Shadow

Shadow

Downloadable Video - 2019 | Chinese
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With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a "shadow", a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
Publisher: [United States] : Well Go USA, 2019
Call Number: EVIDEO HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 116 min.)) : sd., col
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Alternative Title: Shadow (Motion picture)

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Ace4aDay
Dec 14, 2019

Visually stunning and well acted, but the story seemed overly drawn out.

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davoo90
Oct 30, 2019

Beautifully choreographed with amazing visual effects but storyline could have been stronger.

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jimg2000
Oct 28, 2019

Appears that Western critics*** universally laud Zhang Yimou's artistic period epic which also won Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards for best Director, Visual Effects, Art Direction and Makeup & Costume Design. However, I can understand why it failed to capture the other biggies as Best film (An Elephant Sitting Still,) Original Screenplay (Dying to Survive,) Adapted Screenplay (An Elephant Sitting Still.)

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95% Rotten Tomatoes
7/10 IMDb
3.5/4 Roger Ebert

Note: The new weapon comes across as a tribute to the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement in 2014.

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jimg2000
Oct 31, 2019

No place for women here. Qian, the male, origin of all things shall rule the world.
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Without the real, there can be no "shadow." A principle no one's understood.

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