The Warriors

The Warriors

DVD - 2005
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The Warriors, a New York City street gang, are unfairly blamed for the death of a rival gang leader. Now they must fight for their lives against armies of gangs that outnumber the police 5 to 1!
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2005.
Edition: Widescreen version, ultimate director's cut.
ISBN: 9781415714300
1415714304
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE ADVENTURE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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JEM_LPL
Aug 03, 2017

Warriors, come out to play...

Supposedly based on an ancient saga of Greek warriors forced to fight their way to the sea, "The Warriors" is a gritty, thrilling tale of Fear City in the '70s. Apparently, the streets are so dangerous that no one dares go out after dark except for the gangs--the Orphans, the Lezzies, and the Boppers (a baseball team that dresses like mimes--yes, really) After the Warriors are wrongfully blamed for a murder, they have to fight their way back to Coney Island, while their gauntlet is narrated by an anonymous, silky voiced DJ. President Ronald Reagan liked this film enough to call the director and compliment him. Why doesn't that surprise me?

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TheSandoz
Apr 10, 2017

I've seen this move a couple of dozen times. It never gets old. In context back when it was made, it was a statement of the time reflecting the fears we had in the fledgling years of gang violence. In context of today it's almost wishful thinking for the fantasy it represents. The acting is not the best. Michael Beck never had the breakout to major stardom some people wanted for him. Still, there are some excellent moments, great choreography with visionary story-telling

KATIE ESCHER Jun 01, 2016

"Warriors, come out to plaaaayyyyaaaa!"
I have a strong love for this movie, from my first viewing on cable in the mid-80's. It's definitely not a cinematic masterpiece, but it's cheesy, kind of bad acting in an awesome way, and just really entertaining.

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garykauf2014
Mar 09, 2015

This is a really great movie, a little violent, but a very good movie!

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joshpace
Jan 08, 2015

Classic !!! one of my favorite movies of all >>

BFS73 Apr 09, 2014

this is a great cult classic it was filmed in The Bronx Brooklyn and Manhattan.I love it cause it was filmed where i was born and grew up in Brooklyn in the 1980's.you can see what a seedy place all of NY was then.the best part of this dvd is the behind the scenes footage and interviews and the new version of the film with comic drawing between each scene .best parts of the film are the Baseball Fury's and the fight at the train station in the bathroom.I reccomend this film for anyone who likes action or fight movies not for children under ten years old!

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

There's no place like home turf. Well, we're definitely not in Kansas anymore, but it ain't Oz either. In the gritty world of New York gang fights, THE WARRIORS is about one particular set of hoodlums that are wrongfully accused of opening fire on another set of hooligans. Unfortunately, in this world, your word means nothing and everybody is out for revenge. Campy and unique, this film is different with its dark retro feel, reminiscent of the indie eighties action scene. This one is really hard to call; either you'll love it or you hate it. I just happen to be part of the former.

VivicaLiqueur Sep 25, 2012

Love this movie! I really enjoyed the creativity of the gangs that were created! Bringing us to an underworld that was fantastical and calculated. Really fun, great times.

aaa5756 Jul 04, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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Monolith
Jun 08, 2012

I saw this '79 cult classic in the theater when it first came out (gangs went to the film as well, and came up against rival gangs, causing violent incidents. Paramount Pictures panicked and decided to pull the movie out of theaters) and man, my friends and I thought it was the coolest. Watching it now brings a smile to my face at how corny and cheezy it is. The dialogue, the gangs... There's a mime gang; a (huge feathered) fedora wearing pimp gang; a muscle shirt wearing mullet gang; a kung fu gang; a 'Mork and Mindy' in bib overalls and roller skates gang... Really comical stuff. (The 'Baseball Furies' gang was a mix of director/co-writer Walter Hill's love of baseball and the rock group "Kiss".) Even the radio d.j.'s big mouth doing a play-by-play on the progress of the Warriors was cheezy. For a gang of tough guys, they sure did a lot of running. And EVERYTHING was covered in graffiti back then. Wow. The actors in the film were rather frumpy looking, compared to the polished pretty boys and girls of the '80s and beyond. Everybody looked like they needed some deodorant. The best scene is at the end when 'Luther' is taunting the Warriors by clinking some mini beer bottles, and squealing their name from the (graffiti covered) '50s Cadillac hearse. That, and Joe Walsh's classic "In The City". Despite my ridicule, I still love this flick. It's got a certain charm. FIVE STARS. (Can you dig it?)

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HE SHOT CYRRRRUS!

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

"Warriors ... come out and play!"

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Monolith
Jun 08, 2012

Cyrus: "Can you dig it? CANNN YOOOUUU DIIIGGG IIITTTT!?!?"

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Monolith
Jun 08, 2012

Ajax (to the 'Baseball Furies'): "I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle."

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Monolith
Jun 08, 2012

Luther (clinking beer bottles together): "Waaaarrrrrriiiorsss, come out to playeeeaaayyy! Waaaarrrrrriiiorsss... COME OUT TO PLAYEEEAAAYYYYYYYY!!!"

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