History Series / TheCrowStairwayToHeaven

22nd Jan '16 4:48:29 PM Anicomicgeek
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* TheCastShowoff: Just like Brandon Lee in the movie, Mark Dacascos gets to show off his martial art skills in pretty much every episode.
28th Dec '14 1:04:35 PM MagBas
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A 22-episode one-season television adaptation of [[Film/TheCrow the film of the graphic novel of ''The Crow'']] (keep up!) produced by Polygram, created by Bryce Zabel and starring Mark Dacascos as Eric Draven. It first aired in 1998-99. The series garnered decent ratings and a surprising number of fans didn't [[UnpleasableFanbase hate it on principle]] but the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought out its production company Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. The whole series was released on VHS, DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], and Netflix.

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A 22-episode one-season television adaptation of [[Film/TheCrow the film of the graphic novel of ''The Crow'']] (keep up!) produced by Polygram, created by Bryce Zabel and starring Mark Dacascos as Eric Draven. It first aired in 1998-99. The series garnered decent ratings and a surprising number of fans didn't [[UnpleasableFanbase hate it on principle]] ratings but the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought out its production company Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. The whole series was released on VHS, DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], and Netflix.
8th Mar '14 8:42:27 AM Shaorai217
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* CommissionerGordon: Albrecht, even more so than in the movie due to being a detective rather than a beat cop.


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* GenreSavvy: Albrecht. He immediately realizes that Sarah is hiding something when she immediately agrees to go to school.
1st Jun '13 1:45:41 PM Morgenthaler
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!! ''The Crow: Stairway to Heaven'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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\n!! ''The Crow: Stairway to Heaven'' ----
!!This series
contains examples of the following tropes:



* WomanInWhite: Shelly's primary costume for the series is the commitment ceremony dress she was wearing when she and Eric were killed.

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* WomanInWhite: Shelly's primary costume for the series is the commitment ceremony dress she was wearing when she and Eric were killed.killed.

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20th May '13 10:51:31 AM DanglyLeggedOwl
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[[caption-width-right:317:Yup, Eric is played by the future Chairman of Iron Chef America]]

A 22-episode one-season television adaptation of [[Film/TheCrow the film of the graphic novel of ''The Crow'']] (keep up!) produced by Polygram, created by Bryce Zabel and starring Mark Decascos as Eric Draven. It first aired in 1998-99. The series garnered decent ratings and a surprising number of fans didn't [[UnpleasableFanbase hate it on principle]] but the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought out its production company Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. The whole series was released on VHS, DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], and Netflix.

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[[caption-width-right:317:Yup, Eric is played by the future Chairman of Iron Chef America]]

America.]]

A 22-episode one-season television adaptation of [[Film/TheCrow the film of the graphic novel of ''The Crow'']] (keep up!) produced by Polygram, created by Bryce Zabel and starring Mark Decascos Dacascos as Eric Draven. It first aired in 1998-99. The series garnered decent ratings and a surprising number of fans didn't [[UnpleasableFanbase hate it on principle]] but the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought out its production company Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. The whole series was released on VHS, DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], and Netflix.



''Stairway To Heaven''

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''Stairway To Heaven''
16th May '13 9:06:33 AM EMY3K
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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Crow persona is this for Eric.

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: SuperpoweredAlterEgo: The Crow persona is this for Eric.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: In the series finale, [[spoiler:the Crow becomes this for
Eric.]]
16th May '13 8:57:51 AM EMY3K
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** A Crow can become a Snake if they kill an innocent.
16th May '13 8:53:38 AM EMY3K
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* TheObiWan: The Skull Cowboy is this to Eric.


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* TricksterMentor: The Skull Cowboy is this to Eric.
6th Mar '13 9:35:01 PM raisingirl83
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The final episode ends on {{Understatement something of a cliffhanger}}. There were plans for a final telemovie to wrap the story up but due to the above difficulties this never happened.

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The final episode ends on {{Understatement on... something of a cliffhanger}}.cliffhanger. There were plans for a final telemovie to wrap the story up but due to the above difficulties this never happened. \n

The most significant departures from the film are down to PragmaticAdaptation. The TV series, whilst containing its share of stunts and action sequences, is by nowhere near as graphically violent as the movie, and many of the film's references to and depictions of substance abuse and sexual violence are softened. The major difference is that in the TV series, rather than Eric being darkly sardonic, violent and basically unstable the entire time (as he was in the comic) or most of the time (as per the film), he is basically just an angstier version of who he was when alive, and 'the Crow' is literally a dark supernatural alter-ego constantly simmering beneath the surface, who takes over when Eric is enraged or under stress, when someone he cares about is in danger, or a villain uses magic to bring out the Crow in him. The TV series expands on the film's mythology - Eric only has a finite period on earth to "put the wrong things right" before Shelly will be forced on to move without him and they will be separated forever, and introduces other supernatural elements such as reincarnation, possession, and an opposing force to the crow, in the form of a snake.
6th Mar '13 9:13:10 PM raisingirl83
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A 22-episode one-season television adaptation of ''[[Film/TheCrow the film of the graphic novel of ''The Crow'']] (keep up!) produced by Polygram, created by Bryce Zabel and starring Mark Decascos as Eric Draven.

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A 22-episode one-season television adaptation of ''[[Film/TheCrow [[Film/TheCrow the film of the graphic novel of ''The Crow'']] (keep up!) produced by Polygram, created by Bryce Zabel and starring Mark Decascos as Eric Draven.
Draven. It first aired in 1998-99. The series garnered decent ratings and a surprising number of fans didn't [[UnpleasableFanbase hate it on principle]] but the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought out its production company Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. The whole series was released on VHS, DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], and Netflix.

The final episode ends on {{Understatement something of a cliffhanger}}. There were plans for a final telemovie to wrap the story up but due to the above difficulties this never happened.

''Stairway To Heaven''



* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to the Brandon Lee movie, which was in turn lighter and softer than the original comic (strange but true).

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* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to the Brandon Lee movie, which was in turn lighter and softer than the original comic (strange but true).(yes, really).
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