Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1994. Crowvision Inc., Edward R. Pressman Film, Entertainment Media Investment Corporation, Jeff Most Productions, Miramax. Screenplay by David J. Schow, John Shirley, based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O’Barr. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced by Jeff Most, Edward R. Pressman. Music by Graeme Revell. Production Design by Alex McDowell. Costume Design by Arianne Phillips. Film Editing by Dov Hoenig, M. Scott Smith.
Adaptation of the popular comic book has its place in film history for being the last film to star Brandon Lee (son of Bruce), who died tragically in a shooting accident during filming. Several of his scenes were computer graphically recreated to complete production, likely the main reason why a majority of its audience is drawn to seeing what is otherwise an unimpressive thriller about a dead musician who returns to the living to wreak vengeance upon the thugs who did him and his fiancee in. Some interesting moments of visual flair, but otherwise forgettable.