"Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? The Shadow knows." Based on the long- running radio program, this atmospheric feature follows the exploits of Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, as he battles the last descendant of Ghengis Khan who has come to take over New York City through mass hypnosis. See other new releases, "Behind the Mask" (1937) and "The Shadow Strikes" (1937) for the first film adventures of the Shadow.
Main Cast & Crew:
Russell Mulcahy - Director
Penelope Ann Miller
- Format: DVD (Full Screen)
- Run Time: 112
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 025192001222
- Genre: Action
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
- Release Date: November 1997
A moody and atmospheric crime film, inspired by a popular radio show that ran for over 25 years. In another, better time, crime boss Lamont Cranston, using the name Ying Ko, ruled Tibet's underworld. Then someone slashed him with a strange and powerful weapon, changing Cranston forever, both physically and psychically. Now, he lurks in the shadows of Manhattan, battling gangsters -- including one particularly evil man who has followed him from Tibet.
Produced by Bregman-Baer Productions, Inc. Copyright 1994 Universal City Studios, Inc. and Bregman/Baer Productions, Inc. "The Shadow" is a registered trademark of Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. Shot in DeLuxe color, using Eastman color film and Panavision equipment. Additional credits: Kenneth and Darrel Hall (music editors); Dennis Dreith (composer and producer "Barth's Bounce"); Sikoa (song performer "Some Kind of Mystery"); Gary Tacon (stunt double for Alec Baldwin) and Dana Hee (stunt double for Penelope Ann Miller); Teddy M. Haggarty (standin for Alec Baldwin); and Pacific Title Digital (digital film services). "Original Sin" and "Remember" both courtesy of Arista Records. Orson Welles provided the voice for the Shadow on the original radio program. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Baldwin's interior struggle is the stuff of literature..." - Recommended - 02/01/1995 Premiere, p.89
"...THE SHADOW displays considerable bravura....A pleasing period look..." - 11/01/1994 Sight and Sound, p.52
"...Sleek, entertaining....Baldwin [is] a wily actor who brings along just the right mix of do-goodism and evil potential..." - 07/01/1994 New York Times, p.C1
"...It has the benefit of a combination of gorgeous production design and eye-catching visual effects. If ever a film looked exactly the way you hoped and imagined it would, THE SHADOW is it..." - 07/01/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"...If you respond to film noir, if you like dark streets and women with scarlet lips and big fast cars with running boards, the look of this movie will work some kind of magic....Style and tone are everything with a movie like this..." - 07/01/1994 Chicago Sun-Times, p.44