THE WARRIORS HEADED TO 4K FROM ARROW VIDEO

by | Sep 29, 2023

Walter Hill’s THE WARRIORS is landing on 4k disc on December 12th in a beautiful set from Arrow Video with new special features including one from Reverend Entertainment. Presented with new scans of both the theatrical and alternate versions (but there is really only ONE version, right?), my contribution is an interview with editor Billy Weber. Pre-orders are open now. Details below.

SYNOPSIS

THESE ARE THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT.

In 1979, fresh from directing bare knuckle boxing movie Hard Times and supercool crime thriller The Driver, Walter Hill delivered his third stone cold classic in a row: The Warriors, a slam-bang, visually kinetic action movie that mixed a heightened comic-book sensibility with a timeless tale from ancient Greece and set them loose in the streets of modern America.

In New York the gangs outnumber the cops by 5-1. Together, they could rule the city. Gang-leader Cyrus has a dream to do just that and calls a summit. The gangs of New York gather in their thousands, Cyrus takes the stage. From somewhere in the crowd a shot rings out and Cyrus falls down dead. In the chaos that follows, a small gang from Coney Island – the Warriors – are blamed. Now everyone is out to get them. On foot, in enemy territory, can they make it through the night to get back across the city to the safety of home turf?

For all you boppers out there, for all you street people with an ear for the action… the iconic cult classic is back in a brand new 4K restoration approved by director Walter Hill. Can you dig it?

FEATURES

  • Exclusive new 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the 2005 Alternate Version of the film sourced from the original camera negative, supervised by Arrow Films and approved by director Walter Hill
  • 4K Ultra HD (2160p) Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of both versions of the film
  • Theatrical Cut presented in original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 for the first time on home video
  • Original uncompressed mono, plus stereo 2.0 and Dolby Atmos audio options for the Theatrical Cut, plus stereo 2.0 and DTS-HD MA 5.1 for the 2005 Alternate Version
  • Optional English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 100-page perfect-bound collector’s book containing new writing by film critic Dennis Cozzalio plus select archival material
  • Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley
  • 6 postcard-sized reproduction artcards
  • Gang logo stickers

DISC 1: THEATRICAL CUT (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)

  • New audio commentary by film critic Walter Chaw, author of A Walter Hill Film
  • War Stories, a new interview with director Walter Hill
  • A new roundtable discussion in which filmmakers Josh Olson (A History of Violence), Lexi Alexander (Green Street), and Robert D. Kryzkowski (The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Bigfoot) discuss their love of The Warriors and the work of director Walter Hill
  • Battling Boundaries, a new interview with editor Billy Weber
  • Gang Style, a new interview with costume designer Bobbie Mannix
  • Armies of the Night, a new exclusive look at costume designs and photographs from the archive of designer Bobbie Mannix
  • Sound of the Streets, a new appreciation of composer Barry De Vorzon and the music of The Warriors by film historian Neil Brand
  • Isolated score option
  • Come Out to Play, a new look at the iconic locations of the Warriors’ Coney Island home turf
  • The Beginning, an archival extra looking back on how The Warriors came to be, featuring interviews with producer Lawrence Gordon, actor James Remar, editor David Holden and writer/director Walter Hill
  • Battleground, an archival extra in which director Walter Hill and assistant director David O. Sosna look back at the difficulties of shooting on location in New York City
  • The Way Home, an archival extra focusing on the look of film with contributions from director of photography Andrew Laszlo
  • The Phenomenon, an archival extra featuring director Walter Hill and the cast of The Warriors
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery

DISC 2: 2005 ALTERNATE VERSION (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)

  • Archive introduction by director Walter Hill

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