The Crow [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1994]

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  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (623 out of 628)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with Director Alex Proyas
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • A profile of James O'Barr
  • Extended scenes
  • Deleted footage montage
  • Original poster concepts
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


The Crow
Based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr, this fantasy follows Eric Draven (Brandon Lee), a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancée, Shelly (Sofia Shinas), by a group of marauding thugs who terrorize the decaying city in which they live. One year to the day after his death (which happens to be Devil's Night), a mystical crow appears at Eric's grave; Eric rises from the dead and, with the bird as his guide, goes on a mission to avenge himself against Top Dollar (Michael Wincott), the leader of the gang who killed him. Star Brandon Lee was killed while filming a scene in which he was shot with a shell from an improperly cleaned gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. Like his father, martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, Brandon was fated to enjoy his greatest popular success after his premature death. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee - Eric Draven
  • Ernie Hudson
    Ernie Hudson - Albrecht
  • Michael Wincott
    Michael Wincott - Top Dollar
  • David Patrick Kelly
    David Patrick Kelly - T-Bird
  • Image coming soon
    Angel David - Skank



Customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The crow has never Looked This Good !! Great!!

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    Vintendo
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    This really made the movie Seem like a new Movie on its own.. and i Have seen this movie So many times.. They Did a great job on it VIDEO: The Crow wings its way onto Blu-ray with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.84:1. This is a surprisingly sharp and lustrously dark (in a good way) looking high definition presentation, especially considering the fact that Proyas filmed The Crow on a less than blockbuster budget, to say the least. As fans of the film know, almost the entirety of the movie plays out at night, in darkened rooms and in shadowy outdoor locales, and despite that fact, shadow detail is phenomenal with virtually no sign of crush, despite the predominance of black on black textures throughout. Fine detail is excellent, especially in close-ups, and the overall image boasts impressive sharpness and clarity. Some of the film is still somewhat lurid in terms of color, and that proclivity is only increased by the saturation of this Blu-ray, so sequences featuring blood and gore simply look more abundantly bloody and gory. Noise is a non-issue, another impressive achievement considering the long nighttime sequences streaked with rain. Grain is still intact and while it may be troublesome in some of the optical shots, it's never overwhelming to the point where it devolves into noise. Black levels are sumptuous and superbly gradated and contrast is strong within the confines of this almost exclusively dark film. Audio: The Crow's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix is also surprisingly effective for such a relatively modestly budgeted affair. Part of the immersive capabilities of the mix is due no doubt to the excellent use of source cues which Proyas utilized to provide underscore, but there are a number of standout sequences alive with excellent and frequently impressively directional sound effects. The crow itself (as in the bird, not the character) is provided with some great foley effects, including everything from its pecking beak to its flapping wings. And of course the action sequences are filled with great crashes, smashes and other effects, including some great LFE, that bring the sonic enjoyment level up immeasurably. Dialogue is clear and well presented and the overall mix boasts superior fidelity and some awesome dynamic range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic is an understatement

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    jonnyangl
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    For those of you don't know this movie is Brandon Lee's last. Tragically, he died during the last days of filming. This film would have catapulted Brandon Lee into major-stardom. Knowing this only makes the movie darker, sadder, and more heart-wrenching. Based on the comic book series of the same name by James O'Barr, the movie stays close to its comic book roots. Dark imagery, up-close shots, and stark contrasts add to the comic book feel and gothic look of the movie. The music in the film, both soundtrack and songs, convey thoughts and imagery. The Crow is a story of love and revenge, loss and retribution. It is a portrait of the struggle between the pain of seeing the past, and the peace of gaining closure. Director Alex Proyas did a wonderful job of capturing this struggle on film. While the bulk of the supporting cast is at the very least believable, Michael Wincott is disturbingly creepy as the main antagonist "Top Dollar." Ernie Hudson, here playing a cop who thinks he's seeing a ghost, delivers an even performance. But the movie is ALL Brandon Lee. He brought his martial arts background and talent to this film and gave 200%. He was also the movie's fight choreographer. This means: sit up and watch! This movie is 80% action, 5% comedy, and 15% heart-wrenching, tear-jerking tragedy. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat, and use up a box of kleenex.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quintessnetial early to mid 90's film

