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A 90 minute long 80's pop video!
on 7 August 2014
I'm a big Walter Hill fan. In the 80's his films The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hours etc were watched constantly in the days when video was king! Streets of Fire was a disappointment to me when I first saw it. It looked the part, the cast is brilliant, the action is good but it didn't come together as a whole film. When I saw it was to be released on Blu Ray I gave it a second chance, unfortunately my opinion hasn't changed. Its like a 90 minute, 80's pop video dry ice, neon lit, big hair and leather! The story is Ellen Aim is kidnapped by Raven Shaddock and his biker gang. The kidnapping is witnessed by Reva who contacts her brother Cody, who comes back to the unnamed city and with the help of scrappy McCoy set out to do just that.
The extras include a great documentary with the director Walter Hill, Michael Pare and others full of anecdotes and trivia. The picture and sound are good too. Like all three star films its a matter of personal choice. Some people will love it!