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Stevens, also known as The Dean (Sylvester Stallone) is a living legend when it comes to card games. He’s been unbeatable up until now but Vernon (Stuart Townsend) thinks he can get the upper hand and a chance to win a fortune. Together with Charlie Miller (Grabriel Byrne), Tiffany (Thandie Newton) and Larrie Jennings (Jamie Foxx) he’s got an ideal plan to make sure The Dean takes him on in a game where he can hustle himself and his partners in crime to a fortune. But who is trying to con who ?

Sound and Vision:
Except for some minor aliasing there’s nothing really wrong with the image transfer. Good sharp image, decent detail and contrast, bright colors and even in the dark scenes there’s no problem with following the movie.

This movie doesn’t have many special effects but rather needs to get it from dialogue and therefor the emphasis is towards the front speakers while dialogues are nicely coming from the center speaker. Surround speakers and subwoofer are used subtle for surroundings and creating a more spacial experience.

We got a reviewcopy without any extras. The retail disk should include the following :
Theatrical Trailer (2 min)
Featurette (8 min)
Interviews (18 min)
B-Roll (4 min)
Movie Clips
Also Or Soon Available

Shade has some points from The Sting, another movie where conmen have to face each other. Overall the movie is very decent with good performances from the main cast and also Stallone gives a good performance as the gentle and subtle Dean. Technically there’s nothing really wrong with the dvd so if you’re in for a nice and entertaining movie you might just aswell get this one.

Our Score:

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