed and disciplined in his ability "to cloud men's minds." A crime fighter who lurks in the dark recesses of the city, the Shadow faces his most deadly challenge when Shiwan Khan (John Lone), the last surviving descendant of Genghis Khan, hatches a plot to conquer the world. The scheme involves a madman (Tim Curry), a hapless scientist (Ian McKellen), and various traps designed to catch and kill the Shadow, who must also contend with his blossoming romance with Margo Lane (Penelope Ann Miller), a slender beauty capable of a little mind play of her own. The movie's art deco production design turns out to be a scene-stealer when the plot drags, and in the title role Baldwin is never given enough good material to create a compelling character. Still, The Shadow is true to the legacy that inspired it, admirably avoiding any conspicuous compromise of its 1930s style and setting. If you can't get into the story, you're sure to be hooked by the look of the production, which is never less than dazzling. --Jeff Shannon
Following the success of Tim Burtons Batman studios were looking for the next big comic book franchise. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2013 by Amazon Customer
Enfin, je peut revoir mes classique que je ne trouvais pas nul part ailleurs !
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The hi-def transfer of this movie looks and sounds good. The Canadian disc has bilingual packaging with the title of the movie printed twice on the spine "The Shadow" and... Read morePublished on June 15 2013 by Lafe Fredbjornson
Terrific movie. Been looking for it for a long time. Bought 2 for my sons, only problem it does not come in blue ray for one son, so kept the extra movie for myself. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2012 by Catherine Marleau
Let's say the movie deserves 4 stars at least. It's beautiful and the plot stays true to the original characters. Read morePublished on March 12 2004 by Daddy Shawn
A film of grandiose design with a camera that can't capture it. From beginning to end, we're constantly (and painfully) aware of the great film it might have been had it been... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by Rm31d