May 11, 1994 |
"The Crow," starring the late Brandon Lee, is like one long fright night. Even though it was photographed in color, the edge-of-darkness atmosphere descends on the audience like a shroud. The "Batman" movies were probably the first to transfer the new style in doom-and-gloom comic book fantasias to the screen, but "The Crow" makes those films seem happy-go-lucky. On its own terms it's highly effective but that doesn't mean you have to accept its terms.
April 29, 1994 |
"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 things right." * On May 11, "The Crow," which opens with the above ominous voice-over, will arrive in Los Angeles and New York theaters. Two days later it will open nationwide.
September 10, 1993 |
Only a few months after the death of 28-year-old Brandon Lee, a documentary released by Warner Home Video on laser disc manages to link the young actor's fate with that of his father, martial-arts star Bruce Lee who died 20 years ago at age 32. "The Curse of the Dragon" ($35) comes almost simultaneously with the wide-screen laser release ($35) of Bruce Lee's major--and posthumous--international success, the 1973 "Enter the Dragon."
September 5, 1993 |
No criminal charges will be filed in the death of actor Brandon Lee, 31, who was shot on a movie set with a gun that was supposed to fire only blanks. Dist. Atty. Jerry Spivey said he found no evidence of the "willful and wanton" negligence that would have been required to prosecute Crowvision, the production company making the movie "The Crow."
August 19, 1993 |
'Fugitive' Favored: Moviegoers, spending their box-office bucks in record amounts this summer, have dubbed "The Fugitive" their favorite flick. In a poll of 2,400 people over the age of 12 by the American Research Group, the top five movies were "The Fugitive," "Free Willy," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Jurassic Park" and "The Firm." Moviegoers rated the 19 summer films released so far higher than the 1992 crop, giving them an average rating of 4.9 (on a scale of 1 to 6), compared to 4.4 last year.