The Warriors

The Warriors

DVD - 2017
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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 five to one!
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2017.
Edition: Ultimate director's cut.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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forgeman
Dec 18, 2019

after forty years I finally watched The Warriors and wished I had seen it sooner. Apparently it has some sort of cult following, I get that but overall I would rate it OK. not much of a plot about one framed gang trying to get home and having to go through a bunch of other gangs. that's about it, nothing deep but lots of fight scenes. it has a certain Clockwork Orange feel to it. it was an easy hour and a half watch.

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LucasHill
Nov 06, 2019

Plainly silly execution (one of the gangs is, no kidding, dressed up as mimes), poor acting exacerbated by clunky writing, and a limp conclusion. I have no idea why this has a cult following.

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milirick
Oct 13, 2019

This is not the original movie although the extras explain why this is the director’s cut. It is worth spending time seeing the bonus features if you are a fan. There is no way this film could ever be made again and if they tried it would miss the mark of overthetop seventies theatrics and culture. It is interesting to find out how the original vision was all about brown and black characters but the studios wouldn’t touch the idea so Swan was turned into the lead protagonist.

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TheDynamiteKid
Jul 06, 2019

One of the best if not ‘the’ best teen drama from the 1970’s. This all time classic was so influential that two decades later rock star games made it into a video game alongside their other blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. This story is based on the classic Greek tale of a group of Warriors trying to make it home from after being betrayed. This adaptation is instead about a turf gang in New York falsely accused of a murder and must fight all night to make it home through various rival gang territories. This movie still holds up after 40 years and yes it isn’t historically accurate but is more of an attempt to create an American urban heroic tragedy.

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moonbk
Apr 05, 2019

Just a silly movie - not cult classic. I grew up in NYC and went to school there. There were gangs and they were very scary. But they didn't dress up in baseball uniforms and paint their faces or look like all the goofy gangs in this movie. They would hurt or kill you for almost no reason - not like this stupid movie!

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TemplarHermit
Dec 04, 2018

Get a copy if you can and see it. This film has a lot of quotable phrases; i.e " can you dig it?" is one of them.

You will not be disappointed.

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alexdroog
Sep 03, 2018

If you (the library) can get a good deal on another copy I would gladly
pay for it-of course keeping it in your system.
On the wait list for a year and ya cancelled me....

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patch666
Nov 21, 2017

Classic !!!!!!!! Warriors come out and play ~420

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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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RoyalJellyIII
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

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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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