I have been a fan of this movie, since seeing it in the theatre's when it came out. I was a young teen at the time, and had to sneak into the theatre to see it. I loved it, and was horrified by it at the same time. Can't say that about too many movies.
I currently have two versions of the movie, one a copy of the old VHS Tape that I got from a video rental place; and a copy off of network TV, from the mid-eighties. Sadly, the network-TV copy had less editing done to it language-wise (alot less surprisely), while being edited only for the violence and nudity. I always felt both versions I had just didn't equal a complete version. I am really glad they decided to release this movie now.
Since this hasn't yet been re-released yet, I don't have a copy of it yet. So I will tell you a few general things though about the movie, not the DVD release, and my thoughts on it.
One is that it is a cult movie. People will either really like or really hate this movie. "Class of 84" is excessively violent (while normally I don't like over-the-top violence, in this case it drives the story well), the acting is not the best (although Timothy Van Patten was really good, and very chilling), the plot was very simple, the characters had little depth to them, there was a rape scene (certainly not the most graphic I've seen in a major release, but chilling neverless) BUT the movie came together rather well.
"Class of 84" also had some good music on the movie. Opening with "I Am The Future" by Alice Cooper, also with tracks by Fear and Teenage Heads among others.
I can't wait for the DVD of this movie, and will get it when it comes out. I only hope it is a good quality release, with a lot of extra's.
Also, if you like this movie, "The Warriors", or "Bladerunner", there is a book I just read last month called "Blue Goblins" that you might want to check out. It is all about gangs, violence, drugs, and sex, set in an apocalyptic world. I would recommend it highly.
*Look for me to edit my review once I get my copy of the DVD, to reflect more what I felt on the new release.