The Shadow Collectors Edition Blu-ray Review Comments -


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Davewriter 3/10/2014 8:25:42 AM

Had been a long time fan of pulps such as Doc Savage and The Shadow and had been waiting for this film with such anticipation.  The opening scene where we first see The Shadow had me grinning ear to ear and I was thinking that this was really going to be THE film.  I started squirming when Margo began displaying her mental powers and by the time we got to the slapstick "who's got the bomb?" at the end I was about to walk out.

I love the look of the film and it is, I think, the only thing I've ever like Alec Baldwin in.  I doubt that he would ever allow a heavy make-up job to "mar" his pretty face.  It is a guilty pleasure film for me and as such I may have to check out this new edition

monkeyfoot 3/10/2014 8:51:56 AM

Didn't Robert Trate just do a review of this about a month ago? Whatever. Since I'm also a Shadow fan I don't mind.

I consider the faults of this production due to the times it was made in. The 90s did superhero/comic book type characters in a tongue in cheek manner where they constantly winked at the audience. "This is silly, isn't it? But let's have fun anyway!" That was the way Superman and Batman movies were being done with success. It wasn't until Singer's X-Men and Raimi's Spider-Man that they realized the characters in the movies could take the incredible adventures they went through seriously and audiences would like it.

I've always wanted a very serious, gritty, violent, and spooky rendition of the Shadow. I'd love a cable show of him made in the style of a Justified, Luthor, BBC's Sherlock, or True Detective.

redvector 3/10/2014 9:33:19 AM

 I think a modern take on The Shadow would be a better approach, than making it a period piece. 

momitchell7 3/10/2014 10:57:23 AM

 hat's cool news, if Sam Raimi really is thinking of doing a Shadow film, I think that he would be perfect for that.

death4sale 3/10/2014 12:58:45 PM

I think the first comic film that really showed how comics can be done in a serious dark way and still be pretty damn fun and entertaining is the first Blade film. Give us a version of the Shadow that is a bit more in line with what Blade established, something a bit darker.

redhairs99 3/10/2014 1:35:14 PM

I think Raimi has been talking about doing The Shadow for the last 20 years.  I think I remember hearing that he wanted to direct this one, but the studio wouldn't take a chance on him as a director for a "big" budget franchise at the time, so he made Darkman instead.

monkeyfoot 3/10/2014 2:12:33 PM

Death4Sale, yeah that's true Blade came before X-Men or Spidey as a serious comic book adaptation. But I think the studios thought of it more as a horrror movie than a superhero comic book movie. It had vampires and stakings and blood and biting and some gore. It was all stuff that had been done and they could visualize how that would work. "Oh, it's Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black guy." That was easier to understand.

tjanson 3/10/2014 3:57:36 PM

 as of comic con 2012 Raimi said he's no longer involved in a possible Shadow film.  At this point I do not believe there are any current plans for a new film.  But this would work great as a TV series in my opinion.  Would not take a lot of expensive special effects to do...

samson 3/10/2014 4:51:46 PM

 I always felt that Baldwin would've made a great Batman back then.

Dodgyb2001 3/10/2014 10:43:26 PM

I always enjoyed the triptych of The Rocketeer, the Shadow and The Phantom. Cheesy but fun pulp heroes. if only they'd made a team up picture of all three, they could have easily played in the same universe.

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