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    1BUZZ1
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    This is really one of those films that really matches the time period it was made. With that said, the film isn't outdated and hasn't aged poorly; but the film is simply a time capsule of the early to mid 90's. The biggest example of this is with the soundtrack, which is filled with your quintessential 90's rock music. I think the two biggest strengths of the film are the visual style and Brandon Lee's performance as the lead. The visual style really helped emphasize the world the story takes place in is unforgiving, harsh, unsympathetic, dark, and filled with struggle. The film has a dark look that is created by the night setting, dark colored costumes, lack of lighting in scenes, etc. As for Lee's performance, it was very captivating. This is one of those films you need a lead that can really carry the film or the film will fail. You fill his character's pain, anguish, hate, revenge, and retribution due to the great performance. If I were to give some negatives, it would be that the dialogue in the screenplay isn't very good at times, specifically the lines by the villains, and some of the characters are one-dimensional, specifically the villains. Even with the two negatives I mentioned, I still highly recommend this film. The plot is pretty simple, but don't let that fool you into thinking this is an average film.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5.0 out of 5 starsBest I've ever seen it!

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    chrislegacy
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    The Crow (1994) is a beautifully-crafted neo-noir film that is held dearly to many people's hearts, due to the tragic death of its star, Brandon Lee. Putting the tragedy aside for a moment, this film has its own nostalgia, as it was sort of trailblazing for the subsequent increase in this type of modern day neo-noir style. I consider this film to be a classic, and not just a cult film. Lee's performance was spectacular, and really complements the film's premise of revenge in a dark world. There's action aplenty, and the sets are very realistic and inviting. This blu ray release is essential, because the sound and picture quality are pristine. Some movies are meant for blu ray, and this is one of them. There are quite a few special features that make this purchase that much more interesting: audio commentary, behind the scenes, extended scenes, deleted footage, poster, storyboards, and theatrical trailer. Don't miss The Crow on blu ray; it's one of the best blu ray releases ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Victims...aren't we all

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    RoaNoCommonSense

    The Crow (994) is in my humble opinion, one of the best and most underrated comic book to film adaptions of all time. It is also best served to be considered a stand-alone film, with all future sequels and spinoffs ignored. Releasing during a time when superhero movies were bright, clean and made with a kid-friendly approach in mind, The Crow instead channeled Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film and took it to the next level in terms of intensity and darkness. The whole film has a gritty feel to it that was sorely missing from similar films at the time, and not really touched on again until Blade four years later. The audio and visual quality are both great, as the film transitioned to HD Blu-Ray very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Film Loses Steam as it Progresses

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    kevman79

    This Miramax collector's dvd is very good and offers several exquisite bonus features, however, I'm not sure that this film warranted all that. There are many much better films out there that have gotten little or no dvd attention whatsoever and here is 'The Crow' getting dvd treatment that would make titles like 'Citizen Kane' and 'The Godfather' envious. Not that 'the Crow' is a bad film, because it's not, it's just not that great in my opinion. The movie started out very strongly, and then lost steam as it went on. Some of this could possibly be due to the loss of Brandon Lee (son of famed martial artist Bruce Lee) who was accidentally and fatally injured on the set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Crow: plot, characters, quotes

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    dreamwalker

    This was an excellent movie. Best Buy was friendly site to navigate, search, and shop. My product arrived before the due date in top condition. This is a movie unlike ones you have seen before.The crow is well written and directed with a unique plot. There are many lasting lines that will make an impression on the memory. The characters were well chosen and brings their part to life.The only negative aspect is violence that turned my stomach. The violence is well incorporated in the movie and adds to the drama of the characters plight. It is easy to watch the crow and forget that you are in fact watching a movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Really Never Dies

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    ReyDis
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    For as long as i can remember, this film has impact me of how different i am then to the present. This film that i love, has given me that love, is not forever, it's eternal. This film can NEVER be remade or rebooted. Cause it is one of thoes film's that stands alone as rebel. This to brandon lee, you will never be forgotten by me even when i'm old, i will pass on your film to my children & show them love is eternal.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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