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Crow, The: Wicked Prayer
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 99 (Aug 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Edward Furlong, Tara Reid, David Boreanaz, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Dennis Hopper, Marcus Chong, Tito Ortiz, Rena Owen, Danny Trejo & Macy Gray

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by director Lance Mungia and producer Jeff Most; commentary by director Lance Mungia, cinematographer Kurt Brabbee, film editor Dean Holland, and sound designer Steven Avila; "The Making Of The Crow: Wicked Prayer," which is a 30-minute featurette; "El Pinto," a 2-1/2 minute discussion about the cars in the film; storyboards; four minutes of Margaritas And Conversation with producer Jeff Most and director Lance Mungia; two deleted scenes; a three-minute featurette inside the mind and studio of composer Jamie Christopherson entitled "Jamie's Attic"; production stills; and Wicked Prayers: A Photographic Journey, which is a 1-1/2 minute slide show. There are also sneak peeks and upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 40654
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/19/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lance Mungia
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In "The Crow: Wicked Prayer," the fourth installment in the series, a satanic biker cult brutally murders Jimmy Cuervo (Furlong) and his girlfriend Lilly (Chriqui). But by the power of the crow, Jimmy rises from the dead and hunts down the killers to avenge the death of his true love. Inspired by the novel "The Crow: Wicked Prayer" by Norman Partridge, and based on the comic book series and the comic strip by James O'Barr. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing qualities throughout, exhibiting an expectedly dark look that is consistent with the other films in The Crow series. Colors are richly saturated, especially reds, and fleshtones are nicely balanced. Blacks are deep and solid throughout. Images are sharp and detailed, with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. There is occasionally edge enhancement apparent at times and some minor smearing and pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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