Its Halloween... Time to celebrate one of the best movie's to ever represent this macabre month of the year:
Director: Alex Proyas
Writers: James O'Barr, David J Show, John Shirley
Story: James O'Barr
Starring: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Ernie Hudson, David Patrick Kelly
Production: Entertainment In Media
The Crow is a revenge movie of the highest order based on the graphic novel's by
James O' Barr. (Having recently lost a loved one, he felt compelled to illustrate his feelings)
Released in 1994 having been delayed in post production due to the tragic on-set death of up coming action star Brandon Lee... Son of Bruce Lee. The grief surrounding this picture gives the film a real sense of tragedy from start to finish as you get to share a brief time with Brandon Lee, as he returns from the grave to reek vengeance on the sadistic killers of his fiance Shelly and himself Eric Draven on Devil's Night... Halloween.
The outcome is a visually stunning movie swathed in Gothic tones from the rain drenched streets, shadowed under towering buildings on fire, to the monochromatic colours bursting through with vivid red flash-back sequences. It is a completely original piece that flies with the atmospheric score delivered by movie soundtrack composer Graeme Revell supported by a stunning post metal-grunge soundtrack, with names such as The Cure, The Stone Temple Pilots and Pantera pummeling every scene, driving the plot devices dramatically forward from one brutal act to the next.
All characters involved play their parts to perfection from the young street kid Sarah (Rochell Davis) right up to arch enemy Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) and the whole Motley Crue of low down street creatures in between. Direction is inspired by Alex Proyas however, inevitably none of this would have worked if not for Brandon Lee's pitch perfect and iconic portrayal of a man who has lost everything propelled forward with nothing to loose. The Crow is an enduring epitaph of a young, gifted, physical actor tragically struck down in his prime just like his father.
The Crow is available in both DVD and Blu-ray editions including impressive picture transfers with DTS soundtracks along with a whole load of extra's such as interesting deleted scenes and gorier extended scenes that didn't make the final cut.