THE CROW Gets New Poster And Featurette Ahead Of 30th Anniversary Re-Release

THE CROW Gets New Poster And Featurette Ahead Of 30th Anniversary Re-Release THE CROW Gets New Poster And Featurette Ahead Of 30th Anniversary Re-Release

The Crow is now available on 4K UHD, and will be returning to theaters for a limited run to mark it's 30th anniversary on June 1. Check out some new poster art and a BTS featurette...

By MarkCassidy - May 10, 2024 01:05 PM EST
Filed Under: The Crow
Source: Via FearHQ

A new take on The Crow starring IT actor Bill Skarsgård is set to take flight this June, but fans of Alex Proyas' original '90s adaptation of James O'Barr's graphic novel will soon get the chance to see the movie on the big screen, likely for the first time.

The Crow returns to theaters to celebrate its 30th anniversary on June 1, and we have a new poster featuring the late Brandon Lee as Eric Draven along with a new featurette with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

The Crow is now available on 4K Ultra HD. Check out the new promos below, and let us know if you plan on catching the movie in theaters in the comments section.

 Lee was killed in a tragic accident while shooting the film back in 1993, and some new details on the series of genuinely shocking mistakes that led to the actor's death recently came to light.

Director Dwight H. Little, who worked with Lee on Rapid Fire, released a memoir called Still Rolling: Inside the Hollywood Dream Factory, and one chapter focuses on what happened the day Lee died. Though some of this was already public knowledge, Little was able to uncover some new information, and the oversights involved may leave you shaking your head.

Have a read through the excerpts (via JoBlo.com) below.

“The tragedy was so eerie with the death of his father, also at such a young age. I went to the memorial service where Melissa Etheridge sang ‘Ain’t It Heavy.’ On top of everything else, Brandon was engaged to be married. … All these years later, these are the ‘facts’ that I have been able to gather, though I’m not sure I have the full story.

The night before the accident, the second unit was doing some shots on a different set from the main unit. There was a big (close-up) shot looking up the barrel of a gun. The camera people were worried that the barrel might seem to be empty, so a ‘slug’ or ‘dummy bullet’ of some kind was put into the barrel to keep light from getting through. When the second unit wrapped, the gun was put away for the night. No one remembered to take out the slug. When the first unit needed the gun the next day, it was taken out and a blank charge was put in for a set-up. No one from the first unit crew knew that the slug had been put in the night before and no one checked. When the actor aimed the gun at Brandon, the blank went off and the slug discharged. The slug hit Brandon in a main artery in his abdomen and he lost consciousness almost immediately.

Two things. One, the prop man or AD always looks down the barrel of the gun to see that it is clear. (The prop man is obliged to show the director that the gun barrel is empty.) Two, the actor with the gun is instructed to never aim the gun at the other actor directly. The shot is always supposed to be ‘off angle’ and the lens and composition makes it ‘look like’ the gun is aimed properly. How all these mistakes could have been made in succession is almost impossible to imagine. The odds of Brandon being shot and killed by this forgotten slug were so long that of course the speculation about a ‘curse’ began.“

As hard as it may be to comprehend all of these missteps happening in succession, we now know that this sort of negligence is far from an isolated incident, with Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed having just been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on set in similar fashion.

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THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/10/2024, 2:28 PM
Lionsgate is probably going to lose money on the Crow reboot when they could have made easy money by simply re-releasing the original movie worldwide.
Blergh
Blergh - 5/10/2024, 2:53 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - saddest thing: a friend of mine recently watched the OG, said it sucked and is excited for the reboot. I'm overthinking the friendship now
dragon316
dragon316 - 5/10/2024, 4:24 PM
@Blergh - your choice but every movie have it’s fans good and bad your fiend could have been born after original makes reboot more suiting for him, maybe actor in it , new transformers fans never saw got into transformers until they saw movies which got them into transformers hard to say
The1st
The1st - 5/10/2024, 4:43 PM
@dragon316 - So true...see the fan reaction to the prequel trilogy following the sequel trilogy, although there will be those that think that's Star Wars too. It is to me, but it isn't...and I would have walked out of the theatre if I'd watched ROS there. Older fans I think fall into the trap that the new stuff is for them explicitly and it's not. That's now how the Hollywood works.
The1st
The1st - 5/10/2024, 4:45 PM
@Blergh - I think some fans forget what cult classic means. It's not universal, but I get it. The crow was okay, but didn't personally blow me away. The new one seems like another modern day emo shock fest, but time will tell I guess.
grif
grif - 5/10/2024, 5:47 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - probably looking at 100 mil to break even. wtf? why does a movie like this cost 50 mil?
Blergh
Blergh - 5/10/2024, 6:42 PM
@dragon316 - I'm obviously being sarcastic with the rethinking of the friendship but you're right, it's great to see the varety of opinios we have!
WarMonkey
WarMonkey - 5/11/2024, 8:23 AM
@Blergh - Reminds me of my brother. Ever since he told me he didn't care for The Big Lebowski I haven't been able to look at him the same since. He broke my heart that day!
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 5/10/2024, 2:28 PM
Cool , now this is one I might try to see on the big screen…

Also everyone talks about Brandon Lee in this and rightfully so since he’s great in this (and it’s hard not to since his death casts such a big shadow over the film) but equally as great was Michael Wincott imo as Top Dollar…

He was just so charismatic and brought the right amount of villainy and menace to the role!!.

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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 5/10/2024, 2:54 PM
Off topic:

New Doctor Who clip (The Devil’s Chord).

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MuadDib
MuadDib - 5/10/2024, 3:05 PM
This movie will not be topped by a remake, it’s too classic and carries too much nostalgia and obviously the weight of Brandon’s death.

Gonna rewatch this in theaters.

Brandon Lee is my Eric Draven
bobevanz
bobevanz - 5/10/2024, 4:06 PM
The 4k remaster is phenomenal and is now the superior way to view this. I'm waiting to watch this on the big screen first, it isn't the greatest movie but also isn't the worst. Also the soundtrack slaps
dragon316
dragon316 - 5/10/2024, 4:25 PM
@bobevanz - depends who you ask what you compare movie to others with
Shivermetimbers
Shivermetimbers - 5/10/2024, 6:56 PM
@bobevanz - This was the first R rated movie my parents ever took me to see in the theater before I could go on my own and it still holds a special place in my heart. I love this flick!
WarMonkey
WarMonkey - 5/11/2024, 8:25 AM
@bobevanz - I recently rewatched it a month ago and it holds up very well. I had so much fun revisiting it after many many years.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/10/2024, 4:51 PM
I saw it when it first came out,such a classic, I wasn't even into that type of music but it fits the movie perfectly.

My copy of The Crow 4k steelbook blu-ray came through the post the other day.
XtremeXFan
XtremeXFan - 5/10/2024, 6:58 PM
Deffo getting the 4K bluray, got a new seround set and I Cant wait to Feel the bass when eric runs over the rooftops.
IronMan616
IronMan616 - 5/10/2024, 8:05 PM
I got my 4K copy delivered the same day (yesterday) I found out it was going to get re released in theaters. So I got tickets to it, and now I don’t want to watch it until I see it in theaters first.
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 5/10/2024, 8:16 PM
Great movie and soundtrack that still holds up. Love it!
CapA
CapA - 5/11/2024, 1:58 AM
I remember seeing this in the theater with my sister back then - pretty emotional. The remake is already forgotten.

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