Frederick Balsam, the evil leader of the Lazarus Group, who's soul is now in a new young body, splits Eric into two people - his good mortal self and his enraged evil self, the Crow. Shelly must pay ...
Eric and his old band "Hangman's Joke" start playing again. Eric begins hearing a strange melody in his head, that starts driving him insane. Funboy, who killed Eric and Shelly for Top Dollar, start ...
When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »
Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped... See full summary »
Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to ... See full summary »
Eric Draven, a musician, and his girlfriend are killed. Draven returns to life as an undead mime, with psychic powers and a spirit guide (a crow). He first avenges his and his girlfriend's deaths, but finds that he must remain on Earth, separate from her, until he restores the balance between good and evil. Written by
Mark Dacascos did not particularly enjoy working on the show, claiming in an interview that it left him physically and spiritually exhausted. The 60-70 hour work weeks - coupled with the commute from his home in California to the production center in Canada - put a strain on his marriage, and the frequently somber scenes he had to perform depressed him. See more »
The show takes the storyline of the first movie but has Eric remain "alive" in the interests of putting other wrongs right and helping those who cannot help themselves. Cheesy at times but Mark Dacascos' superior physical ability and charisma save the show. I suspect it would have been easy to have focused a great deal on the action part of Eric's character but Dacascos does a great job of giving Eric Draven emotional depth. The three regulars (Gomes, Stuart and Dacascos) have good chemistry and play well off each other. Eric's brief scenes with Shelley stay true to the idea of theirs being a great love, giving the show a good balance of action and romance. It's unfortunate that the show was ended so abruptly; a made-for-tv movie or straight to video release that resolved the issues brought up in the cliffhanger finale to the first season would be appreciated by many fans of the shortlived series.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?