Directed by: Alex Proyas
Cast: Brandon Lee (Eric Draven/The Crow), Michael Wincott (Top Dollar), Ling Bai (Myca)
Stylish adaptation of an underground comic about a rock musician who comes back from the dead to avenge his own and his fiancée’s murders. Visually stunning, it’s about as noir as films come, with an almost tangible atmosphere of brooding menace that’s punctuated by some severely graphic action scenes. The script may not be Oscar-standard, but among the (rarely critically lauded) supernatural revenge genre, this is a standout movie.
It’s just a shame that it’s now probably more famous for being the film that killed its star, Brandon (son of Bruce) Lee, who was accidentally shot in the stomach during filming by a malfunctioning gun that should have been firing blanks.