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on 3 January 2018
Walter Hill's 1979 movie, based on a 60s novel that itself took Greek classical history as it's inspiration, is these days a celebrated cult film and its easy to see why.
Highly stylised and almost comic-book in its lurid depiction of New York gang culture, the basic premise is of the perilous journey The Warriors must make across other gang-held territories as they try to get back to their home turf – all the while running the gauntlet as they stand wrongly accused of murdering the leader of the most powerful gang in the city.
Featuring a largely unknown cast, its an exciting, cleverly plotted film. It holds up well today largely down to that stylised approach which renders it an almost timeless, epic quality.
The basic DVD edition has no extras, but provides a reasonable movie transfer on anamorphic widescreen; subtitles are as stated above in the product description.
* Please be aware that there is a director's cut of this movie available; it features cartoon sections interspersed at intervals throughout the film – not everyone is pleased with it; I would suggest this original theatrical version may be the best choice if you are new to the film, or if you cherish memories of this original version.*