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The Warriors


#1





This movie is cult classic. I can see how this film influences the video game Grand Theft Auto…no wonder Tarantino likes it


#2

You gotta fucking love Walter Hill. I gotta say I’m kindof psyched for Tony Scott’s remake. Besides Warriors I love Streets of Fire,(personal fav) Hard times, Long Riders, and Southern Comfort.



Hill is really underated, and I hope he eventually will come back into form.


#3

What I like about this film is that although the film is an action film, the depth of the characters and story are told with less dialogue, kinda like Sergio Leone’s westerns. My favorite moment is when that bad guy says “Warriors, come out and play” and he clicks the bottles…it reminds me of that windmill sound in Once Upon A Time In The West…seems like some big tension is gonna happen…



Speaking of Walter Hill, I just read the book “John Woo interviews” and it mentioned that Hill was originally the director for remaking the killer…imagine how would hill direct that…



I’m also surprised that no one here opens a thread for this movie, hardly anyone here talks about it…


#4

The Warriors is a definitive classic. One of the coolest gang films ever. I too am surprised a topic wasn’t already posted.

[quote=“Buck”]
Speaking of Walter Hill, I just read the book “John Woo interviews” and it mentioned that Hill was originally the director for remaking the killer…imagine how would hill direct that…
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Yeah, i read the proposed screenplay. They changed things, like it started in a temple as opposed to a church and things like that. I didn’t particularly like it and was glad it never became anything. Though i thought it would have been interesting to see Walter Hill try his hand at it.


#5

It’s this one right?



http://www.godamongdirectors.com/scripts/killer.shtml


#6

THE WAaaaRRIORS DID IT!!



love it! also see The Wanderers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080117/


#7

Yeah this movie owns, no question. Ajax’s always been my favorite character among the lot, he’s so arrogant and badass. Shame he got his ass owned by a police-woman.


#8

For some reason, I always thought Swan was played by Harvey Keitel. Anyway, I think The Warriors is an awesome cult film, if a little dated and cheesy by today’s standards. Still, its the cheesy '70s-ness about it that I love.



That is why the remake coming out this year (set in fuckin L.A. with real gangs like the Bloods and the Crips and an all black cast - such fucking bullshit) is going to be forgettable.



Oh, and the Warriors game from Rockstar is fucking awesome. Its a bit on the short side, but the fights are awesome.


#9

[quote=“Scarface”]
Yeah this movie owns, no question. Ajax’s always been my favorite character among the lot, he’s so arrogant and badass. Shame he got his ass owned by a police-woman.
[/quote]

The police-woman is not even that hot.


#10

I’ve got my questions about the remake, but Tony Scott really interests me. I mean look at his history.

And with the direction of Man on Fire, and Domino (more in the vien story-wise with True Romance) I got to say I’m interested.


#11

True Romance was Tony Scott’s brush with greatness. He really hasn’t done anything that great since. I haven’t seen Domino, but if its anything like Man on Fire, I’ll end up coming to the conclusion that Tony needs to lay off the LSD. His new visual look is fun for about fifteen minutes and then it gets repetitive and boring.


#12

It’s a little much, I’ll grant you. But no one is really doing anything like it right now. Domino is fun, not great, but a good movie that keeps getting better everytime you see it. True Romance is probably his classic, but with the exception of Top Gun and Days of Thunder(the only two TS and Tom Cruise movies I don’t really like, although Top Gun is classic in a sense) I’ve at least like all of his movies that I’ve seen.

I also haven’t seen his last pairing with Fuckenhiemer, cause I try to avoid his movies.

Point is TS is not the greatest director, but he’s pretty consistant. Same could be said about Walter Hill, who never made an actual classic, but always came pretty close. These men both have vision and ambition, just not exactly what it takes to make a flawless movie.


#13

[quote=“Angel”] I too am surprised a topic wasn’t already posted.
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I’ve waited 5 years for one!

[quote=“Puck”]
For some reason, I always thought Swan was played by Harvey Keitel.[/quote]

And I thought Matt Dillon played Cowboy!



But since the videogame has enhanced the movie, I love the film even more now than I always did.


#14

Is the video game that good? I don’t play video games alot, but I was curious about it. Has anyone seen the SE DVD, I heard Walter Hill kindof did a 30th anniversary Night of the Living Dead thing with it, and screwed it up(basically new scenes added into old footage). As cool as I think this movie is, I’m just surprised that Streets of Fire doesn’t have the cult success that the Warriors does, I’ve been praying for a decent dvd with Special Features and commentary on it.


#15

The game is fucking awesome. Most movie to videogame adaptations suck ass, but this is one of the few games that actually expands on the movie at makes watching it more enjoyable. They brought back a lot of the people who starred in the movie to do voice over work, too. I can’t really begin to describe how cool the game is.



My only gripe is that it felt a little short. It may not be worth buying necessarily, but I think anyone with an Xbox should at least give it a rent.


#16

[quote=“festus_taint”]
Is the video game that good? I don’t play video games alot, but I was curious about it. Has anyone seen the SE DVD, I heard Walter Hill kindof did a 30th anniversary Night of the Living Dead thing with it, and screwed it up(basically new scenes added into old footage). As cool as I think this movie is, I’m just surprised that Streets of Fire doesn’t have the cult success that the Warriors does, I’ve been praying for a decent dvd with Special Features and commentary on it.
[/quote]

I talked a bit about both the new cut of the movie and the video game here:

<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.variedcelluloid.com/cgi-bin/ … ;start=0#8”>http://www.variedcelluloid.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=dvd;action=display;num=1122920232;start=0#8</LINK_TEXT>

Positive reactions on both accounts.



I agree that the game is pretty short, but think about it, the movie itself takes place in just one night!


#17

Yeah, but the game itself spans a few month, serving as a semi-prequel to the movie in addition to being an adaptation. There could have been some more missions, or they should have at least given you the ability to go back to previous levels and replay them. After you beat the game, thats kind of just it.



Not as open ended or long lasting as the Grand Theft Auto games, but almost as good nontheless.


#18

[quote=“Buck”]
It’s this one right?



http://www.godamongdirectors.com/scripts/killer.shtml

[/quote]

yep, it’s that one.

[quote=“Vlad”]
THE WAaaaRRIORS DID IT!!



love it! also see The Wanderers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080117/
[/quote]

yeah, the wanderers pwned.


#19

Next to Hard Times,Extreme Prejudice, and The Driver. The Warriors is my favorite Walter Hill flick.


#20

[quote=“Laydback”]


And I thought Matt Dillon played Cowboy!


[/quote]

And I always thought Swan was Heath Ledger’s twin brother, I swear.