#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven — watched over by a hypnotic crow — returns from the grave to exact revenge.
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**The following is a long form review that I originally wrote in 2011.**
In the vein of films like _The Punisher_ and _Mad Max_, _The Crow_ first hit my screen only four years ago, way back when my DVD collection consisted of only about 40 films, (now it is around 500). I had $10 to my name but I was intent on expanding the thing, a girl I’d met only that day, suggested I buy it from Sanity, when there used to be one in Civic. Since that day, when I was well and truly blown away by it, we’ve always intended to make our tradition of “Crow and Coffee” (wherein you watch _The Crow_ and drink several litres of Ice Coffee & Bailey’s) a repeated thing.
I feel as if this one should have been known to me for far longer than it has. It’s quite a point of shame in the Goth community to have none been raised on the shit. And I can tell why. The film blends some of the most incredible bands out (The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Violent Femmes, Pantera), is filled with great actors, it’s based on one of the best comics I’ve ever had the good fortune of reading, and it’s overshadowed by the death of the actor playing lead protagonist Eric Draven, Brandon Lee, son of martial arts master Bruce Lee.
_The Crow_ is filled with the dark and ominous. Towards the end, Draven fights using a martial arts move that was performed in honour of Brandon Lee’s father, Bruce Lee, when he used an identical style in _Enter the Dragon_, the last film his father ever starred in, before his untimely death. In another scene, Draven can be seen filling a gun-barrel up with metal, and shooting them out into a pawn shop, Brandon Lee was killed on set during filming, when a metal casing became lodged in a gun that was then expelled by a blank, fatally wounding Lee in the torso. Behind the scenes, on the first day of shooting a carpenter suffered sever burns on set after his crane hit power lines. Later, a grip truck caught fire, an angry sculpting employee crashed his car through the set’s plaster shop and another member of the crew accidentally impaled his own hand with a screwdriver. According to the biography of Bruce Lee, Brandon’s death was predicted by his father after awakening from a coma, he foresaw Brandon’s death long before he had even considered taking up acting, supposedly.
By no accounts is _The Crow_ unpredictable, it’s rather the opposite, but it makes up for this in so many ways! It notches up some of the best quotes in film history, as well as being badass, and yet so utterly convincingly emotional. There is essentially no demographic I can think of that wouldn’t enjoy (at least a little) this dark film’s gothic atmosphere, gritty hopelessness, world-changing special effects, riveting action, and well-deserved cult status.
The Crow (1994)
I hadn’t seen it for about ten years and as the full moon came beaming through my apartment window late last night, it just felt right to indulge in some Proyas Gothic excellence.
The question still taps away at all our doors, namely would the film be the cult classic it became without the Brandon Lee tragedy? That’s a tricky one to answer because we all deep down have a morbid curiosity about us, especially with films and their stars. This is why I got a lot more from re-watching the movie after a very long period of time, namely that it may have drew many of us in years ago because of the tragedy and heart aching back story to writer James O’Barr’s birthing of Eric Draven the character, but it can now enthral, thrill and shatter emotions of its own accord.
The Gothic art design and the soundtrack are emo personified before such a label was invented, Lee is lithe and skilful and serving notice to what a talent we were robbed of that fateful day in March 1993. The villains are a roll call of go to guys for such roles, Kelly, Wincott, Todd, while Ernie Hudson fronts up as good cop personified. And finally Proyas, struggling with the budget even before Brandon’s death, that he manages to create this world of perpetual bleakness, but still offer hope and beauty – the latter via tracking shots, pull aways and intricate frame shots of a tormented Draven, shows him to be a purveyor of considerable skills.
All told, The Crow (1994) deserves to not be thought of as a cult classic, but just as a classic, period. 9.5/10
One Amazing Film, With A Mezmerizing Performance From Brandon Lee!
This is one amazing film, with a mesmerizing performance from Brandon Lee!. It’s visually appealing, extremely well made, with amazing performances all around!. Loved the score, too, it fit with the film well, and there’s plenty of action to go around as well. Michael Wincott is, very menacing as the main villain, and was perfect for the part. The flashbacks were very cool, however i wished, i could see more of Shelley’s character. The Directiing is outstanding!. Alex Proyas does an outstanding job here, creating lots of, dark atmosphere, great use of the rain machine,cool visuals, and keeping the pace,action packed, and engrossing all the way!. The film is very violent, but not all of it is bloody. We get several knives in the chest, knife in the hand, lots of gunshot wounds, some bloody, some not, hole through hand, 2 slashings, slit throat,2 bloody impallings, sword in the neck and a crow pecks a girls eyes out. The Acting is WONDERFUL!. Brandon Lee, gives an Oscar worthy performance here, he is completely mesmerizing, creepy,kicks that ass and, just thought he was too cool, his AMAZING AMAZING performance here, will always be remembered, what happened too him was a tragedy, and i for one will never forget him!. Rochelle Davis is awesome here, and is very likable,her and Brandon, had very good chemistry and is one of the best kid actors out there!, especially since she hasn’t acted since then!. Ernie Hudson, is terrific as the Sgt., very likable, and very convincing. Michael Wincott, is great as the main villain, i loved his voice, and he was very menacing!. Sofia Shinas, is very good as Shelley, however, she didn’t have much screen time, but was great when on screen. Overall a MUST SEE at all costs!. ***** out of 5
This movie will infect your soul
What can I say. Each day I find myself quoting The Crow at least a dozen times. Usually people just give me strange looks. Sometimes (like when I say, “I got stabbed! I shot the sonnovabitch! I watched the bullet hole close by itself. And then my business gets blown up real good. Other than that, my day sucked!”) people call security on me.
