Dir. Walter Hill
1979, USA, 94 min
THESE ARE THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT.
A street gang known as The Warriors must fight their way from the Bronx to their home turf on Coney Island when they are falsely accused of assassinating a respected gang leader.
Every Tuesday, we are presenting two trashy, cult classic films that are underseen but well-respected, and due for induction into ‘That Other Canon’ – the Hall-of-Fame for films that are beloved pieces of alternative, outsider, cult cinema. You may have seen some of them before, but never like this! Restored in HD transfers on DCP! New discoveries… old favorites… (s)exploitation… gonzo action… bizzarro sci-fi… seedy horror… this series has it all! Not all of them are *bad*, but all of them are *badass*!
It’s like visual rock, and it’s bursting with energy. The action runs from night until dawn, and most of it is in crisp, bright Day-Glo colors against the terrifying New York blackness; the figures stand out like a jukebox in a dark bar. There’s a night-blooming, psychedelic shine to the whole baroque movie.
– Pauline Kael, New Yorker
A rousing piece of pulp entertainment.
– Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy