New Release: The Crow Blu-ray

The Crow movie scene

Brandon Lee is back from the dead in The Crow.

Lionsgate released the supernatural thriller The Crow on Blu-ray disc on Oct. 18, 2011, marking the first time the 1994 cult film favorite starring the late Brandon Lee (Rapid Fire) has been issued on the high-definition format in the U.S.

Directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City) and based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O’Barr, the film’s story concerns guitarist Eric Draven (Lee), who is brought back to life by a mystical crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered on the eve of their wedding. The crow guides Draven through the land of the living, leading him to his gang of killers, whom he enacts his revenge on one-by-one.

The Crow co-stars Michael Wincott (Strange Days) and David Patrick Kelly (The Warriors) in the kind of deliciously villainous roles that helped to define their on-screen careers as bad guys. Really bad guys!

The movie also features a strong soundtrack that includes the likes of The Cure, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

The Crow Blu-ray also contains many of the bonus features that appeared on The Crow Collector’s Series DVD that was released in 2001, including a commentary by producer Jeff Most and screenwriter John Shirley, a behind-the-scenes featurette, extended/deleted scenes, storyboards and more.

Check out the film’s trailer:


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.