‘The Crow’ Flies Onto 4K Ultra HD

THE CROW 30TH ANNIVERSARY. (DVD Artwork). ©Paramount Home Entertainment.


The Crow (Action, Crime, Drama)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the thrilling cult classic “The Crow” when it debuts on 4K Ultra HD Tuesday, May 7, from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will also be available as a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook featuring an o-sleeve with a cutout of a crow that lifts to reveal a portrait of Brandon Lee with his guitar.

Young musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee, “Showdown in Little Tokyo”) is brutally murdered alongside his fiancée by members of a violent gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. He then sets out on a macabre mission to mercilessly hunt down everyone responsible and make them answer for their crimes.

Originally released on May 13, 1994, “The Crow” entranced audiences and critics alike with its gothic aesthetic, breathtaking action and Lee’s soulful performance at the center of director Alex Proyas’ (“I, Robot”) revenge fantasy. A sleeper box office hit, the film developed a passionate cult following that spawned three sequels, a television series, a video game, toys and novels. Based on the comic book saga of the same name by James O’Barr, “The Crow” delivers an action-packed thriller bursting with hypnotic style and dazzling visuals.

Newly remastered, “The Crow” 4K Ultra HD releases feature both new and legacy bonus content as well as access to a digital copy of the film. Both releases include a brand-new three-part documentary created for the 30th anniversary entitled “Shadows & Pain: Designing ‘The Crow.’” The new piece is a fascinating deep dive with legendary production designer Alex McDowell (“Fight Club,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), who discusses all aspects of designing the 1994 classic as well as his experience working with visionary director Alex Proyas and the film’s late star, Brandon Lee.

Also, for the first time on disc, the releases include a conversation with late Hollywood legend/producer Edward R. Pressman (“Wall Street”), who discussed his prolific career on the occasion of Sideshow Collectibles’ release of a limited figure for “The Crow.” Other extras featured on the 4K Ultra HD releases include the following previously released material: an audio commentary with director Alex Proyas; an audio commentary by producer Jeff Most (“The Specialist”) and screenwriter John Shirley (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”); a behind-the-scenes featurette; a profile on James O’Barr; a deleted footage montage; three extended scenes (“The Arcade Bombing,” “The Funboy Fight” and “The Shootout at Top Dollar’s”); and the film’s trailer.