The Warriors – New 4K Restoration on Blu-Ray and UHD From Arrow USA


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In 1979 Walter Hill delivered his third stone-cold classic in a row: The Warriors, a slam-bang, visually kinetic action movie which has now achieved cult status.

In New York, the gangs outnumber the cops by 5-1. Together, they could rule the city. Gang leader Cyrus has a dream to do just that and calls a summit. The gangs of New York gather in their thousands, and Cyrus takes the stage. From somewhere in the crowd a shot rings out and Cyrus falls down dead. In the chaos that follows, a small gang from Coney Island – the Warriors – are blamed. Now everyone is out to get them. On foot, in enemy territory, can they make it through the night to get back across the city to the safety of home turf?

For all you boppers out there, for all you street people with an ear for the action… the iconic cult classic is back in a brand new 4K restoration approved by director Walter Hill. The Warriors many fans will be overjoyed that the original theatrical version will now be available on Blu-ray and UHD.

Extras –

DISC 1: THEATRICAL CUT

  • New audio commentary by film critic Walter Chaw, author of A Walter Hill Film
  • War Stories, a new interview with director Walter Hill
  • A new roundtable discussion in which filmmakers Josh Olson (A History of Violence), Lexi Alexander (Green Street), and Robert D. Kryzkowski (The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Bigfoot) discuss their love of The Warriors and the work of director Walter Hill
  • Battling Boundaries, a new interview with editor Billy Weber
  • Gang Style, a new interview with costume designer Bobbie Mannix
  • Armies of the Night, a new exclusive look at costume designs and photographs from the archive of designer Bobbie Mannix
  • Sound of the Streets, a new appreciation of composer Barry De Vorzon and the music of The Warriors by film historian Neil Brand
  • Isolated score option
  • Come Out to Play, a new look at the iconic locations of the Warriors’ Coney Island home turf
  • The Beginning, an archival extra looking back on how The Warriors came to be, featuring interviews with producer Lawrence Gordon, actor James Remar, editor David Holden and writer/director Walter Hill
  • Battleground, an archival extra in which director Walter Hill and assistant director David O. Sosna look back at the difficulties of shooting on location in New York City
  • The Way Home, an archival extra focusing on the look of the film with contributions from director of photography Andrew Laszlo
  • The Phenomenon, an archival extra featuring director Walter Hill and the cast of The Warriors
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image Gallery

DISC 2: 2005 ALTERNATE VERSION

  • Archive introduction by director Walter Hill
  • also included –
  • 100-page perfect-bound collector’s book containing new writing by film critic Dennis Cozzalio plus select archival material
  • Limited Edition packaging with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley
  • 6 postcard-sized reproduction art cards
  • Gang logo stickers
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