This movie is a one-of-a-kind. It’s grunge, it’s goth, it’s dark, it’s funny, it’s touching and it’s inspiring… even if it merely inspires you to slap mime makeup on your face and walk the streets at night yelling, “I guess it’s not a good day to be a bad guy, huh SKANK?!!”
Seriously, as Roger Ebert said, it’s an experience. Even though the plot is pretty straightforward (rockstar gets killed & comes back from the grave to seek revenge), it’s done in a way that keeps you riveted every minute. The same way “Peewee’s Big Adventure” is just about a guy looking for his bike, The Crow takes the same approach of using a minimalist plot and coating it in heaps of style, music and surreal visuals. Except The Crow has a few dozen more murders than Peewee.
What makes this film a visual feast is the way it stylistically mirrors the comic book that inspired it. Like the comic, it’s very monochrome… almost black & white, but with some icy tints to it. It has a very wet look to it, making it seem glossy and muted at the same time. Like another favourite film of mine “City of Lost Children”, it achieves a certain vivid appearance even though the colour palette is very limited.
As far as action flicks go, this is quite a literary extravaganza. Quotes from Poe’s “The Raven”, Milton’s “Paradise Lost”, Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair” and who knows what else, lend an air of classiness and antiquity to the film. And of course the movie generates its own memorable quotes. Like “Greed is for amateurs. Disorder, chaos, anarchy… now that’s fun!”
Paired with an entertaining script full of great zingers, the acting is first rate all around. Each & every character, no matter how large or minor, delivers a memorable performance. Of course Brandon Lee is the standout, playing the cold-hearted, vengeful killer but with a gentleness that makes you want to take him home to meet your folks. Conversely, the bad guys are brutal but so comic you can’t help but love them.
A word about Brandon’s death… yes, it’s true that he was killed by a malfunctioning prop gun during the apartment scene. But that reel of film was reportedly destroyed by the director. The movie still had several scenes that needed to be filmed, and the director compensated by recycling other scenes with some very interesting effects. For example, when Brandon punches the mirror, it’s actually a double punching the mirror with Brandon’s “reflection” (from another scene) digitally imposed on the glass. Tricks like that are not obvious, and they add a certain otherworldly feel to the movie. It also makes the film feel more fragmented and incomplete (in a good way), leaving more to the imagination. If you’re like me and you hate movies that over-explain everything, the minimalistic presentation of The Crow will be right up your alley.
Lastly, the music. If you were alive & remotely cool in the 90s you’ll love the soundtrack. The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Violent Femmes, Stone Temple Pilots, Henry Rollins, the list goes on…
If you’re familiar with the director Alex Proyas, you’ll recognize this as possibly his greatest work (alongside “Dark City”, “Garage Days” and some great, surreal music videos like Sting “All This Time”). The feel of The Crow is also reminiscent of director Frank Miller’s work (“The Spirit”, “Sin City”). And although I haven’t seen it, I’ve heard the Batman film “Dark Knight” pays tribute to this film, particularly Heath Ledger’s Joker who is hauntingly close to Brandon Lee’s character. If you like artsy movies, this fits right in, reminding me of Jean Pierre Jeunet (“City of Lost Children”, “Delicatessen”) and the darker side of Tim Burton (“Sweeny Todd”). Maybe there’s even a bit of “Blade Runner” thrown in.
If you get a chance, see The Crow on a rainy night with all the lights off. Lose yourself in the mood, the music and the memory of Brandon, the greatest star who never was. Halloween is coming up, so get your favourite Crow costume ready. If you live in a sheltered town like mine, chances are nobody will recognize who you’re supposed to be. Although quite a few people think I’m Edward Scissorhands who is also pretty cool, so whatever…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min), 1 hr 37 min (97 min) (Australia), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (cut) (Germany)
Genre Action, Drama, Fantasy
Director Alex Proyas
Writer James O’Barr (comic book series and comic strip), David J. Schow (screenplay), John Shirley (screenplay)
Actors Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott
Awards 5 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Miramax Films, Crowvision Inc.
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera J-D-C Cameras
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,795 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm