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    Added on: 25/5/2003 11:32
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    Crow, The (Collector`s Edition) (UK)

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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 97 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Devil`s Night: for rock star Eric Draven and his girlfriend Shelley, the night they meet their brutal demise at the hands of the inner city`s most notorious characters. Exactly a year later, Eric is brought back to life and granted the powers of superhuman strength and vision in order that he may seek vengeance on those who killed him - all under the watchful eye of a mysterious crow. One by one Eric seeks out the gang, who are out for another evening of mayhem and violence, unaware of the fate that awaits them.

    Special Features:
    Disc One:
    Filmmakers commentary
    Deleted footage
    Extended scenes

    Disk Two:
    Profile of James O`Barr
    Brandon Lee`s last on screen interview
    16:9 vs 4:3 feature comparison
    Production design
    Storyboard sequences

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Alex Proyas

    Written By:

    Ernie Hudson
    David Patrick Kelly
    Brandon Lee
    Michael Wincott

    Soundtrack By:
    Graeme Revell

    Director of Photography:
    Dariusz Wolski

    M. Scott Smith
    Dov Hoenig

    Costume Designer:
    Arianne Phillips

    Production Designer:
    Alex McDowell

    Caldecot Chubb
    Grant Hill
    Jeff Most
    Bob Rosen
    Gregory A. Gale
    James A. Janowitz
    Edward R. Pressman

    Executive Producer:
    Sherman L. Baldwin

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    9 / 10

    This is a film that was mainly made famous due to the fact that Brandon Lee died during filming, which was quite ironic seeing as he was playing a man who came back from the dead. The is a fantastic portrail of a man who comes back from the dead to get vengence on the men who killed him and his girlfriend.


    Very good print for a film that is nearly 10 years old now. Much of the film is very dark and this is shown up well on screen.


    Has both a DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 soundtrack, I don`t have a DTS decoder so I had to use the DD mix but this still packed a very good punch. This film also boasts a good soundtrack from such bands as The Cure and Nine Inch Nails.


    Disc 1

    This has the widescreen version of the the film and the two 5.1 soundtracks on it.

    There is also a load of deleted footage that has been put together as a montage. I`m not sure if i like the way this has been done as i prefer an explenation as to why the scenes where cut, but this is still good.

    There are three extended scenes which don`t really add much to the story but are interesting to watch.

    This disc also comes with a commentary from onw of the writers and one of the producers

    Disc 2

    This disc has a full-frame version of the film with a DD 2.0 soundtrack.

    This disc all has a featurette which features interviews with some of the cast and is quite interesting.

    There is a lengthy interview with James O`Barr who created the comic book. This is a very interesting and insightfull interview as to how the crow was created.

    There is also the last on-screen interview with Brandon Lee this is good and some of the things he has to say are quite interesting.

    The disc also includes a comparison between 16:9 and 4:3 along with a large selection of posters that where produced for the film. The is also some production designs and stroyboard sequences for some of the key scenes.


    One of my favourite films is done justice with a very good collectors edition

    Review written on 14/06/03
    posted by mr_m704 on 18/6/2003 19:41