We recently ran an informative list: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Crow (link below). One of the bits of trivia unearthed by Australian film critic/comedian Mark Bishop had to do with a short-lived TV series based on the epic film directed by Alex Proyas and released in 1994. It was astonishing because I’m a huge fan of the film, but I had no idea the TV ever existed.
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven ran for one season and consisted of 22 episodes. It came out in the late 1990s in an attempt to cash-in on the Buffy the Vampire craze. The main reason most of us never heard of it, however, has nothing to do with its brief time in the limelight; the show was produced and aired in Canada in an era before internet streaming services like Netflix and Hulu made international offerings accessible to anyone.
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The Crow: Stairway to Heaven aired between 1998 and 1999; the show was created by Bryce Zabel and starred Mark Dacascos as Eric Draven/The Crow. While you can find poor quality clips online, it clearly takes a turn from the dark aesthetic of the movie in favor of a martial arts, action-oriented fight-fest. A 5-disc DVD collection of the entire series can be found online for around $70. The fact that the show remains obscure, despite being readily available speaks volumes (mainly suggesting it isn’t worth your attention).
Still, I’m curious if any of our readers have heard of The Crow: Stairway to Heaven or, more importantly, if they enjoyed it. Please let us know in the Comments section! And don’t forget to peep the trailer and synopsis for Stairway to Heaven below.
Official Synopsis for The Crow: Stairway to Heaven: A deceased street musician returns to life, and must restore the balance between good and evil to be reunited with his dead girlfriend.
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