Blu Tuesday: “The Crow”


Brandon Lee in "The Crow"

Blu Tuesday is a weekly column where we review the newest Blu-ray and 4K releases, along with a brief rundown of the included bonus material, to determine whether they’re worth buying, renting or skipping.

Pick of the Week: “The Crow”

Based on the 1989 comic book series of the same name, “The Crow” may have only been a modest hit when it was originally released in 1994, but it’s since become a cult classic that has spawned several sequels and even a short-lived TV series. However, the movie will forever be haunted (and defined) by the tragic on-set death of star Brandon Lee, making the whole experience feel somewhat ghoulish even 30 years later. Setting aside that fact, “The Crow” is a rather mediocre film that hasn’t aged all that well. The title character’s invincibility makes for a pretty boring protagonist, especially when the script leaves little room for actual character development, while the villains are just as dull. Director Alex Proyas’ gothic visuals are easily the highlight, and something that this new 4K release really leans into, but although “The Crow” is an interesting entry in the comic book genre, it falls well short of greatness.

Extras include a pair of audio commentaries (one by Proyas, and another by writer John Shirley and producer Jeff Most), as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette, an in-depth look at the film’s production design, some deleted scenes and more. FINAL VERDICT: RENT

Disclosure: Bullz-Eye was provided a copy of the above titles for review purposes.


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