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The Crow Lives Again In A 30th-Anniversary Blu-Ray Release

This new 4K release of the classic film is loaded with extras and its restoration was supervised by the original director of photography.

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Fans of the cult-classic movie The Crow can look forward to a new special-edition release of the film, as preorders are now live for a feature-packed 30th-anniversary edition. A brand-new 4K restoration of the beloved film will be released on May 7, and a Walmart-exclusive version is available for $25 and it comes packaged in a unique steelbook case. Alternatively, you can pick a different steelbook edition at Amazon for $31.

The Crow 4K Blu-Ray
The Crow 4K Blu-Ray

For the new Blu-ray, the extras include a mix of old and new special features content:

  • Shadows and Pain: Designing The Crow (New)
  • Angels All Fire: Birth of the Legend
  • On Hallowed Ground: The Outer Realm
  • Twisted Wreckage: The Inside Spaces
  • Sideshow Collectibles: An Interview with Edward R. Pressman (New)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alex Proyas
  • Audio Commentary by Producer Jeff Most and Screenwriter John Shirley
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • A Profile on James O'Barr

Extended Scenes

  • The Arcade Bombing
  • The Funboy Fight
  • The Shootout at Top Dollar's
  • Deleted Footage Montage
  • Trailer

Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski--who worked on the original movie as director of photography--supervised this 4K restoration of The Crow, and if you're familiar with the film, you'll know just how haunting the visuals are. Constant rain, a sharp contrast between light and dark, a kickass soundtrack, and peak '90s art direction made this movie a standout at the time.

Starring Brandon Lee as musician Eric Draven, The Crow is a tragic tale of love, death, and revenge. After Draven and his fiancée are brutally murdered, he rises from his grave a year later to wreak havoc on the gang and their leader, Top Dollar, who were responsible for his death.

The film is also sadly known for being the final performance of Lee, as he tragically died during its production when he was fatally wounded in a freak accident involving a prop gun. The Crow was eventually released in 1994, and Lee earned critical acclaim for his work in the movie.

For more movie deals, there are other interesting flicks to catch at your home box office. If you're feeling courageous, Madame Web is now available to preorder and all 15 seasons--327 episodes in total--of Supernatural are headed to Blu-ray in case you want to focus on something specific for the next 230 hours.

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