4K Ultra HD
Director: Yimou Zhang
Actors: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng
Plot: In a Chinese royal court, an army commander secretly trains a "shadow" to retake a city against the wishes of the king.
Disc Release Date: 13 August 2019
It's an absolutely stunning native 4K presentation, boasting some of the most exquisite cinematography on any 2019 release
It's the wonderfully realised effects and sweeping, epic score that define the bracing, engulfing track
Nothing, not even on the Blu-ray
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
A modern wuxia gem
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Disc 1: Shadow Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Shadow Blu-ray Making of Featurette Trailers...
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...
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...