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The Crow

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

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Catch the explosive hit that thrilled movie-goers and critics everywhere! Brandon Lee (Rapid Fire) plays Eric Draven, a young rock guitarist who, along with his fiancee, is brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after his death, Eric returns-watched over by a hypnotic crow, to seek revenge, battling the evil crime lord and his band of thugs, who must answer for their crimes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark gothic fantasy Jan. 3 2004
In the history of screen adaptations of comic books, Alex Proyas's adaptation of James O'Barr's underground comic _The Crow_ is one of the finest. I like Marvel Comics a lot and I've enjoyed most of the recent adaptations of the Marvel catalogue. But in comics-to-screen-land, I have _three_ favorite Lees: Stan, Ang, and the late Brandon.
(Brandon Lee, as most visitors to this page will already know, died tragically as this film was being produced. That's a terrible loss and it adds an even darker edge to an already dark film.)
Alex Proyas, who would later give us the haunting noir-SF _Dark City_, here turns his directorial hand to bringing _The Crow_ to (heh heh) life. The film recalls all the best elements of Tim Burton's first _Batman_ film and, I think, outdoes its predecessor by quite a bit.
You probably already know the plot here. Rock musician Eric Draven (d'Raven; get it?) and his fiancee Shelly Webster are brutally murdered on Devil's Night (the night before Halloween). Exactly one year later, Draven returns temporarily to life in order to exact revenge on the thugs who murdered them. Which he does, very stylishly.
Dressed in Goth black and with his face painted white, he comes across as something like a vampire, something like a one-man combination of Batman and the Joker, and something like the old comic book hero the Spectre (remember? murdered policeman Jim Corrigan returned from the dead?). The whole thing is calculated, in the old Batman phrase, to strike terror into the hearts of evildoers, and so is Draven's remarkable healing ability: since his wounds close over just about as fast as they're formed, he's all but unstoppable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome Dec 31 2013
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love the mythology and the movie, the cast and dark to it. I love this movie and i always will.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cult classic Aug. 24 2013
By Voc
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One of the best movies I've seen in a while, full of action and characterization from a bygone age when that was key to entertainment instead of more explosions and less clothing. Already a strong movie, it becomes even more awesome when you read up on its history. Definitely worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic! May 23 2013
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Even better on Blu-Ray! Brandon Lee at his very best before his premature passing. His father would have been very proud!
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4.0 out of 5 stars origonal gothic comic May 6 2012
By Sorpse
i thought it all looked and felt very cool kind of like a gothic take on the comic book genre of movies. had its own personality and feel to it and held my attention the whole way through. i liked how he came out of the ground like a zombie and was a refreshing take on the revenge genre. good stuff.
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If you believe, truly believe that spirits will carry a sole back when something so wrong has happened it needs to be corrected, then this is a film for you. Very good acting all the way around. A nice revenge film. I watch this movie at least a few times a year.
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4.0 out of 5 stars sadly brandon lee's last film Feb. 18 2012
A great movie made even better by Brandon Lee's brilliant ( and ultimitely heart -breaking ) performance, this
Blu - ray looks much better then it did on DVD. I still found it hard to watch at times, the Crow character and what
happened to Brandon are so intertwined but I thought it was his best performance and deserves to be watched.

Excellent movie , very dark , RIP Brandon Lee.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ALEX�S CAPSULE MOVIE REVIEWS Nov. 13 2003
Highlights: Brandon Lee's doomed performance, resonating dread and malice; astounding sets that possibly rank amongst the best in comic book adaptations (except, perhaps, the original Batman and Alex Proyas' later Dark City), non-stop full-throttle energy.
Lowpoints: Over-dramatized bits; lack of decent dialogue.
Conclusion: The Crow, famous for its protagonist's death during the shoot, is a startlingly uncompromising visual experience that will be cherished by fans of dark comic books, such as Spawn, The Punisher and even Alien. Watch it for its groundbreaking special effects, efficient rock soundtrack and possibly the most agreeably gothic atmosphere ever created in a film.
SEE THIS IF YOU LIKED: Spawn, Batman I, II, Dark City, Aliens.
DON'T SEE THIS IF YOU LIKED: Daredevil, Spiderman, or any other PG-13 atrocity out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars There is only one Crow............,
I haven't read the comic... and when they made the movie I really didn't know it was based on a comic. Read more
Published on Oct. 26 2007 by Jenny J.J.I.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Crow: The Originator
This movie, starring Brandon Lee in his final role and adapted from James O'Barr's classic comics is the oringinator of two competant sequels (City of Angels and Salvation) and one... Read more
Published on Oct. 22 2005 by Damien Thorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Kill the crow and destroy the man.
This is a Halloween story. It was just a year ago on all hollows eve that an unscrupulous group of routies did untold things to a nice coupe, resulting in the couple's death. Read more
Published on Oct. 10 2005 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing film
This film was truly great. Very dark and very graphic. It had a very interesting outlook on things.
Published on Dec 15 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Death.It's a living.
The story of The Crow begins when a rock'n'roll guitarist named Eric Draven along with his fiancee,Shelly Webster were brutally murdered by T-bird's gang. Read more
Published on July 2 2004 by Anna Victoria Seise
4.0 out of 5 stars The Crow- A Comic Book Treasure Brought to Life
The Crow is based on the dark comic series by James O'Barr. The film was directed by Alex Proyas who later made Dark City and the upcoming feature I, Robot, which is due out July... Read more
Published on June 28 2004 by Daniel K.
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly dark masterpiece!
Brandon Lee plays Eric Draven in this story of revenge and justice. Eric Draven and his fiancee are alone on "Devil's Night" which has been named that because of the... Read more
Published on June 26 2004 by J. Hayes
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