Excerpt: The year was 1994. Senior year. Graduation right around the corner. I’m wearing my leather jacket, my ripped blue jeans and my Ramones t-shirt. (Thanks Screeching Weasel). I’m standing in line for tickets to what will be the cinematic event of the year. Everyone had been talking about it. And I mean everybody. This is “the film where Brandon Lee got shot and killed”. Someone in line says something about actually being able to see the shot that killed Lee.
Conclusion: If you've been impatient and insisted on importing 'The Crow' from one country or another, it may be time to consider yet another purchase of the film, as Lionsgate's release of the film is stellar! Witness Brandon Lee's last film with unrivaled picture quality! Hear an Alex Proyas commentary for the film for the first time! If the audio were just a bit better, this would be a must own! As it is, this is highly, highly recommended.
Conclusion: If you accept The Crow on its own terms, suspending disbelief while at the same time remaining aware of the challenges the filmmakers faced after Lee's unfortunate death, the film is tremendously exciting and is a great example of Proyas feeling his way into the impressive visual sweep he would show so brilliantly in his later films. Looked at objectively, the film is a decidedly more questionable affair, with a slapdash feel and several underdeveloped plot points.