Funny, as I was listening to this, I was doing some reading on other Walter Hill movies that I may not have seen and I across Southern Comfort, which seems like something possibly up my alley. Minutes later, I hear Patrick on urging us to see it. I know nothing about it other than it looks cool, but I look forward to checking it out!Anyway, I've seen the Warrors numerous times and love it very much. Great show, guys!
I'm still upset that Ajax gets enticed by the harpy, though I guess he wasn't really a great guy.
Everytime you mention Era era I smile but everytime you mention were gonna be watching Streets of fire, I always think of the 1989 Streets of fire Skateboarding video from Santa cruz skateboarding and I get excited that we are all gonna watch a skateboarding movie...
I owned a Santa Cruz Salba tiger deck. Totally Gleamed the Cube with that thing.
Brilliant, I had the Screaming hand one, totally Thrashing with Hook and the Daggers man....
My first Board was a Santa Cruz Corey O'Brien grim reaper. And The Search for Animal Chin is still my fav. skate movie ever!
So many X skaters, that's really cool. Chaybee I still have the "Have you seen him T-shirt" ;) I'm gonna pull back the curtain and embarrass myself but its kinda funny too, this short video is me in a skateboarding competition in the UK in 95, https://youtu.be/dYr0SfwC9Nk
That's awesome! Wow man, the furthest I ever got was dropping in on a half-pipe. I was terrified and said "nope, never again. I'll just skate around the neighborhood from now on" :)
Thank you so much for the kind shout-out, it was both unexpected and unnecessary! I'm feeling better and on the road to feeling normal again (well, as normal as I get, anyway) and you really brightened my day. Also, this totally made me want to watch Southern Comfort again. So good.To piggyback on what Dennis said above, it's gotten to the point where whenever I hear the word "era" I immediately think of FTM and not Howard Stern. Unbelievable, but true.
You deserve it buddy. You are the best!
Much like Doug, I had never really sat down and watched this all the way through and had only seen bits and pieces. I'd actually put The Warriors on my list on Netflix a few hours before this podcast went up, so I took that as a sign that I had to watch it.For the first 5-10 minutes every line reading just stood out as being noticeably bad, but after that the movie had its hooks into me. I wish that at some point they had put out a art book or something with information on all the different gangs.Also read through a bit of plot summary on the novel the movie is based out and it sounds a lot darker. By the time I got to the second mention of gang rape I had pretty much decided I was never going to read it.
Surprisingly this movie caused protests that said it would cause gang violence. It's such a weird, wonderful film. It's a comic-book inspired, modernized Western based on a juvenile delinquent novel based on the 330 BC historical recount of Xenophon's Anabasis. So you could say Warriors is "based on a true story." I love everything about this movie. And there is no way to remake it. It would be a grim, gritty re-boot that would be thoroughly unwatchable. Keep up the good work guys. Good show.
After my last viewing I came away thinking the best way to remake The Warriors would be to have the gangs be kids. Chill on the violence, but make the danger feel real. Maybe have the protagonists walking home after a contentious baseball game or something.
The way to remake Warriors is to make Xenophon's Anabasis, a manly historical epic that still ripples through history. It's about a Western (Greek) military that decides to get involved in a land war in Persia and things go bad for them. A clever filmmaker could find modern parallels that would make the story relevant.
I really do love the comic book touches, especially the frsming and costume choices as they both comment on the podcast. I think I first watched this in a Junesploitation. I was very happy I did!
Now that you guys mentioned switch blade sisters I would love it if you did a show on that movie. I've only seen it once years ago but would watch it again if you did a show on it.
Wanted to share...I recently discovered the documentary Rubble Kings (2010), which covers the gang culture in 1970's New York City. There's a particular incident that supposedly inspired the gang summit scene in The Warriors. I think it's great companion piece for Walter Hill's cult classic film.
We're big fans of the show and I know fthismovie has been very supportive of what we do, so we figured we'd just throw this out there...if anyone is looking for even more WARRIORS action and info, consider checking out our epic episode from back in August! http://saturdaysleepovers.podwits.com/2015/08/28/the-warriors-1979/