"...my soul will never rest until we are together again."
Who could forget those opening words. I was so shocked and happy to see that this series is finally being released on dvd. I had actually looked for it last year, because my tapes (taped from the tv, not a release) of the season were getting run down and basically in bad condition. Normally, I wouldn't flip through the TV Guide, but I did and found the little insert about The Crow: Stairway to Heaven being brought to dvd! I was amazed that it took so long because of the loyal cult following that the Crow movies started. They knew they would have buyers, so I really didn't get why it took as long as it did.
The show of course revolves around Eric Draven, very much like the movie, and his many friends. The show only lasted for a season and a half, being abruptly taken off after only five episodes into season two, I believe it was that many. Anyways, if you liked the movie, you are sure to like this series. Its got martial arts, drama, danger, intrigue, and all that good stuff. Also the dvd includes many bonus features including commentary from Marc Dacascos(?), and creator Bryce Zabel. There are outtakes as well it seems, and behind the scenes of at least one or two episodes. All in all, I think they are giving fans what they want with this five-disc set.
I just recieved my copy in the mail today and right now I'm watching the first episode. The quality of the dvds is excellent, and the picture is crisp and clear. The extras include (as found on the back of the box): Commentary on Episodes 1 & 2 by Mark Dacascos and Bryce Zabel, The Show's Gag Reel, The Production dailies for "Death Wish," "Dead to Rights," and "A Gathering Storm;" The Original Score, Photo Gallery, Mark Dacascos Biography, Inside Kung-Fu Magazine articles, The Pilot Script, All 22 Episode Scripts, The Original Episode Descriptions, The Show's Bible, and Tv Guide Crossword Puzzles.
Discs 1-4 contain five episodes each, while disc 5 has the final two. The extras are scattered throughout the five discs, I believe.