The Raven arrived on Blu-ray and DVD on October 7 to commemorate Edgar Allan Poe's death, which was Oct. 7, 1849. James McTeigue directed this suspense thriller which stars John Cusack as Poe. The cast also includes Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Kevin McNally. Despite a solid cast and production The Raven failed to entertain on a number of levels.
Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare penned the screenplay, which takes audiences inside the final days of the eccentric author. The story takes place in Baltimore, Maryland where a fictionalized account of Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the his stories. In The Raven, the city of Baltimore acts as an integral part of the plot as Poe races through the city to bring the murderer to justice.
The Raven gets off to a very slow start, »
- Jim Napier
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