Roger Hill Who Played Cyrus Passes Away

Roger Hill, the actor who played iconic character Cyrus, sadly passed away at the age of 65 on Thursday 20th February 2014. He is survived by his son, film editor, Chris W. Hill. Roger kindly gave an interview for the site a few years ago which you can view here. Roger enjoyed being part of the movie, and famously got the part after the original actor failed to show up on set. He also had one of the most iconic lines with “Can you dig it?”. After the movie, Roger became a part-time librarian and poet but regularly attended screenings and fan meet ups for the film.

On behalf of the site, and fans of The Warriors around the world, RIP Roger.

Come Out To Play – Kickstarter Warriors Illustrated Tribute

New Rule Collective is currently looking to raise £900 on Kickstarter to launch an illustrated tribute to The Warriors. The book contains pieces from 24 artists featuring gangs including the Hi-Hats, Baseball Furies and the Electric Eliminators. Each artist was assigned their own gang which was left open to their own interpretation and the shots on the Kickstarter page look pretty awesome.

The campaign has already reached £684 of their £900 goal, at the time of writing this post, with rewards including invites to a private show in London, copies of the book, and limited edition prints of the artwork.

Click here to view the campaign and some of the artwork.

The Warriors Turns 35

Today marks the 35th anniversary of The Warriors. Walter Hill’s movie was released to audiences on February 9th 1979 and has gone on to become one of the world’s favourite cult movies. The movie caused protests when it was released with many thinking that the movie would cause an uprising of gangs in American cities such as New York. Thankfully, that was not the case and over the last 35 years many people from around the world have enjoyed the movie and will continue to enjoy it for the next 35 years.

This website itself is also now around 12 years old, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for making it a success and for contributing news, photos and fan-made materials that make this the number one destination online for fans of the movie.

It’s unclear whether Paramount plans to release any special anniversary material for the movie, but rest assured that I will post any news here and on Twitter @warriorsmovie should I hear anything!

Can You Dig It?

The Warriors (2014) Trailer

Ok, so this is not an official trailer of the rumoured “remake” of  The Warriors but is a very professional trailer that reimagines the movie as if it were set in 1990’s Los Angeles. It’s been produced by Ram Bhat who directed this self-funded pitch trailer. I have to say, I’d love to see this made as a film. Kickstarter anyone?

Los Angeles 1992 – The Warriors and every other gang in the city are called to meet in the Valley. Cyrus, the leader of the biggest gang (The Riffs), wants to take over LA and proposes a truce amongst them all. But as events take a turn for the worse, the Warriors have to fight their way back home to Long Beach. Will they survive the night?

Warriors Vest Under The Hammer

Being auctioned today is an original vest from The Warriors movie. The vest, which belongs to David Harris (Cochise) is expected to fetch between $6,000-$8,000 and is perhaps the ultimate piece of memorabilia from the movie. Get more information in the auction guide here (page 147).

Thanks to James Lada for sending this in!

Cast Reunion Interview

TV Store Online has posted a lengthy interview with Terry Michos (Vermin), Michael Beck (Swan), Deborah Van Valkenburgh (Mercy), David Harris (Cochise) and David Patrick Kelly (Luther). There are plenty of new insights for you to enjoy, and I particularly liked Michael Beck’s take on what he thought happened to Swan and Mercy after the end of the movie. Click here to read the interview.

Thanks Mondofilm!

Warriors Spin-Off at Coney Island Film Festival

A Warriors spin-off featuring 3 of the original cast members will be shown at the Coney Island Film Festival on September 21st. Vamp Bikers features Dorsey Wright (Cleon), Brian Tyler (Snow) and Apache Ramos (Orphan) in the story of a biker town that becomes infested with a clan of ancient vampires hungry for blood. Bikers then become Vamp Bikers and Chaos erupts as it comes down to a last man standing equation. Click here for more information. Tickets cost $7.

Brotherhood T-shirt

Brotherhood Clothing, a UK-based clothing brand, has released a limited edition Warriors t-shirt featuring a high quality screen print of a Baseball Fury set against the backdrop of a wall. The t-shirt, which has entered into a limited print run of just 50, is made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton and is available now for £15.99 + shipping. For more information click here.

Warriors Special Edition Soundtrack Released

La-La Land Records have released a special edition soundtrack for The Warriors featuring a remastering of the original A&M album tracks and the addition of 11 new tracks from Barry de Vorzon. The CD, which is limited to 3,000 units, contains material from de Vorzon that was cut from the film, but also includes new tracks that made it into the movie but were omitted from the original soundtrack release. This includes the eerie opening Wonder Wheel theme, music from the graveyard scene, punks fight, and arrival back at Coney Island. The CD also contains a really nice booklet featuring new insights from the movie and soundtrack as well as some unseen production photos. I recommend all fans of the movie grab their copy now before it sells out.