THE SHADOW (1994)
After Tim Burton’s BATMAN film in 1989 there was a run of superhero type films that were far superior to both Burton’s BATMAN and the offerings we get today and THE SHADOW stands high among them.
Based on both the pulp magazine character and the popular star of radio THE SHADOW tells the tale of Lamont Cranston and his alter ego who leads a team of undercover operatives in the New York City of the 1930s. It’s stylish and action packed and Alec Baldwin is in great form in this one as the title character and he wasn’t afraid to have his face hidden under makeup (that’s him in the photo above). I saw this in theaters and I don’t know what people were expecting because I heard more than one person remark on the high body count.
The Shadow, as artist Jim Steranko once remarked, didn’t believe in the death penalty— he was the death penalty.