• Publication date: January 20, 2010

The Crow 4 Back For Love

In the fourth installment of the Gothic hero vengeance saga, "The Crow" returns from the dead to give life to Jimmy Cuervo, to avenge his own death and that of his love Lily.

In the fourth installment of the gothic hero vengeance saga, "The Crow" returns from the dead to give life to Jimmy Cuervo, to avenge his own death and that of his love Lily.

Based on the novel by Norman Partridge and the comic strip series by creator James O'Barr, director Lance Mungia produces a script that he helped write with Jeff Most and Sean Hood.

"The Crow: Wicked Prayer" produced in 2005 sees Edward Furlong playing the lovelorn avenger Jimmy Cuervo, [Cuervo is crow in Spanish]. Cuervo returns from the dead carrying the curse of the Crow.

The first of the Crow series was released in 1994 after the lead actor Brandon Lee [son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee] died on the set while shooting one scene, thus the movie was enhanced in post-production using digital effects and the assistance of a stand-in model to complete it.

An ex-con who'd gone to jail for killing a man who tried to rape his girlfriend Lily, Jimmy Cuervo [Edward Furlong] is trying to start a new life for him and his love as his days of parole are almost done. His girlfriend Lily [Emmanuelle Chriqui] is a native Indian, who holds shamanic powers.

Luc Crash [David Boreanaz, the title character in TV series Angel] is one of the inmates Cuervo meets in prison, and has a bike gang in town, with the three other members and himself named after the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; War [Marcus Chong], Famine [UFC World Champion Tito Ortiz], Pestilence [Yuji Okumoto], and finally Luc [Boreanaz] as Death. Luc's girlfriend, Lola Byrne [Tara Reid], is a satanic sorceress.

Luc's gang kidnaps Jimmy and Lily to sacrifice them in a ritual that will turn Luc into an immortal demon. Jimmy Cuervo watches as his love is massacred, and swears vengeance before being killed himself. He returns as the crow from the dead and vows to avenge Lily and stop this satanic ritual from completion.

Directed by Lance Mungia, "The Crow: Wicked Prayer" was rated R for violence and language, and some sexual and drug content. It runs for a total screen-time of 99 minutes.