A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility.Written by
Many characters throughout the film use Taurus PT92 pistols, most notably T-Bird (David Patrick Kelly), the leader of the gang that kills Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancee. Eric himself later wields T-Bird's PT92 in a shootout at Top Dollar's (Michael Wincott's) club. Some of the gangsters in the club also use them, and Eric uses several other discarded PT92s (sometimes akimbo) in the course of the shootout. Top Dollar himself also uses what appear to be a pair of stainless PT92s during the climactic shootout in the church. They're never shown very clearly, but a handful of brief glimpses of the guns reveal them to be PT92s. See more »
(at around 1h 1 min) When the detective and the cop are arguing about the discovery of a man melted to his blown up car, right after Draven sends the burning car into the river, the detective's shoulder holster changes from brown to black-strapped halfway through the scene. See more »
People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.
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In the original cut of the film, there was a scene in which Eric Draven has a fight with Funboy in Funboy's apartment before killing him. It goes like this: Eric knocks the straight razor from Darla's hand. Eric makes Darla sober by magically siphoning morhpine from her blood. Darla leaves. Funboy wakes up in the bathtub and grabs the razor. He attacks Eric and cuts his hands and torso. Because Eric has weakened himself by getting the morphine out of Darla, he cannot heal properly. (This would have been explained by the Skull Cowboy, but those scenes were also cut.) To cover the wounds, he wraps them in black electrical tape. This explains why his hands and stomach are wrapped up later in the movie. See more »
I approached this film after reading the hype and controversy surrounding its making and release, not really expecting very much. Surprised to find it an intelligent, beautifully-filmed, engrossing and touching thriller. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a fondness for weird gothic mythological stories. I didn't find the horror aspect overdone - in fact it was believable, and the script was superior to other films of this genre I've seen. As for Brandon Lee, this really was a superb performance and it is a terrible tragedy that his life ended so abruptly. This film is a fitting memorial to what could have become a major star.
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