Haven't seen this in 30 years and my wife had never seen it so hard to compare to original but we had a great time. We saw it at night while it was pouring rain outside. We laughed at some parts particularly the knife but that was source material and I dont see how it could be cut even if lapis molari had wanted to. I cant believe movies used to look like this the sets are gorgeous all the practical stuff just looks better to me - like when a car explodes and you see the black smoke and the car on fire and you know its not cgi becaue it just looks real. Anyways totally recommend this cut.
This Movie was unknown to my Couchmate and she was ready to give it a shot.
I knew this one from back when i was little, and to be honest, i have not seen it for ages.
So all in all seeing the changes or be specific in detail is hardly possible for me, as the Original is tucked away in my brain so far, hat i couldnt see all that has been done.
BUT i could feel it. I know that this is a different movie, that some poor comedy was no longer there and that the Characters all are more "visible". More understandable in a way, if oyu know what i mean.
The Shadow probably could have been even more, back than, but for know this edit makes it stronger. A briliant watch.
A good fun and Action movie with love for the details that back in 1994 have been Overshadowed.
Its the only Version we gonna watch now, and this will not be the last time.
Last year I made an edit of The Shadow in which the main character’s background story isn’t revealed until he meets his nemesis in the Sanctum - as a flashback. When I read about how the background story was incorporated into his dreams in fanedit ‘The Shadow Knows’, I knew I had to see it.
Well, what can I say? Using his dreams to tell his story is a much better idea. Certainly during his second dream where his love interest already is in his former castle - excellent to put the scene there that opened the original movie, it flows seamlessly. Which goes for the whole movie, as mentioned by others here.
Removing some of the quirky humor was also a good idea - and again seamlessly edited. I also agree with shortening the battle with the knive (in what used to be one of the first scenes). Also nice to see custom made main titles, they look great. But maybe they would be even better if the dissolves to black were replaced by simple dissolves. And them being custom made, I expected to see the fan-edit title, but apparently the choice was made to stick with the original title.
So here’s another fan-edit that puts the original to shame. I’ll enjoy it again and again. Well done!
This is a great edit. It's been a while since I've seen the original, but I didn't particularly notice any cuts. It was just a really enjoyable puply action adventure. This edit really lets the positives of this movie (particularly the production design and lead performances) shine, while minimizing what didn't work (humor, some of the visuals, the extending opening sequence).
This used to be the least of the "pulp heroes" 90's movies (The Phantom and The Rocketeer being the other two major ones) but now it stands right next to those films as a blast of pulpy adventure. I highly recommend checking this out!
Along with so many pulp legacy characters i think The Shadow didn't had his chance to shine for a wider audience. The original 1994 film was that last chance to something great, and like other examples of fanfix on this page, The Shadow Knows shows the great potential that so many flops already had, but didn't managed to bring it out, it was just waiting for a few changes, some pacing and editiing fixes.
This edit must be the definitive cut of the film. It's a fun pre-noir adventure with violence, edited in a way it doesn't chew everything for the audience, just the necessary, and i think its the most respectful way to do it. As i finished watching i wanted to press replay and i think thats the greatest sign of a job well done!