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Crow, The

Miramax/Dimension Collector's Series
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, David Patrick & Jon Polito

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The two-disc set offers audio commentary, making-of featurette, Crow author James O

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21460
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for a great amount of strong violence and language, and for drug use and some sexuality.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Disc 1: DVD-9/Disc 2: DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1994
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/20/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Alex Proyas
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Story Synopsis:
Lee (who lost his life during filming) plays Eric Draven, a young rock guitarist who, along with his fianc

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a vastly improved picture over the previously released DVD. Images are sharper and more defined on this new DVD, and the greatest improvement is the deeper blacks. The non-anamorphic version was severely washed out, and the intentionally dark imagery was tainted by a desaturated appearance. This DVD has rectified the problem, and image quality should surely please fans of the movie. The picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation. While some pixelization is noticed, the picture is mostly smooth and solid. (Suzanne Hodges)


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DVD-ROM Review:
From the DVD-ROM main menu, you are given links for Enhanced Playback Track, Screenplay Viewer, The Crow Trivia Game, and DVD Destination Web site. The Enhanced Playback Track is great. While you watch the movie, you can read interesting facts about what happened behind the scenes and trivia about the film. To exit this area, you have to click the crow image on the left side of the controls bar. In the Screenplay Viewer section, you can view the screenplay (clever name, no?). This section has a great setup, and is easy to read while viewing the movie. Playing The Crow Trivia game is a lot more difficult then it sounds. I played on the easiest mode possible for half an hour before I even got half way to the end. It may not be as impossible for you Crow maniacs out there. Clicking the DVD Destination Web site will send you online to The Crow