Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Crow - October Post #1

One of my favorite stories is The Crow. Its one of those stories that's told over and over again using different times, different places, and different characters. But esentially its the same story, there are a few deviations, but not many...

That's the point.

I got hooked on this concept after reading Michael Moorcock several years ago.

My favorite treatment of The Crow is the TV series starring
Mark Dacascos.
This series didn't suffer from the bad reputation that have plagued most of the movies.
“The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”

Dacascos didn't strain at the role. His character had the usual inner demons but was likable at times and was easy to root for. He could be sinister without coming off as unbalanced and insane.
What I liked the most was the obvious martial arts training of the actor. This guy knew what he was doing.
Mark Dacascos
Hawaiian Mark Dacascos is a world-renowned martial artist, winning countless kung fu and karate championships in the early 1980’s. Ambiguous good looks has allowed him to play characters of different nationalities. He first got noticed with the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998) and has now appeared in numerous movies.
"I AM OMEGA" recently seen on SciFi (Syfy).

To further demonstrate his versatility, Mark made his debut in 2005 as the host of Iron Chef America, a cooking show on the Food Network.

Contestant in Dancing With the Stars season 9 (2009)
I was going to list all the movies, but there are too many. If you want to look into it -- check out the [Mark Dacascos official website]. There you can find a picture gallery, a filmography, videos, and many other interesting features.


Hagelrat said...

Mark made a great crow. I agree it's an incredible story and even some fairly dodgy movies haven't reduced it's power.

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm a huge fan of The Crow but I won't lie, I like Brandon Lee best. ;)

Hannah said...

interesting...what exactly is "The Crow"?