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.
Actors: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun
Directors: Zhang Yimou
Producers: Catherine Pang, Xiaozhu Wang, Jun Liu
Number of discs: 2
Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 116 minutes