History Franchise / TheCrow

11th Apr '18 12:44:26 PM Exxolon
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In 1978, a drunk driver killed James O'Barr's fiancée, Bethany. O'Barr later heard a story about a couple killed for the woman's twenty-dollar engagement ring. The two incidents became one in O'Barr's mind, leading him to write ''The Crow'', in an attempt to work out his angst over the incidents.

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In 1978, a drunk driver killed James O'Barr's fiancée, Bethany.Beverly. O'Barr later heard a story about a couple killed for the woman's twenty-dollar engagement ring. The two incidents became one in O'Barr's mind, leading him to write ''The Crow'', in an attempt to work out his angst over the incidents.
4th Dec '17 7:58:20 AM Basara-kun
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* VengefulGhost: The franchise is mostly about this with LoveMakesYouEvil. In all incarnations, a couple of lovers are killed by a gang, an organization or even by {{Dirty Cop}}s. The male is revived as "The Crow", seeking a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against [[KillEmAll EVERYONE]] in the group that killed him and his lover, not just limited to the killers, but also the highest ranks who managed that event.
10th Feb '17 10:10:17 PM PuffyTreat
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In the comic there is absolutely no exposition regarding exactly how Eric has returned from the grave - if that's even what actually happened. The mythology of the film franchise is so much better known than the ambiguity of the comic that there are plenty of people - plenty of fans, even - who just assume that "Eric is brought back from the dead by a mystical crow" is part of the original comic, when basically everything that happens in the comic is up for individual interpretation and never explicitly stated. (It should be noted that in interviews given in ''Comics Scene'' during the early 90s, as the first iteration of the comic was wrapping up, the author himself seemed to lean towards a supernatural explanation, though not quite in the way the film gives it.[[note]]Eric came back, O'Barr stated, because his love was so great that he could perform such sins in the name of vengeance without becoming guilty.[[/note]]

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In the comic there is absolutely no exposition regarding exactly how Eric has returned from the grave - if that's even what actually happened. The mythology of the film franchise is so much better known than the ambiguity of the comic that there are plenty of people - plenty of fans, even - who just assume that "Eric is brought back from the dead by a mystical crow" is part of the original comic, when basically everything that happens in the comic is up for individual interpretation and never explicitly stated. (It should be noted that in interviews given in ''Comics Scene'' during the early 90s, as the first iteration of the comic was wrapping up, the author himself seemed to lean towards a supernatural explanation, though not quite in the way the film gives it.[[note]]Eric came back, O'Barr stated, because his love was so great that he could perform such sins in the name of vengeance without becoming guilty.[[/note]]
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10th Feb '17 10:09:37 PM PuffyTreat
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In the comic there is absolutely no exposition regarding exactly how Eric has returned from the grave - if that's even what actually happened. The mythology of the film franchise is so much better known than the ambiguity of the comic that there are plenty of people - plenty of fans, even - who just assume that "Eric is brought back from the dead by a mystical crow" is part of the original comic, when basically everything that happens in the comic is up for individual interpretation and never explicitly stated.

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In the comic there is absolutely no exposition regarding exactly how Eric has returned from the grave - if that's even what actually happened. The mythology of the film franchise is so much better known than the ambiguity of the comic that there are plenty of people - plenty of fans, even - who just assume that "Eric is brought back from the dead by a mystical crow" is part of the original comic, when basically everything that happens in the comic is up for individual interpretation and never explicitly stated.
stated. (It should be noted that in interviews given in ''Comics Scene'' during the early 90s, as the first iteration of the comic was wrapping up, the author himself seemed to lean towards a supernatural explanation, though not quite in the way the film gives it.[[note]]Eric came back, O'Barr stated, because his love was so great that he could perform such sins in the name of vengeance without becoming guilty.[[/note]]
8th Jan '17 6:41:05 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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[[Literature/TheCrow The page for the novels can be viewed here]].
16th Nov '16 4:08:09 AM narm00
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* ''The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams'' (1998) a short story/poem anthology

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* ''The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams'' (1998) (1998), a short story/poem anthology



* ''The Crow: Wicked Prayer'' (2000) by Norman Partridge (the fourth film in the franchise was ''very loosely'' based on this novel

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* ''The Crow: Wicked Prayer'' (2000) by Norman Partridge (the fourth film in the franchise was ''very loosely'' based on this novelnovel)
2nd Nov '16 3:51:35 PM Xtifr
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* ''The Crow: The Lazarus Heart'' (1998) by Poppy Z. Brite

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* ''The Crow: The Lazarus Heart'' (1998) by Poppy Z. BriteCreator/PoppyZBrite



* ''The Crow: Temple of Night'' (1999) by S.P. Somtow

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* ''The Crow: Temple of Night'' (1999) by S.P. SomtowCreator/SPSomtow
27th Feb '16 2:33:28 AM aye_amber
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A 1998 Canadian television series based on the concept -- ''The Crow: Stairway to Heaven'' -- lasted one season (22 episodes); while it garnered decent ratings, the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought its production company, Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. Universal eventually released the full series on DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], and Netflix.

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A 1998 Canadian television series based on the concept -- ''The Crow: Stairway to Heaven'' -- lasted one season (22 episodes); while it garnered decent ratings, the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought its production company, Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. Universal eventually released the full series on DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], Hulu, and Netflix.
9th Jan '16 4:21:51 AM jormis29
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* RevenantZombie: The protagonists of series are classic revenants who are brought back to life by the title bird in order to seek justice for themselves and the people they loved. As long as the bird is alive, and as long as they remain focused on their quest for revenge and do not develop emotional ties to the living, they can heal any wound dealt them and cannot be killed. They also have the ability to cleanse others of whatever poison is in their systems, they can see through the eyes of the bird, and they have some measure of psychometric ability in regards to things that remind them of their former life and what happened to them, as well as the ability to transfer any memories they have by touch.

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* RevenantZombie: The protagonists of series are classic revenants who are brought back to life by the title bird in order to seek justice for themselves and the people they loved. As long as the bird is alive, and as long as they remain focused on their quest for revenge and do not develop emotional ties to the living, they can heal any wound dealt them and cannot be killed. They also have the ability to cleanse others of whatever poison is in their systems, they can see through the eyes of the bird, and they have some measure of psychometric {{psychomet|ry}}ric ability in regards to things that remind them of their former life and what happened to them, as well as the ability to transfer any memories they have by touch.
24th Nov '15 7:36:31 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Heck, Music/{{Evanescence}} even sampled the closing line ("People die, but real love is forever,") from the first ''The Crow'' movie in the GriefSong "Even in Death".

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** Heck, Music/{{Evanescence}} even sampled the closing line ("People die, but real love is forever,") from the first ''The Crow'' movie in the GriefSong [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1UlBjleYZo#t=3m59s "Even in Death".]]
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