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Shadow

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    81
    from 3 reviewers
  • Shadow
    2018
    116 min
    Not Rated
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: Yimou Zhang

    Actors: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang

    Plot: Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.

    Disc Release Date: 13 August 2019

    • Video
      89
    • Audio
      87
    • Extra
      48
    • Movie
      80

    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • It's an absolutely stunning native 4K presentation, boasting some of the most exquisite cinematography on any 2019 release

    • Audio
      100
    • It's the wonderfully realised effects and sweeping, epic score that define the bracing, engulfing track

    • Extra
      10
    • Nothing, not even on the Blu-ray

    • Movie
      80
    • Zhang Yimou has found a different angle, gifting his own twists on the interesting real-history whose near-Shakesperean setup gets played for all it's worth

    • Total
      80
    • A modern wuxia gem

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      100
    • Note: Shadow is presented on 4K UHD by Well Go USA with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. This is Well Go USA's debut release in this format, and if Shadow is any indication, it augurs well for a label typically...

    • Audio
      100
    • Shadow features a great sounding Dolby Atmos track in the original Mandarin (a lossy English dub is included). There is fantastic immersion throughout this presentation, albeit sometimes surprisingly subtle...

    • Extra
      0
    • The 4K UHD disc does not feature any supplementary material. The 1080p Blu-ray also included in this package of course sports the same extras detailed in our Shadow Blu-ray review....

    • Movie
      90
    • Is it time for another Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Ang Lee pretty much remade the wuxia genre over in his own image with that film, and in some ways at least martial arts films have never been the...

    • Total
      90
    • Zhang is obviously attempting to create an almost mythic or folkloristic account of these relationships, and his incredibly striking imagery certainly helps to achieve that goal. The story has some predictable...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • For its presentation in Ultra HD, Shadow was rendered from a 5K source and finished on a 4K DI. The film was shot with a specific visual aesthetic in mind and that comes through in both its 1080p and Ultra...

    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      50
    • Disc 1: Shadow Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Shadow Blu-ray Making of Featurette Trailers...

    • Movie
      70
    • Shadow comes from filmmaker Zhang Yimou who brought genre fans such films as “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers”. I am not a diehard fan when it comes to movies of this ilk but, I can enjoy a wonderfully...

    • Total
      74
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Well Go USA in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack that features superb overall video quality mated with engaging lossless sound that includes Dolby Atmos. This release represents...