Shadow (2018) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3
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Trouble brews in the Kingdom of Pei after an enemy state occupies contested territory. Aggressive military commander Zi Yu (Deng Chao) and King Pei Liang (Zheng Kai) disagree over war and diplomacy, leading to a tense showdown in the royal court. Unbeknownst to Pei Liang, Zi Yu is in critical condition and has deployed doppelganger Jing Zhou to pose as him. Trained for years to be Zi Yu's "shadow," Jing Zhou is suddenly thrust into the conspiracy and Machiavellian powerplay of his master and the King.
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|Artist Name(s):||Sun Li (Actor) | Deng Chao (Actor) | Hu Jun (Actor) | Wang Jing Chun (Actor) | Guan Xiao Tong (Actor) | Ryan Zheng | Wang Qian Yuan (Actor) | Leo Wu (Actor) 孫儷 (Actor) | 鄧超 (Actor) | 胡軍 (Actor) | 王景春 (Actor) | 關曉彤 (Actor) | 鄭愷 | 王千源 (Actor) | 吳磊 (Actor) 孙俪 (Actor) | 邓超 (Actor) | 胡军 (Actor) | 王景春 (Actor) | 关晓彤 (Actor) | 郑恺 | 王千源 (Actor) | 吴磊 (Actor) 孫儷（スン・リー） (Actor) | 鄧超 （タン・チャオ） (Actor) | 胡軍（フー・ジュン） (Actor) | ワン・ジンチュン (Actor) | Guan Xiao Tong (Actor) | Ryan Zheng | ワン・チエンユエン (Actor) | 呉磊 （ウー・レイ） (Actor) Sun Li (Actor) | Deng Chao (Actor) | 후 준 (Actor) | Wang Jing Chun (Actor) | Guan Xiao Tong (Actor) | Ryan Zheng | 왕첸웬 (Actor) | Leo Wu (Actor)|
|Director:||Zhang Yimou 張藝謀 张艺谋 張藝謀（チャン・イーモウ） 장이모우|
|Writer:||Zhang Yimou | Lee Wei 張藝謀 | 李威 张艺谋 | 李威 張藝謀（チャン・イーモウ） | 李威（リー・ウェイ） 장이모우 | Lee Wei|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Place of Origin:||China|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Sound Information:||DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Disc Format(s):||DVD, DVD-9|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Publisher:||Universe Laser (HK)|
|Package Weight:||100 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1073767942|
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September 29, 2021
Just a shadow of the golden flower's curse
When viewing director Zhang Yimou's film 'Shadow' one can't help comparing it to Zhang's 'Curse of the Golden Flower'. Both tell complex stories of palace intrigue, unfolded in Shakesperean fashion. Both climax in epic battles.
While the similarities between the films are obvious, their differences are stark. Visually, 'Curse of the Golden Flower' is a gorgeous explosion of vivid color, a never-ending treat for the eye. 'Shadow', on the other hand, has been blanched of almost all color, presenting a grim, near-black-and-white landscape in which the rain never ceases. More significantly, 'Curse' focused on the interior lives and motives of its protagonists; it provided a rich human story. 'Shadow', by contrast, tells a chilly tale of political skullduggery in which interior lives are largely unexplored. The lack of concern with interior lives in 'Shadow' is reflected in the following line from the film: "There is no right or wrong when it comes to life matters." Really?!?
Beyond the contrasts, 'Shadow' interrupts its endless scheming with head-scratchingly peculiar scenes. For example, Betty Sun, playing the wife of 'the Commander', who has shown no aptitude, interest, or abilities in the martial arts, suddenly conceives a fighting strategy which proves to be decisive. Bizarre weaponry, which seems startlingly ahistorical, appears out of the blue. The film's central character is stabbed time after time after time like a human pin-cushion, yet shrugs it off and keeps on going. Well, he does walk with a limp, but the numerous piercings of chest, back, and arms seem to have little effect.
Because the chilly story-telling in 'Shadow' is so emotionally unengaging, these peculiarities make it difficult for the viewer to continue to give the film the benefit of the doubt. Let me provide one more contrast between 'Curse of the Golden Flower' and 'Shadow': I'm looking forward to watching 'Curse' again and again, but have no interest in spending any more time in the bleak world of 'Shadow'.
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August 15, 2019
If your expecting anything like "Hero" or "House of flying daggers", it won't be found in "Shadow". The complicated political story didn't engage me. I found the plot to be slow-paced and did get bored watching the film.
The only good I can say about the film is that it is beautiful looking and the performances are very good. The action scenes are O.K but nothing special (and not long enough). It has good finale but takes a while to get there.