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The Crow: Salvation (2000)

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Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of.

Director:

Bharat Nalluri

Writers:

James O'Barr (comic book series), Chip Johannessen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Erin Randall
William Atherton ... Nathan Randall
Debbie Fan ... Barbara Chen
Eric Mabius ... Alex Corvis
Grant Shaud ... Peter Walsh
David Jean Thomas ... Mercer
Gabrielle Woods Gabrielle Woods ... Old Woman
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Lauren Randall
David H. Stevens ... Tommy Leonard (as David Stevens)
Dale Midkiff ... Vincent Erlich
Bill Mondy ... Phillip Dutton
Walton Goggins ... Stan Roberts
Tim DeKay ... Martin Toomey
Robby Robinson Robby Robinson ... Minister
Tony Larimer Tony Larimer ... Warden
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Storyline

The third entry in 'The Crow' series follows Alex Corvis, who was framed for the murder of his girlfriend and is executed. he is then brought back from the dead by a crow when the legend says 'Love is stronger than death'. He returns to discover that a corrupt police force is behind her murder and for him to go after the killers, he must find out the mystery behind everything that happened. Written by Josh

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For Vengeance, For Justice, For Love.


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Rated R for pervasive strong violence, and for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crow 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only Crow film in which the Crow features are not created with the use of face paint; in this film, the lines bisecting each eye and at the corners of the mouth to form the smile are formed out of burnt skin. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) Corvis appears to be wearing a pilot's jumpsuit during the execution, which is definitely not prison issue. Also, when he revives in the morgue cooler, he is wearing some sort of work boot and not prison issue sandals or slippers. See more »

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[first lines]
Newscaster: [voiceover] You join us live outside the state prison to witness the arrival of Nathan and Erin Randall, the father and sister of the murdered Lauren Randall. The impending state execution of Alex Corvis may provide the Randalls, and what seems the majority of this crowd, with some form of justice.
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Final credits end revealing the drawing of a crow. See more »

Connections

References Natural Born Killers (1994) See more »

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Everything Sucks (Again)
Performed by Pitchshifter
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
Written by Jon S. Clayden, Johnathan Carter, Mark Clayden, Jim Davies
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Pitchshifter Music (BMI)
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Surprisingly good
3 January 2001 | by tp320See all my reviews

The first Crow-movie with Brandon Lee was great. Directed by Alex Proyas, it was stylish, entertaining and fun. However, although it had a good, sadistic villain (the excellent Richard Brooks who has an even better voice for a villain than Michael Wincott) and some fair action-scenes, the second movie was a disappointment to most people, including me.

It comes as no surprise that this third film wasn't that highly anticipated since the second one was a dud but it actually turned out to be much better than I had hoped for. Now, let me say this: I like the so-called "been there, done that"-films. When I see a good movie and I notice that it gets a sequel, I don't expect or want any new revelations to the theme of the first film. I simply want to see all the elements that made the first film great recycled in a different film. For example, I really liked "The Crow". It was fast-paced, it had a nice, brutal edge to it's violence which is rare these days, had a great hero and a great score. So when the second film came along, I didn't really want to see deep character development or some new original concept. I simply wanted to see another film about a guy who is killed and comes back to avenge his death. Unfortunately the second film was slow and boring and Vincent Perez wasn't a good hero for an action film.

So here we have the third installment to the series. Is it original? No. Does it offer any new insight to the Crow-myth? No. Should you see it if you didn't like the first Crow? No. Should you see it if you're looking for something more than a remake of the first Crow? Not really. However, if you liked the first Crow, are willing to see more or less the same story again and are a fan of violent action-films, this film will deliver.

Of course, Eric Mabius is no Brandon Lee but he is much better than Vincent Perez and he has the right look and voice for the part. He also delivers his dark oneliners effectively and while there aren't any scenes in this film that would make you laugh, there are some quite fun lines here and there.

As I already mentioned, much of the things offered here are the same as in the first Crow. So besides the cast, what has changed? The director, of course. This third film is directed by Bharat Nalluri who's visual style is somewhere between Alex Proyas and Tim Pope. The overall look of the film is still very dark and stylish and there are some scenes with a dark blue tone (which resembles the first Crow) while some other scenes are somewhat yellow (the second Crow comes to mind). There are also some nice camera angles and the action-scenes are directed quite well. The composer is also different. Graeme Revell (who's score for the first Crow is one of the best scores I've ever heard) has been replaced by Marco Beltrami (the Scream-movies). I wish they would have stayed with Revell but Beltrami does a fairly good job with the score and the songs also work well.

So overall this is a worthwhile addition to the series and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys a good action film. I wasn't expecting anything new or original, I just wanted to see a good action film and that's exactly what I got. Although far from the year's best film (it is slightly too long), this deserves an 8.

One final note, if you have a problem with violence, you probably should avoid this film. While it's nothing like Robocop, it does have a fair amount of strong violence in it and some of it might be seen as somewhat sadistic. I personally liked the brutal edge this film offered and I think it fitted the story and showed the anger and frustration the main character was experiencing. But if you don't like violence, this film probably won't be the best choice for you.


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