Revenge-fantasy finds Eric Draven (Lee) resurrected on Devil's Night, a year after his death, in order to avenge his own murder and that of his girlfriend. 90% of the scenes are at night, in the rain, or both, and it's not easy to tell what's going on (a blessing considering the violence level). Very dark, but with good performances, particularly from Lee, in his last role before an unfortunate on set accident caused his death. That footage has been destroyed, but use of a stunt double and camera trickery allowed for the movie's completion. Film was dedicated to Lee and his fiance Eliza. Based on the comic strip by James O'Barr. The video release includes Brandon Lee's final interview.
A zombie musician takes revenge on the punks that murdered raped and murdered his wife and him. Along the way he befriends his wife's little sister and a depressed police officer who takes care of her. Extreme violence and gore mixed with strong moral values may not it well with many viewers, but the beautiful Gothic cinematography, heavy metal soundtrack, and a charismatic performance by Brandon Lee in his final performance help elevate the film above the tasteless material. A horrific on set freak accident cost Lee his life and gives the film a disturbing sense of irony that may be too overwhelming for many viewers.
Rated R. Contains Strong graphic violence and language, heavy drug content, and brief nudity and sexual content