Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Vinyl Socks, Mar 6, 2018.
Received my DVD copy of "The Warriors" today. I'm thrilled to have the original...I don't care about the lack of high-res--it's gotta be better than VHS.
Yes they used to show it quite a bit on USA network's show Night Flight in the 80s.
I still have my vhs tape of it. I also used to watch it once a year for many years, but I think it has been 6 or 7, so I'm overdue!
There are tons of great lines and scenes of course. One that always 'scared' me as much as the Warriors themselves is when the Turnbull ACs turned around and they had that moment of oh crap do we make a break for it?!
I'm keeping my DVD!
he plays the perfect creep! love him.; )
they really need to put out a proper BD of this!
Love the bottle clank song and the red lips call to a safe trip home...on a beach. Love that movie.
I saw this film some night in the nineties, and was throughly captivated, but had no idea what I'd been watching.
Several years later I went on the IMDB forums, to ask what it was.
Next time I saw it was the dreaded Director's Cut.
This thread has inspired me to order the older DVD on Amazon. I'd have preferred a Blu Ray, but don't expect that getting a release.
Can't wait to see it again!
Seems to be plenty of copies of the DVD available on Amazon. Mine cost $2.00...and it's mint.
Get them quick! This thread might wipe them out!!
It's back on Netflix, original cut. Will re-watch today.
Well, that is a good sign.
Maybe this is a movie Paramount can work their 4K magic on (he says knowing full well what some people thought of Grease).
Imagine if they'd combined Grease with The Warriors back in the late 70s...Danny Zuko could have wowed Mercy and gotten caught by Sandy and then all of the characters could have sang a rousing closing number as Luther is savagely killed by the Greasers.
I finally watched this a few weeks ago. Instant classic. And the ending is what inspired my thread about songs that were elevated because of their appearance in movies.
I'm still waiting for an original theatrical release on BD or even better UHD BD but something tells me I'll have to wait for a long time unless Paramount or Walter Hill have planned something for the 40th Anniversary next year. I got the remastered (from Universal, not the La La Land release) last week on a sale, factory sealed, for 5 €.
Ok, pardon me while I ask an ignorant OT question...
How realistic would it be in 70’s NYC for there to be a multi-ethnic gang like the Warriors? I guess I’m under the impression that gangs generally form primarily over race, ethnicity, cultural, etc ties (also common turf, which the Warriors had). And what about the Baseball Furies! Any comparison to real-life gangs then?
Yup, I had a mostly mono-cultural, middle-class upbringing.
Randomly enough this is a movie me and my friends all got into when we were 12 back in 2005. Though a lot of ths stemmed from the fact that there was a pretty good video game based off of the movie released at the time.
Also incorporated to much creepier effect into "Eddie's Out" by Cabaret Voltaire.
In Norway perhaps, but, sadly...not on the U.S. Netflix.
Yes, that's the trouble with Netflix.
From what I have observed over the decades, very unrealistic. But the entire movie is more or less unrealistic. Signing on to Cyrus' plan would have bumped their status up to that of certain groups running around Lebanon or Mexico. If the NYPD did not crush that, the National Guard would have.
Gangs generally form due to the criteria you listed. In the book, the Warriors are not multi-racial. I think that tweak was to make the movie more palatable to the public. It also provided yet another surreal aspect. All of them are actually quite likable for the most part. The Sweathogs with a serious edge and an ingrained sense of fatalism.
As for the Baseball Furies, no way in hell. Assuming gangs commit crimes and want to evade the local constabulary, ditching make-up to blend in is much more difficult than ditching cuts or colors.
As far as outfits, those worn by the Warriors were actually realistic as they resemble the Savage Skulls, a Bronx gang from that era. And they were probably taking their cue from the Hell's Angels and other bikers.
I spoke to Walter Hill a few weeks ago about the film. He says the DC isn't a DC, just a special edition cut presenting the film as originaly intended on paper.
He would be happy to be involved in a new release with the original cut or both cuts, but no news from Paramount yet.
I don't think much involvement from Walter Hill is needed. The HD copy I can watch on Amazon Prime Video in Spain despite being streaming (150 mgbits/sec fiber optic line) looks really good with its grain intact and a good 5.1 mix, and it's the original theatrical version. Take that HD untampered master, add the original Dolby Stereo mix with the new 5.1 remix, do a good compressions for a dual layer 50 Gig. disc which is a piece of cake these days, create some nice looking menus and it's set to go without calling Walter Hill. Who owns the movie, Paramount or Walter Hill?
Good movie. Just saw an American Dad episode where Steve and his friends are trying to get out of the school building and it had s little top of the hat to The Warriors. The school principal played the DJ part
I was not aware that Andy Gibb was in a gang.
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