WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Crow: City Of Angels, The

Reviewed In Issue 26 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Video
(Catalog Number): 8947 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 3/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Tim Pope
(Screenplay/Written By): David S. Goyer
(Story): NA
(Music): Graeme Revell
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Alex McDowell
(Visual Effects): Digiscope & International Creative Effects
(Costume Designer): Kristen Everberg
(Editor): Michael N. Knue & Anthony Redman, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Bruce Richardson
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein & Alessandro Camon
(Co-Producers): Michael Flynn
(Producers): Edward R. Pressman

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.82:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the thrilling sequel to The Crow, Perez stars as Ashe who, along with his young son, is brutally killed by a drug cartel. Resurrected by a hypnotic crow to exact vengeance on his killers, he finds help and comfort in the beautiful Sara (Mia Kirshner) who was young when the crow helped Draven seek revenge on his killers. Fans of The Crow will be pleased with the same haunting music score by Graeme Revell and production design by Alex McDowell. However, The Crow: City Of Angels nearly duplicates the storyline of its predecessor.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): Yes
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