The Warriors movie - Sky Thriller UK - 28 Apr

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The Warriors movie - Sky Thriller UK - 28 Apr

Postby warriorswannabe » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:33 am

The Warriors movie

Sky Movies Thriller UK channel

Sun 28 April

11pm

(The 1979 cinema version)


Radio Times on the movie;

REVIEW - This vivid and violent gangland thriller from director Walter Hill is, essentially, an urban western. It centres on a New York gang whose members battle their way back to home turf following the murder of a rival gang leader during a ceasefire meeting. Despite the gritty storyline and locations, there's a doomed, romantic feel to the film and a poetic quality to the exhilarating fight scenes. Hill sketches the characters with some sympathy and is rewarded with excellent performances from the largely unknown cast, led by Michael Beck and 48 HRS's James Remar.

SUMMARY - A New York gang leader calls together all the gangs in the city, with the intention of uniting them. However, when he is assassinated, one of the groups he was hoping to draw into his alliance is framed for the murder, and finds all the others have turned on it. A battle for survival to make it back to their own turf alive ensues. Action adventure, starring Michael Beck and James Remar.


Sky Movies on the movie;

Synopsis - Coney Island street gang The Warriors are forced to find their way home through enemy turf when they are framed for the murder of a rival gang leader. Director Walter Hill, who would go on to make Southern Comfort and 48 Hrs, directs this macho punch-fest with gritty elan. Who can forget the taunt "Warriors, come out to play..."?

Review - When Cyrus, the leader of New York's biggest street gang, declares a truce, every gang worth telling are invited to The Bronx for a secret meeting. His intentions are made clear when he proposes they all stop fighting each other and instead join forces in the fight against the police for control of the city. But for The Warriors, the opportunity of a city-wide allegiance is short lived as a madman shoots Cyrus and blames it on the Coney Island gang. Now with a price on their heads, The Warriors face a desperate fight to get home as every other gang in their path try to get their hands on a piece of the reward. This raw cult classic was blamed at the time for inciting street violence even though most of the cast are dancers rather than actors - a deliberate move by director Walter Hill, who is more interested in choreographed movement here than explicit violence. The result is a host of memorable fight scenes that feel real - there's no gore just for the sake of it or corny A-Team sound effects for every punch. And it's refreshing to see someone stay down when they're hit rather than the usual two-dimensional characters that take a severe battering and emerge with nothing more than a fat lip. Your knuckles will bleed with tension as the gritty depiction of New York street life is encapsulated by pulsating performances and a pounding soundtrack.
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