When I first saw Alex Proyas’ 1994 film The Crow, starring Brandon Lee in his final tragic performance, I immediately feel in love with the movie. While the film is filled with loud music, violence, and a wide assortment of very bad characters, I couldn’t get past the sadness of it all. Granted, Lee’s death during the final days of filming hovered over the film like gloomy dark cloud, and still does to this day, it is also the story the film tells on one hand is a bit of a downer, but there is still a glimmer of hope.
One of the things that helps bring those feelings is the score that Graeme Revell did for it. While there is some music in there, like from Stone Temple Pilots, it is Revell’s score that really captured the emotions on screen. I immediately picked up the soundtrack when it came out and relived the film over and over again, each time I listened to it. But now, we’re going to have the chance to hear and experience even more.
Varese Club has announced a new 2-disc Deluxe Special Edition release of The Crow, featuring more than double what was on the original release. While the first release of the score was 44 minutes, this 2-disc set features over 99 minutes, including the end title song “It Can’t Rain All the Time” performed by Jane Siberry. While the price is a bit high, at $29.95, there is only 2000 copies being produced, so if you’re interested, you better act now.
You can order your copy now from Screen Archives Entertainment by clicking HERE.