A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. Written by
In the VHS release, there is a special "flashbang" bumper showing to home viewers to continue watching the film. In this case, the logo of the crow's face is featured on screen saying, "After the Feature, Last Camera Interview with Brandon Lee." The announcer is heard saying, "Stay tuned after the feature for the last on-camera interview with Brandon Lee, which includes never before seen footage" before the "Feature Presentation" screen is displayed, which was typical in a normal taping of previews before the movie played. This variant is a very rare version of the "flashbang" bumpers to be ever used to display variants to the viewers of what to expect before the movie plays in all VHS tapes, in all the films and/or TV shorts made by Disney, Miramax, Hollywood Pictures, and Touchstone Productions. See more »
People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.
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Alex Proyas milks the plot for all its worth and places The Crow beyond an average thriller and into the realm of motion picture brilliance. A heart warming tale backed up with enough gore and action to keep hard core violence fanatics interested. This stands The Crow as a masterpiece of cinematic wizardry, that is sure to impress even the most critical of viewers.
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