WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Crow, The

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, David Patrick Kelly & John Polito

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Video
(Catalog Number): 12157 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $49.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 1/98
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

Credits Information
(Director): Alex Proyas
(Screenplay/Written By): David J. Schow & John Shirley
(Story): NA
(Music): Edward R. Pressman & Jeff Most
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Alex McDowell
(Visual Effects): DreamQuest Images
(Costume Designer): Arianne Phillips
(Editor): Dov Hoenig, ACE & Scott Smith
(Supervising Sound Editors): Dave McMoyler, John J. Miceli
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Robert L. Rosen & Sherman L. Baldwin
(Co-Producers): Caldecot Chubb & James A. Janowitz
(Producers): Edward R. Pressman & Jeff Most

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

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

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Lee (who lost his life during filming) plays Eric Draven, a young rock guitarist who, along with his fiancée, is brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after their murders, Eric returns from the grave as a “messenger of death”—led by a hypnotic crow—to seek revenge on the evil crimelord (Michael Wincott) and his mercenaries.

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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): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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