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The Crow: Stairway to Heaven

The WB (ended 1999)



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The Crow: Stairway to Heaven

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Exactly one year after his death, rock musician, Eric Draven, returns to earth in a symbolic and literal leap from the bridge that joins the Land of the Dead and the land of the living. Possessing the mystic powers of The Crow, he is neither living nor dead, searching for a way to right what has been wronged.

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven continues the legacy of Eric Draven and expands on the mythology of the successful feature film franchise. Joined as soulmates, Draven and his girlfriend Shelly were inseparable — until they were brutally and senselessly murdered.

Now, their souls cannot rest. Their romance endures through time and death, creating an incredible longing between the young lovers. Draven seeks redemption by helping others, fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. Through each act of justice, he is taken one step closer to his own salvation.

A foot soldier on the side of good, at Draven's core is a powerful force that transforms him into The Crow — his alter ego.

Draven's return to Earth arouses both suspicion and curiosity from Daryl Albrecht, the police lieutenant who has never given up his crusade to solve the vicious crime that cost Eric and Shelly their lives.

Eric also has other earthly allies. He and Shelly remain connected to Sarah, a 13-year-old kid who is streetwise beyond her years and who regarded the dead lovers as family. While her rebellious nature can be her worst enemy, she is the grounded voice of reality for Eric.

Even a dead man needs to get a life. Although Eric Draven has been changed forever, he must exist, at least for now, in the world of the living.

During the opening theme of the show, the voice-overs of Eric and Shelly say:

SHELLY: People once believed that when someone dies, a Crow carries their soul to the Land of the Dead

DRAVEN: But sometimes something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest

SHELLY: Then sometimes, just sometimes, the Crow can bring the soul back to put things right

DRAVEN: Things can never be right, my soul will never rest, until we are together again.

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.moreless

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    • a great show that never got good air time therefore was cancelled! BRING IT BACK!

      I love the story of the crow! i loved the movie...in fact one of my favorite movies! The comics were great as well. In this movie we continue to follow the adventures of Eric Draven as he finds out there was more behind there deaths then what he thought...so to get back he must avenge them and kill all the people that were behind there murders. I just remeber watchign this show and thinking it was amazing...and why its on at 11p.m. i wanted it to be prime time! i think many people would have gotten into the show if it was given a chance. One day maybe we will see something like this brought back!moreless
    • it\'s about a murdered man who comes back to life after having unfinished business, i.e with the murderers.

      i\'m actually an all-time fan of Mark Dacascos. He\'s really good in here...though i dont realy fancy the long hair...but he looks cool...anyways, i love the story-line, the alter-ego of eric, The Crow, is really a kick-ass. Love him, love the language, love the face, love the whole package. i wish they got The Crow\'s dvd here in Malaysia...*sigh* i wodner why they cancelled the series...

      i was more than a little dubious when i first heard that they were going to do a series of the fantastic (1st) Crow movie.

      After all- the sequels were poor imitations- (eddy Furlong!!....well......HE should be SHOT!)

      Nothing was going to recreate the angst ridden, dark, violent and coolness of the original watering it down for TV audiences seemed like sacrilege.

      but sat through one and was hooked- okay- so it was watered down violence wise- marc playing eric Draven was respectful to the original bringing a part of him to the roll- quality TV

      Entire series on dvd now please. JKmoreless
    • A great storyline with an even better cast made for a superb TV series.

      Having been able to recently re-watch the series on DVD I have come to realise just how much I loved this show.

      Mark Dacascos is excellent as Eric Draven/The Crow being able to easily act each character. As Eric you love him and feel his undying love for Shelley. As The Crow he has the best one liners and sense of humour which is perfect for the role.

      The series flowed well progressing with new stories as well as remembering to tie up the loose ends.

      It would have been interesting to see a second series with Shelly also as a Crow, but unfortunately this show was cut short far too early.moreless
    • The Crow StairWay To Heaven Is Off The Hook

      i seen this show and it's just like the very first crow movie, its o most perfect to me. he looks o most like brendon lee did in the show. but i didnt know it airs on scfi never seen it on there but i saw some episodes and what i saw its off the hook, great action, great love storys.. ya need to see it to beleave it.. but the crow wicked prayer STUNK! i waited and waited to see the movie finnaly did and it sucked.moreless

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    Thrillers, Detectives, Murder & Mayhem, catchy soundtrack, battle for earth