- Reaction score
- Trophy Points
Return to the Age of Pulp Heroes!
When the villainous Shiwan Khan threatens 1930s New York City with his Sphere of Doom,
the mysterious Dark Avenger known only was the SHADOW, with his trusted agents, rises to do battle!
THE SHADOW STRIKES
tagline: "THE SPHERE OF DOOM EDITION"
Basic details: I have a deep fondness for the original 1994 The Shadow. While flawed, I still think it is highly underrated. With this edit, I wanted to do two things...One, while maintaining the classic 1930s romantic comedy mystery (in particular the scenes involving Baldwin and Miller), I wanted to tone down the forced humor during the actual Shadow scenes. Restore more darkness and mystery to the character.
And two, I wanted to take advantage of the wonderful 1930s production values and the poor 4x3 dvd release, and convert the picture into Black and White.
original film names: THE SHADOW
new film name :THE SHADOW STRIKES!
film studio name :Universal Studios
edit crew name : Bionic Bob
persons involved: Me
Date Original Film Was Released :1994
Date Edit Was Released :APRIL 2013
Original Runtime :1 hour 48 minutes
New Runtime :1 hour 40 minutes
Cut/Add Time: cut about 10 minutes
added about 2 minutes
Intention: Create a public domain black and white B-movie adventure.
Used iMac 10.5, Mac the Ripper, MPEG Streamclip, Final Cut Express, GarageBand, and iDVD
Cuts removed/added/extended (add list of what was changed):
--created all new opening credits using images of the Shadow through the ages
--opening origin gone
--"heavy lifting" line cut
--bridge gunfire scene trimmed
--cement block/Shadow shooting trimmed
--Tam's comedic responses during cab ride removed
--Tam waving goodbye cut
--"Why have I not heard of him" cut
--Khan in sanctum talking about where Cranston got his suit and tie
--Tam's "hey that is catchy" regarding Atomic Bomb comment
--the lab guards bickering about what to eat
--Shadow wisecracks during lab battle
--"I sense someone is coming" cut
--"oh that knife" cut
--inserted Phurba/Tulku flashback during restaurant scene
--Cranston joke when sailor jumps off building
--cut "You called" Margo finding Cranston and smiling after sphere
--trimmed psychic dream
--cut "betcha wish you were nicer to me"
--cut bomb rolling down stairs and over Margo and father
--insert flashback during the final battle
--replaced "Original Sin" with more Goldsmith
--About This Edit
--Gallery of some of my favorite Shadow artworks
DVD artwork and all Shadow Cards and Posters created by that mystery man known only as ROGUE-THEX.
DISCLAIMER: I don't usually do this, but I will be up front and say I am not entirely happy with the video quality of this edit. But based on the poor source material and the limits of FCE, it is what it is.... I hope viewers will be able to look past this and still have an entertaining time with this B-Movie Adventure.