In 1994, The Crow opened in cinemas worldwide. The comic book movie, about a murdered rock musician who is resurrected to avenge his death, and the death of his fiancée, struck a chord with audiences and kick-started a series.
But how many Crow movies are there? And are they worth your time?
Crow films in order
To date, there are four Crow movies. The Crow films – which were produced between 1994 and 2005 – include:
- The Crow (1994)
- The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
- The Crow: Salvation (2000)
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
Are all of the Crow movies part of the same series?
All four entries in the Crow series are part of the same collection, but as the series develops the connection between each film becomes tenuous.
Who are the cast of the Crow films?
The cast of The Crow movies change across the course of the series. Notable actors in the series include Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, Michael Massee, Tony Todd, Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, Thuy Trang, Iggy Pop, Thomas Jane, Ian Dury, Eric Mabius, Kirsten Dunst, Fred Ward, Walton Goggins, Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, Tara Reid, Dennis Hopper and Danny Trejo.
Is the Crow series the work of the same director?
Each entry in The Crow movie series was overseen by a different director. Alex Proyas directed The Crow, Tim Pope directed The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Bharat Nalluri directed The Crow: Salvation, and Lance Mungia directed The Crow: Wicked Prayer.
What is the best Crow film?
The Crow is regarded as the best entry in the series, and is often cited as the series at its peak.
The Crow: Wicked Prayer is generally considered to be the weakest film in the collection.
According to IMDb The Crow movies are ranked as follows:
- The Crow (1994) – 7.6/10
- The Crow: Salvation (2000) – 4.9/10
- The Crow: City of Angels (1996) – 4.7/10
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) – 3.0/10
If you’re a fan of The Crow, or you’re just getting into The Crow movies, then you may wish to know that the original graphic novel (which inspired the movie series) is currently available.
The Crow: Special Edition by James O’Barr is available in paperback.
The Crow: Special Edition can be purchased from all good book stockists, but I find Amazon UK and Amazon US to be very competitive priced.
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