Walter Hill's controversial 1979 drama was blamed for causing gang violence at theaters, but now it looks as highly stylized and pulpy as Hill (Last Man Standing) intended. The plot finds a New York gang having to cross the territory of rivals in order to get to their own 'hood. A sort of urban Western with a comic-book pace, artificial colors, fable-like tone, and broad acting, the film isn't intended to steep us in gritty realities so much as spin a decadent fantasy out of them. Still, this is a tough film with an almost futuristic element to its characterizations of gang activity, and it is more absorbing than Hill's more elaborate youth opera of punk wars, Streets of Fire. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This movie was made in 1979, they made transition scenes using efects as we are reading a comic book, it's amazing.Published 17 months ago by McFly
This movie just happens to be a classic too bad they had to ruin it with the new directors cut version. The original like this is a classic and now I got it for my friend. Read morePublished on July 15 2013 by willy
It's a classic. I felt like I was in the movie when I was watching it. There's a lot of key phases sampled from it that are used today in Hip Hop songs and other media. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2011 by K. Bourne
Ce Blu ray a des sous-titres francais une piste audio francais mono et 5.1 Anglais
Il est en zone free...All zone.sur PS3 Europe 40G.
If you have not already heard of this movie, you will want to check it out!
This is the classic of all classics. Read more
In the early 80s when video cassette movies where too expensive to buy, I would rent this movie allmost every month. I think it's safe to say it is now a classic. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2005
I'm 23 and just watched this killer movie for the first time last week on TV and I have to say I was glued to the screen until the very end. Read morePublished on July 28 2005 by "cobra-commander"