Shade has some good stuff in it; the shots of the castle, references to the professor, interesting plot but to me some of the sub plot material took away from the film. I especially didn't like the footage based on the urban legend of internal organ theft. I just didn't see the real tie in. It seemed like someone throwing it in to fit into the "sex and violence" quota and to perhaps make it easier to sell.
I own the dvd, bought new off amazon as soon as it was available, and have viewed it a couple of times so I did my part to support the magic aspects of the film. I do think they missed a real opportunity by including some of that footage and trying to be just a little too clever.
Just my opinion of course and no dig at the actors, technicians (first class work folks), colorists, editors..... there were other ways to show the character of these people. In fact, is there any one character in the film that exibited good character??? the professor???